Devon is a part of the south west that is renowned for its natural beauty, combining rolling countryside, dramatic seascapes, cliff top walks and breath-taking beaches, all of which are embodied in its spa hotels.
Who can resist the scandalous tales of smugglers at the many coves and beaches along the South West Coast Path? Or perhaps you can’t wait to spend a group spa break with friends, topped off with a supply of local English wines and Salcombe Dairy ice creams. Then again, the fresh air and cleansing seas may inspire you to a health spa retreat on your own or with a partner. Whatever you choose, Devon offers a spa experience for everybody.
For a luxury spa break in Devon, spa Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall sits on the edge of Dartmoor overlooking the dramatic views of this iconic part of the UK. It embodies seductive history as a romantic country house hotel, while its contemporary spa is perfect for getaways with friends and luxurious spa treatments.
Alternatively, the family-friendly Voyage Spa at Thurlestone Hotel enjoys views of one of south Devon’s most prized possessions - its exceptional beaches - whilst also offering a superb trade in the region’s other great asset - its local cuisine. A holiday in south Devon would certainly not be complete without an afternoon tea made with fresh clotted cream. For those looking for exceptional value, it’s also hard to beat the likes of Best Western The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa, offering golf and spa close to the sailing town of Dartmouth.
For families, the spa hotels provide entertainment in the form of outdoor activities such as surfing, sailing and other water sports. Meanwhile, those on a romantic spa break can enjoy the peace and quiet of scenic views, warm hospitality and walks along the cliffs.
While the more remote destinations are blessed with natural beauty to surround them, the spa hotels in Devon’s towns and cities are perfect for groups looking to combine scenic relaxation with a little urban entertainment. Take, for example, Hotel Du Vin, a top-rated spa hotel in Exeter. Enjoy seductive indulgence in the heart of the city, complete with a spa nestled into a tranquil walled garden where Devon-based REN is the treatment skincare brand of choice.