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Top 10 Value Spas Worldwide 2008

A woman relaxes at the Kinan Spa in Mexico

Value doesn't necessarily come cheap, but it can mean great prices and luxurious perks. Indulge in a 90-minute massage at Laos' La Résidence Phou Vao for just $40-$48, or pamper yourself with an hour-long $35 foot massage. Check out the "Ultimate Spa Detox" package for around $190 at Spa Koh Samui in Thailand, or enjoy the "In Harmony with the Seasons" treatment at the Spa and Wellness Center at Four Seasons Doha in Qatar, which is just $206. Value can also mean lounging for hours at Friedrichsbad in Germany or Castle Bath in the Czech Republic for under 50 euros. In Malaysia, you get a lush, privately owned island and a spa villa on stilts for around $500 per night, while in the U.S., the New Age Health Spa offers weekly rates that are easier on the pocket than similar programs. Whatever spa vacation you crave, from ice rooms in 120 degree weather to massages in view of the Bosphorus, here are ten escapes that are right on the money.

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