Surrey is historically one of the most genteel parts of the UK you could visit. This is a tradition that continues to be upheld by its day spas and spa hotels. As you travel past the likes of Henry VIII’s 500 year old Hampton Court Palace or the ruined medieval monastery of Waverley Abbey, spas in Surrey provide a base for every kind of spa break you could ask for - from proposal-popping romantic hotels to elegant escapes for friends and hen parties.
To give you a taste of this region’s pedigree, start by taking a look at Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa. If you have yet to go, then this spa hotel is of particular fame and recognition for the role it plays in the health and wellbeing of the England rugby team, amongst a host of other celebrities. An exquisite hotel complete with Michelin Star dining, the spa has a prominent name in its own right. Sitting separately, it is a complete experience whether you stay overnight or simply for the day, offering wellness and decadence combined.
The experience doesn’t stop there however. Surrey is also home to one of the UK’s most prominent wellness spa specialists. Grayshott Spa is known for its array of expertise, including nutritionists and dieticians. They are pioneers of the gut health movement and the role it plays in both physical and mental health. Their array of spa treatments and therapies that go beyond the aesthetic is also world-leading, offering everything from a retreat for those suffering burnout, to weight loss, detox and mindfulness.
On the other hand, groups of friends and hen parties also find experiences that combine wellness, pampering and plenty of entertainment at the likes of Brooklands Spa Hotel. Meanwhile, families can expect a child friendly spa experience that doesn’t compromise on style at Foxhills. All of that, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg.