28 January, 2019

The Best Spas In Hong Kong

28 January, 2019

Whether you need a wallet-friendly facial or would prefer to indulge in a luxurious massage with a price tag to match, we’ve got you sorted.

There’s nothing like a bit of pampering to make you feel relaxed and refreshed. Whether you’re looking for an express 30-minute or full-day service, an organic spa or one with a stunning harbour view, you certainly won’t be short of options. So how do you narrow down where to go? That’s how we can help. From budget-friendly options to splurge-worthy experiences, we’ve rounded up the best spas this city has to offer.

Read more: Natural and Organic Spa Treatments to Try in Hong Kong

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Budget-Friendly (Less than $1,000)

Glow Spa
Glow Spa the perfect option for those looking for a spa that provides top-to-toe services. It offers everything from massages to facials, to nails and hair. Its treatments will help you look radiant and fresh and they’re all super well priced! We recommend checking out their Light Therapy Facial ($880) or if facial lifting is your thing, opt for their Caci Microcurrent Facial Lifting treatment ($850). Ask about their bhave™ Smoothe XT keratin therapy for hair. It’s the perfect weapon against frizz.

Glow Spa and Salon, 9/F, Parker House, 72 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2525 5198, www.glowspa.hk

Iyara Natural & Organic Spa
Iyara’s day spa was created to be a peaceful haven that you can call into for a relaxing break from chaotic city life, and that’s exactly what it is. With locations dotted around Hong Kong Island, pop in for a personalised Sundari Signature Facial ($980) or try out one of their amazing massages (from $780 to $950). It’s the perfect mid-afternoon refreshment. They also have promotions every month, so be sure to check them out before you book.

Iyara, various locations across Hong Kong, www.iyaradayspa.com

The Plateau Spa
Located on the 11th floor of the Grand Hyatt, The Plateau Spa is a great option for ladies who are looking for a quick pampering session. Its 30-minute massages are $570, but if you wish to splurge a little, you can upgrade to a full 60 minutes for $1,020. Whichever you choose, make sure you book afternoon tea at Tiffin afterwards to continue your afternoon of pampering with some tasty treats.

The Plateau Spa, 1 Harbour Road, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2588 1234, www.hyatt.com/en-US/spas/Plateau-Spa/home.html

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The Right Spot
Affordable luxury is the name of the game at The Right Spot. It aims to provide that for every client without cutting corners. From massages to nails to waxing, this beauty bar meticulously performs each treatment using quality products, including toxin-free polishes for their manicures and pedicures. Choose one of the super affordable massage packages that range from $690 to $740 (depending on duration), or check out a manicure and pedicure package instead ($320 for express and $910 for soak-off gel). You could also look into membership to get deals on products and treatments (non-members pay a 10% service fee).

The Right Spot, 5/F, 20 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, 6998 7768, www.therightspot-wellness.com

There’s nothing like a good scent to set the mood in a spa and Sovos takes that to the next level. Following a holistic approach to wellness, this fragrant hideaway bases its spa 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 prices starting at $780 for 60 minutes, it’s a perfect way to relieve stress for you and your wallet. If you love the scents used in your treatment, don’t forget to ask your therapist about creating a bespoke herbal formula for you to take home.

Sovos, Unit 2, 1/F, Tak Woo House, 1 Wo On Lane, Central, Hong Kong, 5970 0281, www.sovos.com.hk

Its motto “the less chemicals, the better”, has made Sparadise one of the more popular options when it comes to organic spas. Its skincare products are locally and internationally sourced, from New Zealand to the Himalayas. The menu of organic massages, facials and body treatments is huge and there are loads of options for under $1,000. Looking for a good tanning spa? Sparadise’s organic tanning option is $780 for 30 minutes, so it makes it easy to look good and feel good at the same time. Also check out its Native Essentials Beautiful Eyes Treatment ($600, or $400 if added onto a facial). The oil used  contains organic coffee, CO2 extract and aloe vera, making it a perfect pick-me-up.

Sparadise, 3 & 4/F, 60 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2997 2208, 5539 3040, www.sparadise.com.hk

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Splurge (More than $1,000)

Emmanuel F
This award-winning, organic spa believes our health is our biggest luxury, and this peaceful haven aims to help you keep it that way. Emmanuel F is Hong Kong’s first eco-friendly and organic salon and spa, offering completely natural spa, hair, and nail treatments. Even its hair dye is ethically sourced from the UK and is cruelty free. Facials are a bit on the steep side (from $690 to $1,790), but sometimes quality is worth the cost. Check the link here to see if there are any promotions you can take advantage of.

Emmanuel F, U/G Floor, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2167 8280, www.emmanuelf.com

Jurlique Wellness Sanctuary Spa
Jurlique prides itself on offering services it considers to be more than just a treatment. Its products are made from ingredients grown using biodynamic farming methods, to nourish your skin from the inside out. Some of these products are exclusive to the spa so you might not even find them in the Jurlique boutique! For a complete experience, check out one of their face and body combo treatments and take advantage of as many of the products as you can.

Jurlique Wellness Sanctuary Spa, various locations across Hong Kong, www.jurlique.hk/spa-experience

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). It focuses on providing an environment of holistic rejuvenation, with signature options such as the Digital Wellness Escape (from $1,800) and the Oriental Qi (from $2,215) designed to help you detach from the outside world. While other services, such as the Imperial Jade Treatment (from $2,630) and the Five Elements facial (from $1,520) use methods to relieve tension and restore balance. These offerings are on the pricey side, so make sure you arrive 45 minutes before the start of your treatment to take advantage of the facilities.

The Mandarin Spa, The Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2522 0111, www.mandarinoriental.com/hong-kong/victoria-harbour/luxury-spa

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The Spa at Four Seasons
From holistic spa experiences, bathhouse boosters, to a whole variety of different healing massages and facials, The Spa at the Four Seasons is a ritual in itself. Its natural treatments cover a wide variety of ailments such as sports injuries, system detox, and pregnancy and post-natal pains. It also offers a massage treatment using jade (from $2,080) to help boost your immunity and increase energy levels. With the new Well Feeling initiative, this 5 star hotel is making holistic wellness a top priority, and we’re 100% on board.

The Spa at Four Seasons, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance St., Central, Hong Kong, 3196 8888, www.fourseasons.com/hongkong/spa

Spa L’Occitane
Love L’Occitane products? Check out its flagship spa! Located on Star Street in Wan Chai it has exclusive facilities including VIP cabins, a Provencal steam bath, and even a couples suite with a relaxation area that you can reserve for you and your partner. Check out one of its indulgent signature treatments, or save some money and go a la carte.

Sassy Tip: Get 20% off a Shea Nurturing massage when you buy any of the shea products. Sounds like a win-win to us!

Spa L’Occitane, Shop 3, Star Crest, 9 Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2143 6288, www.hk.loccitane.com/spa-l’occitane-hong-kong

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Budget Friendly (Less than $1,000)

Chuan Spa
In Chinese, “Chuan” means water, hence the tranquil streams of water that are strategically placed around this spa. The 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. And they will all leave you feeling refreshed and re-energised when you reunite with the outside world. Check out one of their 60-minute massages for $960, their cupping or scraping treatment for $860, or opt to splurge on one of their cleansing, calming, or brightening facials.

Chuan Spa, Level 41, Cordis, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, 3552 3510, www.chuanspa.com.hk

Essential Spa
An old timer, the Essential Spa has been providing high quality treatments for over 18 years. Aesthetically, it might not be the most visually appealing spa, but treatments are well done and extremely affordable. And you can also book online. Give them a test run by checking out one of their massages, all of which range from $350 to $880.

Essential Spa, Shop LG25, Kowloon City Plaza, 128 Carpenter Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong,  3107 0667, www.essentialspa.com.hk

Hello floatation therapy. Floax is an award-winning floatation spa that allows you to drift weightlessly in your individual pod! Floatation therapy is believed to reduce physical strain on your body because you’re floating in water, while also reducing stress, anxiety, and all of the other symptoms that come with it. If you’ve never tried it, this might be a sign for you to do so! First timers can book a 60-minute session for $538. Just remember to eat at least one hour before your session so that you’re not hungry, and save your coffee until afterward to maximise relaxation.

Floax, 1/F, Wing Hing Mansion, No. 16 Granville Circuit, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2321 9624, www.floax.com.hk

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Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour
Pop into the Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour and get immediately transported back to 1940’s China. From to the décor to the treatments, this spa looks to unblock your energy flow and stimulate natural healing from within. All of the massages (regardless of duration), range from $168 to $616, with promotional packages between $406 and $566. If you’re feeling swamped at work, why not take a 30-minute break to try its Head and Shoulder Release and let go of that pent-up tension.

Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour, 83 Nathan Road Basement, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2301 1990, www.taipanreflexologyparlour.com

The 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. Plus all its amazing facial options are under $1,000! We recommend grabbing a Shiso Revitalising Face Mask or some Shiso Facial serum to take back home too.

THANN Sanctuary, Rm 1010-11, 10/F, 11 Canton Road, World Commerce Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3689 4391, www.thann.com.hk

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Splurge (More than $1,000)

Angsana Spa
Treatments at the Angsana Spa emphasise the use of natural ingredients. All of its offerings are based around the use of aromatherapy, and use a mix of techniques from both East and West to restore and recharge you. Check out one of its signature massages which use Euphoria Oil and Ylang Ylang extract to induce relaxation and relieve tension. Or ask to have a spa package designed specifically for you. Don’t forget to take advantage of the Rainmist experience with your treatment!

Angsana Spa, 9/F, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3400 1052, www.angsanaspa.com

Bliss Spa
Another amazing spa with views of Victoria Harbour is the Bliss Spa at the W Hotel. Its tension releasing massages come with a wax treatment for your feet, and they also offer a plethora of transformational facials and advanced machine facial therapies. The best part? The snacks! Along with the cheese, olives and fruit, we love the Bliss-specialty brownies. They certainly help amp up the indulgence factor and they’re so good.

W Bliss Spa, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2222, www.marriott.com/hotels

The I-Spa, located in the Intercontinental, was designed for maximum relaxation. The treatments offered (in addition to the spa’s feng shui inspired ambiance) will help release your chi from wherever it may be locked up. The list of treatment options is immense, but for a true experience, opt for one of the signature treatments in a private suite and then take a dip in your own whirlpool. It’s luxury at its finest!

I-Spa, Intercontinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2721 1211, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en/spa-and-leisure

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The Mira Spa
The Mira Spa is an urban escape that uses innovative treatments and cutting-edge technologies. 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 or create a bespoke package.

The Mira Spa, Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2368 1111, www.themirahotel.com/facility/spa-zone/

The Peninsula Spa
Listed in the Forbes Travel Guide 2018 as one of the world’s most luxurious spas, 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 offerings is extensive, ranging from Chinese acupuncture to Thai massage to body contouring. If you opt for one of the Peninsula Wellness Journeys (from $2,200), you’ll also have access to the pool.

The Peninsula Spa, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2920 2888, www.peninsula.com/en/hong-kong/wellness/luxury-hotel-spa

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, non-surgical facial toning, and even a 3-hour “Me Time” package ($3,999), this is a definite treat. The hot stone massages don’t come cheap, but are heavenly. Don’t forget to take advantage of the stunning view afterwards, by grabbing a drink and some eats 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, Hong Kong, 2263 2270, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/china/hong-kong/spa

Featured Image courtesy of Four Seasons, Image #1 courtesy of Iyara Day Spa via Instagram, Image #2 courtesy of Sovos Aromatherapy via Instagram, Image #3 courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Image #4 courtesy of Four Seasons, Image #5 courtesy of Chuan Spa Hong Kong via Facebook, Image #6 courtesy of Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour via Instagram, Image #7 courtesy of Angsana Spa via Instagram, Image #8 courtesy of The Mira Spa

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