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Your South Devon holiday offers the ideal opportunity for some pampering, either by yourself or with a loved one. In addition to stunning holiday accommodation options and award-winning restaurants, there are some wonderful options for those who like to enjoy some truly indulgent ‘me time’ whilst on holiday.
Here are five spas that provide perfect pampering in South Devon.
Dart Marina, a stunning riverside complex just a five-minute walk from the centre of Dartmouth, is the place to head for a day of beauty treatments, therapies, leisure and relaxation. There’s a warm pool and fitness suite for some healthy exercise, plus a Jacuzzi, spa bath and steam room to relax your body and mind. There’s also a restaurant, which is particularly famed for its delicious afternoon teas.
Choose from a wide range of beauty and complementary health treatments, from eyelash tinting to a deep tissue muscle massage. Booking in advance is highly recommended, and you can choose a spa package or pick individual treatments to suit your requirements.
The Dartmouth Hotel Golf Club and Spa is an easy five-mile drive from Dartmouth. The spa includes an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi as well as a well-equipped gym with a resident sports therapist.
The spa treatments range from simple manicure files and polishes to a Rasul Mud experience (a traditional Egyptian bathing ritual open to individuals and couples).
Book individual treatments or an indulgent spa day package, such as the Dartmouth Wellbeing Couples’ experience or the Lazy Sunday Spa Afternoon. Finish the day with a meal or drink at the bar and bistro.
Why not stay at one of the fantastic self-catering properties in nearby Hillfield Village, a stunning countryside development just a few miles away. As a guest at Hillfield Village you can enjoy special discounts on your spa treatments.
The spa at Salcombe Harbour Hotel, located on Salcombe’s beautiful waterfront, has everything you’d expect from a luxurious spa facility and more, including an indoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and fitness suite.
The range of therapies and treatments is extensive, including ritual top-to-toe treatments, Lomi Lomi (traditional Hawaiian) and hot stone massages, advanced facials and much more. You can choose from day-long, half-day and shorter sessions including a twilight spa evening – the perfect way to round off your day.
Salcombe Harbour Hotel is also home to the Jetty Restaurant, a popular eatery with an emphasis on fresh local produce.
As the largest exclusively South Devon-focused provider of holiday homes in South Devon, at Coast & Country Cottages we offer an extensive range of luxurious properties in and around Salcombe. These range from imposing detached houses to stylish apartments, suitable for all party sizes, tastes and requirements.
Located by a beautiful stretch of coastline by Thurlestone Sands, the Voyage Spa uses high-quality Decléor and Ytsara treatments and products to provide visitors with a lavish pampering experience.
The spa includes an indoor pool, jet spa hydrotherapy pool, a dry heat Laconium, fitness studio, steam room and separate sauna.
Book a full day, which could be the Voyage Spa Day, a package that grants access to all the spa facilities, or something more luxurious such as the Voyage Spa Ocean Experience, which includes a Voyage Spa Ocean Escape treatment (1hr 25mins) and a two-course lunch. Individual treatments are also available.
Thurlestone makes a fantastic base for a relaxing break. Situated on a stunning stretch of the Coast Path, it’s a wonderful spot for scenic walks north to Blue Flag-awarded Bigbury-On-Sea and Bantham Beach, and similarly picturesque if you head south towards the many attractions of Hope Cove.
The Haven Spa, located in the pretty and conveniently-located market town of Kingsbridge, is a boutique establishment with five treatment rooms and a relaxation lounge. There’s a team of beauty and complementary therapists who offer an extensive selection of options.
Book an individual treatment, from a classic pedicure to a traditional Swedish massage, or indulge in a full spa package. This could be, for example, a Heavenly Haven package, which includes a salt scrub, Swedish full body massage and pro-radiance Facial, or perhaps a Mini Me Time, which includes an Elemis Taster Facial, deep tissue back massage, and a file and polish for your fingers and toes.
Kingsbridge is just five miles from Salcombe and an easy drive from Dartmouth or anywhere in the South Hams.