Still suffering with extended January blues? Whilst we may already be coasting through February, it can be hard to shake off that feeling of gloom. Here in the UK the weather is still freezing, the evenings dark and the shops still trying to get rid of their winter stock. Hardly a recipe for an inspiring month, is it? This time of the year can be hard, your summer holiday seems so far away yet you’re yearning for a little break from everyday life. Just a few days to zone out of the routine, to break free from your 9-5 and a chance to simply escape…
You may not want to dip too far into your annual leave just yet, but that’s fine because we’ve got the perfect recipe for a relaxing weekend. Have you considered a spa break lately? There’s no better place to unwind and enjoy a digital detox, accompanied by pure pampering. Switch off from your emails, and enjoy a long weekend of bliss. If you’re feeling the need for a refresh, a burst of inspiration and motivation, then a spa break is exactly what you need.
We’ve rounded up our favourite spas in Europe, ideal for taking a long weekend to enjoy either by yourself or with a friend…
Set in the peaceful English countryside, this Suffolk based retreat offers endless tranquillity and luxury. Nestled in 3 acres of private gardens, this 5 bubble rated spa has all the facilities you could dream of. From the rooftop hot tub, to a spacious hydrotherapy pool and private rasul for cleansing mud treatments. After you’ve enjoyed an indulgent treatment or two, put your feet up in the decadent relaxation room, complete with calming music, comfortable sofas and plenty of blankets. Among their luxury facilities, what also sets this spa aside from the rest is the range of delicious food on offer. The adjacent four star hotel offers exquisite dining options, or if you’d rather you can enjoy a light snack on the spa terrace. The choice is yours!
Lefay Resort & Spa
Say hello to this luxurious spa complex set in the stunning area of Lake Garda in Italy, this really is a destination that should be added to your travel bucket list. Breathe in all of nature’s surroundings as you glance over at the abundance of beautiful olive trees and rolling hills, it really is a sight to see. Enjoy two contrasting areas of the spa, the world of fire and the world of water. There are plenty of features to explore, including multiple swimming pools, grottos and even small lakes! The local area itself also offers plenty of exploring opportunities if you wish to break-free from the spa, but with all of those amazing features, we imagine this will quite hard to do!
SHA Wellness Clinic
If you want to give your health a boost then this Costa Blanca based wellness retreat is the ideal location for you to enjoy. Set just 45 minutes for Alicante Airport, this spa offers easy access and a world of incredible results-orientated programmes. Overlooking the beautiful bay of Altea, this contemporary resort has everything you could possibly need! Receive a personalised programme detailing aspects of diet, exercise and treatments that will boost your health and make you feel fantastic. Of course, there’s plenty of time for relaxing and soaking up the Spanish sun. This resort features large outdoor swimming pools, waterfalls and terrace areas.
Blue Palace Resort & Spa
How about a few days in Greek paradise? The Blue Palace resort offers the most idyllic of settings, overlooking the Gulf of Mirabello. The infinity pool is enough to pull anyone in, accompanied by breath-taking sea views and a private beach. The spa itself is home to 24 beautiful treatment rooms each offering calming views, peaceful sounds and neutral interiors. Once you’ve treated yourself to a massage, why not get involved in the resorts sunrise yoga? Stretch out your muscles and practice your best warrior pose on the gold sands facing the Aegean Sea! We couldn’t think of a better backdrop for a little exercise.
If this collection of beautiful resorts hasn’t got you craving a spa break, then we don’t know what will! It’s time to take a few days out of your schedule and enjoy some ultimate pampering time. Switch off the phone, forget about the emails and just relax.