Chilling out around the worldOur guide to the choicest destinationsWhat would you say to a tension-releasing massage, a rejuvenating facial ora soak in the healing waters of a thermal spring? Delicious, healthycuisine and a lovely and comfortable room in which to relax at night?Mmmmmmmm... we thought so. Now the question is: which spa to choose? WithTASCHEN's Favourite Spas Angelika Taschen saves you the agony of choice andpresents a selection of the most inviting destinations worldwide for theperfect spa holiday. Her journey takes us to heavenly oases such as thehistorical Paedaste Manor on the island of Muhu on Estonia's west coast; thespa of the Grand Hotel Kronenhof at 5,900 feet, which delivers a picturebook mountain view; to the Buddha-Bar Spa at the Hilton Eavian-les-Bains inthe classical French health resort, that combines treatments inspired byTibetan medicine with modern east-meets-west design and the Shibui Spa inRobert De Niro's Greenwich Hotel, housed in a 250-year-old Japanesefarmhouse relocated to New York. Further dream destinations include thefantastic Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental with its panoramicview of the Hong Kong skyline, and the Verana Day Spa, tucked away on theMexican Pacific coast south of Puerto Vallarta, that is only accessible byboat.