based: Koh Samui, Thailand
A stunning, Moroccan-inspired wellness resort for those seeking a journey back to balance, rejuvenation and a healthy lifestyle. Awarded "Best Value for Weight loss" by Conde Naste Traveller (2014), they offer a wide range of programs to help cleanse, recharge and revitalize; including detox, spa, yoga, fitness, pilates, reformer bootcamp, weight management and anti-stress programs.
| spa | yoga | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | massage | meditation | detoxification | weight loss | Thailand |
based: London, UK
Tailor-made holidays and honeymoons to the Far East and India. Asia Odyssey specialises in itineraries to South-East Asia including Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
| animals/safari | cookery | walk/trek/hike | diving/snorkelling | spas | historical tours | wedding/honeymoon | family | South-East Asia |
based: Alicante, Spain
Awaken Holidays offer a collection of specialist holidays from expert providers; holidays for improving wellbeing, relaxing the mind and exciting the soul. Highlighting the best of yoga retreats, fitness holidays, bootcamps, detox breaks and spa retreats; as well as showcasing a great selection of walking, cycling and activity holidays Worldwide.
| fitness | boot camps | yoga | pilates | cycle touring | spas | walk/trek/hike | weight loss | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | Worldwide | Western Europe |
Cala d'Or Yoga
based: Cala d'Or, Majorca, Spain
Practice yoga by the beach on the stunning East coast of Majorca, in luxury 4-star accommodation. Arrive any day you like for a short break, week or longer stay. Dynamic hatha classes. Beginners welcome. Lots of other activities available, relaxed social vibe.
| yoga | retreats | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | multi activity | spa | massage | Spain |
based: Mlini, nr Dubrovnik, Croatia
Practice yoga by the beach on the fascinating coast of Croatia near Dubrovnik, in luxury 4-star accommodation. Arrive any day you like for a short break, week or longer stay. Dynamic hatha classes. Beginners welcome. Lots of other activities available, relaxed social vibe.
| yoga | retreats | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | multi activity | spa | massage | Croatia |
based: London, UK; Illinois, USA & New Delhi, India
Luxury bespoke tours to India. Greaves tailor-made itineraries include: forts and palaces; wildlife holidays; honeymoons; trips by train; walking tours; spa breaks; family trips; beaches and islands; and private plane tours in India and beyond, in Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives and the Islands of the Indian Ocean.
| tailor made | animals/safari | walking/trekking/hiking | spas | railway tours | light aircraft | weddings/honeymoons | India | Bhutan | Sri Lanka | Nepal | Maldives |
Lastminute Featured Site
A lot of choice in one site: spa and pampering breaks and weekends that range from budget to full-on luxury; plus regularly changing spa offers and discounts, a great place to find a bargain! Includes a wide choice of health farms and spas of all types across the UK.
| spa | England | Wales | Scotland | Northern Ireland |
Macdonald Hotels Featured Site
UK spa break packages: revitalise, rejuvenate and relax at one of 24 spa hotels. Offering access to an array of luxurious treatments for many occasions, from a relaxing spa escape to luxury hen weekends. Experience spa break packages which include a treatment, breakfast, dinner options and heaps of relaxation!
| spa | UK |
SPAIN: Adults only spa in Málaga
The modern 5* Occidental Estepona Thalasso & Spa is an adults only spa hotel in a haven of luxury and relaxation on the Costa del Sol.
The hotel's U-Spa is the largest Thalasso centre in Andalusia with water straight from the Mediterranean. The spa offers over 35 treatment rooms and provides the very latest health and beauty services.
The hotel is sited close to the beach and the guest bedrooms have large terraces, some with their own hot tubs. The hotel also has a bar, pool-side snack bar and the Aguamar Restaurant, where you can enjoy a range of cuisines, including the innovative Healthy Gourmet.
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ENGLAND: Affordable luxury spa breaks in Nottinghamshire
Warner's Thoresby Hall Spa in Nottinghamshire offers luxury spa breaks based in a gorgeous Grade One listed house sitting in a 100 acre estate, with its own beautiful listed gardens.
Enjoy a 2-night midweek Relax & Unwind Spa Break, or a 3-night weekend Indulgent Spa Break – all including accommodation, breakfast, evening meal, live entertainment and a host of daytime activities and leisure facilities.
Spa packages include use all the spa facilities including: aromatherapy cave, Scandinavian sanarium, Turkish steam room, ice cave, experience showers, hydro spa pool, foot spas and relaxation lounge. As well as a choice of facial; Swedish massage; or back, neck and shoulder massage. The 3-night Indulgent Spa Breaks also include a Rhassoul Mud treatment.
Style guide to help you choose the right spa – we've indicated spa styles, as follows:
Dedicated & destination spas are centres and retreats entirely given over to the spa experience. They are often purpose built, although some will have developed from traditional thermal spas and hydros, or may have been set up in old or historic buildings. In general these will tend to offer the most comprehensive facilities and the widest range of treatments.
The resort spas section lists holiday destinations that feature a spa, but also provide a lot of other activities and facilities. A resort spa break can be good when a couple, family or group wants different things from their holiday, perhaps a family break when the kids are looking for adventure activities while mum and dad just want to relax, or perhaps a his and hers golf/spa holiday. Resort spas are also good for longer holidays for people who don't wish to spend all their time chilling.
Hotel spas, more and more hotels are providing spas facilities these days, and the quality of these is improving greatly too, sometimes even matching the quality and reach of a dedicated spa. However, generally speaking a hotel spa will probably have fewer facilities and offer less treatments than you'll get in a dedicated spa. Ensure you check out exactly what's on offer in a hotel spa to avoid disappointment, this information should be available from the hotel website. One of the advantages of a hotel spa is that they are often in city centre locations making it easy to combine a spa with a city break. A hotel spa is also another good choice for couples when one person wants the spa while the other doesn't.
Thermal and mineral spas are the destinations for dedicated spa lovers, they are found in areas of geothermal activity and are based around natural hot water springs which often provide mineral rich water (with alleged healing properties). These are sometimes the sorts of places where you'll be expected to take your spa seriously and can occasionally be fairly utilitarian, but that's changing and these sorts of spas are now increasingly being developed to the same standards and comfort levels as destination spas.