From preparing for summer holidays to spa treatments that help to prolong that holiday feel-good feeling, summer spa breaks are best when they make the most of the great outdoors.
Alfresco spa experiences and spa gardens with sophisticated new experiences have been emerging across the UK and Ireland, fusing holistic wellness with effective treatments. Galgorm Resort and Spa in Ireland, for example, is in a spectacular location with the River Maine running through the estate. It is complete with a heated outdoor pool, riverside hot tubs and their Beltane Experience, set around a sunken fire with friends before a dip in the 12 man hot tub.
Meanwhile, a summer spa day at Rudding Park is home to a magical spa with a beautiful adult only rooftop spa garden. Here you will find a space to relax with a group of friends in the Rooftop Spa Cabana complete with a fire bowl, infrared heaters and electric louvred roof. That’s in addition to the hydrotherapy infinity pool, panoramic sauna, herbal steam bath, luxury steam room, foot spa, experience shower, sun deck, garden sauna cabin and an oxygen pod.
In 2019 Carden Park also extended the spa experience by bringing the outside in all year round, but in a way that truly comes to life in the summer months. Equally, summer spa packages at Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa take full advantage of the reigning oligarch of luxury spa experiences with an extensive network of pools to swim in from the inside, out.
Rockliffe Hall is a superbly luxurious escape and a member of Spabreaks.com's Elysium Collection, the grounds play a key role in how you spend your time here, from Nordic walking to golf at the hotel’s own course. Equally, The Grove in Hertfordshire has its own Urban Beach in the Walled Garden and The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village is an immaculate adult-only escape with an elegant Zen Garden that includes a salt sauna, monsoon shower and two hot tubs.
For those heading into the rolling Yorkshire countryside in the summer, The Coniston Spa is ripe for outdoor adventures as well as a beautiful outdoor infinity edge spa pool. For a real treat you mustn’t miss South Lodge in West Sussex, set into the natural contours of the land and featuring an outdoor hydrotherapy pool and wild swimming pool and a thermal suite amongst other celebrated details.