A seaside spa escape

Recently my best friend wanted to treat me to a spa day at The Carbis Bay Hotel, and boy was it a relaxing Treat!


First Impressions


We arrived early in the morning, at around 9:15 – The five-star Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa sits proudly above a large stretch of perfect, golden sand. It’s a dreamy beach setting.


The white-washed property cleverly blends old and new and has a large terrace facing the sea. The Stylish, large reception area has white-washed walls with turquoise accents, giving a fresh beachy feel, and the lovely air purifiers certainly put us in a good mood.


Carbis Bay Hotel has a dramatic Spa setting, which is something that I have never come across before. With pebble-lined walls, white-washed woods and cool, earth furnishings, C-Bay Spa is a serene place for a seaside spa escape. The spa is set over two levels, each with views over the Atlantic Ocean and its stunning coastline. We were super lucky, as even though we visited the spa after the summer season, we still managed to lay outside in the sunshine.

Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa – Porthminster Beach

There is an outdoor pool and hot tub, a sauna pod, a relaxation lounge, and a VIP treatment suite on the beach. The treatment menu uses Voya and Aromatherapy Associates products to deliver a range of holistic and beauty-based spa therapies.


Although the spa area is small, the treatment rooms are large and luxurious. The facilities include a jacuzzi, a private outdoor, heated 15 metre swimming pool, a food and drink service, a relaxation lounge, a sauna and a nail bar which displays Opi, Voya and Aromatherapy products. You have the opportunity to warm up in the hydro-pool with its super powerful jets whipping up plenty of bubbles; several seats and two lie flat beds can accommodate around eight spa-goer guests.

The Stylish changing rooms are small but have cute wooden lockers – this is where we found our robes and flip-flops, together with our towels.


Once outside, the glorious sun got us really in the mood to lounge on one of the many loungers and make use of the quirky wooden sauna pod while we waiting for our lunch.


Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa- British Muslim Magazine

Treatment Time


We both opted for the 90 minutes Ultimate Aromatherapy Experience (£75 – 60 minutes £95 for the 90 minutes).

This relaxing treatment released tension held in every part of our bodies, leaving us feeling deeply relaxed and re-charged. Our stresses and strains certainly dissolved away in the time we were there. The Spa has some other great treatments, such as the intensive muscle release (£75), the intensely nourishing scalp massage (£40), the lava shell massage (£85) and de-toxing body scrubs & wraps (£95).


The spa is a mixed spa for men and women. We will certainly be back!

Rating **** out of 5 


By Natasha Syed

British Muslim Magazine

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