Looking for a Valentine's day gift? Look no further than our guide to Cornwall's top spas

Looking for the perfect escape, a romantic Valentine’s getaway or a quick beauty fix? Alexandra Hurley hand picks Cornwall’s top five spas for a nourishing mind, body and soul experience...

The Scarlet Hotel

Reconnect with your inner self and be reminded of the beauty of the natural world at the luxury Scarlet Hotel. 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.

Fistral Beach Hotel andSpa

Discover a shore-side sanctuary of nine treatment rooms, fitness suite and the Little Fistral Spa Hair and Beauty Salon. With packages designed to relax, energise and detox, the spa offers pampering days complete with unlimited use of the facilities, a jog or walk on a specially designed trail around Fistral Beach and a two-course lunch in the Dune Restaurant. Try something new in the form of Ayurvedic treatments – the Fistral Spa is one of only a few specialist ESPA spas in the UK to offer treatments combining traditions with healing disciplines and western practices.

Carbis Bay Hotel

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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.

St Moritz

St Moritz’s Cowshed Spa in Trebetherick promises to pamper you from head to hoof with a selection of Cowshed wraps, facials, manicures and pedicures. Based on the exclusive beauty philosophy designed, tried and tested at Babington House in Somerset, Cowshed Spa promotes mood enhancing products based on botanical ingredients straight out of an English country garden. An indoor and outdoor pool, gym, two restaurants and bar make it an easy choice for an afternoon, day or weekend of pure escape.

...or create your own

Head to family-owned swimming pool building company Websters’ new spa showroom in Penryn and discover the Garden Leisure range of quality hot tubs by Dynasty in the USA. Webster Pools & Spas now offer a complete hot tub service, includes everything from advice and sales to installation and maintenance. They also now offer hot tub hire.