You’re drained, depleted, and feel closer to a whitewashed version of yourself than the person you once were — a person full of ideas, vitality, energy, more than a molecule of interest in the world. Sometimes it feels like modern life could steal the soul from even the most enlightened guru — one who’s dressed in pray flags and saluting to the sun.

The demands of work are nagging on your right, organising your cousin’s garish bachelorette party is thieving your time on your left; your ex won’t stop posting photos of his backpacking trip through Brazil, while you type away at your dreary desk job, and it’s raining in England, again. You need to escape. Just one weekend. You, your love and a good dose of TLC in a destination designed for the ultimate spa weekend breaks. Restore your mind and body back to its former glory with one of these rejuvenating spa weekend breaks.

- Lake Puhajarv, Estonia

This glass-walled modern spa set in a former 14th-century manor house on Lake Puhajarv is an out-of-the-ordinary Godsend. Treatments range from the usual suspects to more alternative reiki treatments. Other perks include the huge indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzis overlooking the seemingly magical woods.

- Gleneagles, Scotland

If you’ve got a golf-loving partner, it won’t take much to convince him or her to join you on a weekend to Gleneagles. Gleneagles contains some of the world’s most prestigious golf courses. Not being a golfer yourself, your suggestion may warrant some surprise but once you saunter off towards the spa the choice will become all too clear. Said to be one of British Isles’ most sophisticated spas, Espe Spa is an ode to decadence. Treatments aside, the setting alone is enough to restore your faith in the world’s ability to design small worlds of comforting wonder. The warm dark interior  comes complete with comfortable sofas, log fires and faux fur throws to provide all the moody comfort you need.

- Hvalfjordur, Iceland

With its world famous natural hot springs, Hotel Glymur in Hvalfjordur has become a firm spa favourite. This Icelandic spa experience not only invites you to experience the geothermal hot bath in the mountains, but also to venture out to a sweat lodge or the gorgeous Blue Lagoon.

- AR Diamante Beach Spa, Calpe

The Calpe setting -  with its emerald-water, wild mountains, and white sand beaches - is enough to stir the soul and put the mind at ease but the abundance of fine flavours, wealth of sunshine and laid-back Spanish atmosphere probably won’t haggle the nerves either. And then there is the spa: AR Diamante Beach Spa is a gem in the handful of world-class spas available in the AR-hotels astonishing collection of hotels in Calpe. Boasting hydrotherapy, the glorious Germain de Cappuccini range of luxury products and a variety of outstanding treatments, this is the ultimate choice in luxury spa weekend breaks. We recommend Cleopatra’s Bath: a bath rich in milk proteins and marine collagen to beautifully hydrate and soothe the skin. For something a little more unusual (and undeniably sensational) try the Candle Ritual: “an original massage inspired by the combination of natural oils from melted candles applied by the warm hands of our therapists.”  


To find out more about the finest luxury spa weekend breaks in Costa Blanca get in touch with AR Diamante Beach or AR-hotels to find out about their extensive spa collection. Their quality portfolio of hotels in Calpe offer some of the most relaxing and rejuvenating experiences around.