The Best Spa Day Bournemouth: Relax and Unwind in Luxury
Updated: Sep 1
Imagine a day spent indulging in luxurious treatments, sipping on delightful afternoon tea, and unwinding in soothing steam rooms and saunas. Sounds dreamy, right? You can make this become a reality in this beautiful coastal town with a "Bournemouth spa day" experience.
Bournemouth is an excellent destination for a rejuvenating getaway, with a wide variety of spa options to suit every preference and budget. In this article, we’ve done the research for you and will guide you through the best spa day experiences, from choosing the right spa to booking treatments, allowing you to savour every moment of a relaxing spa day Bournemouth.
Are you ready to uncover the hidden gems of Bournemouth’s spa scene? Let’s dive in and explore the ultimate "spa day" experiences this charming town offers!
Indulge in Bournemouth's ultimate spa day experiences, from luxurious hotels to affordable retreats.
Enjoy relaxing massages, rejuvenating facials and specially designed treatments for men with traditional or themed afternoon tea options.
Take advantage of great seasonal promotions and group packages for your hen do for an unforgettable spa experience!
Top Spa Day Bournemouth Experiences
Imagine being pampered with top-notch treatments and enjoying full use of the spa facilities, including steam rooms, saunas, and swimming pools. Not to mention the alluring scent of essential oils and the soothing sounds of calming music to transport you to a state of complete relaxation and bliss.
But Bournemouth is home to over ten spa day experiences, from luxurious spa hotels to affordable spa retreats to some that are slightly ragged and worn down. But don't worry, we've done the hard work, so no matter your budget or preferences, there’s a spa day in Bournemouth tailored to your tastes.
The Best Luxurious Spa Hotels
Discover the epitome of luxury and relaxation at these three top spa hotels. Chewton Glen and Careys Manor are a 30-minute drive from Bournemouth into the New Forest but are well worth it. The Nici is brand new and located on Bournemouth's west cliff.
These are excellent choices for an indulgent spa experience, where the attentive staff and outstanding facilities ensure that no request is too much trouble.
The Chewton Glen spa days focus the budget more on the treatment, whereas Careys Manor's spa days focus more on the spa getaway and full use of their facilities - which might be better for groups, the Nici can accommodate groups depending on availability so book early!
1. Chewton Glen
Chewton Glen, New Milton, New Forest, BH25 6QS, Hampshire.
Chewton Glen, an exquisite five-star hotel and spa, offers an unforgettable stay with top-notch spa facilities, treatments, and unmatched hospitality.
In 130 acres of gorgeous countryside, Chewton Glen is surrounded by the New Forest and the coast.
Spa Days can include:
Twilight Spa Evening (1 x 45 minute massage or facial) for £135pp
Summer Twilight Spa Evening (1 x 60 minute massage or facial) for £141pp
Tailor Made Spa Day (1 x 60 minute treatment) for £224pp
Chewton Glen Reviews: Overall, highly recommended; excellent reviews highlight the beautiful location and great facilities, and all the staff were very welcoming.
"This was one of the nicest spas I have ever experienced. The hydro pools especially are large and varied, and it was great to be able to use the outside one without too much trouble. We didn’t eat there, but the food looked nice. I would recommend it for a twilight spa 4-5 hours was perfect for us."
Visit their website to book: https://www.chewtonglen.com/spa-experiences/
2. Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa
Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire SO42 7RH.
Grown-up getaways are so much fun and relaxing, especially when you have an award-winning spa with five-star facilities on your doorstep.
SenSpa is an authentic Thai spa with extensive hydrotherapy and relaxing facilities aimed at helping you reach a deep state of relaxation.
There are 18 treatment rooms here so that groups can enjoy luxury spa therapy simultaneously (subject to availability - book early!) and with such highly trained therapists, it’s sure to be a holistic experience to remember.
They have over 70 treatment options, so you're spoiled for choice. Spa Days can include:
Revive and Renew Spa Day (9.15 am to 4.15 pm) Mon to Thurs only. £139pp
You will have full use of the SenSpa Hydrotherapy & Health Club Facilities but no treatments. Plus, a 2-course lunch at Zen Garden with a glass of Champagne. There is also a half-day afternoon tea option for £89pp
Recommended: Lampang Afternoon Spa Day (11.30 am to 4.30 pm) Mon to Thurs only. £169pp
You will have full use of the SenSpa Hydrotherapy & Health Club Facilities and a 30-minute treatment.
Plus, a 2-course lunch at Zen Garden with a glass of Champagne
Carey's Manor Reviews: Overall, highly recommended, with excellent reviews highlighting the beautiful location and great facilities, and all the staff were very welcoming.
"From the moment we walked through the door, we were met with a friendly smile and made to feel very welcome. The spa facilities were spotless, and the two pools gave us plenty of time to swim and relax. One of the pools was as warm as a bath, heaven. A wonderful day away from modern life and pressures."
Visit their website to book: https://senspa.try.be/
3. The Nici Hotel & Spa
West Hill Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EJ.
We’re talking fluffy robes, soft slippers, calming music, luxurious surroundings and a treatment menu so irresistible you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Newly refurbished to a high standard, with a world-class gym, soothing relaxation room, 18m indoor swimming pool, steam and sauna rooms, what are you waiting for?
There are 8 treatment rooms here so groups can enjoy luxury spa therapy simultaneously (subject to availability - book early!).
Note their packages do not include use of the outdoor pool.
The Nici Sunset Package (3pm am to 9 pm) £150 | £160*
Afternoon tea in our South Beach Restaurant (available 3pm to 5pm)
Full use of THE NICI Spa (available for five hours after afternoon tea)
With a 60 minute treatment (*£10 supplement for Fri & Sat)
Visit their website to book: https://thenici.try.be/
Top 5 Affordable Spa Retreats
For those seeking relaxation without breaking the bank, Bournemouth also has a plethora of unique and affordable spa retreats.
1. The Arcadia Beauty Spa at the Bournemouth Carlton Signature Hotel
Arcadia Beauty Spa, Bournemouth Carlton Hotel, BH1 3DN
Situated on Bournemouth's famous East Cliff, Bournemouth Carlton Hotel, BW Signature Collection is a Victorian building with views across the bay.
The Arcadia spa day packages, priced per person, include the use of the spa facilities plus fluffy robe hire and a light lunch.
Spa days can include:
Body massage | Hydrate and glow facial | Body Polish (1x50minute treatment) for £85
A full massage with optional aromatherapy, hot stones or warm bamboo treatment followed by our signature facial (1x110minunte treatment) for £140
Arcadia Reviews: Generally Excellent Reviews: 4.9 stars with 170 reviews.
"Had a lovely 55-minute massage. The staff were amiable. Enjoyed spending time in the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. Would go back again."
2. The Bluewater Spa at Connaught Hotel and Spa
30 West Hill Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5PH
Their spa facilities include an 18m indoor swimming pool with sun loungers, Jacuzzi, a steam room, a sauna, four treatment rooms (including two doubles), a fully equipped gym and a stunning relaxation lounge.
The spa days offer a delicious two-course lunch in our 2 AA Rosette restaurant, or you can enjoy a spa day with afternoon tea instead of lunch. You also get a glass of bubbly to put you in the mood for total relaxation.
A spa day can include this package for £85 midweek and £100 at the weekend.
They offer an exciting spa day package with unlimited access to their swimming pool, sun loungers, relaxation lounge, Jacuzzi, gym, steam room, and sauna.
Plus, you can choose a spa treatment, making for a truly personalized and luxurious experience. (1x 25 min treatment, either a Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage or Express Facial and 1x15min treatment)
Bluewater Reviews: Are generally very positive for both the treatment and facilities: "Could not fault the spa experience, had full body massage which was amazing. All staff were accommodating and knowledgeable; nothing was too much trouble. "
Visit to book: https://www.theconnaught.co.uk/spa/spa-day-bournemouth/
3. Ocean Beach Hotel and Oceana Spa
The Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa, East Overcliff Drive, BH1 3AQ
Located directly on the seafront in the prestigious East Cliff , Ocean Beach Hotel is a modern hotel and the spa is decorated in an Asian-inspired theme.
Restore balance and calm with our luxurious Oceana Day Spa treatments - Facials by Image Skincare, Hot Stone Massage, Classic Swedish Massage, Melting Oil Candle Massages by Natural Spa Factory, Revitalising Body Exfoliation, Nail Treatments and more.
Their group spa days with a minimum of four people (max 12) are great for hen parties:
Packages for spa days: Spa Celebration Afternoon Tea Package - (Midweek £89, Weekend £99 per person)
Includes: A welcome mocktail, choice of one 30-minute spa treatment, afternoon tea in 2-rosette Ventana Grand Café, a glass of prosecco (per person)
Oceana Reviews: 4.4 stars (#1 trip advisor), Mixed reviews; the treatments and staff seem excellent; however, the lack of facilities was very poor - "The spa treatment was lovely. The fact is you have to go to the hotel next door to use the pool and sauna, and the outside pool area was run down.
"Wow! I enjoyed my amazing back, shoulder and neck massage. As well as a lovely facial. Feel so relaxed!"
Visit https://oceanadayspa.co.uk/ to book online.
4. eforea Spa at Hilton Bournemouth
The Hilton, Terrace Road, Bournemouth BH2
This statement hotel has style in abundance with the added benefit of a location only steps away from beautiful Bournemouth Gardens. The hotel’s spa and health club has a gym with fitness classes, or you can take a dip in the pool for a workout, whilst the hot tub, sauna, and steam room are all relaxing alternatives.
Packages for Spa days: Elegantly Elemis Spa Half Day Afternoon Tea package. - £95
With the choice of 2 x 25-minute treatments of the following: Back, neck and shoulder massage -Elemis Express Facial - Foot journey - Salt and oil exfoliation
Guaranteed to leave you feeling revitalized, stress-free, and renewed.
This package also includes afternoon tea, a glass of prosecco in our infamous Level 8 Sky Bar, and the full use of facilities.
Reviews: Great little retreat for a few hours! The therapist was lovely and provided excellent treatment. The spa facilities were good and spotless, although there wasn't enough space for more loungers around the pool, so I'm glad it wasn't busy. So try not to go at the weekends.
Visit: https://hiltonbournemouth.onejourney.travel/spa to book
5. Mercure and Queens Hotel - Forever Gorgeous Day Spa
Meyrick Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire BH1 3DL
Nestled in the heart of A stylish four-star hotel, The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel, and proximity to an award-winning beach. Forever Gorgeous offers its guests an exquisite menu of treatments, pamper days and spa experiences. Elemis & OPI provide excellent products, whilst the team provide astounding treatments.
Day Spa packages include:
Afternoon Tea Delight - (Arrival from 1.30 pm - £89pp)
Includes: A choice of one 55-minute spa treatment, afternoon tea and a glass of prosecco (per person)
Indulgent Wellness Day - ( £124pp)
Includes A choice of one 55-minute spa treatment, two-course lunch and a glass of prosecco and full use of the facilities)
Forever Gorgeous Reviews: 4.5 stars (#2 on Trip Advisor)
"Went with a group of friends for a 50th. I was very impressed with the Renew Me Package; I was there from 11 am-3 pm. Swimming Pool, Steam Room, a 25-minute treatment and afternoon tea.
The treatment I chose was an Indian Head Massage with Hazel, it was the best one I’ve ever had, and I’ve had lots. The afternoon tea was filled with many sandwiches, scones and cakes. Highly recommend it."
Visit https://oceanadayspa.co.uk/ to book.
Other mentions include the Durley Dean Hotel, where you can indulge in customized massages, full body wraps, and express facials with specially designed packages for men. The Durley Dean is a location winner as it's only minutes from Bournemouth's beaches, bars and boutiques but reviews note that the facilities need updating.
Planning your Spa Day in Bournemouth
In the following sections, we’ll guide you through choosing the right spa and booking treatments, ensuring that your spa day is everything you’ve dreamed of and more!
Choosing the Right Spa - Spa Facilities vs. Treatment Rooms
Selecting the perfect spa can be an exciting yet challenging task; it depends on the following:
How many people are in your group?
Do you prefer treatments or the use of facilities, or a mix of both?
Do you want lunch or afternoon tea or nothing?
How far are you willing to travel - does everyone attending have a car?
Lastly: your budget!
Where to go for each type of spa?
Bournemouth Spas offers many facilities and treatments, from relaxing massages to rejuvenating facials and specially designed treatments for men. Let's look at the highlights:
Spa Facilities and Amenities
Whether you want to unwind after your spa treatments or enjoy leisure time, there are some great steam rooms, saunas, and swimming pools.
Some of the best places to find the best amenities include:
Carey Manor Spa which has excellent facilities and is good for groups (if you have the budget!)
The Nici Spa which has the best (and newest) facilities in town.
Bluewater Spa at the Connaught is highly recommended
All of the spas offer a range of excellent massage treatments, such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, and aromatherapy massage. However, each spa offers unique treatments, and the staff generally have excellent reviews, so you're sure to find the perfect massage to suit your needs!
All of the Spas listed offer body treatments including exfoliating salt scrubs, hydrating body wraps, and detoxifying mud treatments. These treatments not only relax but also help improve the appearance and health of your skin. These are not included in a day package but can be booked separately.
Facial treatments provide relaxation and excellent benefits, such as reducing wrinkles, improving skin tone and texture, and reducing the appearance of dark spots. Offerings like cleansing facials, exfoliating facials, express facials and anti-ageing facials, your spa day isn't complete without indulging in a luxurious facial treatment.
All of the Spa's listed offer excellent facials but some of the best include
Arcadia Carlton who use L’Organiq products
and Bluewater Spa offers a truly pampering experience.
Men's Spa Treatments
Spa treatments aren’t just for the ladies! Bournemouth spas offer a variety of treatments specifically designed for men and provide numerous wellness benefits, such as reducing stress levels, enhancing circulation, and detoxifying the body.
Men can indulge in a traditional back, neck and shoulder massage, sports massage - including whole body, tranquil scalp, or perhaps even an aromatherapy massage. Other relaxing skin treatments are available such as express facial treatments and several body treatments, like hot stone therapies, specially tailored to men’s unique needs.
Some of the best places to find specialist men's treatments include:
Oceana Spa Manor Spa which is also good for groups
Bluewater Spa at the Connaught, which has a great mens range.
Afternoon Tea and Dining Options
What better way to enhance your spa day than with a delightful afternoon tea or dining experience?
Some of the best spa venues offering afternoon teas include:
Carey Manor in the new forest
Bluewater Spa which also has access to the beach
Eforea Spa at the Hilton which includes tea on their eighth floor overlooking the sea
The Nici has great afternoon tea and use of the spa for 5 hours!
Spa Deals, Groups and Hen Parties
There are some excellent options for groups of up to 12 people but most spas will only accommodate groups up to 6 people and even less at the weekend. With this in mind there are three spas that have tailored packages for groups and Carey Manor where some day packages don't include treatments so are better suited to groups.
Bluewater Spa which allows group up to 6 people
Oceana Spa which allows groups from 4 to 12 people
eforea Spa at Hilton allows groups up to 6 people
In summary, Bournemouth offers a wide array of spa day experiences for every preference and budget. From luxurious spa hotels to affordable spa retreats, you’ll find the perfect spa day tailored to your needs.
Enhance your spa day with a delightful afternoon tea and dining option, and enjoy leisure facilities and amenities such as steam rooms, saunas, and swimming pools.
Don’t wait any longer - book your spa day today and embark on a journey of relaxation, rejuvenation, and indulgence. The ultimate spa day experience awaits you in this relaxed and charming coastal town!
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of massages are available in Bournemouth?
Bournemouth offers various massage options, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone and aromatherapy.
Are there any spa treatments specifically designed for men?
Yes, spas offer a variety of treatments specifically tailored to men, including sports massages, express facial treatments, and body treatments.
Where can I find the best spa deals in Bournemouth?
If you’re looking for a great deal on spa treatments in Bournemouth, take advantage of seasonal promotions and group packages – they can offer fantastic discounts.
What leisure facilities are available at Bournemouth spas?
Relax with the extensive leisure facilities available at Bournemouth spas, such as steam rooms, saunas, swimming pools, and gyms. Take advantage of the spa’s luxurious treatments, from massages and facials to manicures and pedicures. Enjoy a day of pampering and relaxation, and leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Can I enjoy afternoon tea during my spa day in Bournemouth?
Yes, you can certainly enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea during your spa day in Bournemouth! Many local spas offer traditional and themed afternoon teas for a truly luxurious experience. From classic finger sandwiches and scones to vegan and gluten-free options, you can find something to suit your tastes.