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Sparkling Hill Resort

Overview: With Swarovski crystals everywhere — 3.5 million of them, in fact — Sparkling Hill comes by its name honestly. This luxury European-style wellness resort sports a 3,700-square-metre KurSpa, noted for its whole-body offerings, including 100 different treatments and a hot-cold-rest water therapy cycle.

Extracurricular: Visitors enjoy golf, tennis, mountain biking and fresh mountain air, coupled with infinity pools, fireplaces, wine tasting and farm-to-table dining.

Bonus: A cryotherapy treatment — you spend up to three minutes in a room set to minus 110°C, but it’s a dry cold, so you are not uncomfortable — to energize your nervous and circulatory systems.