The best luxury spas in Tayside and Fife

2022 having been another stressful year for many, the gift of relaxation might be the best gift you can give this Christmas.

Whether it’s for a full day or just a few hours, a visit to the spa can be rejuvenating and help us recover after the busy holiday season.

We bring you some of the best luxury spa experiences in Tayside and Fife, so you can treat your loved ones this Christmas.

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1. Yu Spa at Apex City Quay Hotel

The Yu Spa is located at the Apex Hotel on West Victoria Dock Road, not far from the V&A and Slessor Gardens.

The spa offers various body, facial and wellness treatments, as well as day packages.

The Yu Signature treatment costs £75 (Monday-Thursday) or £85 (Friday-Sunday). It includes a relaxing back massage with aromatherapy, an Elemis facial treatment and an invigorating scalp massage.

The Yu hot stone massage uses Elemis body oil tailored to your skin’s needs, combined with hot volcanic stones.

It targets muscles at the deepest level, helping relieve aches and pains and relieving muscle tension. It costs £80 (Monday to Thursday) or £90 (Friday to Sunday).

You can find more information about treatment packages here.

Different one-day packages are available, but if you’re looking for a two-person experience, the Time for Two package is the one for you.

At £82 pp (Monday-Friday) or £99 pp (Friday-Sunday), you’ll enjoy the hot tub, pool, sauna and steam room before an exclusive 55-minute treatment.

You’ll also get a 20% off voucher for your next visit as well as a mocktail each and up to three small plates per couple at the hotel bar – so why not make a day of it?

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2. Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course Hotel

There’s no doubt about it: this iconic hotel and spa on Old Station Road in St Andrews is the pinnacle of luxury.

There are 13 treatment rooms including two couples rooms, two wet treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool for therapeutic baths and a steam room.

The spa offers the Golfer’s Recovery Massage for the golf enthusiast in your life, to help relieve tension, increase flexibility, and ensure you’re at the top of your game.

It costs £170 (Sunday to Thursday) or £180 (Friday to Saturday) for an 80 minute massage.

The spa also offers a variety of day packages. One of them is the Pamper & Prosecco package. This gets you a personalized 50-minute massage or facial, a light one-course lunch at the Spa Cafe, a glass of prosecco, a surprise gift from your therapist, and use of the spa and fitness center facilities. training all day. It costs £168 per person.

3. Fairmont Spa at the Fairmont

The Fairmont Spa is open to non-residents Monday through Friday and is the perfect place to unwind.

There are 10 treatment rooms, a relaxation room, a 16 meter swimming pool and poolside lounge, Jacuzzi, aromatherapy steam room and sauna.

The spa offers a “tailored sleep experience,” which promises to soothe the mind and relax the senses through guided breathing and massage therapy.

The ritual of sleeping by the sea helps to clear the mind and disconnect. It includes a foot ritual, breathing and visualization exercises, a full body hot stone massage and a therapeutic scalp massage.

It costs £150 for 90 minutes and could be the perfect treat for the overworked or overthinking in your life.

Day spa packages with the option to include afternoon tea are also available, along with massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures.

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4. Spa at the Gleneagles Hotel

The spa at the Gleneagles Hotel near Auchterarder promises luxury from the second you walk through the door.

There are various day spa packages, which start at £210, entitling you to a two-course lunch and access to the spa and health club for the duration of your visit, plus at least 80 minutes processing time.

The Gleneagles Hotel Spa offers plenty of relaxation options for the treats. Image: Steve MacDougall/DC Thomson.

Other options include the Renewal Radiance treatment, where the body is cleansed and exfoliated, before moving on to skin hydration and lymphatic drainage.

Or try a personalized massage for £135 (50 minutes) or £185 (80 minutes), during which your therapist will arrange a massage to suit your individual needs.

5. Spa at Crieff Hydro

Crieff Hydro isn’t just a place for family fun or afternoon tea with a view – it’s also perfect for rest and relaxation.

Treatments include aromatherapy massages from £80, facials from £45, nails from £28 and waxing from just £8.

Spa packages include the Girls Day which includes your choice of manicure or pedicure, plus a two-course lunch and a glass of champagne to end the day.

It is available Monday to Friday for £65 per person.

Or the Tranquility Spa package includes a two-hour session in the Victorian Baths – complete with sauna and steam room – plus a facial, foot massage and lunch.

It is also available Monday to Friday and costs £130 per person.

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