Whether you’re looking for a wallet-friendly facial or fancy indulging in a luxurious massage with a price tag to match, we’ve rounded up the best spas in Hong Kong.
When you’re stressed, busy, or just need a little pick-me-up, a bit of pampering can help you relax and feel revitalised. However, with so many options for an express 30-minute or full-day service, an organic spa or one with a stunning harbour view, how do decide where to go? We’ve got you sorted. From budget-friendly options to splurge-worthy experiences, look no further than our ultimate guide to the best spas in Hong Kong…
The Best Spas In Hong Kong
Immerse yourself in a world of mindful serenity at Asaya, Rosewood’s thoughtfully designed lifestyle community, designed to help you nourish, learn and grow. Conscious living is at the heart of this luxury pick, with an offering that includes fitness classes, wellness services, facial and body treatments, and more, all led by world-class experts. For the full experience, book yourself into an Asaya “Wellcation” – a curated one-day or one-night programme that’s 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!
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Budget-Friendly (less than $1,000)
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 are $570, but if you want to indulge, a 60-minute full-body treatment starts from just $1,020. Whichever you choose, make the most of your afternoon of pampering with afternoon tea at Tiffin afterwards!
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Iyara was created to be a peaceful haven that you can pop into for a relaxing break from chaotic city life. With locations dotted around Hong Kong Island, it’s easy to stop in and check out its treatments. 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 anti-cellulite drainage to sports massages – and it always has promotions, so be sure to check those out before you book!
Elu (an Estonian word for life) was chosen as this classy spa’s name to remind clients that life should not be about stress, but a deserved pampering experience instead. Using only natural and organic products, it offers affordable but luxe facials and massages. Specifically, its popular Signature Gemstone Facial is a must-try to restore and recondition your skin ($880 for 60 minutes). We love that elu has developed its treatments mindfully to suit women’s pain points vs. men’s, so your significant other can join in for a little wellness escape too.
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 $440, with packages that encompass a foot massage too, starting at $710. If you end up loving its services (and we’re sure you will), grab a membership to get deals on products and treatments, and also skip the 10% service fee.
Glow Spa & Salon is the perfect option for those looking for 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 from $980, and massages from $600. To help you cope with the Hong Kong humidity, ask about its Bhave™ Smoothe XT keratin therapy for hair. It’s the perfect weapon against frizz.
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 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.
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Located in the heart of Central, Ayana offers loads of affordable treatments that range all across the beauty spectrum. Its cleansing, plumping and lifting facials start from $690, with 60-minute massages from $590 – we’re all about the ones with hot stones and essential oils!
Splurge (more than $1,000)
The Mandarin Spa is a Hong Kong staple, featuring therapies based on Chinese medicine (even its 1930’s 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 $1,950) and the Oriental Qi (from $2,500) designed to help you detach from the outside world. While other services, such as the Imperial Jade Treatment (from $2,800) and the Five Elements facial (from $1,600) use methods to relieve tension and restore balance. 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 (which includes a sauna, jacuzzi and Chinese steam room).
Wellness Sanctuary at Fivelements Habitat is a one-stop city wellness haven in Causeway Bay. Its award-winning spa treatments (inspired by traditional Balinese recipes) are guaranteed to melt away your every tension. Highlights include rejuvenating holistic massages, ultra-nourishing body care and superfood anti-ageing facials (using pure, plant-sourced ingredients!). Be warned – you’ll be tempted to linger longer to try out its Yoga and Sacred Arts practices as well. Now that you’re sold, don’t forget to call or email before you book to check if there are any special offers or promotions running!
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 such as sports injuries, system detoxes 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, in addition to a series of holistic healing rituals, including energy crystal healing (from $2,780). With its Well Feeling initiative, this 5-star hotel has made holistic wellness a top priority and we’re 100% on board.
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 you and your partner. Check out one of its indulgent signature treatments such as the Light of Serenity massage that combines Balinese, Swedish and Lomi Lomi massage techniques ($1,560 for 90 minutes). Alternatively, facial treatments start from a reasonable $650.
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Budget Friendly (less than $1,000)
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. They’ll leave you feeling refreshed and re-energised when you eventually reunite with the outside world. Check out one of its 60-minute massages for $960, its cupping or scraping treatment for $860, or opt to splurge on one of its facials (starting from $650).
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. We particularly love its signature foot massage options, which take place in a private room (kitted out 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!
An old timer, Essential Spa has been providing high quality treatments for over 19 years. Aesthetically, it might not be the most visually appealing, but treatments are well done, it’s extremely affordable and super convenient. Book online to reserve your treatment at its Kowloon Tong location (or at one of its many other locations on Hong Kong Island). Give it a test run by checking out one of its massages (ranging from $350 to $980), or check out the details of its promotional packages on its website.
Pop into Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour and you’ll be immediately transported back to 1940’s China. From the décor to the treatments, this spa looks to unblock your energy flow and stimulate natural healing from within. Prices range from $168 for a foot massage to $616 for a full-body treatment. If you’re feeling swamped at work, take a 30-minute break to try its Head and Shoulder Release ($336) – sure to get rid of that pent-up tension!
Splurge (more than $1,000)
Spa with a view at W Hong Kong’s Bliss, 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. Celebrating a special occasion? Bliss offers options for spa parties, which includes treatments, food and drink, decor and more.
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 $1,680 to $2,520), create a bespoke package, or book a special couple’s pampering treat for you and your partner (ranging from $3,100 to $4,080). For $680 more, its duo pampering packages also allow couples to stay and use the facilities for another 30 minutes after their treatment.
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.
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 a definite 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!
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Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 28, January 2019 and was most recently updated in June 2021.
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Featured image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of Fivelements Habitat, image 2 courtesy of Asaya Hong Kong, image 3 courtesy of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Elu. Spa via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Glow Spa & Salon via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of The Mandarin Spa via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Four Seasons, image 8 courtesy of Chuan Spa via Facebook, image 9 courtesy of W Hong Kong, image 10 courtesy of The Peninsula Spa.