Round-up of spas to treat yourself this National Spa Week
With an increasingly stressed out population that finds it progressively harder to switch off, National Spa Week which will be running from the 10th – 17th September 2018, gives us all an excuse to get seriously indulgent…
From the lavishly extravagant to the cosy and quaint, we’ve rounded up our top ten spas around the world – from India to Antigua and the Cotswolds to Switzerland.
Calcot Manor, Cotswolds
In a quiet corner of the beautiful Cotswolds, close to the main house of Calcot Manor, lies everything you’d expect from a quintessentially British countryside spa. Quiet, calm and beautifully designed, it instantly relaxes all those who enter its sanctuary. As well as the indoor pool, sauna and steam room, there is a decadent lavender-lined outdoor hot tub with a blazing open wood fire – the perfect antidote for those cool autumn evenings…
Follow them @calcot_manor
Nescens Spa at Victoria Jungfrau, Switzerland
Offering more than just a good pampering session, the Nescens Spa at Victoria Jungfrau takes a wholistic approach to wellbeing, drawing on the scientific and medical expertise of the Nescens brand. Offering an impressive range of services from better-aging programs, osteopathy, physiotherapy, nutrition and sports coaching, as well as the more traditional body treatments and facials, everything has been carefully created according to Nescens better-aging philosophy of living better for longer, concentrating on prevention rather than cure.
Follow them @victoriajungfrau
No.15 Great Pulteney, Bath
December 2017 saw No.15 Great Pulteney reveal a quirky new spa – hidden beneath the pavements of the grandest street in Bath and inspired by the city’s heritage as a spa city. A true haven for relaxation, with a unique personality. In keeping with No.15’s vivacious spirit and celebration of local up-and-coming artistic talent, each of the four treatment rooms has been individually designed with a personality of its own. Treatments from ila and Natura Bissé are available and rage from results-driven facials to deeply-relaxing massages and pampering body treatments. After each treatment, guests are welcome to retreat to the relaxation area, where they will be greeted with a choice of herbal teas. A roaring fire and plush sofas make it the perfect place for guests to gather their thoughts and hide away from the world.
Follow them at @no15gp
U-Spa at Royal Hideaway Sancti Petri, Spain
One of Spain’s top spa resorts, Royal Hideaway Sancti Petri is a destination in its own right set amongst 35,000 sqm of tropical gardens on La Barrosa beach in the exclusive Novo Sancti Petri area of Costa de la Luz, Cadiz. Its award-winning spa, the largest in Andalucía, focuses entirely on the concept of wellness through the five core elements of earth, fire, water, metal and wood. Be sure to stop off at the Sky Wellness Terrace which offers alfresco therapies with panoramic views of the Atlantic and opt for one of their unique Tui Na treatments, which use ancient oriental techniques guaranteed to leave guests feeling completely relaxed both physically and mentally.
Follow them @royalhideawaysanctipetri
St Michael’s Hotel and Spa
Having recently reopened following a multi-million-pound investment, the spa at St Michaels Hotel in Falmouth, Cornwall has already set a series of exciting firsts including the largest hydrotherapy pool in the south west, as well as the world’s first Cornish sea salt steam. Add to that a rainforest steam room, a glass-fronted Finnish herbal sauna, a Moroccan rhassoul, three experience showers, a Swedish cedar-wood hot tub and barrel sauna with sea views – and you’ve got yourself a busy day of pampering.
Follow them @stmichaelshotel
Mar Spa at Club Marvy, Turkey
Reconnect with Mother Nature at this barefoot luxury retreat on Kesra Bay – one of the most idyllic fishing villages on the Turkish coast, south of Izmir. Designed to relieve unstoppable minds, the Mar Spa at the newly opened Club Marvy is a haven for the curious – with a boho-chic vibe. Picture alfresco spa cabanas perched over the sea, a sauna with 180-degree panoramic views over the ocean and a Turkish hammam that pays homage to the millennia-old rituals of the Aegean…
Follow them @clubmarvy
Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa at ITC Kohenur, India
The beautiful Kaya Kalp – the Royal Spa is the jewel in the crown of the sparkling new ITC Kohenur hotel in Hyderabad. Meaning complete transformation in Sanskrit, Kaya Kalp runs through all eleven ITC Hotels, showcasing the country’s ancient wellness practices through an intoxicating mix of indigenous wellness therapies, many with a uniquely modern twist.
Exotic body treatments, relaxing therapies and ancient Ayurvedic rituals are part of the spiritual journey for guests. Specialists identify individual body types and suggest specific treatments from an array of massages that aim to help increase circulation, remove physical tension, nourish the skin and leave guests with a sense of wellbeing, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Follow them @itchotels
The Spa by Clarins at The Residence, Maldives
Feel tension melt and stress fall away at the soothing sanctuary of the first and only Spa by Clarins in the Maldives. Sitting serenely at the end of a jetty, overlooking the calm waters of the lagoon and a rainbow of coral reefs, this is a luxurious retreat designed to immerse you into serenity and leave you feeling completely revitalized. Opt for one of the holistic signature treatments in one of six spa pavilions, or head to the en-suite hair and beauty salon which is guaranteed to leave guests looking and feeling their absolute best.
Follow them @theresidencemaldives
Blue Spa at Carlisle Bay Hotel, Antigua
On a secluded sweeping bay against a backdrop of hills and rainforest on Antigua’s magnificent south coast, lies a state of the art spa offering an extensive list of organic treatments that will leave you feeling fantastic. End your afternoon in paradise with complimentary sunset yoga and pilates on the jetty and you’ll never want to return to reality.
Spa Arbour at Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
If it’s gravity defying indulgence you’re looking for then the recently introduced Spa Arbour at Alila Jabal Akkhdar is just for you. 2,000 meters above sea level and overlooking the dramatic gorge and spectacular Al Hajar mountain range, Spa Arbour perfectly blends dramatic Omani views with Spa Alila treatments, inspired by local traditions and delivered from the heart. Choose from one of three exceptional treatments exclusively created for Spa Arbour – ‘On the Edge’, ‘Heart of the Mountain’ and ‘Reach your Peak’, all of which can be enjoyed individually or with a companion.
Follow them @alilajabalakhdar
Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
Last but certainly not least, the biggest dedicated spa island in the world – The Spa Island at Cheval Blanc Randheli. Set deep in the heart of the Indian Ocean and overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the lagoon, the Spa Island is the only one of its kind. Accessible exclusively via Cheval Blanc Randheli’s Maldivian dhoni, this private paradise is free from the interruptions of modern day life and a haven for mind and body. Along with Guerlain treatments designed exclusively for the property, guests can enjoy yoga, meditation, a fresh water swimming pool and the island’s private beach, while The Spa Bar offers delicious and refreshing tailored lunches. After a relaxing time on the spa in middle of the ocean, the dhoni will float you back to Randheli island just in time to see the sunset.
Follow them @chevalblancrandheli