We all need a break every now and then, a break from the 9-5, from everyday life and the chance to truly unplug. If you’re guilty of constantly checking your emails, refreshing social media and having your phone almost surgically attached to your hand then you might want to consider a relaxing spa weekend to ease the stress and relax your mind. The spa is the perfect place to leave your phone in the locker, get settled into a fluffy robe and enjoy peaceful surroundings that are far more enjoyable than your usual mornings fighting for a spot on the tube. Oh the joys of the commute, hey?
With 1000’s of spas across the globe it can be hard to pinpoint which destination will offer you the most in terms of relaxation, facilities and décor. After all, you want to be able to enjoy beautiful surroundings whilst you take a dip in the pool or kick back in the sauna. Luckily for you, we’re making life that bit easier! We’ve rounded up our top spas around the globe, as tried and tested by the team. So, without further ado – our favourite resorts for ultimate tranquillity and wellness to rejuvenate mind, body and soul…
Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa – Newmarket
Oh the English countryside! It’s a real treat and the perfect place to enjoy fresh air and plenty of open spaces. This luxury Suffolk hotel and spa is a real hub of tranquillity, and the perfect setting to allow your stresses to float away. This spa features an impressive array of facilities including their rooftop hot tub, private rasul as well as hydrotherapy pool, heat experiences and lavish relaxation areas. The spa menu offers an array of luxurious treatments, and that’s not the only menu that’s impressive at Bedford Lodge. The adjacent hotel offers exquisite dining options in their Roxana Bar and award winning Squires restaurant. Enjoy an eclectic range of dishes curated using delicious local produce. This spa and hotel is a real countryside treat!
Chedi Andermatt – Switzerland
Designed by Jean-Michael Gathy, this Swiss spa has a very Asian aesthetic and offers an abundance of style and character. Located just one hour from Zurich, this spa and hotel is seriously slick, and you won’t fail to be impressed on every corner you turn. Everything from lighting, heating to curtains are controlled by the flick of an iPad but be prepared to dig deep as rooms start at roughly £420 per night. The spa itself is a lavish affair, offering hydrotherapy pools, sauna, hammam, steam room and a plunge pool if you’re brave enough. The Chedi also has some fantastic dining options including authentic Japanese cuisine.
Lefay Resort & Spa – Lake Garda
Situated high above the beautiful waters of Lake Garda, this world class spa offers picturesque views and luxurious facilities. The area itself is a real gem, and if you’re looking to integrate your spa break with a holiday then this location is simply perfect. De-stress and breathe in the fresh sea air, this spa has a range of beautiful facilities including saunas, grottos and even a saltwater lake! Participate in a range of classes including yoga, pilates and thai chi, or why not grab a bicycle and spend the day exploring? This is the ideal resort of a combination of relaxation and activities!
Cheval Blanc – French Alps
Why not head to the French Alps for a relaxing trip of a lifetime? Cheval Blanc based in Courcheval offers a serene and calming environment. Make sure you’re prepared for some serious pampering, the spa offers pure indulgence and an impressive array of facilities. The fitness centre offers cutting edge equipment, private coaches and yoga courses available upon request. There are plenty of opportunities to hit the slopes, offering the perfect contrast of activity and relaxation, alternatively you could ditch the skis and just enjoy a long weekend of luxury.
Sun Gardens – Dubrovnik
Croatia has seen an explosion in popularity over the past few years and it’s easy to see why! The area is naturally stunning and home to beautiful hotels and resorts. The five star Sun Gardens are the perfect destination if you want to kick back, relax and enjoy a treatment or two. Overlooking the sparkling Adriatic Sea, this is all about location, location, location! The spa fuses nature and luxury into once harmonious offering, using only the finest natural ingredients. A dip in the Spa’s 18-,metre lagoon with waterfall sounds quite dreamy, doesn’t it?
If you’re feeling burnt out, tired and simply in need of a rest then a spa break can do you the absolute world of good! We all need a pamper every now and again so put down your smartphone and check in to one of these beautiful spa resorts!