The Perfect Pre-Wedding Pamper Destinations
These beautiful locations in the Canary Islands could be just the tonic, or, if you'd like somewhere closer to home try the Channel Islands, it's a shorter flight!
Only a 4 hour flight away, the sultry Spanish island of Gran Canaria, enjoys a microclimate averaging 24 degrees all year round and boasts some of the best spas in Europe, with affordable prices. Brides to be looking for a girly getaway to leave them glowing with good health and looking radiant for their big day will find all they need and more in Gran Canaria’s luxury spa resorts.
If you’re looking for a little cosmetic helping hand to look absolutely divine for your wedding, treatments such as chemical peels, teeth whitening, and botox, offered in professional, state-of-the-art clinics are less expensive than in the UK. However, for those after natural beautification, there are hundreds of spa treatments and thalasso therapy pools to also choose from amongst the many world class spas. What’s more, there are some great cocktail bars and beautiful sand dune beaches to dance the night away with friends.
The Gran Canaria Spa, Wellness & Health Association can offer tailor-made packages to ensure that your girly getaway is all you dreamed of; leaving you pummeled, pampered and polished; ready for your big day! The Spanish island is the ideal destination for an all year round summer wedding. The spa resorts are well equipped to host stunning ceremonies with beautiful vistas, exquisite food and exemplary service.
The Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort & Spa *****This 5* hotel is built into the side of a mountain with a cutting edge Aloe Spa offering treatments of pure aloe straight from the plant. There is also a mountain top infinity pool with stunning views and unparalleled tranquility. A-list celebrities including Jennifer Lopez love this serene hideaway.
The Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Corallium Spa & Casino ****This impressive 4* resort contains a wondrous spa inspired by the naturally volcanic Canaries, which includes a salt grotto, cave flotation pool and womb-like relaxation room.
The Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort & Corallium Thalasso *****This 5* resort has a stunning spa offering personal thalasso pools and spa treatments in rooms with floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the sea.
The Seaside Hotel Palm Beach *****
This 5* ‘Design Hotel’ has recently been refurbished with an ultra chic 1970’s influence. It is set in an impressive palm grove; a slick spa offering an array of luxurious treatments.
To book a spa holiday in Gran Canaria go to www.grancanariawellness.com
Or see wedding planners in Spain here.
As old as time itself, the ancient Indian principles of Ayurveda meet 21st century sophistication at Ayush Wellness Spa, the original Ayurvedic destination spa located in the Channel Islands. Located near the breathtaking shores of Jersey’s stylish St. Helier, this magnificent rooftop spa promises to bring body and soul back into balance through acclaimed Sanskrit philosophies dating back some 6,000 years. Housed within the acclaimed Hotel De France, Ayush provides the ultimate lifestyle concept for travellers and guests looking for balance amidst today’s fast paced lifestyle.
Individual experiences at Ayush Wellness Spa can be arranged for half, full day, overnight or lengthier programmes to enjoy Ayurvedic disciplines and therapies without disruption. Regardless of duration however, the philosophies instilled by the team at Ayush shall remain long after departure. In addition to a decadent experience, Ayush brings more than a spa break. Moreover, it provides the tools needed to promote self-healing and an enriched state of being; no matter what life path guests choose to embark on. B&B prices for a room at Hotel de France start from £150, facials and body massages from £65 and 2 night seasonal Spa Packages from £295.