Looking for the ultimate getaway, treat yourself, and maybe someone special, to a day of pampering and relaxation at a leading spa with the latest rejuvenating treatments.
Looking out onto the sparkling waters of Cardiff Bay, the Marine Spa is an oasis of calm in the heart of the city’s trendy waterfront district. With hydrotherapy pools treated to replicate mineral rich seawater and natural spa products gathered according to the seasons of the year, it’s a destination that is very much inspired by its surroundings.
Choose from a range of treatments that includes the ultimate luxury Decleor Marine Spa Exclusive Pure Escapism Ritual, a two and a half hour indulgence that will leave you cleansed, revitalised and full of energy. The Tea & Treats package is a great choice for a special afternoon with the girls, giving you a choice of aromatherapy full body massage or vitamin glow facial, as well as afternoon tea. Or you could simply relax and enjoy drifting down the water corridor, standing beneath the swan-neck fountains or turning up the heat in the sauna.
If one visit isn’t enough, consider becoming a Marine Spa member. A monthly adult membership costs just £59, or you can join as a couple for £100. There are also annual passes and discounts for students.
Marine Spa at The St David’s Hotel, Havannah Street, Cardiff, CF10 5SD
029 2045 4045
The new look Vale Spa has an incredible 19 treatment rooms, where you can indulge in the latest therapies and most indulgent and relaxing treatments. Whatever your goal, there’s something for you, whether you want to de-stress, indulge or target a problem area – there are treatments designed to deal with everything from dry skin to cellulite.
You’ll also find traditional Auyurvedic inspired treatments here, which can be matched to your ‘dosha’ or ‘personality type’ after an expert consultation. Or go for the ultimate in luxury with something like the Temple Spa Champagne & Truffles Deluxe Treatment, a facial that include a hot stone back massage, warm melting mask, lifting facial massage and finally an application of the award-winning Skin Truffle product.
When you’re not being pampered by your professional therapist, enjoy the spa facilities including a 20m pool, sauna, steam room and poolside patio terrace, not to mention three individually themed relaxation zones. Put your feet up and flick through a glossy magazine in the Chill zone, try out the waterbeds and tranquil water features in the Float zone or head to the Indian inspired Slumber zone to doze amongst the shimmering lanterns and sumptuous quilts.
Vale Spa at The Vale Resort
Hensol Park, Hensol, CF72 8JY
01443 665 888
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, try the unique copper tub bathing rituals at Parc Spa. These indulgent experiences begin with a gentle exfoliating scrub followed by a long soak in a stunning copper tub scented with a special blend of flowers and herbs, before finishing with a relaxing massage.
Other treatments on offer include the stress-busting Swedish and bamboo massages, Indian head massage and traditional Japanese reiki. And there are some great specialist therapies available too, including pregnancy massage and oncology massage designed to safely treat patients who have undergone or are undergoing cancer treatment. If you can’t choose just one, have a look at the range of day packages available, such as Unwind Time, Girly Time, Wellbeing Time and Gentlemen’s Time.
Parc Spa also boasts a hydrotherapy suite where you can enjoy the sauna, hot tub and Vichy shower with its aromatherapy steam and five hydrotherapeutic jets which provide a deep tissue massage. Situated in the spectacular setting of Stradey Park, with stunning views from the hot tub room, this is the ideal place to leave the world behind for some true rest and relaxation.
Parc Spa at Stradey Park Hotel & Spa
Llanelli, SA15 4HA
01554 758 171