If you’re looking to really escape from it all, how does flying off to an island for an exclusive spa retreat sound? The tiny island of Jersey has more than its fair share of award-winning spas, superb Michelin-starred restaurants and designer boutiques, and the short flight means you can go from departure lounge to your hotel’s champagne lounge in just over an hour.
Read on for five of our favourite exclusive spas at Jersey’s leading luxury hotels, from boutique boltholes to seaside sanctuaries.
Winning this year’s Good Spa Award has put Spa Sirène at the top of the must-try list for Jersey spa-seekers, and with good reason – their menu of marine-themed spa treatments is sure to put a smile on your gently exfoliated face. This chic and cheeky spa blends its bespoke range of products with some superb service for a spa experience that’s second to none. Treatments are effective and expertly performed, and when you’re polished to within an inch of perfection, you’ll be ready to spend the evening soaking up the atmosphere in one of the Royal Yacht’s buzzing bars and restaurants.
Luxury escapes don’t come much better than at the Grand Jersey hotel, who’ll send a car to the airport to ensure you don’t miss out on a minute of your spa stay. With its contemporary subterranean spa and exclusive ESPA treatments, Grand Jersey is the place to come if you’re partial to a bit of pampering… and partying thanks to the hotel’s hip hangout: the Champagne Lounge with its sea view terrace. Grand Jersey’s also home to the island’s newest Michelin star restaurant Tassili, the perfect place to spoil yourself after an afternoon in the spa.
Soaking in a jacuzzi while you watch the tide come in across the sand is just one of the ways to unwind at this classic beachside retreat. Set just steps away from one of the island’s famous beaches, St Brelade’s Bay, you’re guaranteed postcard-style views with your pedicure. There’s a select range of spa treatments on offer at this luxurious hotel, along with a stunning sea view indoor pool, but for the classic Jersey experience, it’s hard to beat an early-morning jog across the beach and breakfast on your balcony in the fresh sea air.
‘Sanctuary’ doesn’t come close to describing this light and airy spa, overlooking St Helier at Jersey’s elegant Hotel de France. Eastern expertise is at the heart of the Ayush Wellness Spa, which offers an extensive range of authentic Ayurvedic treatments in a calm and serene setting. Following an in-depth consultation with Ayush’s Ayurvedic physician to discover which dosha you are, you’ll be prescribed a bespoke blend of treatments. If you’re lucky, they may include the unique and unforgettable Ayush Padaghata where your therapist uses the pressure of her own feet to deliver a powerful deep tissue massage.
Sometimes one treatment just isn’t enough. So how about a whole week of specialist spa treatments and wellbeing experiences? That’s exactly what the boutique Club Hotel & Spa plans to run from the 20th to 28th October. From early morning yoga classes to blokarting on the beach, together with a programme of spa treatments and wellbeing workshops, if you’re looking for a complete overhaul, the Club Hotel’s Spa Week is for you. And forget any ideas of health farm-style deprivations – this spa week comes complete with mouthwatering meals created by the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Bohemia.