While your bank balance might not stretch to a holiday in the Maldives, treat yourself to a restful break a little closer to home. Here’s a round up of some of the UK’s best coastal spas for winter rejuvenation…
Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa, St Ives
Carbis Bay Hotel is home to the C Bay Spa, a tranquil, award-winning coastal spa offering a range of treatments inspired by the hotel’s close proximity to the ocean. Open all year round, the C Bay Spa’s unique coastal setting provides a calming atmosphere where visitors can hear the gentle crashing of the waves and enjoy stunning panoramic sea-views whilst cosied up under a blanket by the fire and sipping champagne from the spa’s exclusive Ruinart champagne bar.
The C Bay Spa has four treatment rooms as well as a heated al fresco massage facility – the ‘Pavilion’, an outdoor heated pool and a hydrotherapy pool overlooking the Ocean. Guests may also enjoy the quaint outdoor sauna pod or book the new beach retreat with a private Jacuzzi.
Room rates at Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate are from £270 per night. This is based on double occupancy and includes breakfast, taxes and fees. To book, visit the website or call 01736 795 311.
The Scarlet, Newquay
Perched on the cliff top overlooking the golden sands of Mawgan Porth, the Scarlet is an adults only, luxury eco hotel and is the ultimate winter sanctuary for those looking to relax and recharge. Due to the hotel’s significant influences from Ayurveda philosophy, upon which their award winning spa is based, the whole hotel has an ethereal atmosphere of complete relaxation. There are multiple places for guests to unwind throughout the hotel including the hotel’s much-loved cliff top hot tubs, and relaxation lounges fireside or poolside.
Indulging in a spa break at the Scarlet is a truly special and magical experience. With its luxury tented treatment rooms lit by lanterns and its far-reaching ocean views, the Scarlet Spa is a soothing, contemplative, almost spiritual place focusing on the nourishment of mind, body and soul. Guests have the chance to meet the experienced therapists and explore the perfect blend of treatments for them, therefore guaranteeing guests experience holistic therapies and massage techniques which suit them most. The Scarlet also has a range of experienced yoga teachers for guests wanting to find an even deeper inner connection with themselves.
Room rates at Scarlet Hotel are from £240 per night. This is based on double occupancy and includes breakfast, taxes and fees. To book, visit the website, email [email protected], or call 01637 861 800.
Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Newquay
Bedruthan Hotel & Spa is a multi-award winning hotel situated on the hilltop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful, golden sands of Mawgan Porth in North Cornwall.
Overlooking the spectacular sea views, the Bedruthan Hotel’s outdoor Sensory Spa Garden experience is guaranteed to dispel winter blues and provide complete relaxation and rejuvenation for the colder months. Inspired by fire, earth, water, air and space, the Bedruthan Sensory Spa Garden is a thermal adventure designed to stimulate all the senses, providing a relaxing, restorative experience.
Complete with a cedar sauna, eucalyptus steam room, lavender caldarium, open showers and hot tubs, the spa garden is the perfect place to detoxify and renew the body during the winter season. Set in the hotel’s beautiful gardens and around their outdoor pool, the spa garden is sheltered from the sea breeze whilst offering views across the bay.
Room rates at Bedruthan Hotel & Spa are from £156 per night. This is based on double occupancy and includes breakfast, taxes and fees. To book, visit the website, email [email protected], or call 01637 861 200.
The Gallivant, Rye
The Gallivant Hotel is an award winning boutique hotel only a stone’s throw away from the famed sea grass fringed dunes of Camber sands. Along with great food and stylishly cosy rooms, The Gallivant offers special spa treatments in their quaint Beach Hut, which are perfect for combatting winter blues and warming up over the colder months.
Nestled in the corner of the hotel’s coastal gardens, the Beach Hut is a peaceful oasis for enjoying a deeply relaxing massage, facial, manicure or pedicure. One of the most popular treatments for the winter is the Hot Stone Massage, which sees heated, smooth volcanic stones expertly placed on the body to give guests a deeply soothing, gentle massage to relax muscle tensions and banish aches and pains. In addition, The Gallivant also provides complimentary tea with delicious homemade cakes every day for their guests.
Room rates at The Gallivant Hotel are from £95 per night. This is based on double occupancy and includes breakfast, taxes and fees. To book, visit the website, email [email protected], or call 01797 225 057.