8 of the best spa days in Cornwall
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We pick eight of the best spa days in Cornwall for a nourishing mind, body and soul experience.
Please practice social distancing on your visit. Some facilities may be limited due to restrictions so do book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Eight miles from Padstow you'll find Retallack's ESYA Spa, taking its name from the Cornish for 'at ease'. Using ELEMIS products, skilled therapists personalise each treatment to the ever-changing nature of your skin. Extend your experience in one of their relaxation room and leisure facilities with lunch in The Lookout. See the website for an impressive treatment list, including three indulgent couples' experiences in the VIP double treatment room. There are also a range of short break spa packages and hen party packages available.
With a VIP spa suite designed specifically for couples, it's not hard to see why Gold award-winning Headland Spa is Cornwall's first Five Bubble rated spa hotel. The VIP suite offers a luxurious, exclusive experience in complete seclusion where you and a loved one can take time to relax together. Complete with a treatment room, dedicated therapists and unique treatments, choose from three different VIP packages for the ultimate pampering session.
Planning a birthday party or a day out with friends? Try the Vintage Tea Spa Party at Sands Resort Hotel including a spa treatment, use of the pool and steam room and a 1940s style Afternoon Tea. Or enjoy a Moroccan Spa Part, relaxing in the hot tub and barrel heat room followed by cake and bubbly served in the Moroccan Lounge, a spa treatment and light lunch. Spa parties start from £49 per person.
Positioned in an exquisite hideaway with sweeping views over the Camel Estuary in Rock, the St Enodoc Hotel is the perfect place to relax by the sea. Open seven days a week, the Spa at St Enodoc is a hidden treasure offering an impressive range of treatments from hot stone massages, manicures and waxing to anti-aging facials and full body scrubs. What's more, the Spa only uses organic products from Pinks Boutique to leave you feeling invigorated and pampered without absorbing harsh chemicals. Pink's organic products are available to purchase from the Spa, alongside new balms and candles from natural aromatherapy brand Scentered, to help you relax in your own home.
Unwind to the sound of the ocean at the C Bay Spa in St Ives. Sip from flutes of Champagne from the Ruinart bar before enjoying the sauna pod, heated outdoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool and relaxation lounge - all within sight of the hotel's privately owned Blue Flag Beach. The Spa has recently been awarded the national Best Spa for Romance award at the Good Spa Guide awards, making it the perfect destination for a romantic Valentine's getaway.
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Sitting at the end of the West Pentire Headland overlooking Crantock Beach, the new Crantock bay Spa offers treatment rooms featuring the ethical and award-winning Made for Life by Spiezia Organics products hand blended in Cornwall. There's also a relaxation area and 12.5m indoor heated pool. There's a wide range of special days, including a Surfer's Soother to restore sun and sea stressed skin and Maternal Joy for cherishing mothers-to-be.
Reconnect with your inner self at the luxury Scarlet Spa. Spend an afternoon in the cliff-top outdoor swimming pool, filtered by reeds, and relax in the cliff top hot tubs where you can gaze across Mawgan Porth Beach to the wild Atlantic beyond. When (if!) you eventually tire of the view, curl up in the relaxation room in cocoon-like pods that swing from the ceiling while you wait for your treatment.
The newly refurbished St Michael's Health Club & Spa offers a state of the art fitness space and a brand new spa to help you achieve total relaxation. The experienced team at the ELEMIC Spa welcomes each client to choose from body polishes and exfoliations using Cornish sea salt or harvested seaweed, to luxurious massages using aromatherapy oils, hot stones and body wraps. The spa also offers Swiss or Sports massage. Open seven days a week.
Article updated by Martha Griffiths in May 2021.