Stress can be a heavy burden for us all and sometimes all we need is to be pampered! Fortunately, there are places out there who provide the ultimate solution for removing the stress and revitalise us ready for another year. To help you choose, we have compiled a list of our Top 5 Health Spa’s that offer the highest levels of comfort and relaxation experience in Europe’s top destinations.
What Makes A Top Health Spa?
An impressive selection of therapies is vital to any health spa and the top 5 have it all from manicures and pedicures to full body ritual treatments, you will undoubtedly leave these spas forgetting your strains and stresses, ready to strive again. Awards are a must too and a great indicator of a quality resort, our select few have a collection of RCI Gold Crowns and Certificates of Excellence (2014) and are among world renowned health spa’s. Here are our top 5 European Health Spa’s in no order in particular.
The Fortina Spa offers the ultimate luxurious and relaxing stay and is the proud holder of an RCI Gold Crown for its excellence in service and facilities, with friendly, professional staff always on hand to help and deliver your every need. The “Spa Menu” consists of such great selection from simple yet delicately performed facial treatments to inspiring full body rituals and tantalising water sessions. The Fortina Spa Resort also has specialised treatments for pregnancy and treats its guests with the utmost care to provide an entirely relaxing and soothing experience. The spa itself is adults only (18+) which means you can enjoy the wonderful facilities in the comforting knowledge that kids won’t come in screaming and splashing to ruin your afternoon. Boasting eight delicious restaurants, magnificent sea views and an ideal location for exploring the pleasing Marsamxett and Grand Harbours either side of The UNESCO World Heritage City of Valletta. Timesharing affords the luxury spa apartments with a choice of garden, sea or city views from the private balconies and come complete with steam shower, bath and Dermalife spa machine to sooth you through the night.
Nestled in the heart of the Lake District is The RCI Gold Crown Langdale Spa Resort which encompasses a full package of spa and beauty treatments for all its visitors with facials, full body and special ritual treatments to relax and invigorate. The Certificate of Excellence 2014 winner also provides a unique bridal package to any bride-to-be to ensure that their stay is as soothing as possible to prepare them for the big day! Spa facilities include a stunning 20 metre UV treated pool, Sanarium, tropical shower and a whirlpool spa bath to ease you through your holiday. Set in the leafy Lake District, Langdale Spa puts you in touch with nature and offers blissful walking and mountain bike trails to fill your lungs with the cleansing fresh air of the outdoors. All accommodation comes fully-fitted with a shower and separate sauna, as well as a beautiful balcony to further enjoy the fresh outdoors!
Awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2014 from TripAdvisor the Hilton Vilamoura offers a supreme luxury getaway to its Golf and Spa resort on the Algarve where you can choose between a round of pristine golf and soothing spa treatments or even both! Timesharers are given complimentary membership to the 7 Seven Spa which comes equipped with a hydro-massage pool, relaxation pool and even a cool water plunge pool! Notably, the relaxation pool creates a sensation of weightlessness within the pool, helping to relieve anxiety and muscle pressures. The treatments here will have you melting into your bed at night with everything on offer from manicures & pedicures to holistic treatments to really relax your body and soul. The Algarve is a fascinating region steeped in history and visitors are treated to the magnificent harbour and its eclectic choice of restaurants, bars and boutiques. The apartments here come well-appointed, with private balconies overlooking the golf-course and gardens providing a haven of comfort for all owners.
This Certificate of Excellence 2014 holder provides the most peaceful stay away from the bustling crowds of mainland Spain, being located in the secluded area of Llucmajor on the beautiful island of Majorca. Part of the 680 acre Hotel Iberostar grounds, the Marriotts Son Antem offers a soothing selection of treatments for all of its guests at the adults only spa, indulge yourself with a hot stone massage through to invigorating hydrotherapy treatments and deep tissue massages. A wonderful choice of saunas from traditional Mediterranean and Historical Roman saunas through to modernised herbal and reflexology baths to take the stress away. Included at the resort are a host of top restaurants, namely La Vista Verde, the magnificent East and West golf courses and a choice of 3 pools to suit all desires and weather conditions. The local area offers up more pleasure in the form of sightseeing tours visiting works by Picasso, the Bellver Castle in Palma and a idyllic setting to enjoy some of the regions finest delicacies at the many local restaurants. These large town-houses are readily-fitted with all imaginable amenities to make your stay as relaxing as possible and with a hydrotherapy tub in the bathroom you will be floating around on cloud 9 in no time!
Cameron House, awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2014, is situated a stones throw from the Carrick Spa and The Carrick on Loch Lomond, part of the favourable De Vere Group. Offering a wealth of treatments and facilities to rejuvenate you back to your de-stressed self and a highly satisfying menu at the Café Spa to massage your taste buds! Choose from ESPA and Carita experiences which blend natural ingredients, tailored massage techniques and the latest therapeutic pampering for all its guests. Featured within the spa is a rooftop infinity pool which opens up views across Loch Lomond, whilst Vichy shower beds and aromatherapy suites to name but a few of the delights await all visitors to the luxurious Carrick Spa. Compliment your spa break with an easing stroll around Loch Lomond and a spot of golf at the Wee Demon 9 hole course on-site. For a real taste of nature take a boat around the Loch for a day of fishing or sailing above an abundance of Salmon and Trout thriving in the glistening waters. Timesharing lodges are the ideal choice of accommodation at Cameron House and come readily equipped for new owners to relax straight in with a bath and large shower included within the lodge itself.