Top Christmas spa breaks 2021

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A truly restful Christmas

By Christmas time we’re all usually in need of a little pampering to help get us into the festive mood and see us through the winter months in sparkly style. Finishing the year not so much with a bang as an opportunity to bask in unapologetic feel good factor, this might be the season of giving to our loved ones, but there’s no reason it can’t be a time for self-care as well.

From spa gifts to spa breaks, spas take seasonal celebrations to a whole new level. From pre-Christmas preparation to restful mini breaks from 24th December to New Year’s Day, and for those looking for spa breaks over Christmas to New Year getaways…

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Christmas spa break destinations

Christmas spa packages at destinations across the UK and beyond are all about feeling your best and just the right amount of indulgence as well. Whether it’s time to yourself in the traditionally hectic season or time spent with loved ones - as a group or just two of you - there’s an experience for every preference. Here’s a little inspiration to get you in the mood!

Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall, Devon

A magical escape on the edge of the moors, Christmas spa breaks go five star at the Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall. All mulled wine, Devon cream teas, cocktails, carols by the fire, entertainment and candlelight. This is a place that combines glamour and relaxation from black tie dinners to seasonal spa treatments.

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Ringwood Hall Hotel and Spa, Derbyshire

A 19th century manor house hotel in the Peak District, surrounded by 29 acres of parkland, Ringwood Hall is an elegant spa hotel. The botanical inspired spa always has something special happening for the festive season. Perhaps it will be a sparkling seasonal spa treatment or two, flowing Bucks Fizz, or sumptuous meals, either way you can guarantee you will feel spoiled rotten.

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St Pancras Spa, London

One of the most beautiful hotels in London, this is definitely the place to have a festive afternoon tea and get into the Christmas spirit. The spa is a space for the most warming and indulgent treatments, helping to ease away the winter chill and make you feel party ready. Then head up to the hotel for Champagne and a sweet and savoury feast fit for royalty.

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Christmas spa treatment ideas

Never underestimate the power of touch to soothe the soul and help you unwind for the holidays. We can be so hard on ourselves – making judgements on our bodies and our achievements – a spa treatment can work wonders not simply to relax tight muscles and soothe dry skin, but also to ease those internal tensions and feel the festive joy. That makes a massage, a facial, reflexology or whatever else you happen to choose, so much more than a physical way to relieve muscle tension, and a much deeper, powerful experience. Here are a few Christmas spa treatment ideas that are perfect for the chilly winter months…

Sun Meadow at K West Hotel and Spa

Regularly voted one of the UK’s best spas, K Spa has numerous unusual treatments and facilities. The luxurious Sun Meadow treatment room is one such example, featuring specially designed UV lights for light therapy treatment. Whilst the sound of birdsong and a running stream fills the room, spa goers relax under gentle lights that feel like spring sunshine, encouraging the production of Vitamin D and serotonin.

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The Beach Hut at The Three Horseshoes Country Inn and Spa

The Beach Hut is a unique experience which replicates the positive benefits of being on a beach in the sun. You lie on a bed of warm sand, and the 25 minute experience takes guests from darkness to sunrise to peak sunshine and then sunset. It is ideal for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to top up Vitamin D levels helping beat winter blues and this can even stimulate the metabolism.

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Winter Warmer at Whittlebury Hall

A deeply warming treatment, as the name suggests, the Winter Warmer is a blend of luxurious lavender, zesty orange and uplifting ginger spice. A salt and oil exfoliation treatment leaves your skin beautifully smooth and polished, whilst indulging in a hot stone neck, shoulder and scalp massage. Lavender is great for relaxation which during the stressful Christmas period lavender is great, while orange is a great detox for the skin and it’s uplifting.

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Spa Christmas gift ideas

From the most glamorous luxury spa skincare products on the market to natural, organic aromatherapy based skincare, Christmas presents are all about treating someone you love, and these are the spa gifts that will really make them feel cared for.’s Christmas spa vouchers are the perfect way to give big Christmas presents easily, whether it’s a spa day or break, for one or for two people. Spa gift vouchers also offer you and the recipient flexibility when it comes to locations and dates as well.

Available in gift cards, gift boxes or as e-vouchers, to make it an extra special gift under the Christmas tree, we have teamed up with luxury skincare line Temple Spa. So now your spa gift voucher can arrive with a Temple Spa beauty box, complete with an array of skin and body products to enjoy at home.

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New Year spa breaks

Celebrations are all the better when you feel happy and healthy as well, making a New Year spa break a uniquely therapeutic experience to set your intention for the months ahead. Spa hotels are expert at turning the holiday season into an extra special occasion, combining dinners and dances with seasonal spa therapies, gifts ready and waiting in your room on arrival and providing healthy treats to start January as feeling fit, well and ready to take on the world.

From Champagne and hot tubs to facials and healthy eating; whether you want decadent pampering, tranquil wellbeing or a combination of the two. A spa could be the perfect way to celebrate the season with a friend or loved one, or to have quality time entirely to yourself.

Chewton Glen, Hampshire

A five-star hotel that’s as perfect for romantic escapes as it is for lavish family getaways, Chewton Glen has something for everyone. Games in the garden for the kids, luxurious rooms and suites to stay in, lavish spa experiences and superb food are all part of a 360-degree sensory experience.

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Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

The perfect combination of pampering and partying, the view across the urban skyline will give you an unrivalled seat to watch the fireworks at midnight, while dining, treatments and cocktails make this a very special place to see in the New Year.

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The Spa @ Suites Hotel, Merseyside

A cool and sophisticated city hotel, The Spa @ Suites Hotel is about sumptuous spa treatments, pampering and partying the night away. It’s perfect for a romantic New Year or a celebration with friends. Either way, you’re guaranteed to leave with a positive outlook.

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