Article by Victoria Wood
What better way to welcome the new year than to treat a friend and take some time out indulging in a spa day? In and around the Marbella area there are numerous luxurious spas offering high quality experiences and treatments as well as specialist spas designed to reset the batteries and help us find our inner peace and grounding.
If you’re going to splash out on a spa day, you really want to select the best of the best with regards to facilities, treatments and specially designed packages. The BRIGHT team has done the research for you and, taking into account many factors, has elected the following four locations as Marbella’s 5-star spa destinations.
Villa Padierna Palace, Benahavis
Urb. Los Flamingos Golf, Ctra. de Cadiz, Km. 166. 29679 Marbella
Tel: (+34) 952 88 91 70
The Antantara spa, located in the 5-star luxurious Villa Padierna hotel, is “an oasis of tranquillity”. A Roman-inspired spa featuring grand interiors, 2000 m2 of Roman baths, and a decor that will inspire your inner regality. One of the largest spas in Europe, the Anantara also features a hamam, an outdoor pool set within incredible landscaped gardens, sea salt steam room, Greek sauna, and two Finnish saunas, flotarium and Laconium, and oxygen treatment room. There is no shortage of luxury facilities within this iconic hotel resort. Indulge in the healing powers of water, treat yourself to a signature massage or cleansing, revitalising facial.
Visited by both Michelle Obama and Sophia Loren, the Anantara Spa is highly rated and has gained celebrity status as one of the best to visit in Spain.
HAMMAM EL PACHA MARBELA
Avda. Juan Vargas, Urb. Nueva Alcantara, esc. 2, 29670, Marbella.
Tel: (+34) 952 15 58 69
The hammam is a ritual of Turkish and Arabic descent which stemmed from the Roman thermal bathing concept. It involves regular attendance in a communal steam bath invoking a revitalised, cleansed body and mind. El Hammam Pacha takes the Turkish bath concept to another level as it is drenched in opulence and luxuriousness as well as the highest standard of professionalism. They offer four types of hammam packages (at different times for men and women) as well as a private couple’s experience. The design and attention to detail is impeccable as you succumb to the sanctuary of wellbeing in this incredible hidden gem just outside Marbella.
As well as the hammam experience you can also receive beauty treatments, facials, manicure/pedicure, and various massages by their highly-skilled team. Expect to feel transformed in these elegant, sumptuous surroundings!
MARBELLA CLUB SPA
Av. Bulevar Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe s/n, 29602 Marbella.
Tel: (+34) 952 82 22 11
The exclusive and iconic Marbella Club features an incredible spa offering a vast range of treatments and facilities that are undeniably indulgent and of the highest standards around. Set in the impeccable grounds of the Marbella Club resort, the Thalasso Spa offers a superb indoor seawater pool with unbeatable views over the Mediterranean, hammam steam baths, wood-burning sauna, an extensive range of treatments including personalised massage, body wrapping, and Thalassotherapy; the use of seawater-based products within certain treatments.
If you are looking for top-of-the-range, feel-like-a-royal style spa treatments in order to ‘be your best self’, this is your spot.
PUENTE ROMANO SIX SENSES SPA
Av. Bulevar Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602 Marbella, Malaga.
Tel: (+34) 952 07 36 87
Your journey to relaxation awaits you at the Six Senses Spa located in the illustrious Puente Romano, Marbella. “Inspired by the senses, we focus on mind and body to ensure a fully immersive experience”, who could resist? This spa offers an all-round, full-body and mind experience offering a wide range of highest quality treatments and facilities such as; a variety of specialist massages, beautifying facials, hammam, manicure/pedicure, hydrotherapy pool, invigorating shower experience, herbal steam room, traditional sauna and plunge pool, all set in the highest level of quality, design, modern technology, and opulence.
If you want to plunge yourself in luxurious self-care, this is the place do to so in style. They even have their own range of beauty products: Signature Senses Facial by QMS Medicosmetics are developed exclusively for Puente Romano Six Senses Spa.
For more information on opening times, availability of treatments and any new protocol with regards to Covid-19 please contact the spas directly.
However you decide to practice self-care in 2021 be sure to remind yourself that is an essential part of life and one that contributes to your overall wellbeing and ability to be the best you!
Happy New Year, with love from BRIGHT.