British Travel Journal
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North Devon’s newest and finest coastal spa has opened at the luxurious Saunton Sands Hotel overlooking the beach
SOURCE SPA AND WELLNESS, set atop the cliffs on the North Devon coast, overlooking the breathtaking Saunton Sands beach and World Heritage Braunton Burrows, is now open. Spanning three floors, the space has been beautifully designed to make the most of the magnificent, unrivalled views of the vast expanse of beach and sea below. It’s a breathtaking experience and one which undoubtedly sets the spa apart.
The ground floor comprises a lounge where clients first ease themselves into relaxation with a drink from the well-stocked bar (trying one of the four very healthy smoothie shots is well recommended), an indoor heated pool (good-sized, with plenty of natural light), a gym with daily fitness classes and a thermal suite that comes complete with a salt inhalation steam room, a Finnish aroma sauna, a contrast shower and a marine vitality pool positioned right next to a huge window overlooking Saunton Sands beach.
The bubbles automatically turn on as you step in – requiring only the effort of lying back whilst the warm water, gentle pummelling and fabulous seascape perform their therapeutic magic.
When you do emerge there’s an ice fountain available. If that seems counter-intuitive when you’re feeling all mellow and toasty, it’s because the sudden contrast between heat and cold is said to help you live longer. There are six large treatment rooms on level two of the spa, the biggest being a double that enjoys another epic vista.
The relaxation room on the top floor of Source is the perfect way to end a spa journey. Comfortable beds in the lounge or on the sun deck face the ever-changing ocean, offering more mindful, tranquil moments of serenity. It’s the perfect spot for soaking up the sun, watching one of the north coast’s incredible sunsets or, enjoying candle-lit reverie.