By the time we reach our 50s we all deserve a bit of pampering! So whether you have a special birthday to celebrate, or just want to get away for a bit of ‘me’ time here are just a few options:
Wish you were here? Take a break from the ordinary with this wish-list of Europe’s most exclusive spas. If it’s indulgent treatments or incredible views that get your travel cravings going, this selection of discerning spas will cater to all your distinguished tastes.
Greece, Eagles Palace
Found in the stunning scenery of northern Greece is the Eagles Palace. In the shadow of Mount Athos, near the charming village of Ouranoupoli, the spa hotel has a private Blue Flag beach with golden sands and bright azure waters. In partnership with Elemis and Apivita, the spa has been awarded the title of ‘Best Day Spa in the World’ and offers unique massage packages, exotic treatments, hammam baths, saunas and thalassotherapy. Enjoy deep cleansing massages, lavender skin repair treatments and anti-aging pro-collagen facials. After an indulgent day of pampering, sit with a long cocktail on the gorgeous sands and watch the sun go down over the Aegean Sea.
Paris – Mandarin Orientel
Rue Saint-Honoré is one of the most fashionable streets in Europe and it’s here where you’ll find a spa of supreme elegance, the Mandarin Oriental. The spa is located in a 1930s art-deco hotel, and fully embraces the essence of Chinese healing therapies whilst retaining a Parisian chic atmosphere.
The suites are decorated in a sophisticated décor to help relax your mind; the spa includes three double suites for couples, a private pool for guests, a steam room infused with oriental herbs and four single treatment suites to relax your body. The luxurious simplicity and purity of the spa makes it the perfect place to return to after a day soaking up the Parisian sights.
Malta – The Palace
One of Malta’s best boutique hotels is the 5* The Palace spa hotel, found in the cosmopolitan resort of Sliema. The top floors of The Palace are dedicated to a wellness centre, spread over three stunning spa rooms. The roof terrace has an outdoor pool with breath-taking views of the Mediterranean Sea and the nearby fortifications of Valletta city. With a focus on healthy living, The Palace has a fitness centre and creates personalised meal programs which will be served to you at its elegant restaurants. After a day soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine relax with therapeutic hot stone massages, a tailored facial treatment or a posh manicure and pedicure. For more spa holidays in the Mediterranean, check out the spas in Malta page on the lowcostholidays.com website.
Lenkerhof Alpine Resort, Switzerland
The Lenkerhof (top image) is one of Switzerland’s most recent and most modern spa resorts. Built with a perfect balance between traditional and new architecture, the spa complements the ever-changing scenery of Switzerland. The Lenkerhof spa specialises in holistic treatments as well as a fantastic menu of body scrubs, wraps, massages, bathing rituals, water therapy and reflexology. The Lenkerhof prides itself on its laid-back atmosphere, encouraging people to relax and be happy together. The rooms have a bright and welcoming décor, coupled with cutting edge technologies and spectacular views of the Wildstrubel massif.
Spaciomm, Omm Hotel – Barcelona
Lovers of design will adore the inimitable spa in Omm Hotel, Barcelona. The smooth design is built from a combination of wood, stone, iron and silk which gives an edge of noble authenticity to the contemporary design. And the treatments are just as excellent as the architecture. With their own range of luxurious spa products, the Spaciomm’s spa specialists offer calming hydro-massage therapies, Pilate classes and Ayurvedic massage.