Honeymoon spa breaks guide

Part of the Spabreaks.com occasions guide

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Whether you’re looking for a UK mini-moon or an all-singing, all-dancing escape, honeymoon spa breaks and honeymoon spa packages are proving that they are amongst the best destinations to consider when planning your post wedding getaway.

Perhaps one of the less arduous tasks in the wedding planning calendar is daydreaming about your honeymoon. In fact, so in love are we with the prospect of our newly wed holiday, that a survey found that while the hire of a wedding venue is typically the biggest item on the budget, the honeymoon comes in as the second highest cost, above catering, the engagement ring, and without the dress even getting a mention.

Luxury honeymoon getaways

A luxury honeymoon is still the name of the game for most people - presumably to recover from both the wedding and the wedding planning - and there’s plenty of advice out there about how to choose the perfect destination. On that note, Spabreaks.com’s Elysium Collection, with its array of exclusive luxury spa experiences is definitely the place to look.

A good idea is to nail down the basics. That means deciding how much to spend before you set your sights on a real budget buster, and suggesting you choose a theme for your honeymoon - i.e country or city, Europe or Asia, beach or adventure and so forth.

On a practical note, considering the season, wherever you’re thinking of going on your honeymoon spa break, is also eminently sensible (the hurricane season in Barbados is perhaps not ideal). Thinking about the kind of atmosphere you want as part of your honeymoon spa package as well is worth the time. Do you fancy a buzzing, vibrant destination? Or a peaceful, private one?

Classic UK honeymoon spa staycations

That said, the honeymoon spa UK staycation has also been on the rise in recent years, a rather beautifully stylish option that perhaps implies something of a throwback to an old school tradition brimming with romance.

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Honeymoon spa destinations

Here’s a few favourite honeymoon spa destinations of ours that embody the trends of luxury, beauty, romance, and well deserved post-wedding relaxation, whether you’re an overseas or staycation kinda couple…

Grantley Hall, North Yorkshire

Part of our Elysium Collection, Grantley Hall takes Yorkshire’s Austen-esque sense of romance to new heights. It's a combination of vast decadence, intimate romance and abundant history. It’s seductive, unapologetically lavish, and all the while surrounded by magical landscapes. Dating back to the 17th century, Grantley Hall has hosted kings and queens, politicians and celebrities. Dame Vera Lynn sang here, and LS Lowry painted it. Food at the hotel draws on Yorkshire’s abundant larder, turned into a feast for the senses that takes you on a culinary journey. The evenings are for dancing the night away in Gatsby-style glamour at Valeria’s subterranean den. Meanwhile, the magnificent Three Graces Spa and Elite Luxury Gym has been purposely created in the grounds of the hotel and as such as a complete destination in its own right. It caters to modern wellbeing with old school charm.

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Swinton Park, Yorkshire

You definitely don’t have to go overseas to experience the ultimate in contemporary luxury. Spa retreats at Swinton Park are all about indulgence. A destination in itself, the spa has world-class facilities and you’ll feel luxurious, pampered and glamorous by the end of it. The Earl of Swinton’s ancestral seat dates back to the 1800s and sits amidst a 20,000 acre estate that you can wander to be greeted by roaming deer and other wildlife. Accommodation is in the lavish country house, and for special occasions such as this we suggest opting for one of the five suites located in the Turret. Meanwhile, the spa is brand new and sits within the grounds offering world class facilities both inside and out. Key features include an aroma steam room using seasonal natural fragrances and a 10 metre outdoor natural pool that offers environmentally friendly, natural bathing in bio-filtered water.

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Hoar Cross Hall, Staffordshire

Hoar Cross Hall is a really special place to visit with your partner. It’s a beautiful country house hotel set in 50 acres of grounds and gardens. The Elizabethan property is accompanied by a contemporary spa with a wide variety of thermal facilities and world-class treatments. Historic architecture and design harp back to a bygone age of true romance. Combined with the contemporary spa and exemplary service, the picture is complete for a really romantic escape. Meanwhile, it is renowned as a beautiful setting with a multitude of aspects that all contribute to its air of total escapism. The gardens are idyllic all year round for wandering hand in hand and planning the future ahead.

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South Lodge, West Sussex

A five star spa and luxury country house hotel with exceptional views of the South Downs, South Lodge is a stylish and sophisticated retreat. It’s where sumptuous soft furnishings meet innovative design. It has three restaurants and is set in 93 acres of grounds. Meanwhile, the luxurious eco spa does a sterling job of combining luxury and wellbeing in all ways. Favourite features include a wild swimming pool, a grass and sedum roof that help it blend into the South Downs, and luxury and wellbeing are also brought together with local vineyard, Ridgeview, famed for their sparkling wine, in the form of the Ridgeview Beauty Bar – and English twist on the traditional Champagne nail bar.

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