Five Reasons Why You Need a Luxury Spa Break
Sometimes, it can be hard to justify a holiday, let alone a luxurious spa break. We tend to put it off or settle for a location that maybe isn’t quite up to our standards, leaving us frustrated or disappointed after our stay.
Booking a high-end experience not only guarantees a high level of service, it will leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and of course, spoiled in the best way possible.
Here are the top five reasons why you need a luxury spa break and why it’s worth the extra spend.
– A Reason to Unplug
According to Ofcom’s 2018 study, people in the UK, on average, check their phones once every 12 minutes each day and 1 in 5 people spend over 40 hours per week online. This goes to show you how much of our lives revolve around technology, which over time, can be overstimulating and stress-inducing.
By booking a luxurious vacation and surrounding yourself with gorgeous interiors and high-end service, you are giving yourself the perfect reason to disconnect from your devices. This can do wonders for your short and long term mental well-being, including improving your sleep. Smartphones have been known to keep your mind over-engaged and suppress melatonin, especially if you are checking your phone right before bed.
– Stress Relief
It’s no secret that enjoying a spa day with a glass of champagne can help just about anyone relax. In fact, we wouldn’t want to meet the person who doesn’t enjoy this!
Little do we know that these moments of utmost serenity are key for long-term health. According to the American Medical Association, stress is behind 60% of human illnesses and disease. Plus, your body doesn’t understand the difference between a little bit of stress and a lot of stress, so each time your body is subjected to some level of it, it will have the same negative effect to your body.
At a high-end spa hotel or resort, the staff have a keen eye for detail and are trained to ensure your stay is nothing less than perfect. This means that you will have little reason to think about anything stressful during your stay and the biggest decision you will have to make is whether you want lunch or another visit to the steam rooms.
– Muscles Matter
Those of you that have ever had a kink in your neck or a sore back will know just how debilitating it can be to deal with. Taking care of your muscles through stretching, exercise and massage therapy can make all the difference for numerous reasons.
During a luxury spa experience, you will find highly experienced therapists that will know exactly how to help, whether it be for a minor or major discomfort. Their knowledge, paired with the relaxing environment and luxurious leisure facilities, such as a hot tub or a pool, can mean a speedy recovery for your aching and tired muscles.
– Reconnecting with Loved Ones
Luxury spa breaks for couples have become increasingly popular, especially for those that tend to spend a lot of time in the office and struggle to find time for one another.
Luxury hotels almost always cater to couples, with couples massages, facials and more. This makes it easy to spend a little bit extra if it means that you and your significant other can have that rare and perfect experience together.
It’s not only about the treatments either. With high-end hotels comes a variety of choices for things to do, including delicious afternoon tea, state of the art gyms, and award-winning bars and restaurants to keep you and your loved one occupied.
– Because you deserve it
It’s easy to get caught up in everyday life and responsibilities. In fact, so much so that this time of year makes us question in disbelief how time could have gone so fast. Sometimes when life gets overwhelming, you just need to slow down and take a moment for yourself. Treating yourself is healthy and gives you the ability to clear your mind and tackle responsibilities head-on.
Our Recommendations for the Best Luxury Spa Break Locations
If the time has come to book your special weekend (or week) away, we have gathered some of our favourite places to book a luxury spa break. Each of these locations offer more than just top-notch treatments, they are also located in incredible cities around the world to ensure you get the most out of your stay.
London, United Kingdom
London luxury is often unparalleled, especially in areas like Mayfair, Chelsea, and Knightsbridge. One of our top locations for a high-end spa break is Flemings Mayfair, one of the few remaining family-owned hotels in London and also one of the oldest, having opened in 1851.
El Harkat, Morocco
There are not many places do spas like Morocco. The Source in El Harkat, only 12 km from the city of Marrakech, with an onsite spa, swimming pool and restaurant, is the ideal place to book your pamper experience.
Prague, Czech Republic
The luxury 5-star boutique hotel, Le Palais Art Hotel Prague is one of the finest examples of Belle Époque architecture in the city. It’s resident spa, Pure Spa, is undeniably beautiful and offers a luxury organic cosmetic line, Ligne St. Barth.
In the heart of the busy city-centre, you will find the Sukhothai Bangkok. Don’t let its location fool you, this award-winning hotel is an oasis with sprawling low-rise pavilions nestled in six acres of private tropical gardens.
What to see more?
Each of these incredible hotels is part of our Best Loved Hotel Spa & Wellness Collection, which you can view here for more inspiration.