Travel PR offers a range of excellent spa breaks.
Try five-star Seaham Hall is teaming up with cold water therapy specialist to bring the Wim Hof Method to its Serenity Spa this winter – from £155 pp.
Shine from within – from £230 pp at Ashdown Park Hotel.
The stress of everyday life is catching up with us all. National Spa Week is the perfect excuse to finally plan that girls’ getaway, get away with a loved one, or simply sink into serenity with a treatment for one.
Stay from £230 per night (based on two people sharing) and enjoy a 10% discount when booking a weekday spa treatment (Monday-Thursday). Visit www.ashdownpark.com or call 01342 824988.
Luxury seaside spa getaway in Pembrokeshire – St Brides Hotel from £132 pppn.
Prices for spa breaks start from £265 per room per night (for two people). The perfect package is £85 per person. Contact St Brides Spa Hotel and visit Pembrokeshire www.visitpembrokeshire.com.
‘Out of the office’ this National Spa Week – from £250 pp with Pride of Britain Hotels.
Prices from £250 pp (two shares). To book, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com or call 0800 089 3929.
There are also European spa breaks. Sami-inspired therapy and canine abilities in Swedish Lapland – from £1,710 pp with Sunvil.
Call Sunvil, the specialist travel association, member of AITO, on 020 8758 4722 or visit the website www.sunvil.co.uk.
Geothermal wellness with natural hot springs in Tuscany – from £168 pn with Yescapa.
The backpacker’s spa of choice – The Faroe Islands from £120 pp.
Return flights from Edinburgh cost from £200 per person with Atlantic Airways. Check the AITO Visit Faroe Islands member website www.visitfaroeislands.com for more information.
If you want to travel further afield, nurture your mind and body in a tropical ‘blue zone’ – Japan from £422 pp with Hoshino Resorts.
Stay the night from 136,000 Japanese yen (JPY) per night/approx. £843 (JPY 68,000/£422 per person) for a double room only (rates may vary by season). Visit hoshinoya.com/okinawa/en to learn more.
In other news, the experts at Hitched.co.uk have taken a look at the spa preferences of grooms and brides-to-be across the UK.
In a survey of community members who are currently planning a wedding**, it was found that half of married relatives (49%) would prefer to go to the spa with their friends, as it would be more fun for them than if they went with their partners (43 percent), or by themselves (8 percent).
Additionally, more than half (54%) of respondents also said they would be happy to have their hen or hen party at a spa, and more than a third said they would prefer to stay overnight. when they go to the spa, to take advantage of all the experiences offered.