When the wedding’s on the horizon and all the stressful organisation is done, a little me time is in order for all brides to be. Whether you choose a solo spa day, go with a couple of friends, your partner or make it part of your hen do, here are our 10 of our top spa destinations for brides to be.
Mandara Spa, London
A flavour of the East awaits you at this, the first Mandara Spa in the UK or Europe. Their Mandara Bride to be Spa Day includes a whopping two hours and 50 minutes of treatment time featuring a Balinese pre-nuptial mande lular ritual, an exotic retreat and a Caci bride to be facial, plus complimentary fruit tea and water, bath robes and full use of facilities. The perfect opportunity for a mother/daughter day.
Wyck Hall House Hotel & Spa, Gloucestershire
In the picture perfect Cotswold countryside, Wyck Hall Hotel & Spa has an excellent and useful pre-wedding pamper day including a Visible Brilliance Facial, half leg wax and bikini wax, lunch with a glass of wine and a Jessica manicure and pedicure. Make it even more relaxing by staying overnight the night before.
Trump Turnberry Resort, Scotland
If you’re organising a hen party take brides to be to Turnberry for a pre wedding spa break she won’t forget. Located on the rugged west coast of Scotland, this legendary resort, home to one of the UK’s top golf courses, also provides the perfect setting for a girlie pre wedding get together. There’s a techno gym, pool and hot tub plus a huge range of treatments including an innovative use of organic Scottish seaweed products. Outside you can enjoy walking, quad biking, off road driving and obviously golf. Lots of dining options including a scrumptious sharing menu available in the Ailsa Bar looking over the golf course.
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel, Essex
The approach at Lifehouse is to treat the mind and body as a whole. The aim is to help you rediscover your natural joie de vivre and sooth your frayed nerves. An adult only oasis where you can enjoy an escape from the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, your spa break can include your choice from an extensive range of facials, massages, scrubs and wraps, a swim in the pool, a stroll round the heritage listed gardens, and of course fabulous food. They even have their very own healer offering skilled and soothing holistic therapy.
The Bath Priory, Bath
If time is short in the run up to the wedding the bride to be will enjoy the sense of being transported to Provence at the Bath Priory, which houses the only spa in the UK by L’Occitane. The fragrance of flowers from the South of France emanating from the grand herbarium, which houses hundreds of essential oils and natural ingredients, is everywhere - whether you are relaxing by the pool or having one of their superlative treatments. Couple this with staying in a beautiful hotel with a Michelin star restaurant and the opportunity to explore and shop in the stunning city of Bath and there you have it - the ideal spa break for the bride to be.
The Spa at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London
For a day spa retreat that gives you a pampering boost, head to The Spa at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel. This stylishly hip health club and spa in central London has been a favourite amongst city celebs for years, offering a total wellbeing experience. Afterwards, catch up with friends at The Harbour Bar overlooking the Marina and for the ultimate escape, stay overnight and do it all again the next day.
Champneys Tring, Hertfordshire
A classic health spa favourite, Champneys Tring is one of the original UK health spas. A grand property surrounded by tranquil grounds, it's a feast of wellness experiences from the food to the treatments. Known for its marine and wellness spa, it's a head =-to-toe holistic approach that's guaranteed to make you glow.
Espa Life at Corinthia, London
For a truly luxurious experience it doesn't get much finer than Espa Life at Corinthia. Chic, seductive and incredibly glamorous, it combines hydrotherapy, alternative therapies, fitness, beauty treatments and a hair salon. The team of traditional Chinese medicine acupuncturists and herbalists, naturopaths and spa professionals have all the healing powers to make you look and feel your best. Plus, we love the private sleep pods for a moment of quiet.
Cottonmill Spa at Sopwell House, St Albans
Surrounded by the peace and quiet of Sopwell House's pretty gardens, the Cottonmill Spa is a dedicated wellness facility with state-of-the-art facilities and truly decadent spa experiences. Think poolside terraces along with cabanas, hot tubs and fire pits amidst country house surroundings and all within easy reach of London.
W London, Away Spa, London
For something truly glamorous with your friends, head to W London, Away Spa. Described as the perfect place to retox and detox, this Soho-based hotel and spa has a distinct party vibe and is a favourite amongst celebrities. Enjoy sky-high spa treatments on the sixth floor, sip cocktails and feel red-carpet-ready - it will definitely get you into the celebratory mood.