BE Indulged Spa Package Experience at Beyond Escapes, Devon

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Beyond Escapes: A Touch of Luxury

I was invited by Beyond Escapes to sample their Indulgent Spa Package at their brand new BE You Spa in Totnes, South Devon. The onsite spa is located in their new, luxury holiday resort. There was no hesitation in accepting the kind request and once I was booked in, I looked forward to visiting the spa and indulging in the package for weeks!

Beyond Escapes (BE) Devon recently opened in February 2018 and is situated in the beautiful Devon countryside just outside of popular Totnes. Beyond Escapes is a holiday resort and offers accommodation that includes Chic Studios, Deluxe Lodges and smart apartments. Some of the accommodation even offers your own private hot tub – I for one would love that! I can imagine nothing better than staying in a luxurious lodge and having a glass of bubbly whilst chilling in my private hot tub admist the Devon countryside – what’s not to like about that idea!?

There’s stunning views from the spa including some that stretch down to the Torbay coastline. I can imagine this would be the perfect place for a summers holiday with friends or family – I’ll have to keep it in mind next time I have friends visiting.

BE You Spa

Whilst I have been to a few spas before and had various massage treatments, this was certainly one of the best!

The BE You Spa offers a range of treatments – all the way from a relaxing lava shell full body massage to lip and chin waxing! There is also a list of facials for men on offer which I’m sure the men in our lives would enjoy! The spa offers three different types of spa packages ranging from £75 to £95, all of which sound relaxing and such a treat. There is a bridal choice too for brides looking for some indulgence before the big wedding day. I had the ‘BE Indulged’ Spa package and cannot recommend it enough! The package included the choice of an Elemis Swedish full body massage or Elemis superfood Pro-Radiance facial. I opted for the Swedish massage as have had massages before and found them really relaxing; I’m also not sure about facials – maybe it’s the thought of having to take my make up off in public! The package also included full use of the spa facilities (which were ace), a welcome drink on arrival and a £10 voucher towards spa products. As if that wasn’t enough, the package also included an afternoon tea in the BE Tempted Restaurant which is situated in the same building as the spa. What a treat this was going to be!

A Full Body Massage

After enjoying my welcome drink of a posh cloudy lemonade I was taken to one of the clean, calm treatment rooms for my massage. My beauty therapist was called Samantha and she was lovely and welcoming. She had noticed on my registration and health check form that I had noted I can suffer with claustrophobia. Samantha took care to ensure I felt comfortable in the treatment room and offered to adjust the temperature of the room. Samantha made me feel really at ease and it wasn’t long before I was enjoying my full body Swedish massage with the Elemis frangipani monoi oil. I chose this oil as I liked the subtle fragrance of it which I enjoyed throughout the massage. The massage lasted 55 minutes which passed so quickly! I really enjoyed the massage and zoning out to the relaxing spa music. This I could really get used to! At the end of the massage Samantha gave me a booklet with all the beauty products and massage oils and recommended some she felt might be good for my muscles and to relax in the bath. Samantha also presented me with my £10 voucher towards products.

Afternoon Tea Delights

After enjoying my massage it was time for my afternoon tea. This was given to me in the BE Tempted Restaurant which again has lovely views out over the countryside.

The afternoon tea was presented on a three tiered stand and looked simply delicious. There was a selection of finger sandwiches, a scone with cream and jam and various tasty little cakes.

I have indulged in quite a few afternoon teas in my time, but have never eaten one alone! This made it quite a different experience, but I was so chilled from my massage that I continued to enjoy the peace and quiet and chatted to the friendly waiting staff.

Time to Chill

After devouring the delicious afternoon delights and drinking lots of water as advised by Samantha it was time to head downstairs to the spa. I was shown around the facilities and told I could use a key card to use the lockers in the changing room.

The spa facilities were lovely. There was a sauna and steam room (neither of which I could stay in for too long  – I get a bit hot and worry about feeling funny! I did watch a man sit in the sauna for a couple of minutes and then go to the cold shower, he repeated this a few times  – I decided this looked far too hard core (if a little bit mad) for my liking!

I really enjoyed using the foot spas. I’ll let you into a secret – I love having my feet tickled or massaged and so this was a treat for me! I must have sat in one for a good 15 minutes – lucky the spa wasn’t too busy and no one was waiting for them!

I spent some time in the relaxation room – this consisted of four beautiful mosaic loungers and views outside to the vitality pool. I enjoyed laying back in my robe and reading a magazine. It’s not often you get to take the time to stop and relax and just chill. Whilst at times I felt like it would have been nice to have experienced the spa with someone else, it was nice to immerse myself in pure solo relaxation and take some me time without having to worry about talking to anyone!

After chilling in the relaxation room, I moved outside where there were some lounger chairs and a bubbling vitality pool tempting me in. It was so nice to go from the fresh outside air to stepping into the warm pool’s water. There were lots of jets in the pool which created a lovely bubbling massage effect all over the body. Lounging in here and admiring the countryside views was perfect! It wasn’t too busy either so at times I had the pool all to myself! Beyond Escapes is set in such a peaceful, green and tranquil location – I really appreciated how quiet it was when I was relaxing in in the pool!

After spending a really relaxing few hours at the spa and enjoying my massage and afternoon tea it was time for me to get dressed and depart. I left the spa feeling so chilled and relaxed and sure I would return another time soon! Thank you to all the awesome staff at the spa for making me feel so welcome and for such a lovely, relaxing afternoon!

**Whilst the BE Indulged Spa Package and visit was given to me on a complementary basis, all the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own**

Have you ever been to a spa? What’s you favourite treatment or spa facility? Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

114 Responses

  1. This quaint little place sits in the middle of some beautiful country side. My favorite would have been the massage choices. I so look forward to a good massage. I’d love to visit. oh and your tea and treats looked divine!

  2. I haven’t been to a spa in a long time. When I would leave I would be feeling so relaxed, my skin looked great and skin felt great as well. My favorite treatment getting a facial.

  3. A spa day really is a lovely luxurious treat. It looks so relaxing with a lot of options to choose from.

  4. It seems like a great spa and good value too for the packages. I can think of nothing better than a 55 min back massage!

  5. How did they manage to get you to leave? I don’t think I would have wanted too. This place looks spot on and marvelous with all the animosity it offers.

  6. What a great space for rest and relaxation. Love the serenity of this establishment, it’s grounds expansive and interior new and shiny! The foot spa looks especially tantalizing! ???????? Xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence.com ????

  7. Oh this looks like the loooveliest way to treat yourself. Thank you for sharing! I’m inspired to look into a little spa package for myself 🙂

  8. Beyond Escapes is a name that suits this facility. I love the views, the pictures you took of that amazing food, and it looks like the perfect way to relax! Marking this on my bucket list now…

  9. Wow! I’m so inlove with this place, it’s looks super cozy and zen. I love their interior design in the restaurant’s area as well us the exterior with the grandeur view. Hopefully I get to go to the spa again I think I need one after all this heavy week. Glad to read your experience!

  10. This spa sounds like pure heaven! It was such a nice touch that they have afternoon tea and I could live in that sauna!

  11. We’ve been to the UK once, but hadn’t heard of Devon. Had to look it up on a map to see how close we were (we weren’t). Looks like we missed something cool!

  12. This looks incredible so relaxing and peaceful. Amazing you got to experience it all and that fact they offer so many different spa favorites is amazing. It must’ve been the best personal vacation for you. I could totally use a just me getaway right now. Haha

  13. How awesome! I love that you also had an afternoon tea experience along with your spa treatment. I’ve only experienced a spa treatment twice and both were absolutely amazing

  14. I would love to go on a spa weekend with friends. I have done a day but never gone for a full weekend and stayed somewhere intended to pamper.

  15. I need all of this, starting with a full body massage! There’s nothing like taking a day at the spa and pampering yourself. This spa looks like heaven!

  16. I love their branding! And it seems like a delightful place. A full body massage? Yes, please!! I’m glad you had a wonderful time. 🙂

  17. this is heaven for me… I am so into a spa, it offers me more than relaxation but to be honest peace of mind and body. My mind stops worrying when I am into the spa.

  18. I love a good spa day! I always opt for a massage and a facial generally, but I did choose a body scrub treatment a while ago and felt amazing afterwards. It’s always an added bonus when afternoon tea is on offer as well! The views here looks stunning, will have to take a look for a spa weekend away.

  19. I have to admit I’m a huge fan of going to the spa, and it sounds like this version provides a lovely experience. I think the setting makes a huge difference and the views are just amazing

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