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March 5, 2007updated Nov 26, 2015

The 3 Best Spas in Monaco

By Chris Boyle

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Be taken to another world of relaxation and beauty with our top therapists and spas

Thermes Marins Monte Carlo Wellness Center

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Treatment & facilities: A completely personalized approach targets results whether for medical, sports or wellbeing purposes.

Complete diagnosis and medical analysis helps address the desired treatment. A multidisciplinary team can then tailor techniques for measurable results. Located on four levels, Thermes has two heated seawater pools, 37 treatment rooms, eight private rooms, an aquafitness area, a hammam, a beauty institute, hairdressing salon and a restaurant serving healthy and gourmet meals. Among the trained team that makes Thermes what it is are three doctors, a dietician and over 40 therapists. Direct access can be had from the Hôtel de Paris and the Hôtel Hermitage.

Signature treatment: Plentitude and Serenity is the ultimate treat involving, two days entirely devoted to your wellbeing. Beginning with a bioenergy check-up so therapists can tailor the next two days to your body’s needs, daily body massages, marine treatments, Tai Chi and Chi Qong set the scene for the rest of the experience, leaving your mind and body feeling refreshed as never before.

Willow Stream at Fairmont Monte Carlo

WilloW Stream

Treatment & facilities: Recently named Europe’s best hotel spa in 2010 by Villégiature Awards, Willow Stream Spa in Monte Carlo is a unique creation.

It offers specially developed treatments inspired by traditional knowledge of aromatic plants and herbs and uses its position on the Mediterranean to bring the rejuvenating allure of the sea to mind and body. Treatments, carried out in eight intimate spaces, evoke the beauty of the Mediterranean coast.

Signature treatment: The 90-minute Willow Stream Elements is a centuries-old experience that harnesses nature’s primal elements to rejuvenate dry or maturing skin: earth (medicinal mud wrap inspired by Moor culture), air (aromatherapy), water (mineral bath) and fire (warm massage). Monaco Power of the Sea, also a 90-minute experience, is a unique detox that takes inspiration from the Mediterranean, providing a body wrap rich with re-mineralizing sea algae, a sea salt bath and a luxurious application of Marine Firming Cream, along with a nourishing acupressure facial and scalp massage.

 Spa Manager: Paola Arrigo

+377 9350 6500

Fairmont Monte Carlo, 12 Avenue des Spélugues, Monte Carlo

Espa At Hôtel Metropole

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Treatment & facilities: Voted the 3rd best spa in the Europe by Condé Nast Readers’ Spa Awards 2011 and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the legendary ESPA brand seems to be hard to beat.

ESPA is not just about cosmetics, but state of the art facilities: this sanctuary in Hôtel Metropole has Crystal Stream rooms, a soothing caldarium, stimulating ice fountain and two lifestyle showers that create a refreshing burst of cool mint mist, or tropical rain. To rest mind as well as body there is a candle lit relaxation room where guests can cocoon themselves, or a private sundeck for some natural rays. The 10 treatment rooms are adorned with natural materials – Pallasandra wood, slate and shimmering leather – and the natural fragrance of ESPA candles waft throughout. Two private suites can also be enjoyed.

Signature treatment: ESPA day spa rituals, or ‘journeys’ as they call them, allow guests to lose themselves in another world far removed from the bustle of Monte Carlo. These journeys are a combination of ancient and modern techniques sourced from around the world and are personalized completely to your requirements. The journey isn’t complete without the healthy yet delicious menu created by Joël Robuchon which can be served in the spa restaurant or the outdoor sundeck and swimming pool.


+377 9315 1370

Hôtel Metrople, 4 Avenue De La Madone

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