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Marital bliss - top European honeymoon spa resorts

From: Spa Beauty Geek,

02
July
2012
Marital bliss - top European honeymoon spa resorts

If you fancy a honeymoon that’s more about enhancing your wellbeing than finding the perfect beach, why not head off for a deluxe spa break abroad for a rewarding treat. Whether you choose to spend the whole of your honeymoon at one of these luxury resorts or simply visit for a day of being pampered like a king and queen, start your journey as newlyweds the way you want to go on – feeling calm, content and positively glowing…

Turkey - Richmond Nua Wellness Spa

Situated in Northern Turkey between the forest and the edge of Laka Sapanca, this hideaway retreat focuses on the beneficial effects of water on the body with treatments from across the globe.

Voted Turkey’s Best Luxury Wellness Spa for 2012 and Best Luxury Wellness Spa for 2011 by the World Luxury Hotel Awards, this 5 star luxury spa is well worth the trip. Split into five main areas, the spa includes a pool area, loft sauna, sauna and steam baths, health centre and an ice grotto to stimulate circulation and strengthen the immune system, as well as heated stone chairs adapted from the Roman era and salt Jacuzzis to release tension and help make breathing clearer. With so many indulgent options, the Richmond Nua Wellness Spa is the one-stop-shop for his and hers pampering.

Portugal - The Spa at The Oitavos

Say olá to this Portuguese haven. Nestled between the beach and a golf course (perfect for sending the new hubby off for a few rounds while you enjoy some beauty sleep), this hotel and spa captures the romance of the endless ocean with clean lines, smooth colours and a multitude of water-orientated treatments. Take a cool dip into the outdoor seawater swimming pool, as well as testing out the balneotherapy areas, Jacuzzi, saunas and heated baths. With plenty of different massages, facials and a range of special treatments for the man in your life, sink into the sumptuous setting of The Spa at The Oitavos for a stress-free start to marriage.

Austria - Kuschelhotel Gams

The Hotel Gams is located in the west near Lake Constance, and the Austrian spirit of relaxation is here in abundance. An idyllic destination for couples, even the sun loungers are joined so that newlyweds and lovebirds needn’t spend a second apart.

With a large spa area that includes a heated swimming pool, a nude swimming pool with underwater music for the brave, and even a heart shaped pond, this place was made for beauty-craving couples. Head to the Da Vinci Spa for an unusual experience; influenced by the way the planets and colours have an effect over our wellbeing, you can choose to energise in the blood-red room or retreat to the indoor pond with cosmic music. Once you’re feeling refreshed, recline in the lounge with a crackling open fireplace before settling down to eat in the gourmet restaurant and sample some Austrian delicacies.

Spain - Sha Wellness Clinic

Situated near the Benidorm area of Spain, the Sha Wellness Clinic focuses on understanding and improving one’s physical and mental state with wholly natural techniques.

Voted ‘5th Best Destination Spa in the World 2011’ and Best Medical Spa 2010 by the Condé Nast Traveller Annual Readers' Awards, this spa is a unique place to relax or kick-start a new way of living with specific programmes to help you lead a healthy lifestyle. To add to your serene spa trip, why not try out a new treatment such as acupuncture, Reiki healing or reflexology to bring your body back down to calm after the dizzying wedding day. Of course, the Spanish sunshine and stunning views help too…

Italy - The Spa & Wellness at Castel Monastero

Set in the heart of Tuscany, the Castel Monastero was first recorded as a part of medieval Italy in 1044. Nearly 1,000 years on, the retreat of the beautiful Italian castle is ideal for newlyweds who want an unforgettable break.

Just a few minutes away from the main centre of Sienna - a world heritage site and one of Italy’s most visited destinations - both the inside and the outside areas of the Castel Monastero are well worth a look around. With programmes that help with weight loss and to revitalise and detox the body, as well as luxury facials and therapeutic massages, you’re in good hands. Plus if you and your other half fancy yourselves as chefs in the making, the cookery programme devised by Gordon Ramsey is the perfect way to jump head first into true Tuscan cooking.

Planning a spa getaway? Check out all the spas around the world that are just waiting to spoil you senseless…

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RebeccaCrutchley

Writer and complete web geek who loves pampering, owns far too many unused make-up products and can't say no to a bargain. As a member of the Editorial team at Wahanda, nothing gets us excited more than a new beauty product or reading about the latest health craze - as long as it doesn't involve cutting out chocolate...

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