April 30, 2024

The Best Spas To Book For Your 2024 European Vacay

Photography: Nicola Sevitt

When in Europe…

I know the feeling: that long awaited European summer getaway is right around the corner and your days are consumed by daydreams of ocean dips off the coast of Italy, vintage shopping in Berlin, balmy evenings spent in London bars, and perfect Parisian pastries. And, if you’re anything like me (beauty-obsessed), your daydreams are also filled with getting the best spa experiences Europe has to offer. 

Whether you’re seeking a tranquil spa experience, or a more intensive skin treatment, prepare to immerse yourself in the best European spas. For most of us, a Europe trip only comes around every few years, so why not make the most of it? Prepare to glow. 

Dr Barbara Sturm, London

In Mayfair’s serene streets, nostalgia washes over me, witnessing refined elegance: men and women heading to offices, children awaiting chauffeurs, nannies conversing as they push prams—a scene from a bygone era in modern London. Nestled on Mount Street, the renowned Barbara Sturm Spa offers tranquillity amid the city’s bustle. Securing an appointment is a coveted treat, especially after a long flight. Dr. Sturm’s Signature Glow treatment works wonders, revitalising skin with personalised care and potent ingredients like hyaluronic acid and purslane extract. Expert massage techniques reduce puffiness, revealing a sculpted, radiant complexion. The spa’s attention to detail and serene ambiance ensure a pampering experience like no other, leaving you with luminous, youthful skin and renewed confidence in just one session.


Maison Sisley, Paris

Tucked away in the heart of Paris, the Maison Sisley Spa beckons with its promise of opulent indulgence and bespoke skincare solutions. Step into a world where personalised treatments cater to your every skincare whim, from signature facials to blissful massages. The pièce de résistance? The Sisley Supremÿa treatment—a botanical-infused elixir that breathes new life into tired skin, leaving behind a radiant glow and a renewed zest for life. But it’s not just about the treatments; it’s the attentive service and serene ambiance that elevate the experience to a holistic wellness journey. At Maison Sisley, beauty isn’t just skin deep—it’s a soul-nourishing escapade that leaves you feeling rejuvenated, inside and out. 


Clinique La Prairie, Switzerland

What better way to truly indulge than at one of the most exclusive health and wellness destinations in Europe? Dating back to 1931, Clinique La Prairie, located in Montreux Switzerland, offers science-backed holistic wellness treatments and programs that allow you to let go and completely regenerate like never before. The award-winning spa-clinic combines medicinal knowledge with bespoke wellness plans that are led by medical specialists and holistic experts. From seven day programs centred on longevity to two day beauty rituals designed to transform your complexion, this spa is the ultimate must-try. It’s not everyday you’re in Europe, right? Spoil yourself! 


Bostani Spa at Verina Astra, Sifnos Greece 

Among the Greek islands I’ve visited, Sifnos holds a unique magical quality which is felt from the moment you step off the ferry and onto the port in Kamares. Overlooking the Aegean Sea on Sifnos island, Bostani Spa at Verina Astra offers a tranquil escape blending modern luxury with ancient wellness traditions.  Combined with warm hospitality and enchanting surroundings, a visit to Bostani Spa is certainly one not to be missed. With panoramic views and intimate settings, the spa provides a range of holistic treatments, from revitalising massages to bespoke facials. Inspired by the Bostsani Garden, the signature Herbal Myth Ritual harnesses the potency of essential oils in an aromatherapy-infused hydrating treatment, leaving the skin soft, smooth, and radiant, while soothing your mind into a state of calm. A treatment at Bostani offers an invitation to unwind, recharge, and reconnect with island life. I can’t wait to return someday. 


Dior Spa Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, French Riviera

Located in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, the French Riviera, the Dior Spa at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is the epitome of European luxury. Opened in 2023, the spa welcomes you with stunning designer-approved interiors and accents of the Dior motif dotted throughout. Treat yourself to an Escale À Eden-Roc, a face and body ritual that aims to rebalance energy flow, or an indulgent Enfleurage Corporal, a full body and face treatment that uses massage and pampering techniques to soothe the senses. Set among the stunning Eden-Roc gardens, you have the choice between numerous treatment locations, like the Dior Cabana or Dior Gazebo, each as heavenly and charming as each other. Trust us, the French know how to do luxury. 



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