With such a vast choice of enticing countries, plus luxurious hotels and resorts to choose from, where should you go for some seriously indulgent pampering in Europe? Our luxury spa guide picks out some of the best spa hotels and resorts in Europe — perfect places for relaxing and rejuvenating in scenic surroundings. As summer shimmers across the shores of Europe, people inevitably turn their thoughts to the beach, relaxation and preparing their holiday bodies. With bikinis and swimming shorts beckoning, the idea of tired minds, dry skin and a pale pallor can often be enough to make us grab our spa robes and head for a calming treatment room. So, whether you’re seeking the very best destination spa with cutting-edge technology, specialist programmes and world-renowned practitioners, or a glamourous coastal retreat with a luxury spa, we have a Europe spa guide to take away your worries and leave you feeling relaxed and inspired.
Our Top Picks For A Europe Spa Holiday
Seeking Year-Round Indulgence
For a year-round destination with excellent spas and comprehensive spa menus, the Canary Islands offer some very good spa options. Discover a state of calm at Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque in Tenerife, it’s ideal for harmonising your body and soul and their Wellness Centre boasts aromatic gardens, an open-air thalassotherapy circuit, relaxing rituals, world-famous products plus an extensive fitness area. With private treatment suites, a hammam, hydromassage bath, outside terrace and beauty salon, you’re bound to leave here feeling like a new person.
Prestigious Spa Pampering In Italy
Rubbing shoulders with Europe’s elite is guaranteed at the illustrious Capri Palace Hotel & Spa on Capri. This Italian island hideaway is world-renowned for innovative procedures and intensive health programmes. Designed for the rich and famous to relax in perfect privacy, as with everything Italian, the art of spa is taken very seriously here. Absorb the luxurious oils and rich fragrances, soak up the sun and indulge in exquisite Mytha SPA style. Promising life-enhancing treatments at its pioneering Capri Beauty Farm by Mytha SPA, doctors, therapists, beauticians and dieticians combine holistic, medical and scientific principles under the expertise of Professor Francesco Canonaco. From mud cures, improving one’s posture and nutrition, to The Leg School® and Aesthetic Medicine combating the signs of aging, this is a Spa to rival all others.
Scenery And Spa In France
In addition to the delicious cuisine, fine French wines and quintessential hospitality, guests can be seduced by an enviable atmosphere and array of spa treats at Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort. Located within a sumptuous county house in the magnificent countryside of Provence, Terre Blanche Spa is surrounded by cypress trees, fragrant shrubs and aromatic plants. Breathe in the scents of citrus, rosemary, myrtle and calming lavender, before entering a sophisticated and palatial interior filled with art. By combining traditional and modern therapies with innovative technology, cosmetology and aromatherapy unique to Provence, guests can succumb to beauty rituals by KOS Paris and VALMONT. If ever there was an ode to a healthy French lifestyle, then it can be found here at this picturesque village on the Cote d’Azur, where they expertly combine a spa tonic in a luxury holiday!
Greek Spa Goodness
Ancient healing knowledge and expert skills have led to a host of heavenly resorts providing an abundance of spa treatments guaranteed to leave your feeling like a Greek God or Goddess. Bask in the sun and soothe your mind with herbal concoctions and soothing infusions at the award- winning Six Senses Spa at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel. With a focus on high-touch and high-tech treatments, guests can unwind with a 60-minute Wine Elixir, harnessing the antioxidant qualities of red wine, invigorate their facial skin with a 24K Gold Age-defying Facial, experience the power of pearls with a Pearl-Infused Re-mineralising Body Mask, or be scrubbed and cleansed with a traditional hammam treatment. Those seeking deeper therapy may wish to try Mindful Meditation With Herbal Infusion, Acupuncture, or a Slimming Algae Treatment. In keeping with the beautiful location, the two-hour Sense of Greece experience utilises locally-sourced oil and plant extracts, warm seaweed and Cretan olive stones, offering a true sense of place and the essence of Grecian bliss. Elounda’s spa is definitely one of the best European spas to experience.
Signature Spa Treatments
Boasting an Asian approach to holistic wellbeing, the luxury brand of Mandarin Oriental heals the world with its intelligent approach to luxury spa hospitality. Across the globe, there are city hotels and beach resorts dedicated to balancing each guest’s health and wellbeing in a refined and indulgent way. Think sumptuous spa suites, signature treatments tailored to the destination and a calming welcome — whichever Mandarin Oriental property you choose. Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum effortlessly combines one-of-kind local therapies, and centuries-old hammam experiences, with some sublime Turkish treats. From Oriental Harmony and Ayurvedic Healing, to Rose Hydrating Cocoon and an indulgent Aegean Calm or Mediterranean Journey, utilising pine-flower and honey, guests are guaranteed to feel de-stressed and relaxed. Similarly appealing, the serene Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, blessed with the Atlas Mountains as a backdrop and located within olive groves and rose gardens, has a spa dedicated to the equilibrium of mind, body and spirit. Whilst staying here, guests can be pampered with Eastern delights, inhale the fresh scent of jasmine and relax with an indulgent Moroccan Rose treatment.
Boutique Spa Retreats
From Porto, head to Portugal’s romantic Douro Valley to sample intriguing, wine-inspired, spa treatments at Six Senses Douro Valley. World experts in all things spa, Six Senses infuse local ingredients into each of their spa menus — meaning there are uniquely tailored products, wherever you are in the world! Overlooking rolling hills covered in vines, and the weaving river below, the scene is set for an organic experience filled with grape and citrus-based treatments. Their multi-day programmes, including Yogic Programmes, Aerial Yoga, Fitness and Alchemy Bar Workshops, mean guests can immerse themselves in personalised wellness and can benefit from a series of expert practitioners. For those seeking a last-minute spa escape, the Collagen Boosting Rose Diamond Facial, Citrus Energizer or Complete Grape Rejuvenation are sure to entice a visit, making Six Senses Douro Valley’s spa the best place for a short spa break.
Unique Europe Spas
For those seeking a deeper spa experience, far away from the typical city spa menu and beautifying beach treat, Lefay Resort & SPA Lago Di Garda in Italy is the perfect reward for a weary soul. A premier holistic lakeside retreat, crafted around a hillside overlooking Lake Garda, this sensual mountain retreat promises far more than fresh air. With delectable spa cuisine forming an integral part of the wellbeing experience here, guests leave feeling wonderful inside and out. Another less obvious spa attraction can be found in the more remote Icelandic resort, The Retreat at Blue Lagoon. Braving the elements in search of the benefits of rare minerals is all part of the steamy skin experience here! With dramatic scenery, chic interiors and an innovative underground spa, this is one of the most unique spa experiences available in Europe.
Book Your Luxury Spa Holiday In Europe With Elegant Resorts
Whether you seek simple relaxing massages, or European spas with innovative technology — boasting all manner of scientific kit — Europe has a luxury spa for you. From pampering and polishing, to scrubs, facials and beautification, Europe has a spa to meet your needs and leave you feeling wonderfully indulged whether as a couple or individual. So, soothe your senses, smooth your skin and rejuvenate your mind with some healing hands from our expert guide of European spas. For further information on spa holidays in Europe, or to book your luxury spa escape in scenic European surroundings, simply call our Europe spa experts today.