Dukan Diet’s idyll
Let us hope the troubles in Tunisia are over soon. The year’s must-do diet has launched a residential programme in Tunisia at the idyllic Residence Tunis. The three-part plan will see you drop pounds through reducing carbohydrate and fat, gorging on 28 different vegetables and eventually, resuming your normal diet. One for later this year, hopefully. From £2,370 for programme residents, excluding flights. 01244 202 000; www.seasons.co.uk.

Ultimate facial escape
If you feel your skin needs a break after a stressful or indulgent Christmas nothing will do the trick more effectively than the “Better than Botox” ultimate facial boot camp package at the super-luxe COMO Shambhala at Parrot Cay in the Caribbean. The seven-day programme includes Guinot Hydradermie Lift treatments, massages aplenty, daily yoga and pilates, and special meals. From $787 per night. +1 649 946 7788, res@parrotcay.como.bz.

Mexican haven opens
Nestled in the mountains north of Mexico City in a town founded in 1542 by a Franciscan monk sits the new super elegant boutique Rosewood San Miguel de Allende. With just 67 rooms, five restaurants, an impressive spa and the option to go hiking and riding, the resort is a delicious mixture of fine dining, luxury, intimacy and activity. Colonial Rooms start at £189 including breakfast, a 25 per cent discount on spa treatments and valet parking.