So, what exactly is the Christmas gift that keeps on giving?
In two words – spa day.
Because you get the anticipation of it, the actual experience of it and then that lovely tingly pampered feeling afterwards.
Today’s Big Deal for a spa experience at the 4 star Marine Hotel in Troon would make a brilliant Christmas present for someone. Plus, as it can be for either one or two people, you could join them – just a thought.
The spa day includes a two course lunch, a choice of two treatments and full use of the leisure club, so there will be plenty of time to drift around in the heated pool, which happens to have spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde.
We wrote about the spa recently – have a look here.
With availability from 1st November, it might be ideal for chill-out time before the festive madness.
The spa recently became an Elemis venue and the therapists are enthusiastic about using the company’s luxurious skincare products.
Every ground-breaking Elemis formula is an innovative blend of science with the chemistry of nature, carefully crafted by a dedicated team of explorers, scientists and skincare experts.
Pool with a view
Available seven days a week, option one is for one person to have a spa experience with two 25 minute treatments from a choice of four plus a two course spa lunch.
Option two is for two people to have a spa experience with two 25 minute treatments each from a choice of four plus a two course spa lunch.
Both options include full use of the leisure facilities: heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and a spa pool.
£20 per person supplements apply for visits on Bank Holidays and Saturday or Sunday visits.
Guests will be asked to pay a £5 refundable deposit for robe hire per person.
Choice of treatments
Each guest can enjoy two from the following treatments:
Elemis taster facial – adapted to suit all skin types, this taster facial is ideal as an introduction to Elemis and their treatment menu. Your skin is cleansed before treatment masks are applied. These are followed by nourishment and treatment creams to leave the skin rejuvenated and smooth.
Back, neck and shoulder massage – this is ideal for aching muscles, stress and knotted nerves. Ask your therapist to go deep or simply enjoy a gentle, relaxing massage.
Tranquillity scalp massage – perfect for relieving tension, this massage treatment is designed to leave you feeling relaxed and soothed. Many guests also finds it helps them sleep.
Elemis foot or hand ritual – treat your feet or hard working hands to some TLC.
File and polish for fingers or toes – keep your hands and feet well groomed and looking revived.
The spa at The Marine Hotel has lots of fans on TripAdvisor. These excerpts are taken from longer, recent reviews:
‘Great hotel for a spa break. My daughter and I went to The Marine Hotel in Troon for a lovely spa day which we both thoroughly enjoyed. We found it very relaxing and the staff were very helpful. I would love to go back as what a great time we had! Didn’t want it to end!’
‘Romantic break. Spent two nights here with my partner. Hotel was lovely, food excellent, staff very friendly indeed, views stunning… The leisure facilities were amazing too.’
‘We spent the afternoon using the leisure facilities i.e. swimming pool, Jacuzzi and steam room which was lovely and relaxing.’
Gift for one or two people
This Big Deal is the perfect chance to escape wintery weather with a pamper day at a four star coastal hotel.
Available until the end of March, consider it a magic wand that will wave away any post-festive dreariness.
As mentioned, this gift could be a special solo treat for someone. Or, if you choose the voucher for two, you can enjoy the luscious spa experience with them.
That way, everybody wins.