St Michaels Falmouth unveils spectacular new spa

Words by
Sphere Life

3rd October 2018

Introducing a deluxe destination spa to Cornwall, the hotel’s wellness offering combines top-end design with unique features and treatments

The final stage of St Michaels Falmouth’s multi-million pound investment has been completed with the launch of a luxury spa space – all the more reason to book in an autumn minibreak.

Upon entering, the first thing to notice is the gorgeous hydrotherapy pool – the largest in the south-west region – which comes with 21 aqueous massage stations, collectively designed to target the whole body with different muscle groups. The swan neck waterfalls make for a particularly therapeutic experience forthose with tense backs. Beyond the adjacent French windows are the sub-tropical spa gardens, which include a Japanese red cedar wood hot tub and barrel sauna, along with unparalleled views of sandy Gyllngvase beach.

Back inside, there are two steam rooms to choose from, the star being the UK’s inaugural Cornish Sea Salt Steam Room space. Hand-harvested sea salt from the Lizard Peninsula – provided by Living Sea Therapy – is infused into the warm vapour, complete with beneficial minerals to help cleanse the skin the purify the respiratory system. The rest of the spa’s hydrothermal features include a green-hued rainforest steam room, three “experience showers” – visitors feeling daring might brave the Ice Bucket Challenge one – and a Finnish herbal sauna.

There is also a comprehensive list of spa treatments available, including a Yoga Facial and a Muscle Repair Massage & Mud experience. The Intensely Cleaning Salt Scrub – when in Cornwall, after all – is a real treat, leaving skin ultra-soft and smooth. For an extra indulgent touch, stop by the manicure and pedicure champagne bar before enjoying afternoon tea at the airy restaurant upstairs, The Garden Kitchen.

For more information on St Michaels or its spa facilities, visit