Relax and Unwind on a Luxury Spa Break
The best luxury spa breaks to cleanse the body, mind and soul!
Picture the scene; a cosy darkened treatment room bathed in flickering candlelight, fluffy towels, relaxing music and the thought of an hour or so in a friendly therapist’s healing hands. Sounds ideal, doesn’t it? Read on, we have got some of the best spa breaks and spa resorts that will welcome you in from the stresses and strains of the way we live today.
Yes, in this busy 24/7 world where we are glued to our iPhones and other devices just to keep up to date with ever changing social media posts, news, emails and work, it’s becoming harder and harder to find any down time at all, let alone experience any proper quality time with our partners.
In fact, it has been widely reported in recent years that the smartphone generation is ruining our love lives and with some people preferring to check their emails or play about on Google in bed rather than pay any attention to the person next to them and chances are that person is probably doing the same thing!
It doesn’t matter how important work is or how executive a position you hold, we all need to chill out from time to time. The body and soul needs it – much more than you need to share a post on Facebook or retweet something on Twitter… ok, so we all do it, but think of what you might be missing out on instead.
We have the perfect solution to a body (or a relationship) that needs some TLC… a romantic spa break. Couples spa breaks are becoming very popular and with the choice of gorgeous hotels and salons around, there’s no excuse for not treating yourself to a day or two of utter bliss with the love of your life. It’s important to switch off from the outside world (and our phones) even for a few hours. Your mind, body and soul will thank you for it. Besides, what better way to fall in love all over again after a relaxing massage or even just holding hands among the bubbles of a Jacuzzi?
We have access to some of the best spa hotels, resorts and retreats all over the world and their current deals and offers, so why not consider one of these for your next getaway, whether it’s the two of you or maybe you just fancy some ‘me time’ and that’s always good too.
Come with us as we take a look at some of the most tempting and beautiful spa hotels and who knows, maybe you could surprise him or her with a romantic getaway to one of these lush resorts.
The best spa hotels and resorts in Europe to put on your bucket list:
A trip to Lake Garda is lovely enough but this hotel is something pretty special if body treatments and holistic rejuvenation are the order of the day. Set in a secluded, peaceful spot with superb lake views, the hotel’s extensive spa menu offers a wide range of treatments, and the spa also promotes the exclusive ‘Lefay SPA Method’ which combines the principles of classical Chinese medicine with western scientific research. Also on offer at this hotel are t’ai chi classes, Pilates and yoga.
Another Italian gem is the five-star Borgo Egnazia in Puglia. This upscale resort is built in the style of a traditional village but just screams luxury. The Vair spa has a variety of tempting treatments based on ancient Puglian rituals which are sure to leave you calm, relaxed and restored.
The Molitor in the heart of Paris is one of the best spas in France, boasting an extensive selection of Clarins treatments. The outdoor pool is open all year round and the roof terrace is open May-September. Ideal if you want a city break in Paris with the comfort of a resort style hotel and spa.
This really is a paradise that will offer you the ultimate in relaxation and stimulation of the senses. Leave your cares behind in this oasis of tranquillity. There is a total of ten cabins where you can indulge in an array of treatments.
Six Senses Spa Duoro Valley has a heated indoor pool with water jets, an outdoor pool and a wonderful choice of holistic treatments and wellness programmes that will leave you feeling in tip top condition. Enjoy a beautiful setting in this 19th century manor house which overlooks the rolling hills of the Duoro Valley.
The last word in luxury on Miami Beach, the oceanfront Faena Hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness centre and impressive spa. The Tierra Santa Healing House is the ideal place to restore your mind, body and soul. Choose from massage, yoga, facials and a host of holistic therapies and skin care at this dreamy resort.
The best spa hotels and resorts in the UK that are just fab-u-lous:
Enjoy a luxury break in this stunning and serene spa hotel which features 11 treatment rooms, a couple’s room and a VIP suite. The hotel offers a delightful range of treatments; body therapies, organic skin care facials, aquatic body therapy and massages. Take a look at the menu.
You can expect beautifully pleasing facilities and flawless customer service in this luxurious London hotel. The spa is truly an urban oasis in the heart of the city and offers a selection of decadent health and beauty options for the weary yet discerning travel guest. It is one of the largest and most exclusive spas in central London.
This magnificent hotel in the heart of the Scottish countryside boasts arguably one of the heavenliest spas in the UK. The Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA offers an extensive menu of traditional therapies as well as complementary and alternative wellness treatments. Choose from a selection of Gleneagles signature rituals, body treatments facial care and massage therapy in this 5-star luxury retreat.
Relax and unwind as you indulge your senses in some of the dreamy spa treatments on offer at this luxury retreat in the Scottish Borders. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the extensive spa menu and you can pretend you’re a proper princess for the day in this magical castle setting.
York’s only five-star hotel boasts one of the best city spas in England. This a real sanctuary in the heart of York and the facilities include an atmospheric indoor pool, aromatic steam room, Nordic dry sauna and mosaic-tiled whirlpool. In addition to the lovely surrounds in this elegant hotel, there’s a superb choice of indulgent treatments to ease your busy mind and aching body.
One of our travel partners at talkholiday is spabreaks.com and they have recently launched brand new health and fitness breaks for 2018, focusing on specific health issues and solutions including stress and nutrition.
Have you been on a spa break recently? Why not tell us all about it and share your recommendations with our other members and readers? Spa breaks and health-centric holidays are becoming increasingly popular as we all strive to look after ourselves a little bit more but still combine our health and wellbeing with exciting travel, whether at home or abroad.
Share your spa hotel insider hints and tips today. You could be helping others bliss out in some lovely spots with some proper ‘me’ time.
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