PUROBEACH CLUB, MARBELLA, SPAIN
HISTORY Mats Wahlström’s hippie-chic spa-club opened in Majorca two years ago; this second establishment launched last summer.
VIBE Balinese artifacts such as a giant brass gong are set off by a bright white palette in a Polynesian-mod setting.
BY DAY Young Brits on holiday and yacht-hopping Arabs soak in the Mediterranean sun on white-cushioned dark-wood chaises.
SIGNATURE TREATMENT Wake up at 9:30 A.M.—surely, no earlier—for yoga ($15), then try the Chinese Tuina bodywork ($40).
BY NIGHT Surrounded by bonfires, deejays spin deep house rhythms while beachgoers dance around low Moroccan tables.
COCKTAIL TO ORDER Champagne-fizzy sangria topped with strawberries and melon.
ARRIBA, CONDESA DF, MEXICO CITY
HISTORY In this treelined enclave, the year-old wellness mecca sits on the roof terrace of the wedge-shaped Condesa DF hotel.
VIBE The funky semicircular couches in earth tones encourage conversation and people-watching.
BY DAY Guests steam in the morning then book a massage session in the open-air Energy Room overlooking Guadalajara Street.
SIGNATURE TREATMENT The Lymph System Massage ($70) boosts circulation and eases the retention of liquids.
BY NIGHT Removed from the rowdy club life below—MTV América Latina fêtes are hosted there—DF locals watch the sun set dining on tuna toro rolls.
COCKTAIL TO ORDER Cucumber Mezcal mojito made with the house liquor.
TOWNHOUSE SPA, NEW YORK CITY
HISTORY Former financier Jamie Ahn’s newest venture opened last fall following the success of his Acqua Beauty Bar (which, natch, doesn’t have a bar).
VIBE The three-story space features mahogany, mother-of-pearl, and a honey onyx bar built onto a rough-hewn 3,000-year-old tree.
BY DAY After lunch at Town next door, Midtown bankers slip in for a shave, shoe shine, and mini-facial in the men’s spa upstairs.
SIGNATURE TREATMENT The Cosmecellar Facial ($395) combines high-tech and biotech to transform skin in 90 minutes.
BY NIGHT Attorneys hold court in the lounge’s leather banquettes, taking breaks for the gelatin-thickened warm pedicure soaks in an adjoining room.
COCKTAIL TO ORDER A frothy, antioxident-rich mixture of pink mangosteen juice and Champagne (gratuit, with treatment).
BLUE SPA BAR & LOUNGE, MUNICH
HISTORY Opened in 2005, this 13,000-square-foot ode to the Romans’ Sanus per aquam obsession sits atop the Hotel Bayerischer Hof.
VIBE Health through water indeed: The focal point is a blue-, silver-, and black-tiled pool from which the spa takes its name.
BY DAY Between treatments business clients book guided 25-minute power naps; those not bound to PDAs traverse sundecks sipping on aloe vera elixirs.
SIGNATURE TREATMENT Book a nightcap Hot Chocolate Massage ($125) with skin-softening cocoa and shea butter.
BY NIGHT On chilly nights guests huddle by the open fireplace. Come summer, revelers sample chutneys and barbecue on the teak terrace.
COCKTAIL TO ORDER The 19-page menu offers just four of Munich’s famous hops; instead, order a caipiroska with vodka, lime, and brown sugar.
G SPA & LOUNGE, NEW YORK CITY
HISTORY Hotel Gansevoort’s lower-level spa, New York’s first health-hedonism hybrid, opened last winter to a celeb crowd.
VIBE An unmarked door leads to a crimson-splashed space with Italian-marble columns and concrete walls.
BY DAY The three red-lit private booths become treatment rooms. Alternatively, massages can be enjoyed in the wind-swept rooftop cabana.
SIGNATURE TREATMENT The Sonya Dakar Fitness Facial ($125) is designed to shape up your skin through weekly 45-minute sessions.
BY NIGHT Open after 10 P.M., the 75-capacity club can be tough to get into, but lucky listees may get boldface-name previews of the gossip pages.
COCKTAIL TO ORDER The ultradecadent Black and White Cookie, which includes vanilla vodka, Godiva chocolate liqueur, and crème de cacao.