Top 8 Hotels for Stress-Busting Relaxation

Top 8 Hotels for Stress-Busting Relaxation


For many of us, holidays are that time of year we truly switch off and unwind. We work super hard to earn our fabulous holidays and when the time comes, we’re definitely ready for them! Everyone feels a sense of relief when the out of office goes on and you’re finally in holiday mode, but why let it stop there?

Plenty of hotels around the world have amazing wellness facilities, to truly help you de-stress when you’re on holiday, ensuring you return home relaxed and refreshed, and ready to conquer the world… or just the mountain of emails!

Here’s our top 10 hotels that we know will leave you feeling light as a feather…

BodyHoliday Hotel – St Lucia

BodyHoliday Hotel in Cap Estate, St Lucia doesn’t hold back when it comes to wellness facilities and has even bagged itself awards for its rejuvenating spa treatments, innovative and health-conscious cuisine, and its extensive wine list. Set in 32 acres of gardens and edged by a powdery, crescent-shaped beach, there’s not many places that offer tranquility quite like the BodyHoliday Hotel.

To help you completely de-stress during your break here, there’s a daily programme of fitness activities and a complimentary daily treatment in the top-rated spa, not to mention servings of wholesome food to look after your body as well as your mind. One of the classes held at BodyHoliday Hotel is focussed around stress management, which is a fantastic idea for those looking for a little help with their relaxing and unwinding. 

There’s a huge list of treatments to work your way through during your time here, from scrubs to facials. One of the tools to a happy heart and mind is a happy tummy, and the food here doesn’t disappoint! The beachside Cariblue Restaurant hosts Caribbean-style entertainment on Wednesdays, with a steel band and a themed buffet. TAO has won an award for its East meets West fusion cuisine and if you fancy more of a do-it-yourself, you can indulge in Caribue Window’s create-your-own-dish station. 

Sound good? We can hear you packing your bags already…

TUI BLUE Adriatic Beach – Croatia

Perched on a pebbly beach along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, TUI BLUE Adriatic Beach is a recently refurbished, modern hotel. You will find a fully equipped gym here, perfect for those morning workouts to start the day right. There’s also plenty of fitness classes to increase those endorphins throughout your holiday and will help to keep your mind and body healthy. 

If you fancy keeping your brain active and challenged, TUI BLUE Adriatic Beach even has its own escape room that you can enjoy. Please bear in mind, this must be booked in advance, and is open during specified times of the day. You can check at the hotel’s reception about this. 

To fully de-stress, peace and quiet is a must! Luckily, tranquility isn’t in short supply here and dotted throughout the hotel’s grounds you can find Balinese day beds to lounge on, perfect for reading a book or taking a nap. To really treat yourself, why not book yourself in for a full body massage in the on-site spa?

The Culinarium a la carte restaurant offers private dining and gin tasting sessions which are perfect for a special evening during your holiday. Your troubles and stresses will melt away as you tuck into TUI BLUE Adriatic Beach’s amazing cuisine and a little tipple always helps you to relax!

Azul Beach Resort Negril by Karisma – Jamaica

Azul Beach Resort Negril by Karisma has a perfect spot on Negril’s Seven Mile Beach, one of Jamaica’s most renowned beaches. Dotted across the sands you will find daybeds for sunbathing and even massage cabanas for that extra indulgent treat.

If your idea of relaxing and unwinding is sampling delicious cuisine, then you’re in for a treat. Azul Beach Resort Negril by Karisma doesn’t hold back when it comes to food options and you can enjoy so many different restaurants and bars throughout your stay here. Traditional Jamaican, Asian Fusion, Italian – the choice is yours!

The hotel’s Vassa Spa is a perfect place to relax and collect your thoughts, and you can enjoy a range of fabulous treatments in one of the nine treatment rooms – there’s even one dedicated to kids! However, there will be nothing quite as relaxing as receiving a massage on one of the beach front gazebos while listening to the waves lapping at the shore next to you. 

If you choose to stay in a premium area suite in this Jamaican paradise, then you will even get the chance to browse a pillow menu, ensuring you have the perfect firmness for your liking. 

Hotel Botanico and The Oriental Spa Garden – Tenerife

As the name suggests, the spa is central to Hotel Botanico and The Oriental Spa Garden’s allure. The hotel is so impressive that it is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and it’s in a beautifully tranquil setting, right next door to Tenerife’s botanical gardens. 

The award-winning spa has an abundance of facilities that are just not to be missed! There’s saunas and steam rooms, and even an ice temple! If you fancy an open-air massage you can enjoy these at the Thai-style pagoda, or head inside to one of the luxury treatment rooms for a rose facial or body wrap using everything from papaya to chocolate.

For those who love being active, Hotel Botanico and The Oriental Spa Garden has an 18-hole putting green with a driving range and six acres of sub-tropical gardens filled with hundreds of plants and trees for blissful walks. 

The Oriental à la carte is a special affair and was opened by the Queen of Thailand! You can also enjoy a buffet-style food market, II Papagallo Italian restaurant, poolside Palmera Real restaurant and The Slim restaurant for healthy options. 

Asia Gardens Hotel And Thai Spa A Royal Hideaway Hotel – Costa Blanca

Enjoy your own slice of luxury in Spain’s Costa Blanca at Asia Gardens Hotel and Thai Spa A Royal Hideaway Hotel. There are pools galore here – six to choose from – with features like infinity edges, waterfalls and bamboo bridges. You can find a spot to perch around the pools’ edges thanks to the array of loungers and Balinese beds. 

In keeping with the hotel’s Zen-like theme, yoga and tai chi sessions are held around the grounds. You can also sign up to cooking lessons, cocktail making, and tea tasting. The first-class spa specialises in tried-and-tested Thai treatments. You can book in for indulgent four-hand rubdowns in traditional stilted huts, which overlook the expansive gardens.

The spa houses a heated indoor pool, as well as a Turkish bath, a sunbathing terrace, and a relaxation zone, where you can order nutritious infused teas. 

Going hand in hand with the hotel’s relaxed vibe, the night-time agenda is kept low-key, though DJs, dance duos, and acoustic singers make regular appearances. In terms of places to have a drink, Champagne and lounge bars are on offer. 

TUI BLUE Khao Lak Resort – Thailand

Think couples retreat, delicious food a beautiful beaches – sound like what you need? Relax and unwind at TUI BLUE Khao Lak Resort in Thailand for the perfect stress-free getaway. Thailand is known for its impeccable customer service and experience, with true luxury being super affordable.

Five pools await, ready for you to take a dip and one of the pools even has a swim up bar, perfect for keeping hydrated with your favourite tipple or soft drink. Lounging around the side of these pools is super relaxing thanks to the rows of palms surrounding you.

The spa is home to a beautiful wellness area with a sauna and treatment rooms. You can treat yourself to a Thai massage in one of the beachfront massage huts with your other half, for the perfect relaxing treat. 

If you want ultimate privacy and your own slice of heaven, you can upgrade your room to a swim-up deluxe double. Swim ups have a terrace area where you can stroll across from your room and dip straight into the inviting waters.

Longevity Health and Wellness Hotel – Portugal

If you want to focus on achieving a healthier lifestyle when on holiday, then Longevity Health and Wellness Hotel is a great choice. It sits in a quiet spot just outside the little town of Alvor in Portugal’s Algarve which is a quaint, peaceful town. 

In the Detox & Relax wet area you’ll find an infrared sauna, hammam, ice fountain, Epsom salt room, sensations showers, relaxation room, a walking path, plus an indoor heated detox pool as well as a sensation relax pool. Other amenities include a floatation room, hammam, ice fountain, sauna and VIP suite.

The hotel’s restaurants focus on healthy eating – with options covering a variety of dietary requirements and preferences. Keto, veggie, gluten-free, high-protein and low glycaemic are all available for guests upon request. 

If you’re interested in finding out the best ways to keep fit and, and to improve your wellness, there’s even an on-site health and wellness clinic where experts can analyse your body and individual needs.

Boutique 5 Hotel And Spa – Greece

Craving endless, jaw-dropping views? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. Boutique 5 Hotel And Spa in Rhodes, Greece, takes sea-facing accommodation to a different level and if you choose to upgrade to a front-row apartment, you’ll get your own private pool with widescreen views of the Aegean Sea.

The hotel has devoted an entire floor to its spa services with an indoor pool, a hot tub, and a sauna, and there’s a long treatment menu to pick from. If you want to brush up on your skills then you can sign yourself up for tennis lessons with a trained instructor.

Bike hire is available at the hotel if you want to explore your surroundings and keep fit while you’re doing so. There’s an outdoor pool at Boutique 5 Hotel and Spa too if you want to get some laps in…or just relax and sip cocktails!

Suites here come with a private pool, imagine yourself kicking back on a sunlounger with your favourite book then deciding to take a dip in the pool…all to yourself. That’s it, we’re sold! 

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