Set by itself in the Carmel Forest, this spa-resort 25 km (15 miles) south of Haifa is the ultimate escape: a top-of-the-line spa with tasteful lodgings designed to pamper guests in a calm and healthy setting (no cell phones or children under 16). From the hillside are stunning views of pine trees and the Mediterranean. Rooms on the second and third floors have balconies overlooking the Ofer Forest. Treatments in the spa include massages, aromatherapy, body peels, and seaweed wraps. Green wicker chaises let you relax with a cup of herbal tea as you contemplate nature through the solarium windows. A sample day? Consult the nutritionist, strike out on a forest walk, enjoy a sesame-oil massage, and then sit down to a gourmet meal prepared with all-natural ingredients. Day guests are welcome.
Beit Oren, 31900, Israel