Spa Spy: Abama Golf & Spa Resort, Tenerife
The Abama resort, a Moorish citadel of deep terracotta on the south-west coast of Tenerife, has a stunning backdrop of the Teide volcano to the east and the white-capped blue of the Atlantic to the west.
Its wellness centre comprises a sauna, herbal steam bath, hammam, tepidarum (Roman steam bath) and igloo with snow-making equipment – exposure to extremes of temperature eliminates toxins, apparently. The hydro massage pool and “world of showers” offer every water-based therapy imaginable.
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Culture, carousing and calories:Austria is a land where greed is good
Austria has everything: imperial splendour, high-end culture, intoxicating scenery and, at the end of a crowded day, unusually satisfying – and plentiful – opportunities for carousing.
Railbookers (020 3327 0723, railbookers.com) offers a six-night holiday by rail from £689.
This includes all train travel, overnight sleeper from Cologne to Vienna in an economy double compartment, two nights in the Am Konzerthaus Vienna, two nights in …
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