Sometimes, things get on top of all of us and we can find ourselves ‘tear-our-own-hair-out’ stressed. Whether it’s work, family, or relationships, stress affects us all at some point and in lots of different ways. As a travel company, we know that stress is one of the main reasons people list for going on holiday and escaping from reality for a week or two. Wednesday 1st November is National Stress Awareness Day, which focuses on helping us to find the right balance in terms of work, play and lifestyle and as a result, avoid getting so stressed out in day-to-day life.
To help you combat your stress, we’ve chosen some of our favourite hotels that specifically cater for those looking to relax and enjoy some time away from the real world. Take a look at the best ways to relax at 4 of our favourite spa hotels…
Melia Palas Athenea, Majorca
This 4* hotel situated on the harbour at Palma de Mallorca is a popular choice for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As well as a beautiful spa and wellness centre, you also have the option of taking a dip in the large outdoor swimming pool or enjoying a stroll along the promenade and experiencing the breathtaking view.
Why not sample a drink at the pool bar or if you’re not too chilled out, spend an evening in the relaxing piano bar and make the most of live music and great drinks.
Melia Hacienda del Conde, Tenerife
If you’re looking to relax in luxurious surroundings, a trip to the 5* Melia Hacienda del Conde is highly recommended. Spend your mornings in the large infinity pool which offers amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean or relax on the solarium where you can enjoy views of the amazing Buenavista Golf Course.
The on site YHI Spa features 8 (yes, really!) treatment cabins where you can sit back and take advantage of the amazing service the well-trained staff offer. If that doesn’t whet your appetite, check out the gym, indoor relaxation area, heated dynamic pool, Turkish bath, ice fountain and much more…
Gran Palas, Costa Dorada
Located just 100m from the nearest beach, this hotel features a huge range of facilities bound to make your holiday one to remember. You can enjoy 2 outdoor swimming pools and an indoor swimming pool, 2 hot tubs, a solarium, gym and that’s just the start…
For a memorable meal, head to the buffet restaurant where you’ll be treated to magnificent views of the pool and garden area. The a la carte restaurant offers a daily menu and regularly features Mediterranean cuisine as well as many international dishes, while the Teppanyaki restaurant treats guests to a live cooking show.
Melia Villaitana, Costa Blanca
This exclusive 4* resort in the popular area of Benidorm is the ideal place for those looking to enjoy a week or two of complete escapism, and with a short flight time of just over two hours, you can be round the pool in no time. With 5 outdoor swimming pools, 2 tennis courts and a fully-functioning gym, there’s always something to keep you busy here so you don’t even have to leave the hotel grounds.
If you really want to let your hair down, you’ll be thrilled to know that there are 8 treatment rooms, a Turkish bath, sauna, roman baths and more impressively you’ll find two outdoor cabins which overlook the lake and boast Japanese baths.