Relax and revive on the English Riviera
For those in the know, the south coast of Devon is the perfect place for a revitalising weekend away – the white sandy beaches, quiet coves, and mild microclimate set it apart from the touristy hubs of Cornwall and Dorset.
Just breathing in the salty Salcombe air will refresh your soul, and make you forget about the 9-5. And that’s before you’ve even set foot in the local spa.
Perfectly situated on the edge of the estuary, Salcombe Harbour Hotel re-opened in 2013 after a major refit which saw up-to-the-minute spa facilities installed and a Michelin-trained chef parachuted into the kitchen.
Salcombe Harbour Spa boasts dazzling views over the blue waters and sandy coves of Salcombe, which will make you feel like you’re somewhere along the Mediterranean coast, not a train-ride away from London.
It boasts a full menu of ESPA treatments, including personalised facials and the powerful Advanced Enzyme Facial, as well as ESPA’s famous two-hour ‘Total Holistic Body’, which includes a full body exfoliation, an aromatherapy massage using hot stones, and a facial cleanse and massage.
The ESPA Facial for Men promises to be a refreshing treatment which treats the effects of city pollution and stress, leaving your skin hydrated and balanced.
And the Executive Men’s Deeply Nourishing Foot Treatment is perfect for running fans, or avid hikers who have spent the day exploring the south-west coast path, or nearby Dartmouth National Park.
Or you could simply lie by the poolside in the warmth of the spa, and watch the yachts sail past the window, while you sip chilled cucumber water and plan your next trip.