The best summer spa destinations

Cool off in one of these top spa destinations in summer 2018

The Y Spa at Wyboston Lakes Bedfordshire, MK44 3AL

The perfect place to relax into summertime slumber. Not only will you get the pleasure of the full indoor suite of facilities but you can take your relaxation outside with an outdoor pool and ample selection of sun beds to soak up some of those British summertime rays – with sun cream on of course.

Semi day packages start at £42 and include the option of breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, all of which can be served outside so you can take full advantage of the fresh countryside air. Day packages start at £69and longer stays are available on request. Visit to find out more and book online.

The Aqua Sana Spa at Elvedon Forest, Suffolk IP24 3T


Reach out to the soul this summer, the spa is ideal for those looking for a peaceful retreat, a range of luxurious packages as well as a choice of outside treatment areas. The Tyrolean Garden offers a peaceful garden with aromatic plants and shrubs to ensnare the senses and transport you to the slopes of Austria and Italy. The Japanese Zen Garden influenced by Buddhist monks focuses on reflection and meditation, nurturing inner calm. Japanese maples, water features and reflexology stones offer a meditative walk through a timeless space.

Spa days are priced at £79 with a special rate for couples priced at £115. Treatments incur an extra charge.

Weavers’ House Spa at The Swan at Lavenham, CO10 9QA

The Swan at Lavenham

The spa focuses on total relaxation, enjoyment and wellbeing. As well as the full package of spa facilities and treatments offered in simply stunning 15th century surroundings, guests can take advantage of the outdoor terrace, completely private and secluded as well as the outdoor vitality pool leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised in the summer haze. Refuel on a delightful light menu of salads, sandwiches and afternoon tea which can be served by the pool and outside terrace on request. Visit the website for more details on packages, stays and treatments as there are simply too many to mention

Bannatyne Kingsford Park, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0HS

Part of the famous Bannatyne Group, you know to expect nothing but luxury from the outset and the warm welcome means your body and mind will begin to relax as soon as you walk through the front doors. The majority of treatments and facilities are inside here but with 20 acres of parkland surrounding the hotel, there are some beautiful balmy countryside walks to be had before you return to the hotel for a light snack, lunch or evening meal. Pamper half days are prices at £49 full days start at £99 or take advantage of the special offers for 2 starting at £109. Find out more and book your special experience here

Sopwell House, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 2HQ

Sopwell House spa

This really is a spa of distinction offering the ultimate experience of relaxation and rejuvenation. Treatments take place inside beautiful yet contemporary rooms with LED lighting creating wonderful atmospheres and out of this world ambience and sensuality. Sopwell House uses only the finest luxury skin care products, ESPA and Clarins for the ultimate experience.

After your treatment, dressed in your slippers and gown head out into the gardens where you’ll find sunbeds and private areas to relax, read the paper and sip a smoothie whilst your body has chance to unwind. Afternoon tea and spa prices start from £49 or enjoy in a Slumber Sunday with packages from £90 including a 50 minute treatment and full use of spa facilities. Include a three course meal for just £110. Make it an extra special stay and book a room at The Mews, a secluded area with a collection of private rooms outside the hotel featuring its own vitality pool.

Imagine Spa, Field Ln, Blofield Heath, Norwich NR13 4RP

This spa featuring a simply stunning garden with its very own surprise for guests is top of this picks if you are looking for a spa with plenty of space to be at one with nature. Not only does this green friendly spa offer a fantastic range of treatments, take your spa day al fresco in the secluded garden and adjoining orchard. Lounge with a cool refreshing drink in the shade or enjoy your package lunch at one of the garden tables. The Kitchen offers simple health meals created using their own home grown fruit and vegetables.

If y’ve planned an outdoor spa day but not sure what the weather has in store, nestled in the garden are a variety of Garden Pods for hire. The little log cabins, decked out in beautiful fabrics, feel like a home from home. So if the sun has other plans, you know you can sit on the sheltered decking of your pods and watch the warm summer rain fall and water the beautiful flora and fauna around you. Half day packages start at £28 up to £155 for a full day of bliss.


The Varsity Hotel & Spa, Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ

Standing proud in the heart of Cambridge, cool down in the heat of the city this summer with the spa’s Jacuzzi with views of the River Cam. After a few hours of pampering cool off on the hotel’s rooftop terrace with a refreshing drink from the bar. 

Lunch and dinner included in the spa packages are served also in the panoramic rooftop brasserie SIX, where guests can take in the sights of the city or simply watch the sun go down, leaving you feeling relaxed and content with your world. Packages start at £45.


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