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The top 5 spas in Europe

Le Couvent des Minimes Spa Hotel

With the weather in the UK as unpredictable as ever, there is no better time to escape the rain than right now, and jet off to Europe in search of some rest and relaxation. And, if you are looking to take this a step further, you could also look towards booking yourself into a spa, for a truly Zen and all-round luxurious experience.

Europe, much to some people’s disbelief, is in fact one of the best places to seek sanctuary and refuel your body, mind and spirit and has some of the most incredible spas and retreats seen anywhere in the world.

Regardless of whether you are after a castle retreat, an alpine hideaway or a beachside haven, we have got your covered in our list of the top 5 spas that the continent of Europe has to offer.

The Heliopic Sweet and Spa Hotel in Chamonix
The Heliopic Sweet and Spa Hotel in Chamonix

Le Couvent des Minimes Spa Hotel in Provence (France) – pictured above
In the place of what was originally a convent now lays the pretty Le Couvent des Minimes spa hotel in the heart of Provence. The area is well known for its natural produce such as lemons, honey, lavender and verbena which all produce a wonderfully aromatic ambience to accommodate any procedure you undergo here.

The Heliopic Sweet and Spa Hotel in Chamonix (France)
This spa has yet to be opened but as of this winter you will be able to live a life of luxury in one of the most modern and beautiful spas in France. This spa hotel will not only feature an indoor swimming pool but also have a sauna, hammam and all the necessities to have you feeling right as rain in no time. You will be treated by luxury French skincare brand Nuxe.

Longevity Wellness Resort in the Algarve (Portugal)
The Longevity Wellness Resort in the Algarve certainly does take a unique stance on wellbeing, all of which is backed by scientific findings. Here you will be able to have access to the finest facials, wraps and hot stone massages-e ach designed to reinvigorate the senses and leave you feeling reinvigorated.

Grand Hotel Oslo
Grand Hotel Oslo

Grand Hotel Oslo in Oslo (Norway)
Not only is Oslo a beautiful city to explore in your spare time, the hotel Artesia has a spa that offers the most incredible spa services in Norway. The therapists that work here specialise in holistic treatments that are sure to get you feeling like a million dollars and truly spoiled with their range of massages.

U-Spa at Barceló La Bobadilla in Andalucía (Spain)
Situates in the centre of 1000 acres of olive groves in the most picturesque site in Andalucía lies the stunning U-Spa at Barceló La Bobadilla, where you will be hard pressed to not feel inspired to relax. This serene and beautifully arranged spa facility offers some of the very best treatments and a specially designed ‘sensations shower’ which will wash away the tension.

Remember to always prepare yourself and bring with you any essentials that you will need to stay healthy and happy on your journey. From your travel insurance to your E111 card, make sure you prepare everything ahead of time before you travel so that you have no worries when you are away and o your path to enlightenment!