Top Luxury Spas That You Must Visit In 2017
These Spas Will Transform Your Body And Boost Your Mind And Soul
With the new year approaching its time to look ahead to the wellness escapes that will certainly help transform your body, mind and soul while indulging in some rest and relaxation. From detox weekends to city spa breaks and a proactive approach to better-aging, these spas offer some of the best retreats in glorious surroundings.
– BEST FOR BESPOKE PROGRAMMES –
Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa, Interlaken, Switzerland
This grand dame of hotels opened in 1856. It sits between two lakes at the foot of the snow-capped Jungfrau Massif and is home to a brand-new destination spa. At the new Nescens Spa, Swiss science and a philosophy centred around living better for longer have been combined. At its heart are the Nescens Better-Aging programmes which have been designed to help guests recover an intrinsic well-being and achieve personal goals; be it stress relief, weight loss or slowing down the effect of time.
The programmes start with a diagnostic phase to identify ones anti-aging bioindividuality™ followed by personal consultations with doctors, osteopaths and dieticians. The spa’s medical team then create personalized 4, 7 or 14-day programmes that will achieve personal goals. Three prescribed meals per day are also included and up to five hours of physical activities (including one personal training session) as well as a range of Nescens treatments. Plus, with the Bernese Alps on the doorstep, the spa team can incorporate plenty of fresh mountain air and exercise into the programme. The impressive spa is also home to a large, architecturally imposing swimming pool, 16 treatment rooms and a whole host of other facilities.
The Nescens Better-Aging Four Day Break is from 3,200 CHF (approx. £2,645), excluding accommodation. Stay at Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa from 438 CHF (approx. 362) per night, based on double occupancy. To book visit www.victoria-jungfrau.ch
– BEST FOR DETOXING –
Domaine de Manville, Provence
Right in the very heart of beautiful Provence, Domaine de Manville’s luxury spa is the ultimate escape for a moment of peace and relaxation. Making the most of its stunning modern spa and Provençal setting, Domaine de Manville has launched a new ‘Wellness Escape’ programme throughout the autumn and winter months 2016 into 2017. Luxurious and low-key yet challenging, the escape combines made-to-measure spa treatments, yoga, walking, cycling and workout programmes with holistic nutrition, naturopathy and detox coaching.
The spa at Domaine de Manville offers a wonderful range of massages and beauty treatments from their own product range – full of local pine and olive oil, verbena and jasmine. Flooded with natural daylight, the spa has an elegant, cocooning atmosphere and will see guests head home feeling refreshed and revived. The ‘Detox & Wellbeing Stay’ includes daily breakfast, and healthy menus for lunch and dinner. The stay starts by an introduction with the Spa Manager, Wellness Coach and Nutritionist and followed by a naturopathy workshop, hiking, yoga class plus a cooking class with the resident chef and dietician and three personalised spa treatments.
Domaine de Manville’s ‘Detox & Wellbeing Stay’ is from €1,990 (£1,741) per person based on a three night stay on a full board basis staying in shared Luxury Villa and return Eurostar and airport transfers from Avignon and Marseille. Bookable 20-23 November, 4-7 December 2016, 27 to 30 January, 24-27 February, 26-29 March 2017. www.domainedemanville.fr or call + 33 (0)4 90 54 40 20
– BEST FOR COMBATTING TIREDNESS –
Dormy House, Cotswolds
Dormy House, a country retreat in the heart of the Cotswolds, is the perfect place to take some time out after the busy festive season. Combat tiredness, re-energize and feel totally refreshed as the new year begins. The award-winning House Spa’s signature treatment, the Silent Night Lavender Sleep, aims to restore the body’s natural bio-rhythm and relax the nervous system. It starts with a gently-uplifting brush treatment with carbon gloves. Warm Drift Away Oil, which contains high levels of lavender and camomile, is then buffed into the skin – as it becomes warm, it coaxes the body into rebooting depleted energy. Following this, a facial pressure-point massage and an hour-long back massage ensures guests leave feeling totally re-calibrated. As a take-away gift, a set of Drift Away oil, an eye pillow, a small repose and a Quietude Sleep Spray from Temple spa will ensure guests have the perfect recipe for a good sleep. Facilities at the House Spa also include the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Nail Bar, a 16m infinity pool, hydro-pool, thermal suite, six treatment rooms, Rasul mud room, gym, personal Training Studio and spa lounge.
The Silent Night Lavender Sleep treatment costs £195 and includes a Foot ritual with lavender infusion, Outer Glow body scrub, Head Start head massage, 60-minute massage of choice, light lunch in The Greenhouse, full use of the spa facilities and Temple Spa Night sleep kit to take home. To book visit www.dormyhouse.co.uk or call 01386 859910
– BEST FOR A COUPLES SPA BREAK –
La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa
Looking good in Paris is pretty much a given and this urban spa has all the essentials checked to ensure you’re looking tip top for your evening soiree. La Réserve is known for its formidable spas and while its’ latest opening might be bijou, it’s luxuriously chilled and a welcome respite for those looking to relax and unwind after a busy day hitting the shops. Two of the crowning glories of the spa are its shimmering 16m in-door pool and the Swiss line of cosmeceutical better ageing treatments from the skin care gurus, Nescens. On the menu are a bespoke and impressive range of Nescens treatments from facials, to massages and beauty pick me ups.
Not only that, right in the heart of the City of Romance, La Réserve Hotel & Spa is the perfect place for a couples’ escape. There’s a whole host of treatments available including La Belle Epogue, a treatment for couples to share an indulging pampering session together with massages and Nescens facials. The spa also introduced a treatment for ‘Le Gentlemen of La Réserve’, a relaxing treatment which includes a Swedish massage, Nescens men’s facial and Nescens hand care. While women are well cared for with the equally relaxing ‘Be perfect’ treatment which includes the Nescens experience for the perfect combination of relaxation and better aging.
Rates at La Reserve start from 750 EUR (approx £669) per night, treatments at the spa start from 50 EUR (approx £53). To book visit www.lareserveparis.com
– BEST FOR A RAINFOREST RETREAT –
Alila Ubud, Bali
Alila Ubud takes relaxation to a new level of indulgence with a new Rainforest Spa Alila Experience. Guests will enjoy spa treatments in the seclusion of the resort’s bale bengong, perched at the edge of the Ayung deep in the rainforest. Amid this peaceful setting, enjoy a range of pampering treatments including a relaxing footbath and a 90-minute therapeutic massage designed to unravel the deepest tension and stress. This will be followed by a healthy lunch, choosing from either a three-course Detox or Pan-Asian set menu, made with fresh local and organic ingredients. After lunch sit back and enjoy a healing 60-minute reflexology massage.
Guests will also enjoy Alila Ubud’s afternoon tea served in the comfort of the bale, featuring a refreshing herbal tea and a selection of local sweet treats. Alila Ubud hotel is a tranquil and secluded hillside retreat that sits high up on the edge of the Ayung River valley in Bali’s central foothills, in the traditional Balinese hill village of Payangan. The resort is located 15 minutes from Ubud, the island’s cultural heart. Blending contemporary design and traditional Balinese architecture, the secluded courtyards, spacious terraces and private gardens of our charming Ubud boutique hotel create an intimate feeling like none other.
The Rainforest Retreat starts from £111 per person inclusive of footbath, 90-minute therapeutic massage, three-course lunch, 60-minute reflexology and afternoon tea. Rates start from £146 per night based on two sharing a Superior Room on a B&B basis, excluding tax. For more information or to book visit www.alilahotels.com/ubud
– BEST FOR A COUNTRYSIDE ESCAPE –
Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa, West Sussex
Tucked away in the West Sussex countryside lies Ockenden Manor, an Elizabethan manor house with a show-stopper spa. Opening in 2012 as a contemporary, peaceful haven, Ockenden Manor Spa has as of October 2016 partnered with new and exciting spa brand, Elemental Herbology. With uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside of the South Downs – and the water for its swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, indoor spa bath and rain shower all sourced from the hotel’s very own underground spring – Ockenden Manor Spa holds its English setting close to its heart.
Like the perfect puzzle piece to Ockenden Manor Spa’s philosophy, Elemental Herbology is proudly English and entirely natural and bio-nutritious. Its products and treatments are based around traditional Chinese Medicine Five Element Theory – wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The signature Elemental Rebalancing Ritual treatment has been developed exclusively for Ockenden Manor Spa, each one tailored to the individual guest to determine their key Element and restore complete balance to the whole body.
Signature Elemental Rebalancing Ritual (120 minutes) is £185. Stay from £199 per night, based on two sharing a Standard Room, mid-week, on a B&B basis. To book visit www.hshotels.co.uk or call 01444 4161 11