Spring is upon us, and if you simply can’t hold out until your summer holiday for a relaxing break – why not take a mini vacay? A long weekend away from the 9-5 might be just what you need, giving you the chance to unwind and recharge your batteries! There are endless European city breaks you could take for a few days away, but why not make this trip extra special and extra chilled by booking into a luxurious spa resort? The perfect place to let your daily stresses glide away, you’ll be walking on air when it comes round to checking out!
Struggling on a destination? Don’t sweat, we’ve rounded up our favourite tried and tested spa resorts for an idyllic weekend away with a friend or loved one. Warning – this could be bad news for your credit cards…
Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa – Suffolk
The English countryside is the perfect option for those that truly want to unplug from city life and enjoy more peaceful surroundings. Nestled in the heart of Suffolk, this Newmarket based 5 bubble rated spa boasts an array of impressive facilities. Enjoy the rooftop hot tub in balmy summer evenings, ideal with a glass of champagne of course! Ease the tension from your shoulders with the spa’s impressive hydrotherapy pool, and why not book a session using the private rasul? Cleanse your body with a range of detoxing body muds, and to top the day off enjoy a session in the sauna! As well as a beautiful spa, this resort is also home to a four red star hotel which features an award winning restaurant, relaxed bar area and range of contemporary rooms and suites. Breathe in that fresh countryside area, turn off your emails and relax!
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort – Sicily
Looking to escape to Italy for a few days? Sicily is simply beautiful, and the Verdura complex is well-known as the top resort in the area. This adult’s only hotel and spa features a wellness centre as well as two 18-hole golf courses. The design of the spa is extremely modern and takes on a minimalist approach with a chic interior. In terms of facilities you’ll be spoilt for choice, enjoy use of 4 outdoor thalassotherapy pools, a 20m indoor swimming pool and extensive treatment rooms. If you’re keen to improve your health, why not make use of the individualised programmes on offer? Whether it’s fitness, detox or anti-ageing, you can get a helping hand in working towards your goals.
Les Sources de Caudalie – Bordeaux-Martillac
Designed by the famous architect Yves Collect, this spa is built using natural recycled materials such as stone and wood. Most of the 49 rooms feature stunning views of either the surrounding vineyard or lake, and speaking of vineyards – this destination is ideal for wine lovers! Even the spa offers grape-based therapies, and you won’t be short for choice when it comes to ordering a glass of sauvignon blanc over dinner. Enjoy use of the luxury spa centre, tennis courts and spacious outdoor swimming pool. There are a range of unique treatments on offer such as the honey and wine wrap and even the barrel bath!
Mandarin Oriental – Barcelona
Escape the hustle and bustle of the Barcelona streets and enjoy a hub of tranquillity at the Mandarin Oriental. Located in the heart of the city on the elegant Passeig de Gracia, this hotel is one of Barcelona’s most luxurious options. Home to a ‘sanctuary of relaxation’ the spa offers an oasis of calm in a stunning contemporary setting. The menu of treatments are designed to bring balance and equilibrium, and you’ll be utterly spoilt for choice. Select from a range of interesting experiences such as oriental essence, Mediterranean breeze and rose hydrating cocoon. There are plenty of beautiful relaxation areas to make the most of, so ensure you plan to spend plenty of time here!
La Reserve & Nescens Spa – Geneva
Switzerland is a simply stunning country, home to numerous lakes, mountains and of course skiing. If outdoor sports aren’t your thing however, how about a relaxing weekend at La Reserve & Nescens Spa? Situated on the banks of Lake Geneva, this resort will truly enable you to feel at one with nature. The spa itself spans 20,000 square feet and offers a range of more unique treatments such as the technical Nescens anti-age cosmeceutical treatments and balneotherapy. If you’re keen to remain active on your trip then there’s plenty of activities to get involved with including boot camp, cycling, Pilates, yoga and tennis! You won’t be short for choice of dining either here, with 5 restaurants to satisfy a variety of tastes.
Relaxation awaits! Kickstart the beginning of spring with a little bit of ‘me-time’ and pure pampering. It’s been a long winter, and you deserve it! The only question is, where to head to first?