Sure, everyone knows Bournemouth has an abundance of clifftop and beachfront hotels with sea views to die for, but who knew so many of them offered spa breaks too for a truly holistic seaside staycation?
Travelling to the coast for its clean air and health benefits has long been a tradition in the UK and, indeed, is how Bournemouth flourished in the 1800s. Today, the seaside destination offers a multitude of venues for much needed R&R, cementing the comprehensiveness of the town’s offer in the modern era.
Many of the big hotels have been running spa packages for a number of years but the recent addition of the five-star quality Eforea spa at the new Hilton has helped to render Bournemouth one of the country’s wellness top spots. It’s now possible to find almost every major treatment and brand in Bournemouth, as well as opportunities to team a day of indulgence with an evening meal, afternoon tea or glass of bubbly.
Here’s a list of our featured spa venues:
- Eforea Spa at Hilton Bournemouth
- Hallmark Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel & Spa
- Oceana Day Spa at the Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa
- Bluewater Spa & Leisure Club, Best Western the Connaught Hotel
- Health & Beauty Rooms at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel
- Village Spa Bournemouth
- Edge Spa
- The Bathhouse Spa at the Chine Hotel
- Forever Gorgeous at the Queens Hotel
- Beauty Essence at the Cottonwood Hotel
Treatments include: Elemis, ESPA, Dermalogica and BABOR treatments; Jessica and Shellac manicures and pedicures; Vita Liberata and St Tropez luxury tanning; hot stone, Swedish and Indian head massage; as well as men’s treatments; and specialist massages and facials for mums-to-be.
With one in five people taking a dedicated wellness break at least once a year*, it’s not only the breadth of choice available that’s impressive, our sprawling beaches and micro climate make Bournemouth the perfect setting for a wholesome retreat. With miles of golden sand and waves gently lapping on the shore, there’s no better backdrop for your 2017 spa staycation.
*NCTA (National Coastal Tourism Academy, Wellness Tourism