A new study by the travel experts at money.co.uk, a price comparator, lists the cities with the most spas per square kilometre. Paris ranks as the best destination for those looking for a relaxing break with an impressive 965 spas across the city. The French capital has so much to offer visitors, from beautiful art galleries, iconic historic buildings and great shops and restaurants, says the report, that lists Molitor Spa by Clarins as the top-rated spa in Paris where prices start at EUR 290 for a day spa pass.
It includes an hour-long treatment of choice (facial, back massage or full-body treatment) followed by a full day of relaxation where one can take advantage of the 5-star facilities; including two swimming pools, a fitness room, sauna and hammam.
Molitor Spa occupies 1672 sqm space has summer and winter pools, 13 spacious treatment rooms, and two private suites offering a full menu of facials, massages, and body treatments.
Barcelona comes in second place with nearly six spas per sqkm of the city. The Spanish city has 605 spas in total with its top-rated venue on TripAdvisor being Confort Centre Quiromassatge. Located near Plaza España and not too far from the beach, it is the top-rated massage centre in Barcelona. Starting from EUR 42 for a 45- minute aromatherapy massage using essential oils, which goes up to EUR 72 for a 90-minute treatment, the venue offers quality service at a reasonable price, says the report.
For those who don’t fancy a hands-on experience, there is also a pool available to offer guests a hydromassage to make them feel more comfortable and relaxed.
The sunny climate, delicious food and vibrant culture make the city an attractive destination for travellers looking for a great long weekend away, with some of the most affordable top-rated spas to relax after a busy weekend of exploring, says the report.
Brussels is third on the list, with 73 spas in its 33 sqkm area, where access to the top-rated spa starts at EUR 99. Bath & Barley offers a unique spa day experience, where the day pass provides full access to spa rooms located in a centuries-old, traditional Belgium cellar, where one can find two handmade oak tubs where one can soak in beer-fermented water and a large straw bed for relaxing after bathing in beer.
With 83 spas in total, Athens is fourth on the list, offering visitors 2.1 spas per sqkm. The top-rated venue can cost about EUR 35 for 60 minutes.
There are only five destinations on the top 20 list that are outside of Europe; including, Vancouver in Canada in fifth, Hawaii’s Honolulu in 13th, New York City in 15th with one spa for every sqkm, followed by Miami, and San Francisco is 18th.