A spa break in Essex seems can be the perfect treat when city life is grinding you down. Post-massage, you can wander around ancient forests, visit a historic hall for afternoon tea or breathe in the fresh salty air in a homely boutique hotel on the Thames Estuary.
Sounds pretty swell, doesn’t it? To tempt you, even more, we’ve rounded up the best spa stays in Essex for a (long) weekend of R&R. As well as a range of specialist and traditional therapies, each venue features upscale facilities like soul-soothing hot tubs, detoxifying saunas and atmospheric treatment rooms.
We’ve made sure our selection offers extra-special amenities indoors, too – from four-poster suites to Michelin-star dining – so that you and your companions have a truly indulgent, restorative break.