Spa Holidays Closer To Home
Many people who are looking to go on an international spa holiday assume you need to go somewhere like India or the Caribbean to get the full luxury spa experience. Whilst these far-flung destinations are undoubtedly beautiful, exotic, luxurious and highly enticing, it’s just as possible to enjoy a genuinely luxurious spa holiday a little closer to home.
Europe offers some of the most popular and highly rated spa holiday destinations on the planet and as a continent it is sometimes overlooked by people looking for that dream spa holiday.
In this post, we’ll have a look at two of the most beautiful and renowned spa locations in Europe, hopefully showing you that whilst you can, you don’t need to travel to the furthest corners of the Earth to find what you’re looking for.
Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus
Aphrodite Hills is a five star resort and spa, which also specialises in sports-leisure activities. Situated in the Eastern Mediterranean, the resort is said to overlook the place where Aphrodite emerged from the sea.
The facilities at the Aphrodite Hills resort are incredible, including a five-star hotel, luxury villas, an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, beach club, bike trails, nature walks and superb bars and restaurants.
The facility we’re more interested in however is the award-winning Greco-Roman Retreat Spa, nestled in the tranquil, unspoilt surroundings of the Cypriut countryside. The spa won the 2008 ‘Best Spa in Europe’ award; the highest accolade in the spa/resort industry and is still generally considered one of the best spas in Europe, if not the world.
The resort offers an impressive twenty seven (27) treatment rooms offering a wide variety of spa treatments including thermae treatments, facial treatments, body wraps, massage treatments, hydrotherapy, pregnancy treatments, stone therapies, hand and feet treatments, waxing, hair and makeup treatments, exfoliation treatments and a wealth of others. To have an in-depth look at the treatments on offer, have a look at our European spas page.
The ultimate in top-to-toe pampering, the Aphrodite Hills is one reason you don’t need to travel huge distances for your perfect spa retreat.
Vilalara Thalassa Resort, Portugal
The Vilalara Thalassa Resort in situated right by the sea and was the first resort in Portugal to contain a dedicated thalassotherapy centre. Using the natural, regenerative powers of sea water, the treatments at the spa combine an in-depth knowledge of thalassotherapy and the beneficial properties of the natural environment to create an unrivalled, blissful sense of health and well-being.
The treatments offered at the resort include thalasso treatments, underwater showers, saunas, seaweed therapy, marine slimming, massage, reflexology, enzyme peeling, hot stone massage, shiatsu, ayurvedic treatments and many more.
The resort also includes top class restaurants and some of the most beautiful natural scenery of any resort in Europe. Hugely popular with UK and foreign tourists, the Vilalara Thalassa Resort is one of the top international spa destinations and should give you at least one good reason to choose a European spa destination.
If you’d like more information on either of these spas or would like to know more about some of European spa-resort destinations, have a look at our Europe spa holidays page.This entry was posted on Monday, July 12th, 2010 at 2:04 pm and is filed under Destination and Hotel Spas, General News