Top Spas in the Balearics
Bodyna Spa, Hotel Hospes Maricel & Spa
Overlooking the Mediterranean sea, set in large grounds, The Bodyna Spa is part of the 5 star Maricel Hotel, a luxurious hotel boasting 16th and 17th architecture and super sleek design. The Maricel is located in a quiet, residential area of the island, 5 minutes from the capital Palma de Mallorca and the exclusive harbour Puerto Portals, and is therefore very peaceful with an exclusive feel.
The spa is housed in a contemporary style building and features a fitness room, pilates room, relaxation lounges, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, saunas, steam baths, solarium terrace and on tap juices, teas, fresh fruit and mineral water. However the real pièce de résistance are the natural caves surrounded by stone arches overlooking the sea – the perfect spot to grab a sun lounger and truly relax. Highly recommended is a swim in the stunning outdoor pool right on the water’s edge, followed by a full body Oriental massage and some quiet contemplation time on a comfy sunbed wrapped in a white fluffy towel looking out to sea.
Hotel Hospes Maricel & Spa
Ctra d’Andratx 11
07181 Cas Català (Calvià)
Son Net Hotel
This is old school luxury pampering at its best. Son Net Hotel, in Puigpunyent, is simply stunning and the spa is second to none. The location and mountain views are out of this world, so the minute you arrive you feel relaxed. The outdoor pool and sun loungers are a great place to indulge after a spa session. On offer is the Beauty Son Net Day rather than just a single treatment. This includes a body peeling, a relaxing body massage and a customised facial. And if you are accompanied by your children? No problem. Book them a Little Miss manicure or pedicure, or a Little Miss or Little Master massage. Beauty for all!
Son Net Hotel
C/Castillo de Sonnet s/n
Luxury Boutique Hotel Can Alomar
The stylish city spa at the Luxury Boutique Hotel Can Alomar is smack bang in the middle of Palma. Located on the solarium terrace, you will find a small pool, a heated jacuzzi, a relaxation area, indoor and outdoor massage booths with a wide range of treatments available, private yoga and pilates classes. All the treatments are performed using environmentally-friendly products from Gaia natural cosmetics, grown organically on the farm in the Tramuntana mountains in Mallorca. Be sure to try the full body massage with hot aromatic compress – the hand-pressed olive oil restores the balance of your skin by replenishing its natural oils, while the crushed olive tree leaves blended with the island’s finest herbs, lavender and rose petals contained in the warm poultice detoxify and tone.
Guests at the hotel are also invited to use the spas at their sister hotels Can Cera and Boutique Hotel Calatrava, just a few minutes’ walk from Can Alomar. City relaxation at its best.
Luxury Boutique Hotel Can Alomar
C/Sant Feliu 1
The Vespasian Spa, Hotel Reads
The Vespasian Spa has a reputation for being one of the finest health spas in Europe, offering 650m² of indoor, luxury wellness area and a fully trained team of professionals with facilities including a steam room, ice room, sauna, sensation showers, gym and relaxation lounge plus an extensive treatment menu. There are four treatment rooms including a 60m² VIP Couples Suite with its own hydromassage pool, relaxation bed and two massage beds, so that couples can indulge in treatments together.
Amongst the extensive list of treatments on offer, the spa offers a Vespasian Signature Aromatherapie Massage, claiming it to be one of the most effective methods to take care both of the body’s health and the psycho-physical balance. A choice of invigorating, soothing and detoxifying essential oil aromas is offered.
The spa itself is part of Hotel Reads, a very beautiful and very private, exclusive country hotel set in stunning landscaped gardens with amazing views over the Tramuntana mountain range.
Ctra Vieja Santa Maria Alaró s/n
07320 Santa Maria
Belmond La Residencia Spa
This renowned luxury hotel has an award-winning luxury spa to match. It boasts an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gym and six treatment rooms. Three of these benefit from open-air terraces, allowing guests to enjoy a soothing treatment while admiring the spectacular view. The grounds and hotel are beautiful, all adding to the spa experience.
The treatment list on offer is seriously extensive – you can enjoy everything from various types of massage, to facials, fake tans, manicures, pedicures, spa rituals, reflexology… The list goes on. You can book online which makes it very efficient too. Plus each month, expert Anja Burkhard joins La Residencia Spa for a week of BodyTalk consultations. By using this astonishingly simple, hands-on holistic therapy, Anja can quickly identify how everyday stresses are affecting your body and help you find a new balance. Just what the doctor ordered.
Belmond La Residencia
Son Canals s/n
La Posidonia, Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena
La Posidonia is named after the protected seaweed that grows around Ibiza and Formentera. It is part of the fabulous Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena that has the perfect setting for a spa – you can sit in a heated salt water pool on the edge of the cliff with spectacular panoramic sea views whilst waiting to enjoy one of the wide range of body and facial treatments and spa ritual on offer, including massages, scrubs, hammams and hot stone treatments, as well as anti-ageing therapies and specialist men’s treatments too.
Their team of professionals can create a personal treatment programme tailored to suit your needs and only natural products from well-known spa brands are used during their decadent treatments and rituals. Facilities include 15 treatment rooms, a relaxation room, a sauna, a pediluvium, a hammam-shower (Turkish steam sauna), jet showers and an outdoor thalasso-therapy circuit, The Suspended Cascades, comprising 8 interconnected salt water lagoons with spectacular sea views. Not to be missed.
Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena
Urb Na Xamena s/n
07815 San Miguel
Es Cucons is a stunning, charming, family run agroturismo (traditional farmhouse turned hotel) based in the valley of almonds in Santa Agnés on the quiet north west side of the island – far away from the noisy party scene in other places on the island.
The hotel’s objective is to “create a special place, a refuge for interior design lovers, to be in contact with nature, tranquility, romanticism, Mediterranean cuisine and all the endless pleasures that the island of Ibiza offers.” And the beautiful boutique spa, overlooking pretty gardens and the olive groves, certainly enables that to happen.
Treatments range from beauty basics to highly specialist ayurvedic rituals. They have a fantastic yoga and pilates teacher and massage therapist, Melanie Jane, who personalises treatments and classes for each client. In the spa area there is a sauna, an outdoor pool and a wooden hot tub – perfect for letting the day’s stresses drift away.
C/Cami des Pla de Corona 110
07828 Santa Agnés de Corona
This wonderful agroturismo is a perfect blend of Ibiza high style and tranquil escapism. Surrounded by Ibizan nature and built in Balinese style, Atzaró’s spa is peaceful and very private with an extensive range of treatments, including some amazing Balinese massages and facials, carried out by their professional staff trained in Oriental and western techniques. There is a aauna, a hammam and a gym, and in-keeping with the holistic nature of well-being, you can enhance your relaxation with natural juices and teas in the Bubbles Bar, situated in the spa area, and a selection of healthy and fresh dishes from the Veranda Restaurant. They also offer private yoga classes and yoga retreats for when you really want to get away from it all.
There are fantastic four poster Balinese beds for relaxation spread throughout the 10 hectare natural space and a great swimming pool, surrounded by orange trees. Heaven.
Ctra Sant Joan Km 15
Rock Spa, Hard Rock Hotel
This brand spanking new hotel on the island has a brilliant spa inside. It is as stylish as it is expansive, at 1,350m² and is the perfect place to revitalise after a long night out or to rejuvenate before a long day of play on Ibiza.
Check out Rock Springs, an amazing water, thermal and relaxation area. There is even an expert who will show you how to play and mediate with Tibetan Bowls – the true Ibiza hippy experience. For the rock stars amongst you, the Face The Music Facial could be the treatment for you. Here, the therapeutic benefits of sound vibration are used to rejuvenate and hydrate your face. The spa also offers a hair and makeup service if you want to look extra glam for a night out on the island. And if you are there as a couple, try the Rock Spa Ibiza Deluxe Experience for Two – an incredible experience in your own mini spa villa for two. It includes a whirlpool tub, private terrace, heated pool and exclusive access to Rock Springs.
Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza
Ctra Playa d’en Bossa s/n
07817 Sant Jordi de Ses Salines
Es Marés Hotel & Spa
This charming, family run boutique hotel on Formentera, the delightful sister island of Ibiza, gets its name from the sandstone that gives the island its rugged contour. The hotel houses a wonderful spa which is the perfect place to rest and recharge with an outdoor pool and a generous list of amazing treatments on offer. Be sure to try the Diamond Magnetic Ritual – a wonderful body treatment using diamonds – yes, real diamonds – to exfoliate and moisturise and harmonise the chakras. Pure bliss.
Es Marés Hotel & Spa
C/Santa Maria 15
Sant Francesc Xavier
Torralbenc is a traditional Menorcan farm that has been renovated into a luxury hotel and spa. It is a collection of white-washed farm buildings dating from the 19th and early 20th Centuries that were used in the past for farming tasks and that have been carefully restored to recover the essence of the architecture and the natural environment.
The spa offers a range of therapeutic experiences, holistic treatments and pure pampering, all with specially selected natural products from the Natura Bissé brand. All the aromatic herbs in the essential oils used for the massage treatments, such as rosemary and lavender, are grown in the spa garden. There is a double cabin within the spa so all treatments and massages can be enjoyed as a couple.
The spa offers a package called the Citric Moment, a “blissful soothing break of relaxation and regenerating beauty, focused on the rich citric programme of our spa.” The concept is to bring back the hydration, radiance and elasticity to your skin after sun exposure, and to take care of your feet after exploring the charming beaches of Menorca. The Citric Moment includes 3 or 5 nights of accommodation, complimentary upgrade upon availability, a Royal Citrus Experience facial and body treatments and a Citrus Nutri-Cure pedicure.
Ctra Maó – Cala’n Porter Km 10