Secret Spa – Discover the Island Wellness Spa

The Isle of Wight is the perfect place to escape and unwind for a short break, take in the stunning coastlines, miles of footpaths to be discovered and oldy worlde pubs to enjoy a quiet drink. But to take your relaxing break to the next level, why not book yourself in for a therapeutic treatment and enjoy a bit of pampering during your visit.

Currently top of our wish list is a Spa Day at the Island Wellness Spa at the West Bay Country Club in the West Wight. Here you can experience a day of complete luxury with every little detail taken care of, the ultimate in pampering and relaxation. 

From the moment you arrive, you firmly park your cares at the door, and after being shown around the spa, change into the fluffiest of gowns and choose whether to head straight to the sauna or steam rooms, or to kick back and flick through some magazines in the Little Room of Calm. 

There are four spa day packages on offer, a seasonal Spa Day, the Island Escape Spa Day, the Mini Spa Day and the Liz Earle Naturally Active Retreats. The Days vary in their offering, from a full day with multiple treatments and lunch, to just a short interlude in your day to unwind – a morning or afternoon visit including a 60 minute treatment and lunch. 

The Liz Earle Naturally Active Retreats offer that little something extra – being created exclusively in partnership with Liz Earle Naturally Active. Choose from a mini or day retreat that both offer a choice of Wellness treatments as well as bespoke Liz Earle facials that literally soothe the years away. The Signature Liz Earle Facial involves many processes; cleansing, steaming, intensive massaging and also a very clever vacuum suction machine to help clear the toxins from the skin. It is thoroughly indulgent and totally relaxing.

“With over 20 years of botanical beauty expertise, Liz Earle Naturally Active’s multi award-winning skincare harnesses the power of the finest quality naturally active ingredients that really work, whatever your age, stage in life or skin type.”

The treatment rooms are a snug oasis of calm, with uber comfortable heated couches, soft towels and even a duvet layer to get you truly toasty on arrival – a clever touch. The experienced therapists talk you through every step of the treatments which range from Hot Stone or Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage, to Detox and Revive Scrub and Wrap or Polarity Balance.

After your treatment retire to the Little Room of Calm to enjoy a herbal tea and come slowly back to life, you’ll be so relaxed. The Spa is decorated in light coastal colours, with scented candles burning, and plump comfy sofas to recline on.

Lunch may be taken in your robe and is a real lovely surprise – with the Clubhouse Deli serving a fantastic selection of freshly made healthy locally sourced, seasonal soups and salads as well as a choice of daily juices all designed to detox or rejuvenate the system. The Clubhouse Deli is also open for breakfast every day too, if you fancy arriving early.

“We believe that you should feel good about the food you eat. Reflecting our passion for wellness, the Clubhouse Deli offers healthy, nutritious and super delicious food and drink.” 

As part of the West Bay country Club, during your visit you are also welcome to use the 20m low chlorine pool or if you feel like exerting some energy book yourself on one of the many daily studio classes like hot yoga or barre conditioning – there are over 60 classes a week!

This is a day well spent and you are guaranteed to leave feeling totally relaxed and ready to enjoy the rest of your stay on the Island.

West Bay Country Club & Island Wellness Spa, Halletts Shute, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RJ, 01983 766202,

Alix Robinson

18 November 2016

By Alix Robinson in Articles