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 |
Monart Destination Spa
based: Co. Wexford, Ireland
Award winning Monart is a modern luxury spa built around a charming 18th century house and set in tranquil woodlands. Monart offers spacious and sumptuous accommodation, fine dining with healthy cuisine options, extensive spa facilities, a comprehensive range of spa treatments, state of the art gym and personalised service.
| spa | Ireland |
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.
AUSTRIA: Spa in a work of art!
An amazing spa hotel, Rogner Bad Blumau (in Steiermark, Styria, Austria) is a living work of art designed by the well known architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
The hotel features colourful facades, curving organic shapes and golden domes, all surrounded by green fields and flower-filled meadows. This amazing building is situated in the heart of Styria's thermal area and offers a unique pool and thermal area offering many different indoor and outdoor swimming pools, wave and children's basins, mineral springs, jacuzzis, a healing lake with underwater music, and various saunas and relaxation rooms.
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.