JANUARY SALE Subscribe for just £5 today CLICK HERE

Chill Out: Featured Spas in Kent

PUBLISHED: 00:16 11 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:15 20 February 2013

Wallett’s Court

Wallett’s Court

Relaxing in a spa isn't just a job for the girls! Increasing numbers of guys are also opting for a bit of rest and relaxation in style...

hill Out: Featured Spas in Kent

Relaxing in a spa isnt just a job for the girls! Increasing numbersof guys are also opting for a bit ofrest and relaxationin style...


Aquamanda, Hempstead House Hotel, Sittingbourne
This relatively new spa is the brainchild of hotel owner Mandy Holdstock. The dimly lit pool, Jacuzzi and hydrotherapy area are a tranquil escape and the sauna and steam room are adequately sized.


Treatment rooms are upstairs, together with a relaxation room. We tested out the dual-treatment room and were wrapped in clingfilm for the Green coffee anti-cellulite wrap (50) and the Aromatic Moor mud wrap (50), which both gave impressive results.


The verdict:
Ambience: Modern luxury spa
Treatments: Wide range using luxury Pevonia products
Price: Spa day from 50, treatments from 30. Stay overnight in the adjacent Hempstead Hotel for additional cost
Overall experience: Great day spa with treatments that deliver results


Tor Spa, Ickham, near Canterbury
This quirky, family run spa in the depths of the Kentish countryside is more of a unique retreat where treatments are based on Ayurvedic practices, which follow ancient Indian traditions.


While the pool and steam/sauna facilities arent huge, the relaxation areas are private and comfortable, and vegetarian Indian food is served for lunch around a huge table, providing a chance to get to know your fellow guests.


I had an Abhyanga full-body massage (50), delivered by a member of staff who spa founder Kim Clague poached from an Indian spa retreat! It transported me to the Indian sub continent and culminated in a session in the steam cabinet. The detox effects were incredible, and lasting.


The verdict:
Ambience: A relaxing oasis
Treatments: Wide range of alternative treatments
Price: Spa day from 65, treatments from 50. For an overnight stay add another 70.
Overall experience: Incredible, well worth a try for a unique spa experience.


Walletts Court, near Dover
Set high on the White Cliffs, this is the spa of choice if you want to make a real experience of it, with cabin-style treatment rooms set in the lovely grounds. I enjoyed a Ren problem skin facial treatment (50) which left my skin glowing and included a bit of Reiki. Also worth a try is a Hydrotherm transformational massage from Ben Barnett (75), which includes guided meditation and a massage on a dry bed of water.


The verdict:
Ambience: Superb unlike any other spa experience youll ever have
Treatments: Good range of affordable treatments
Price: Spa day from 79 including a 30-minute treatment, treatments from 30. Overnight spa breaks are from 140 including dinner, B&B and a30-minute treatment.
Overall experience: Combine it with an overnight stay in a tipi for true bliss.



Tor Spa,Ickham near Canterbury -01227 728500


Walletts Court,St Margarets at Cliffe, Dover -01304 852424


Aquamanda,Bapchild, Sittingbourne -01795 518590

More from Out & About

Regularly voted one of Kent's best places to live, and with easy access to London, let's celebrate Sevenoaks

Read more
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The elusive snowdrop can be hard to find and before you know it, they're gone again, so we saved you the trouble and found some beautiful spots in Kent to go for a walk among the snowdrops

Read more

Want to get fitter, feed your brain or start a new hobby? The National Trust can help kickstart your 2020 plans

Read more

The run-up to Christmas can be stressful, so escape for a while by spending time reconnecting with nature

Read more
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Farmer Sandra Fagg adores Christmas and now she and husband Mike run their own reindeer centre and grotto

Read more
Friday, December 6, 2019

Counteract all that festive over-indulgence with a winter walk through National Trust-owned Kentish countryside

Read more
Friday, December 6, 2019

The swashbuckling panto opens this month to Dartford's Orchard Theatre and is sure to keep the whole family laughing

Read more
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Nothing beats a festive carol concert to get music lovers in the festive spirit - so we've picked some great ones to try

Read more
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Santa will be making pitstops all over Kent - make sure you don't miss him with these grottos or train rides!

Read more
Monday, November 18, 2019

The Westerham Walk travels closely with the famous Greensand Way trail, taking you through superb woods and hidden valleys, to Churchill's house at Chartwell and striking views out to the Weald of Kent

Read more
Kent Life Food & Drink awards. Open for entries.

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook


Local Business Directory

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search

Most Read

Latest from the Kent Life