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The Best Spa Retreats in Europe

You can never have enough time to practice self-care and it’s always good to have some me-time, so there’s no reason not to combine your next holiday with a schedule of quality spa treatments in between swims and exploring.

Whether you’re looking for a holistic spa break at a destination spa to recuperate and focus on your wellbeing or wanting to indulge in a week of pampering with relaxing massages, cleansing facials and soothing body scrubs, there’s no doubt that you’ll return home feeling refreshed in mind and body.

We’ve rounded up our top 5 spa holidays in Europe for the ultimate relaxation and pamper break:

Euphoria Retreat, Greece

Set amongst a forest of pine trees, Euphoria Retreat is a luxury holistic and wellbeing destination spa overlooking the village of Mystras. Spanning over four floors, the 3,000sqm spa is the centrepiece of the retreat and emphasises the purpose of healing and rejuvenation; equipped with a tepidarium, salt room, outdoor California hot tub, Kneipp circuit, experiential showers, Finnish sauna and steam room as well as 2 relaxation areas. The retreat also boasts an indoor to outdoor sphere pool which has been designed to imitate a womb-like experience of relaxation and rebirth and if you dip your head underwater, you can hear the soothing sounds of dolphins.

Find out more about Euphoria Retreat here. Asia Gardens Hotel and Thai Spa, Spain

mattress on wooden deck surrounded by trees

Nestled at the foot of the Sierra de Cortina mountains and just 2km from the beautiful beaches of Costa Blanca, you can enjoy a range of Asian-inspired spa treatments at the opulent Thai Spa with world-class therapists. The spa has its own indoor-outdoor pool where you can relax in the peaceful surroundings after your treatments, or you can choose from 6 other pools at the hotel. You'll also experience a taste of South-East Asia in the exotic hotel grounds which are filled with tropical Oriental gardens.

Find out more about Asia Gardens Hotel and Thai Spa here.

Hotel Botanico and the Oriental Spa Garden, TENERIFE

spa area with relaxation chairs and jacuzzi in swimming pool

Located in the north coast of Tenerife, this luxury hotel on the Puerto de la Cruz coastline, the hotel presents a haven of peace and serenity within 25,000sqm of Asian-inspired gardens along with views of the ocean and Mount Teide. The Oriental Spa Garden is immersed in 3,500sqm of subtropical gardens to offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of life and calm and revitalise all of the senses with a range of treatments from Ayurvedic treatments to holistic rituals to Asian and Western inspired massages and facials. Between treatments relax in the facilities including an outdoor pool with hydrotherapy circuit, indoor spa pool, ice cave, Turkish steam bath, Japanese sauna, outdoor water beds and thermal circuit.

Find out more about Hotel Botanico here.

Vilalara Longevity Thalassa and Medical Spa, PORTUGAL

lady in blue towel washing her hands in a stone sink

Perched on a cliff between 11 hectares of verdant gardens and the Atlantic Ocean, Vilalara Thalassa Resort is a luxury 5* resort with an exclusive location on the breathtaking Algarve coastline with direct access to a secluded golden sand beach. Home to the Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa, one of the five best Thalassotherapy Centres in the world, the wellness centre offers an exclusive space and integrated experience with a unique combination of Thalassotherapy, spa, wellness and anti-ageing solutions to help you relax, re-energise and rejuvenate.

Find out more about Vilalara Thalassa Resort here.

Cap Vermell Grand Hotel, Spain

stone building with lights and trees in the background

The Serenitas Spa is nothing short of specular with luxurious treatments and rituals inspired by the fragrances, minerals and herbs of the island amongst a tranquil and soothing setting. Alongside a spacious terrace where you can soak up the sun with stunning views of Serra De Llevant mountains after your treatment, the spa also has a sauna, sensory showers, vitality pool and a not to be missed Quartz sand bed.

Find out more about Cap Vermell Grand Hotel here.

Preidlhof, ITALY

This haven of wellness is tucked away amongst the mountains of South Tyrol. Set within beautifully landscaped grounds with breath-taking views, Preidlhof’s impressive 5000m² of wellness space where the mind and body can regenerate. The 6-floor Sauna Tower is a retreat of wellbeing with 7 saunas, 6 swimming pools, 5 hot tubs/hydrotherapy pools, Turkish baths and 6 relaxation rooms including the unique DEEPSEA sensory room.

Find out more about Preidlhof here.


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