Everyone likes to pamper themselves on holiday, whether it’s with a massage to help you unwind from everyday life or a pedicure to keep your feet looking beach ready, we all enjoy a bit of me-time. After all, if you can’t devote some time to yourself on holiday then when can you do it? Read on to discover our five favourite day spas in Cornwall where you can relax, refresh and reinvigorate your body and mind.
St Michael’s Hotel & Spa, Falmouth
This award-winning hotel and spa is a brilliant choice for a spa day. The location of the spa itself is idyllic, set within four acres of sub-tropical gardens and overlooking the beautiful Gyllyngvase Beach, looking out to the ocean. The spa aims to create a luxurious, relaxing experience and from the moment you arrive, you’ll feel any stress just melt away. Day spa guests have access to the all the spa’s facilities including the Jacuzzi, sauna and indoor pool, as well as the south-facing garden and a two-course lunch in the spa restaurant. Book spa packages with treatments ranging from aromatherapy massages to manicures, and there’s even a special package designed for men! All treatments use the celebrated ESPA range, whose products are made using all-natural ingredients that really take care of your skin.
Prices: Day packages start from £85 per person
Address: Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4NB
Contact: 01326 312707; www.stmichaelshotel.co.uk/spa-and-health/spa-days-breaks/
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The Scarlet, Mawgan Porth
The outstanding spa at The Scarlet in Mawgan Porth is certainly one of Cornwall’s best spas; its unique focus on holistic wellbeing and its Ayurvedic approach sees it regularly included in articles on the best spas in the UK. The Scarlet also boasts fantastic eco credentials and has earned a Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor. Guests at the day spa can expect full use of the spa’s facilities including the steam room and pools, relaxation time in the meditation room and a delicious lunch from a healthy, energising menu. The different packages available include individually tailored packages, packages for couples and packages inspired by the elements. For a real treat, don’t miss the cliff top hot tub overlooking the beach or the cocoon-like pods that hang in the relaxation room!
Prices: Day packages start from £110 per person, or a couple’s day spa package can be booked from £150 per couple
Address: Tredragon Road, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, TR8 4DQ
Contact: 01637 861800; www.scarlethotel.co.uk/spa/day-spa/
Carlyon Bay Hotel, Spa & Golf, St Austell
The spa at Carlyon Bay offers one of the biggest ranges of treatments in Cornwall, with over 40 different options to choose from. Some of the wonderful treatments they offer here include body wraps, a wide range of facials, deep tissue body massages, lava shell massages and self-tanning treatments. You can either book yourself in for a spa day with full use of all the leisure facilities and add on your choice of treatments separately, or go for one of their ready-made packages such as the Indulgence Package or the Pure Bliss Package. Whatever you choose to do at the Carlyon Bay Spa, you’re sure to leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Prices: Day packages start from £40 per person. Please note, spa days are not available during school holidays.
Address: Sea Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3RD
Contact: 01726 812304; www.carlyonbay.com/spa/spa-days
Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa, Newquay
Rated highly on TripAdvisor with a Certificate of Excellence, the spa at Fistral Beach Hotel is one of Cornwall’s best. With stunning views of the beach, this spa has a laid-back yet luxurious feel and is perfect if you’re looking for a pamper day in North Cornwall. The spa offers 9 treatment rooms as well as a fitness suite and hair and beauty salon, and aims to transport you to “a unique place of peace and wellbeing”. All of the spa day packages include welcome drinks, unlimited use of the facilities including the pool, sauna and fitness facilities, a two course lunch and a jog or walk around Fistral Beach, as well as the treatments from your chosen package. Groups shouldn’t miss the ‘Ladies Champagne and Chocolate’ package or for the ultimate detox, guests should try the ‘Detox Day’ package.
Prices: Day packages start from £70 per person
Address: Esplanade Road, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1PT
Contact: 01637 852221; www.fistralbeachhotel.co.uk/relax/fistral-spa/fistral-spa-days/
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Budock Vean Hotel On The River, Mawnan Smith
Budock Vean is a tranquil resort nestled on the bend of Helford River, amongst 65 acres of gardens and woodlands, and describes itself as a “sanctuary for rest and relaxation”. The Natural Health Spa prides itself on its personal approach to its guests and before every treatment, your therapist will take the time to complete a personal consultation with you to make sure that you get the most out of your treatment. Their pamper days specialise in groups and hen parties and are customised to your party to ensure that your experience is exactly what you want. The packages include use of the swimming pool, sauna, outdoor hot tubs and a light lunch, as well as the treatments relating to your particular package. Additional treatments can also be booked in advance with a 10% discount.
Prices: Day packages start from £49 per person
Address: Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5LG
Contact: 01326 250288; www.budockvean.co.uk/spa/pamper-days
For more information on things to do in Cornwall, take a look at our top days out for adults article, where you’ll find suggestions for fantastic things to do in Cornwall with family, friends or your partner.