From outdoor Jacuzzis and outdoor spa baths to entire spa gardens, some of the most unusual spa treatments and experiences incorporate the great outdoors. The exclusive rooftop spa garden at Rudding Park, for example, is a brand new addition that incorporates unique experiences such as an oxygen pod, as well as providing space that’s ideal for couples and groups of friends to enjoy time together.
At Galgorm Spa and Resort in Ireland, the gardens are an ever-present part of the spa experience, with views of the River Maine as you do yoga in the River House (on stilts). Exclusive offerings include outdoor hot tubs and the Beltane Experience, where you relax around a sunken fire with friends before enjoying a dip in the 12 person hot tub.
Of course, they are not the only spa destinations to offer beautiful outside spa experiences. Amongst the best outdoor spas are Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa in Surrey, which takes you from the inside out through a multiplicity of pools, even when there’s snow on the ground. There’s also The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall, where the Zen Garden makes it one of the UK’s favourite spas with outdoor hot tubs.
Alfresco Spas in South West (13 spas available)
Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall
Includes a choice of 1 x 60 minute treatment from: Gaia Jade Facial, Gaia Full Body Hot Stones Massage, Poultice Massage, Full Body Personalised Massage, Rejuvenating Manicure or Rejuvenating Pedicure; 2 course lunch with a glass of Champagne or fresh juice served in the Spatisserie, robe and flip flops provided and full use of the spa facilities from 10am - 6pm.
Bedruthan Hotel and Spa
Intention Spa Break
Two nights' bed and breakfast, 3 course dinner in Herring Restaurant, a 90 minute Simply Oula Facial and Massage, a 60 minute Sensory Spa Garden Experience, an optional meditation session, a movement class introducing the principles of Yoga, bottle of fizz, late checkout at 1pm, robe and towel provided and full use of the spa facilities.
Thermae Bath Spa
Thermae Welcome Plus
Includes a 3 hour spa session with full use of the indoor Minerva Bath, multi-sensory Wellness Suite and open-air rooftop pool. Towel, robe, slippers and a Thermae foldable bag provided.
Minimum age 16+
Hotel Du Vin Exeter
Includes a choice of 1 x 60 minute treatment from: Bespoke Full Body Massage, Bespoke REN Facial, REN Body Scrub or Full Body Hot Stones Massage, a choice of 2 course lunch of Afternoon Tea and full use of the facilities.
Robes and towels available with £5 refundable deposit
REN Body Scrub and Full Body Hot Stones Massage are subject to availability
The Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel
Simply Spa Break
- One night's dinner, bed and breakfast
- A choice of 1 x 25 minute treatment from:
- File and Polish for hands
- File and Polish for feet
- Robe, towel and slippers provided
- Full use of the facilities
Upgrade to a Massage for £10 extra
Please Note: A two night restriction may apply between April and September
The Headland Hotel
Waves and Wellbeing By Elemis
Includes a choice of 1 x 60 minute treatment from: Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage, Skin Specific Facial, Frangipani or Sweet Orchid Wrap or Massage and Facial Combo Couture Touch, 2 course lunch and a glass of bubbles, robe, towel and slippers provided and full use of the facilities.
Upgrade to a Hot Stones Massage for £15
Please note this package is not available during School Holidays or Bank Holiday Weekends
The Bath Priory
Garden Spa Twilight Retreat
Includes arrival at 4.30pm, a choice of 1 x 30 minute treatment from: Revitalising Aromachologie Massage, Back Massage, Manicure or Pedicure, 2 course dinner in the Pantry, robe, towel and slippers provided and full use of the facilities.
20% off any additional treatments
The Imperial Torquay
Imperial Signature Spa Day
Includes a choice of 2 x 30 minute treatments from: Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage, Aromatherapy Discovery Facial, Scalp Massage, Express Manicure or Express Pedicure, lunch, robe, towel and slippers provided and full use of facilities.
Boscundle Manor Country House Hotel
Country House Retreat
One night's bed and breakfast, 3 course dinner, tea or coffee on arrival, a choice of 1 x 30 minute treatment from: Facial, Back Massage, Pedicure or Manicure, robe and towel provided and full use of the spa facilities.
Free upgrade upon arrival, subject to availability
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
One Night Spa Break
One night's bed and breakfast, a choice of 1 x 60 minute treatment from: Elemental Herbology Five Element Facial, Radiance and Vitality Skin Brightening Facial, Five Element Aroma Massage, Reflexology Massage, Hot Stones Massage, Pregnancy Massage or Luxury Manicure and full use of the Spa facilities.
Doubletree Bristol South by Hilton - Cadbury House
Relax and Refresh
Includes a 40 minute Body Renew Salt Scrub with Mini Facial, Afternoon Tea, robe and towel provide and 4 hours use of the spa facilities between 1pm - 5pm.