The Best Spa Hotels and Wellness Resorts to Book in Bahrain

As one of the richest countries in the world, Bahrain is full of hotels ready to pamper you
As one of the richest countries in the world, Bahrain is full of hotels ready to pamper you | Courtesy of Wyndham Grand Manama / Expedia
Claire Turrell

It may be the smallest country in the Middle East, but it’s also one of the richest in the world. So, Bahrain knows a thing or two about pampering. The luxury hotels come with spas that feature snow rooms, marble-lined hammams and indulgent massages. Want to try a candle massage that soothes your mind, body and soul? Visit Bahrain and its incredible spa hotels and wellness resorts – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa, for sushi and spa days


Outdoor balcony with small infinity pool, sun loungers and a breakfast table overlooking the water at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa,
Courtesy of Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa / Expedia

A serene Arabian escape, there are five rooms and four suites to choose from here, including the Royal Suite that has a king-sized bed, infinity pool and butler service. Not only does the Japanese sushi restaurant overlook the water, but the Middle East’s only Thalassa Spa makes the healing benefits of seawater its focus. Pamper yourself with treatments such as My Deep Relaxation Break that include thalassotherapy treatments, marine wraps and energy or serenity massages. Could this be the best spa in Bahrain?

2. The Domain Hotel and Spa, for thoughtful touches


The Domain Hotel and Spa candlelit area with gold decor and wood floors
Courtesy of The Domain Hotel and Spa / Expedia

This chic city hotel found in the business district of Manama has eight plush rooms with double and king-sized beds, as well as ensuites with rain showers and Molton Brown amenities. The award-winning Vie Urban Wellness Spa in Bahrain comes with a Himalayan Salt Stone Sauna to revitalise you, an infinity pool that overlooks the Manama skyline and a Four Senses Lounge to help you switch off from the world and find a little me-time.

3. The Diplomat Radisson BLU Hotel, Residence and Spa, for a dip in one of the many pools

Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel

Massage bed with blue towels and a bath filled up with water and rose petals in a spa treatment room at the Diplomat Radisson BLU Hotel, Residence and Spa
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Enjoy a resort vibe in the city. Rooms here include the Three-bedroom Penthouse Suite or the chandelier-filled Royal Suite. Need some pampering? Book massages, wraps, scrubs and facials at the hotel’s spa. Make a splash in the spa’s Thai-inspired pool and garden. Alternatively, soak up the sunshine at one of the hotel’s three outdoor lagoon-style pools surrounded by palm trees.

4. Lagoona Beach Luxury Resort and Spa, for water adventures


Lagoona Beach Luxury Resort and Spa
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Tropical-coloured suites are sure to put you in a good mood. There are eight to choose from here, including the Royal Penthouse, which has a heated infinity pool, a private terrace with loungers that overlook the sea, and a garden. The shoreside hotel encourages you to enjoy the ocean, whether that’s a scuba diving adventure, the Jetovator that lifts you 40ft into the air, or at its private Treasure Island Water Park, complete with a 62m (203ft) waterslide. If you’re looking for something more relaxing, there’s also the Haven Spa; it’s designed to pamper you from tip to toe, whether you choose the muscle-relaxing, marble-lined hammam or a skin-softening paraffin wax pedicure in the nail salon.

5. Reef Resort, for chocolate and caviar treats

Resort, Spa Hotel, Luxury

Modern bedroom with a dark grey accent wall and a bathroom with a glass-walled shower at Reef Resort
Courtesy of Reef Resort / Expedia

Surrounded by date gardens and overlooking a sparkling lagoon, you’ll find spacious villas and suites with king-sized beds decorated with jewel-coloured pillows here. The largest is the Five Bedroom Villa with jacuzzis in each ensuite. You can also ask for a butler, too. The hotel has a chocolaterie that serves coffee and signature chocolate by day and turns into an elegant champagne and caviar lounge by night. Seek out the Reef Aqua Spa, which offers indulgent massages, facials, scrubs and wraps. There are also express treatments, should you wish to squeeze in some pampering before you take the taxi to the airport.

6. The Art Hotel & Resort, for stunning sea vistas


The Art Hotel & Resort balcony with sea view and hot tub with a table set with drinks
Courtesy of The Art Hotel & Resort / Expedia

Found in the Amwaj Islands, this chic hotel offers rooms with panoramic views of the sea. The three-bedroom Royal Suite features king-sized beds, a lounge area with sweeping sofas, and an indoor and outdoor jacuzzi. As well as three swimming pools and a private beach, there’s also a spa. Within six treatment rooms, it offers cleansing frangipani salt scrubs, Moroccan baths and the Art Signature Massage that releases fragrant oils from a candle to warm tissues, relax muscles and improve blood circulation.

7. Royal Saray Resort Managed by Accor, for unique cuisine


Royal Saray Resort Managed by Accor
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A beach retreat with acres of golden sand, choose from resting your head in one of the three- or four-bedroom villas that each have a private pool, or chic rooms in marine colours with a king-sized bed, freestanding tub and a terrace. If you think that’s out of this world, try one of the monster cupcake-, cotton-candy- and chocolate-covered Crazyshakes at the US Black Tap burger restaurant. Need to relax? Choose a cabana around the pool, or book a massage at the spa.

8. Wyndham Grand Manama, for memorable spa treatments

Chain Hotel

Modern bedroom with a four-poster bed, a wood-panelled wall and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water at the Wyndham Grand Manama
Courtesy of Wyndham Grand Manama / Expedia

A snow room in the desert? Yes, really. Find a sauna, steam room, pool and hammam in the hotel spa. French skincare guru Thalgo is behind the skincare products that are used in massages, wraps and scrubs here. Relax in one of the two outdoor pools – or in your sumptuous twin or king-bed suite.

9. InterContinental Bahrain, for a personalised approach


InterContinental Bahrain outdoor pool with cabanas and palms on a sunny day
Courtesy of InterContinental Bahrain / Expedia

This is a green oasis in the centre of Manama where you can enjoy views of the harbour or pool from your room. Splurge on an Executive Room and you’ll receive personalised butler service, as well as entrance to the Club Lounge. Dine in one of four eateries, or enjoy a mocktail by the pool. Book into the spa to try one or more of the body scrubs, body wraps, facials and its signature candle massage.

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