Spa experiences: unwind with the best vouchers, gifts and experience days

Including industry advice on how to choose the perfect gift spa experience for your partner, friend or someone special.

Spa experiences

by Lily Anderson |

Nothing beats the feeling of putting on a fluffy robe and matching slippers, dipping in a pool and relaxing on a sun lounger until you get a massage. Like the sound of that? Then you'll love a spa experience.

Whether you're searching for the best vouchers, experience days or gifts at a local spa or somewhere further afield, we've done our research to bring you the best spa experiences.

Spa experience in the Buyagift Summer Sale

Looking for a special present? You can get up to half price off selected experiences in the Buyagift Summer Sale. As well as spa and beauty offers, there's also days out and short break deals.

From detoxing in the sauna with your partner to treating yourself to a full-body workout or unwinding in the relaxation room with your sister, there's a spa out there for everyone.

How to choose the perfect gift spa experience

Zerrin Mehmet, Partnerships Manager at Virgin Experience Days, is the business expert in spas - so naturally, we went straight to Zerrin for insider knowledge on how to select the best spa experience.

Zerrin said, "My advice would be to start with how much you want to spend and what you think your partner, friend or family member would enjoy. For example, a champagne afternoon tea or a yoga class!"

She also pointed out, "Spa treatments can be expensive, but it's worth every penny. Treatments start from 30 minutes, but I would always suggest booking a 60-minute session to get the most out of the day. I would also suggest buying a spa experience that includes a spa treatment, lunch or afternoon tea and use of facilities for a complete day out."

Zerrin then going on to add, "I would always recommend a spa for two - going with the person who bought the gift for them is an important part of the experience."

Give a gift, that gives back to you. Now that sounds like heaven, right?

The best spa experiences 2021

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Luxury Midweek Spa Delight with Treatments and Cream Tea for Two at the 5* Athenaeum Hotel

Athenaeum Hotel

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Be a VIP at one of London's top-rated spas, thanks to this luxury package. After hitting the shops at Oxford Street, there's nothing better than retreating to this Mayfair hotspot and relaxing. Nothing but zen vibes here.

Location: Mayfair, London

What's included:

• Use of spa facilities for up to an hour.

• Tuck into cream tea for two.

• Two 30 minute treatments.

Valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Haughton Hall Spa Day for 2

Haughton Hall Spa Day for 2

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Anyone with a sweet tooth will love this spa day experience. Featuring a chocolate afternoon tea with a bubbling chocolate fondue to share, this is an absolute treat. All this before you've even got on to the treatments!

Location: Shifnal, Shropshire

What's included:

• Use of leisure facilities including indoor pool, Jacuzzi, gym, steam room and sauna.

• As well as a tranquil treatment for each person - choose from a reiki facial, mini facial, reflexology session or a back, neck and shoulder massage.

• Delicious chocolate afternoon tea included.

Vouchers are valid for redemption until 2 December 2021, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, go at the weekend for a small surcharge.

Pamper Package - Sparkling Afternoon Tea - Liverpool

Pamper Package - Sparkling Afternoon Tea - Liverpool

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Are you looking for an extraordinary gift for your daughter or older grandchild? This ladies-only spa is a sensational place to unwind and enjoy some bonding time together. There's no better way to reconnect than over a glass of bubbly and a facial.

Location: Liverpool

What's included:

• Two treatments for two people and a sparkling afternoon tea.

• Treatment options are get a CSPA express facial and a Swedish back, neck and shoulder massage.

Your voucher can be used for bookings until 31 Aug 2022 or five months from the purchase date. Available Wednesday to Saturday 10am until 6pm. There's also a £10 surcharge for Saturdays.

Elemis Pamper Spa Treat with Treatment, Lunch and Fizz for Two at the Luxury 4* St Michaels Resort

St Michaels Resort

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Any self-proclaimed foodie will love teaming a spa day with a delicious meal, and this experience will not disappoint. Whether you're celebrating an anniversary or birthday, this is the definition of the perfect gift.

Location: Falmouth

What's included:

• Access to the spa facilities for three hours.

• Two-course lunch with a glass of fizz.

• 60 minute Elemis facial or 60 minute Elemis deep tissue massage each.

Valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Buyagift Pamper Treat Gift Experiences Box

Buyagift Pamper Treat Gift Experiences Box
Amazon

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A spa day in a box - what's not to like? If you're looking for a present for someone that has it all, then this gift experience is the answer. Plus, it gives the giftee full control over their treatment. Nice!

Location: 1295 pampering gift experiences for either one or two people to choose from at venues across the UK

What's included:

• Options include manicures, massages, male grooming, makeovers, health club days and more.

Valid for two years from the date of purchase with free and unlimited exchange during this time.

4* Radisson Blu Luxury Spa Day

4* Radisson Blu Luxury Spa Day

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Whoever said you can't enjoy luxury on a budget hasn't seen this spa day deal. Whether you love unwinding with a glass of Prosecco or in the Jacuzzi, this Radisson Blu hotel has thought of it all.

Location: Durham

What's included:

• Two hour access to indoor pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna and modern gym.

• Two 25-minute Dermalogica treatments - hot stone massage, eye rescue facial, or foot massage.

• A glass of Prosecco.

• Afternoon tea upgrade available.

Vouchers are valid for redemption until 29 October 2021 and valid Sunday to Thursday 10am to 6pm, Friday 10am to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 7pm with a £10pp supplement applies for Saturday or Sunday.

Spa Treatment and Sparkling Wine Afternoon Tea for Two at the Luxury Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa

Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa

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Want a lasting memory that you can treasure forever? For something extra special, book the spa treatment and sparkling wine afternoon tea for two at Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa.

Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex

• Use of the spa facilities and swimming pools.

• 30 minute Elemental Booster Facial or 25 minute Elemental Muscle Melt Massage.

• Toast to your special occasion with a glass of sparkling wine.

• Relax and enjoy the afternoon tea.

Valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Red Letter Days Shared Moments Gift Voucher

Red Letter Days Shared Moments Gift Voucher
Amazon

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Love is in the air with this shared moments gift voucher from Red Letter Days. You don't have to wait until your next anniversary to do something romantic. Whisk them off on vineyard tours, for a delicious meal or intimate afternoon tea for something a bit different.

Location: Various locations across the UK

What's included:

• A choice of 1910 action experiences for two people.

• This doesn't just include spa experiences - it's all round pampering from fun days out to more relaxing options.

This voucher is valid for 24 months, for two people and is fully exchangeable.

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