What do we love more than a pampering session at one of Hong Kong’s best spas? A pampering session at one of Hong Kong’s best spas with a delicious lunch included – served poolside, naturally. With long summer days on the horizon, there is no better time to book one of the city’s finest spas for a luxurious bumper pampering and dining package than now.

1. The Peninsula Hong Kong 

The Treatment: The Peninsula’s range of enticing half-day “spa journeys” should easily satisfy all your R&R needs. Comprising a two-hour treatment duo, packages include the De-Stress (ylang-ylang and frankincense massage and intensive facial), Detox Anti-Cellulite (hip and thigh treatment and detoxifying citrus oil massage) and Immune Booster (wrap and massage). 

The Food: The three-course menu of light and healthy “Naturally Peninsula” cuisine changes seasonally, but expect dishes such as slow-poached bay scallops with citrus salad, pan-fried pork medallion on quinoa with mustard jus, and samba tea jelly with mixed berries and raspberry sorbet – all served poolside.

The Perks: Access to the Asian tea lounge, crystal steam room, sauna and relaxation area; weekday bookings for the half-day spa journeys can also enjoy use of The Peninsula’s beautiful Roman-inspired heated indoor pool.

Cost: From HK$2,400

The Peninsula Spa, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2696-6682

2. The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

The Treatment: The Celestial Escape package will send you straight to spa heaven with two hours of warm lava shell foot and back treatments, plus a customised prescriptive facial. Meanwhile, the Me Time package lets you create your own three-hour indulgence programme with massages, and eye and body polish treatments.

The Food: Enjoy your two-course lunch poolside, accompanied by panoramic views over Hong Kong (it’s one of the highest spas in the world, after all). Current dish choices include organic arugula strawberry salad with candied pecans and blue cheese, and Greek pesto whole-wheat pasta.

The Perks: Access to the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, spa relaxation area, aroma steam room, stone saunas and experience showers.

Cost: Celestial Escape from HK$2,400; Me Time from HK$3,600 

The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon; +852 2263-2040

3. The InterContinental Hong Kong

The Treatment: Three hours and forty-five minutes of pure pampering perfection, all in your own private spa suite? Yes, please! The Regenerate & Revitalise package includes a bath, body mask, lymphatic massage and facial, designed to detoxify, cleanse and purify; meanwhile, the Yin & Yang Harmony aims to rebalance, restore, and re-energise with a salt bath, ginger scrub body mask, body and foot massage. 

The Food: The InterContinental’s ihealth menu has been specially designed to feature ingredients rich in antioxidants (ideal for boosting the body’s immune system) but without skimping on flavour either, with dishes such as light curry cauliflower soup with chia seeds, roasted salmon fillet with green pea relish, and chestnut soya bean blancmange with mango sorbet. Your three-course lunch is served poolside, with a scenic side serving of sweeping vistas over Victoria Harbour.

The Perks: Guests booked for the full-day spa ritual can enjoy use of the fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool and infinity spa pools. Each private spa suite also includes its own sauna, steam shower and Jacuzzi.

Cost: From HK$3,680 

I-Spa, The InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2721-1211

4. The Four Seasons Hong Kong 

The Treatment: Are there any stresses that a day at The Four Seasons Spa can’t cure? The Be Present Day Of Beauty package includes a two-hour body treatment, complete with Shirodhara head massage, body scrub and full-body lymphatic drainage and slimming massage. Finish with a one-hour Expresso Manicure and Pedicure that will shape and polish your nails in style… with a side of espresso, no less. 

The Food: You’ll be spoilt for choice with the two-course lunch at The Pool Terrace, with dishes such as crushed avocado toast with Himalayan salt and chilli flakes, and shrimp pad thai. The impressive drinks selection includes fresh juices made-to-order, plus delicious concoctions such as the Berry Tea Pool Elixir (fresh raspberry, cherry purée and lavender-infused earl grey tea) and Asian Fruity smoothie (pineapple, mango, banana and coconut water). 

The Perks: Access to the amethyst crystal steam room (complete with mother-of-pearl covered seating), Finnish sauna, tropical steam showers, relaxation area and mosaic-tiled vitality pool. 

Cost: From HK$3,700

The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central; +852 3196-8900

5. The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

The Treatment: The Grand Hyatt’s Soothing Moments programme promises three hours of complete pampering paradise, including a citrus body polish, wellness bath and either a hydrating green tea or deep-pressure Hong Kong massage.

The Food: The Plateau Spa keeps things light with a single-course lunch served in the leafy tranquillity of the courtyard; choose from the likes of garden green salad with avocado, organic herbs, sprouts and a buttermilk dressing, and pancetta-wrapped chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella.

The Perks: Access to the Grand Hyatt’s sauna facilities, fitness studios and the 50-metre heated outdoor pool – one of the largest on Hong Kong island.

Cost: HK$3,100 


Plateau Spa, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai; +852 2588-1234


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