Surrounded by sub-tropical gardens and close to sandy Thurlestone Beach, Thurlestone is a family-run country house hotel near Salcombe, Devon. The Voyage Spa features an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, laconium (dry heat room), hydrotherapy pool, fitness centre and three treatment rooms, offering soothing treatments performed by expert practitioners.
The top to toe Voyage Spa Ocean Escape ritual (85 minutes; £99 pp) is inspired by the ocean that surrounds the hotel. The indulgent body treatment revitalises skin, relaxes tired and aching muscles and calms the mind. Atlantic sea salts and herbs are used to polish the skin, and this is followed by a luxurious seaweed mask and back of the body massage. Nourishing body milk is then massaged into the front of the body. The ritual is completed with a rejuvenating and firming facial, incorporating a natural algae mask and scalp massage.