Marbella has beautiful beaches, a thriving nightlife and some of the best bars and raved-about restaurants to be found on the Costa del Sol. However, sometimes it can be a breath of fresh air to escape all the hustle and bustle of this cosmopolitan town by spending the day being pampered at a spa and letting all your worries slip away. Be it a muscle relieving massage, a sizzling sauna or a relaxing retreat somewhere in the countryside, Marbella has dozens of spas to suit all tastes and prices.
Here are five of the best that Marbella has to offer.
Shanti-Som Wellness Retreat, Marbella
This is a beautiful spa and hotel surrounded by tropical gardens, orange groves and trickling streams, where you can take a break from busy lifestyles. The spa specialises in weight loss, detox and yoga programmes that enable visitors to regain energy through daily yoga classes and meditation. There is also an array of spa therapies combining eastern and western traditions, which combined with the beautiful surroundings and pampering service are just what the doctor ordered.
The Vincci Estrella Del Mar Beach Club Spa, Elviria
In this adult-only spa you will find plenty of peace and tranquillity. The spa offers beauty treatments, a thermal spa, two pools (an outdoor infinity pool and indoor pool with loungers), pressure jet and a pressure stream. There is also a sauna, ice pool, Turkish bath, a waterfall and a bucket shower – and it’s right up on the beach.
H10 Andalucía Plaza Hotel Spa, Puerto Banús
Located in Puerto Banús, this pretty little spa offers the usual Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, power showers and swimming pool with pressure jets. A budget spa, it provides treatments from around 20 Euros per person for two hours and offers excellent value for money.
The Marbella Club Thalasso Spa, Marbella Centre
One of the most exclusive in Marbella, the Thalasso Spa has an indoor sea water pool, saunas, a relaxation area with sea view, 12 treatment rooms, slimming and anti stress programmes, beauty treatments and massages. Quite a complete package for those who wish to spa in style.
Glow Wellness and Fitness, Puerto Banús
Located in the Playas del Duque area of Puerto Banús, this trendy spa offers a variety of wellbeing areas; the indoor swimming pool, the Jacuzzi zone, the sauna area, the aesthetic centre with facial treatments and therapies, body treatments, hydrotherapy, jet showers as well as slimming and firming treatments.