Dreaming of a spa escape? Help is at hand – we’ve picked out five gorgeous spa hotels to help you relax and unwind with your partner this Easter break.
By: Helen Warwick, Deputy Editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Italy
It’s all about the good life at this blingtastic bolthole on the shores of Lake Como with each room as opulent as the next. And there’s never been a better time to turn up to its decadent doors – this grand dame has just reopened following a five-year, multi-million pound revamp. Book a couples treatment in its plush ESPA spa, make him drool as you wander from steam bath to sauna, and add Durex lube to help you and your partner make the most of your night, after a lovely meal at the hotel's hidden spot for intimate dinners. Grandhoteltremezzo.com
Alexander House, Sussex
If charming décor and countryside views get you in the mood, head to this UK hideaway and indulge your passion for expensive metals. Yes - the spa here really is currently offering specialised gold treatments thanks to a partnership with beauty brand ila. Once you’re looking and feeling fantastic, add Durex Night In pleasure set to discover a new way to tease and arouse you and your partner. alexanderhotels.co.uk
If charming décor and countryside views get you in the mood, head to this UK hideaway and indulge your passion for expensive metals.
Royal Palm Marrakech, Morocco
For a truly riveting getaway, lock yourself away at this exotic retreat and take advantage of its new three-day spring detox package. Available at its Clarins spa, it’s said to boost energy and release toxins through personalised fitness sessions, coffee scrubs, body wraps and draining massages. How can you keep your hands off each other once you’re hot to trot and looking ridiculously sexy? beachcomber-hotels.com
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
This gargantuan place with an Alpine backdrop has pulled out all the stops when it comes to spa and wellness. Taking advantage of the nearby Bad Ragaz thermal spring, the hotel has plenty of opportunities to soak up its mineral-rich waters and a treatment menu designed to fix ailments from weight loss to sleep issues. Alongside its huge pillowy beds, what more could you need for a dirty weekend? resortragaz.ch/en
Dormy House, UK
No spa hotels list should exist without Dormy House – it’s the quintessential romantic English getaway in the Cotswolds. Think roaring fires, enormous beds, knockout food and nifty design – all the crucial ingredients for a passionate night away. And with exceptional spa facilities that has helped win the hotel several gongs, you can guess that free wi-fi is not its crowning glory. dormyhouse.co.uk