Our essential guide to the island's best relaxing retreats
Time Out Bahrain staff
Fluffy towels at the ready; it's time to get pampered. Bahrain’s best spas offer massages, beauty therapy and everything else you need to relax. Perfect for a special occasion, or a bit of much-needed TLC.
Here we’ve rounded up 21 one of the best the island has to offer, from budget to blow out.
Al Areen Spa Huge spa offering a range of treatments in beautiful surroundings. Open daily 10am-10pm. Al Areen Palace & Spa. Beyond the BIC near Al Areen Wildlife Park (17 845 000).
Bahrain Wellness Resort Herbal medicinal treatments and relaxation massages come highly recommended. Open daily 8am-1pm, 4pm-8pm. Near Budaiya Road in Janabiya, Budaiya (17 795 961).
Bliss Spa Specialises in a variety of result-driven, high-technology face and body treatments, as well as regular beauty treatments - hair, nails, waxing, threading, massage etc. Also does spa parties and home service. Open daily 9am-7pm. Adliya behind Casa Mexicana (17 742 222).
Bodyline Complete health and beauty package with spa, gym, salon and café. Open daily 7.30am-9pm. Behind Midway supermarket, Saar (17 793 932).
Coral Spa The recently refurbished spa attached to Coral Bay has several luxurious treatment rooms offering a huge range of massages, waxing, threading, various different nail treatments and Moroccan bath. Open daily noon-10pm. Coral Bay, Al Fateh Corniche (17 290 946).
Dessange French international brand offers spa treatments, classes, salon and pool. Women only. Open daily 6am-10pm. Opp Al Bustan Hotel, Adliya (17 713 999).
Diplomat Spa Offers a wide range of treatments including couples’ therapy. Open daily 9am-10pm. Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel Residence & Spa, Diplomatic Area (17 531 666).
Health House House speciality is deep-tissue Chinese massage for muscle and joint pain. Open daily 10am-9pm. On the Budaiya Highway opp Al Osra supermarket (17 410 055).
La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art Offering various traditional and modern treatments alongside arts and restaurant. Open Sat-Thu 9am-6pm. Near American Mission Hospital, Ras Ruman (17 230 123).
Lei Garden Skin Care A one-stop shop for face, body, mind and soul promoting health from the inside out. Open daily 9.30am-8.30pm. Opposite Al Bandira Cafe, Adliya (17 290 008).
Massage and Wellness Centre Feel the stress evaporate and rejuvenate your body in an environment that delights the senses with professionals offering aromatherapy, reflexology and Thai massage and various other treatments. Average price: BD20. Open daily 6am-10pm. Mercure Grand Hotel Seef, www.mercurebahrain.com (17 584 400).
Pineapple Spa Full spa facilities with pool. Women only. Open Sat-Thu 7am-9pm; Fri 9am-5pm. Opposite the Old Palace in Adliya (17 712 000).
Pure Spa Holistic treatments with five-star spa service using home-grown Bahraini brand Green Bar. Open daily 10am-10pm. Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre, Seef (17 171 122).
Reborn Offering 13 treatment rooms, separate men’s and women’s sections and salons. Open daily 10am-11pm. Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, Seef (17 111 998).
Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Spa Luxurious spa, as you would expect at a five-star hotel, offering all manner of treatments from massage to various top-of-the-range facials. Open daily 6.30am-10pm (treatments 9am-9pm). Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa, Seef (17 586 808).
Sheraton Fitness Fully-equipped gym, treatment rooms, sauna and steam room with separate facilities for men and women, temperature controlled Jacuzzi and swimming pool, tennis court, aerobic studio and massage. Open daily ladies 9am-6pm, men 11.30am-8.30pm. Sheraton Bahrain Hotel, Central Business District (17 524 570).
Sherry Spa Offers a full range of treatments including manicure/pedicure, body bleaching, body scrubbing, facials, Dead Sea Mud body treatments, massage, threading, waxing and hair salon. Open daily 10am-10pm, ladies and couples only. Juffair (17 824 070).
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa Offering 14 treatment rooms, separate men’s and women’s facilities and unique seawater-based therapies. Open daily 10am-8pm. 105 Zallaq Highway (17 636 391).
Spa InterContinental A wide range of spa treatments with natural products and well known commercial spa products plus massages. Open daily 8am-10pm. Central Business District (17 208 355).
Sparadise Men’s and women’s treatments, Guinot facials and a full range of scrubs and wraps plus Oriental hammam. Open daily 9.30am-9pm. Muharraq, Near Novotel (17 313 131).
Yara Beauty Lounge Luxe women-only facility in Amwaj offering a range of services. Open daily 9am-9pm. Zawia 1, Amwaj (16 010 999).