In one of the most magical parts of Scotland, perched on the edge of Loch Fyne in Argyll, Portavadie is spectacularly beautiful and peaceful. It offers guests accommodation in apartments, cottages and eco retreats, all of which are contemporary, but perhaps one of its most prized experiences is its outdoor heated infinity pool – rumoured to be the largest in Scotland.
One of the most renowned and best loved hotels and spas in Scotland, Gleneagles has a reputation for its golf course, its sense of luxury and its high standards. Set in spectacular grounds and designed with the concept of a French chateaus in mind, its spa is a fusion of luxury and wellbeing. An ideal place to treat hard working muscles after a day on the course, they also offer luxurious ESPA treatments and a collection of facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna, steam room, arctic mist shower and relaxation rooms. The spa is a real favourite for many celebrities including TV presenter and friend of Spabreaks.com, Martel Maxwell.
An exceptional five star hotel on the cliffs above St Andrew’s Bay, Fairmont St Andrews is ideal for a romantic holiday but is also a favourite golf destination. Its spa has been specially designed to reflect the best of contemporary spa experiences as well as the history of Scotland, inspired as it is by land, sea, and the Celtic lore of myths and magic. It has a gym, 16-metre pool, sauna and steam room, as well as 12 treatment rooms offering Aromatherapy Associates treatments.
Set in 800 acres of grounds, and welcoming guests since 1906, Trump Turnberry is idyllically located, looking out onto the beautiful Ayrshire coast and famous for its view of the iconic lighthouse. Following a refurbishment in 2017, it is luxurious and contemporary inside with a Wonderful golf course outside, while the spa is the cherry on top complete with a fitness studio and gym, hot tub, and a 20-metre pool, as well as treatments from ESPA as well as the innovative ishga range of organic Scottish seaweed skincare products.
A half hour drive from Edinburgh, this refurbished Victorian building on the East coast of Scotland enjoys sea views beyond the verdant landscape and has 83 contemporary bedrooms. In the spa you are reminded of the idyllic location from the glass-encased pool before treatments from the Elemis and Jessica product lines, and if the weather is fine we highly recommend a bracing stroll along the clifftops.