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
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.
Vilnius Grand Resort, Lithuania
Set amongst 2 scenic lakes and calming forests of pine and birch trees, it would be hard not to relax in this sanctuary of calm with extensive relaxation offerings including 2 indoor swimming pools, salt room, Finnish sauna, Russian sauna, steam room, relaxation area and a separate indoor and outdoor jacuzzi. The 7,500sqm V Spa and Wellness Centre proves its dedication to helping your restore your wellbeing with an extensive menu of holistic and medical therapies from Ayurvedic journeys to Gemology rituals to Hydrafacial treatments.
Find out more about Vilnius Grand Resort here.
Royal Mare Thalasso Resort, GREECE
Voted Worlds Leading Thalasso and Spa Resort for 10 consecutive years, it’s no wonder that the spa has been listed as one of the 10 best Thalasso centres in the world. The treatments feature seawater and marine products which are rich in minerals such as magnesium, zinc, potassium and iron, making them ideal for remineralising the body. The 4000sqm spa is a true haven of relaxation where you can experience the healing powers of thalassotherapy from detoxification to its effectiveness in treating eczema, psoriasis, back pains, arthritis and stress.
Find out more about Royal Mare Thalasso Resort here.
Cap Vermell Grand Hotel, Spain
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.
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.