The Best Spas in Europe for a Pampering Escape

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Updated 03/13/19
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Spas are basically the mothership for all things pampering. Dreaming of a hot stone massage? How about a sugar scrub or radiance-revealing facial? These holistic havens throughout Europe have you covered with a slew of feel-good services.

Whether you’re planning a romantic rendezvous or a girls getaway, wellbeing awaits from Amsterdam to Capri.

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Nuxe Spa at Heliopic Hotel | Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

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Skiing isn’t the way to spend your days in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Need a break from the slopes? Head to the Heliopic Hotel. It’s all about modern indulgence at Nuxe Spa, where a peaceful atmosphere is matched by the magical hands of trained practitioners. Who can resist the sudsy charms of a bubble bath? And did we mention there’s an ice grotto?

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Akasha Holistic Wellbeing at Conservatorium Hotel | Amsterdam, Netherlands

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A stay at Conservatorium Hotel doesn’t just mean a superb location and afternoon tea in the atrium, but also access to Akasha Holistic Wellbeing. Named after the Sanskrit element of creation, this oasis has a watsu pool and private hammam, plus utterly transcendent treatments. We highly recommend trying the “Seven Chakra Experience,” which utilizes the power of touch and crystals to rebalance energy.

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Egoïste Spa at Gran Hotel Inglés | Madrid, Spain

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Seeking a city escape? Spoil yourself at Gran Hotel Inglés. A member of LHW, it’s home to the award-winning Egoïste Spa. Dripping in bronze and boasting a bevy of decadent services—including gilded body wraps to phyto-aromatic facials—this urban sanctuary channels 1920s Art Deco vibes in a way that’s at once sophisticated and serene.

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Nordic Spa & Fitness at Grand Hôtel | Stockholm, Sweden

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The Grand Hôtel welcomes a steady stream of high-profile patrons. You’re likely to see a jet-lagged celeb sweating it out in the pine sauna or taking an invigorating dip at Nordic Spa & Fitness. Obviously, you need to book a real-deal Swedish massage. The traditional bathing ritual is another must do. Since the minimum age to enter is 16, no chance of screaming kids.

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Sublime Spa at Sublime Comporta | Grândola, Portugal

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Tucked away on a tranquil 17-hectare estate in Grândola, Sublime Comporta is a sustainable eden dotted with cork trees, rice fields, and herb gardens. The majesty of nature sets the tone for everything. Grounded in responsible wellness, Sublime Spa adheres to an eco-conscious philosophy that comes to life through sensorial journeys centered around locally sourced, organic ingredients.

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Euphoria Retreat | Mystras, Greece

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Perched in the mountains near the village of Mystras, Euphoria Retreat is the perfect getaway for couples who want to go all in on transformation and togetherness. This Byzantine-inspired destination spa blends ancient Greek philosophies, traditional Chinese medicine practices, and modern techniques. Pairs can opt for cupping or take advantage of the hammam. There’s also a tepidarium, infrared sauna, and sensory deprivation pool.

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La Mer Spa at Adare Manor | County Limerick, Ireland

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Do you know where to find the only La Mer Spa in Ireland and the UK? Adare Manor . As to be expected, the iconic beauty brand is the star at this country respite (well, that, and the idyllic setting). Personalized facialsare the cornerstone. Not to be overlooked? The body treatments. That’s not all, the revamped facility flaunts a relaxation area with river views and a manicure/pedicure bar.

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Spa Tiberio at Capri Tiberio Palace | Capri, Italy

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A holistic hideaway with plenty of posh pampering, Capri Tiberio Palace is the undisputed choice for health-minded bon vivants. (Not that we’re surprised, given it’s part of the LHW portfolio). Spa Tiberio, which recently underwent a full-scale renovation, is a work of art. The only thing more memorable than the glamorous interiors and “made in Italy” therapies are the sweeping Mediterranean vistas.

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Thermal Spa at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz | Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

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The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is renowned as a first-rate wellness retreat. For years, folks from all corners of the globe have flocked to its 65,121-square-foot Thermal Spa to soak in the healing waters from Tamina Gorge. Of course, you’ll want to carve out time for the mineral-rich pools. Don’t skip the herbal steam with Swarovski crystals and signature haki-rituals.

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