There's never a bad time to escape for a pampering break, maybe you’re stressed with work, need a break from the family or just fancy some time alone to relax, we all enjoy being pampered every once in a while. The only stressful part of a pampering holiday can be choosing where to go! There’s so much choice and so many different spa types to choose from it can be hard to know where to start. To help narrow down your search we’ve put together 10 of our favourite pampering heavens:
Vair Spa, Borogo Egnazia - Italy
Tucked away in the Apulian countryside, Vair Spa lies in the lavish Borgo Egnazia hotel and is a gateway to relaxation and peace of mind. Winner of the Conde Nast Spa Awards, “Most life-changing experience” award, Vair Spa is well known and respected for its psychological healing.
The “Nghiane – Rediscover Yourself” 6 night programme is the perfect pampering experience combining both pampering and psychological relaxation techniques. The programme features a series of massages, the therapists working with you will even work with your body to create a personalised massage to improve its effectiveness and tailor it to your needs.
The aims of the treatments and pampering are to help you reconnect and rediscover yourself, a 45 minute floating saline encourages freedom of the mind, giving you time alone to truly relax and collect your thoughts. The hydro-body treatment session will wash all your worries away as you’re cleansed and massaged with healing oils.
Lefay Resort and Spa Largo Di Gardo – Italy
The multi-award winning Lefay Resort Spa Largo Di Gardo is renowned for its top of the line facilities and effective treatments. The surroundings of the hotel are alone enough to relax any guest. With rolling hills and mountain ranges in the distance no one could fault this picture-perfect setting.
Lefay offer a 5 day beauty programme to enrich both the body and the mind, their experts immediately start working with their guests the minute the programme starts, beauty consultations and skin analyses are a must upon arrival. The beauty programme combines both old and new methods with treatments, with salt-water therapies being followed by facial aculifting. The energy body scrub is a relaxing and cleansing experience that revitalises the skin, head to toe, removing dead skin and releasing toxins.
Capri Palace – Italy
Capri Palace exudes luxury from start to finish, overlooking Ischia Island and the Gulf of Naples, the views alone are impressive enough to justify an escape to the palace. The pristine white décor is calming and welcoming as you enter, setting the tone for tranquility and relaxation before the pampering has even begun. There is an extensive list of treatment programmes to choose from, ranging from short stay beauty touch ups to longer stay anti-ageing treatments.
The Island Escape programme is perfect for those looking for a quick break to feel revived and refreshed, unwind with a hot stone massage and reinvigorate the skin with an Evidens De Beautè Facial. The multi-talented spa therapists always alter the treatments to your liking and to suit males and females needs separately. Manicures and a colour revive, cut and blow dry round off the 3 day stay nicely complimented with fitness activities, spa access and various other inclusions for a truly pampered experience.
Kamalaya – Thailand
Kamalaya is tucked away in a beautiful valley overlooking the coast of Koh Samuii. The island is surrounded by breathe-taking beauty, its golden sands, coral reefs and palm trees are the epitome of luxury paradise, could this be the perfect place to be pampered?
Very much true to its Asian roots, Kamalaya offers many programmes and services using traditional Asian methods of healing, and holistic treatments. The “De-stress Asian Bliss” programme is aimed solely at relaxation and to promote joy, vitality and bliss, available for 7 or 10 night’s stay it’s the ultimate pampering holiday. Treatments include; Traditional Asian Massage, Lotus Scrub & Wrap, herbal baths and more, including full access to the spa, fitness centre and gourmet meals. This programme has adopted a holistic approach that uses exercise, therapies and diet to restore and maintain the emotional and physical balance long-term.
Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea – Jordan
Movenpick is a five-star award winning resort and Spa located along the shores of one of the world’s biggest salt lakes. Famous for its healing qualities and effective Thalassotherapy, the Dead Sea is must-visit for any pampering fan, and Movenpick is perhaps one of the greatest destinations to experience it from.
The 7-Nights experience programme gives guests the ultimate relaxation sensation with full access to the on-site ZARA spa, winner of the Conde Nast reader’s best luxury worldwide spa. ZARA is the perfect place to be pampered; never short on space they have over 30 treatment rooms amongst other spa facilities that have even warranted them issuing a spa map so guests can find their way around. There are over 70 a la carte treatments and massages available and the facilities range from whirlpools to tropical scented showers, offering a truly unique and luxurious spa experience.
Castel Monastero Resort and Spa Tuscany
Castel Monastero Resort and Spa is the ultimate serene escape, away from the beach goers and nestled amongst the vineyards and green hills of rural Tuscany. Offering nothing but the best, Monastero features a top spa with Sauna, emotional showers, indoor pools, various treatment rooms and much more to ensure the pampering never ends throughout your stay.
One of the best aspects of Castel Monastero is their variety in programmes, from detox and weight loss to anti-ageing and dedicated programmes for couples. The resort is also family friendly with tennis, outdoor swimming pools and many other activities for the family to partake in whilst you relax in the spa, and even a babysitting service for those looking for a little alone time.
Marbella Club – Spain
Marbella Club is perfect for an easy getaway; located by the Golden Mile this Mediterranean paradise has a history of luxury. Since opening in the 1940’s Marbella Club has gone from strength to strength, keeping its traditional core values that earned them the reputation they have today. Upon arrival the relaxation begins as the hotel is set amongst its lush gardens, opening up onto the beach, whilst the hotel itself exudes class and elegance with a modern feel.
The Marbella Club Mediterranean Lifestyle programme has a strong focus on reinvigorating energy and reducing stress. Treatments include an Alpine Rose Wrap, Sweet & Salty Bath, Marine Massages and more. With their specialized Thalassotherapy facilities, Marbella Club offers a range of unique Thalasso therapies, perfect for the skin.
Schloss Elmau – Germany
Located in the Bavarian Alps, Schloss Elmau is a tranquil hiding place that feels like a different world with its stunning landscapes and overwhelming views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. The intricate architecture and modern interiors make for an extremely lavish accommodation that still allows you to enjoy the views from the comfort of your room. Everything Schloss Elmau has to offer goes above and beyond, including their Michelin star restaurant, offering the perfect side dishes to a day of pampering.
Fusion Maia – Vietnam
Fusion Maia is a peaceful and subtly beautiful setting for some of the finest pampering programmes available. Inspired by the Forbidden City in Hue, the resort is extremely calm, following its Zen mantra and inspiring peace and serenity throughout. Once the pampering is complete you can venture to the beach, remain in the spa or head back to your villa with your own private pool to relax in peace.
The “Pampering at Fusion Maia” programme does exactly what it says, giving full access to their all-inclusive spa, with specialized treatments available at minimum of twice a day for each individual.
The Mandarin Oriental – Bangkok
The scenic Mandarin Oriental is located in the heart of Bangkok, making for a perfect city break as well as the chance for relaxation and pampering. Once inside it’s impossible to believe the busy city is around, as your senses are turned off to the world and you immediately begin to centre. As the recipient of the Conde Nast Traveller “Most Outstanding City Spa”, the Mandarin Oriental offers a truly unique and luxuriating experience for all guests throughout their stay.
The Short Stay programme offers 3 nights of luxury pampering including many reinvigorating treatments at their upscale spa. The programme is tailored to your needs and offers different choices with body scrub, body wrap and massage treatments, whilst providing great healthy food and a collagen facial treatment.
If you’re interested in booking any of the destinations mentioned above or would like to find out more about our pampering havens, feel free to submit an enquiry or call our wellness experts on 020 7843 3597.