Here are the best spas in Hong Kong, including everything from wallet-friendly facials to indulgent, luxurious massages, and more…
A bit of pampering is just what you’ll need to help feel relaxed and revitalised. There are so many spa options in Hong Kong, with everything from local beauty salons with express 30-minute or full-day service to massage parlours and luxurious hotel spa picks with stunning harbour views. What are you to do? We’ve got you sorted — from budget-friendly options to splurge-worthy experiences, here is your ultimate guide to the best spas in Hong Kong.
The Best Spas In Hong Kong
Hong Kong Island:
Budget-Friendly (less than $1,000)
Located in the heart of Central, AYANA SPA offers tons of affordable treatments that range all across the beauty spectrum. The cleansing, plumping and lifting facials start from $690, with 60-minute massages from $590 — we’re all about the ones involving hot stones and essential oils!
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This classy spa’s name “elu” comes from the Estonian word for life, to remind clients that life should be about indulging in deserved experiences — pampering included! Using only natural and organic products, it offers affordable yet luxe facials and massages. Its popular Signature Gemstone Facial is a must-try if you’re looking to restore and recondition your skin ($880 for 60 minutes).
Glow Spa & Salon
Glow Spa & Salon is the perfect option for those seeking a place that provides top-to-toe services. Offering everything from massages to facials, as well as nail services and hair removal, a trip here is guaranteed to leave you feeling fresh and radiant. The best part? It’s still well priced! Facials start as low as $400 and massages from $480. To help you cope with the Hong Kong humidity, ask about its bhave™ Smoothe PLUS therapy ($2,600) for hair, with keratin, argan oil, collagen and silk amino acid. It’s the perfect weapon against frizz.
Iyara was created to be a peaceful haven, with locations dotted around Hong Kong Island making it easy to pop into for a relaxing break from chaotic city life. For something different, check out its Chinese Medical Massage (Tai Na), which uses acupuncture to improve the overall Qi (energy flow) throughout the body. Afraid of needles? No worries, there are plenty of other affordable massage options, ranging from deep tissue to stretch therapy — and it always has promotions, so be sure to check those out before you book!
Located on the 11th floor of the Grand Hyatt, Plateau Spa is a great option for anyone looking for a quick pampering session. Its targeted 30-minute massages start from $600, and 60-minute full-body treatments start from $1,040 (with 30-minute sessions available too!). Whatever you choose, make the most of your afternoon of pampering with afternoon tea at Tiffin afterwards!
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There’s nothing like a good scent to set the mood in a spa, and SOVOS Aromatherapy takes that to the next level. Following a holistic approach to wellness, this fragrant hideaway bases its services on aromatherapy using therapeutic-grade, certified organic essential oils. Each treatment is personalised to focus on the areas of your choice, using a combination of oils suited to your skin and health. With body massages starting at $780 (for 60 minutes), it’s the perfect way to relieve stress, without breaking the bank. If you love the scents used in your treatment, just ask your therapist and they’ll create a bespoke herbal formula for you to take home.
The Right Spot
Affordable luxury is the name of the game at The Right Spot. From massages to nails and waxing, this beauty bar meticulously performs each treatment using quality products, including toxin-free polishes for its manicures and pedicures. Body massages start from just $460, with packages that encompass a foot massage too, starting at $780. If you end up loving its services (we’re sure you will), grab a membership to get deals on products and treatments, and skip the 10% service fee.
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Splurge (more than $1,000)
Love L’Occitane products? Check out its flagship spa! Located on Star Street in Wan Chai, it has exclusive facilities including VIP cabins, a Provençal steam bath and even a couple’s suite with a relaxation area that you can reserve for yourself and your partner. Check out an indulgent signature treatment, like the Relaxing Aromachlogie Massage which combines Swedish, Chinese and Balinese techniques with relaxing essential oils for circulation and easing tension ($1,380 for 90 minutes).
The Mandarin Spa
The Mandarin Spa is a Hong Kong staple, featuring therapies based on Chinese medicine (even its 1930s Shanghai-inspired décor is a treat for your eyes). Focusing on providing holistic rejuvenation, more classic options include the Oriental Essence Massage (from $1,450) and the Thai Massage (from $1,900) to relieve tension and restore balance. We also like the Chinese Meridian Massage (from $1,450) that focuses on acupressure points and energy channels (with cupping included if requested!). These offerings are on the pricey side, so make sure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of your treatment to take advantage of the rest of its spa facilities (including a sauna, jacuzzi and Chinese steam room).
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The Spa at Four Seasons
From holistic spa experiences to healing massages and facials, The Spa at Four Seasons is a ritual in itself. Its natural treatments cover a wide variety of ailments and conditions such as sports injuries, system detoxes, pregnancy and post-natal pains. We like the massage treatment offering that uses jade (from $2,080) to help boost your immunity and increase energy levels, and its series of holistic healing rituals, including energy crystal healing (from $2,780). With its Well Feeling initiative, this five-star hotel has made holistic wellness a top priority and we’re 100% on board.
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Budget-Friendly (less than $1,000)
An old-timer, Essential Spa has been providing high-quality treatments for over 21 years. Aesthetically, it might not be the most visually appealing, but treatments are well done, it’s extremely affordable and super convenient. Give it a test run by booking one of its massages at the Kowloon Tong location (ranging from $350 to $980) or look for details of promotional packages on its website.
Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour
Pop into Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour and you’ll be immediately transported back to 1940s China. From the décor to the treatments, this spa looks to unblock your energy flow and stimulate natural healing from within. Foot massages start at $180 for 30 minutes, while body massages start at $348 for 50 minutes. If you’re feeling swamped at work, take a 30-minute break to try its Head and Shoulder Release ($180) — sure to get rid of that pent-up tension! If you’re feeling daring, we can’t stop thinking about the 60-minute Healing Ear and Navel Candling Therapy ($508) that promises to relieve headaches and unblock ear congestion.
THANN Sanctuary offers a wide range of spa treatments based on the art of natural therapy. Its holistic approach is aimed at helping you rediscover your inner physical and mental awareness while you relax. We particularly love its signature foot massage options, which take place in a private room (decorated like a green oasis) with relaxing nature sounds playing in the background. Plus, all of its amazing facial options are under $1,000, offering the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of TST!
Splurge (more than $1,000)
Asaya at Rosewood Hong Kong
For the full Asaya at Rosewood experience, book yourself into a “Wellcation” — a curated one-day or one-night programme designed to rejuvenate your physical and mental wellbeing. Relax into specialist wellness classes (we’re big fans of the Singing Bowl Therapy sessions!) and restorative treatments, along with a three-course lunch at Asaya Kitchen and access to the fitness centre, pool and wellness classes. Daycation offerings start from $2,650 per person while an overnight stay is priced from $5,970 per person (not inclusive of service charge). We can’t think of a better way to recharge!
Bliss Spa at the W Hong Kong
We love W Hong Kong’s Bliss Spa, which boasts spectacular views of Victoria Harbour. Its tension-releasing massages come with a wax treatment for your feet and it also offers a plethora of transformational facials and advanced machine facial therapies.
Chuan Spa at Cordis, Hong Kong
In Chinese, “Chuan” means water, hence the tranquil streams that are strategically placed around this spa. Chuan Spa offers holistic treatments designed to restore peace and harmony, based on the five Wu Xing elements that form the core of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We’d go for an all-in-one treatment, like the BODY ELEMENTS (starting from $1,780) that includes a Harmony massage, a nourishing Kerstin Florian Refresh Facial and an Eye Massage with Eye Mask.
The MiraSpa is an urban escape that combines innovative treatments with cutting-edge technology. Each treatment is personalised to suit your needs and you’ll have access to your own shower, vanity and washroom when you’re done! Check out one of its signature options (ranging from $1,120 to $2,520), create a bespoke package, or book a special couple’s pampering treat for you and your partner (ranging from $2,340 to $3,810). And for $680 more, its duo pampering packages also allow couples to stay and use the facilities for another 30 minutes after their treatment.
The Peninsula Spa
A Hong Kong icon, The Peninsula Spa is designed for ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul. This state-of-the-art hideaway overlooks Victoria Harbour and certainly has the legendary Peninsula style. Its list of treatments is extensive, ranging from Chinese acupuncture to Thai massage and body contouring, plus it also offers wellness journeys for a quick getaway. It’s the perfect option when you want to treat yourself.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Located on the 116th floor overlooking Victoria Harbour, The Ritz-Carlton Spa gives a brand new meaning to the word “indulgence”. With one-of-a-kind treatments such as cryotherapy and non-surgical facial toning, this is certainly a special treat. The hot stone massages don’t come cheap, but they’re heavenly. Don’t forget to take advantage of the stunning view afterwards by grabbing a drink in OZONE when you’re done!
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton, Level 118, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2263 2040, email@example.com, www.ritzcarlton.com
Editor’s note: “The Best Spas In Hong Kong” was originally published on 28 January 2019 by Manisha Nair and was most recently updated in April 2022.
Hero image courtesy of Chuan Spa at Cordis Hong Kong, image 1 courtesy of AYANA SPA Massage and Facial via Tripadvisor, image 2 courtesy of elu. Spa, image 3 courtesy of Iyara via HelloToby, image 4 courtesy of SOVOS Aromatherapy via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of Spa L’Occitane, image 6 courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, image 7 courtesy of Andrea Piacquadio via Pexels, image 8 courtesy of Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of Rosewood Hong Kong, image 10 courtesy of Bliss Spa at the W Hong Kong via Klook, image 11 courtesy of The Peninsula Spa.