• Ella Sampson

A Spa Experience at St Michaels - Falmouth

Updated: Sep 26

I cannot tell you how excited I was for our little getaway to St Michaels! For my birthday this year, Lewis bought me a gift voucher for an overnight stay with a spa experience at St Michaels in Falmouth and I couldn't wait! Thanks to Coronavirus, this was postponed as hotels couldn't open due to the virus. We finally got round to going last week, and the stay did not disappoint!


St Michaels Resort is situated on Gyllyngvase Beach, on the other side of Falmouth nestled in a quiet location over looking the beach. It is a beautiful four star hotel surrounded by greenery, palm trees and wildlife. They are a spa hotel, with full access to the spa facilities, treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms and jacuzzies, whilst also having access to the health suite for free as part of your stay. There is a main restaurant on the resort along with a bar, and The Garden Kitchen which serves pizza's and various other foods in the evenings. I was so excited when we finally went. The journey itself wasn't too bad but I would always say leave extra time as I have found from past experiences driving through Truro to Falmouth can be quite slow as the traffic is normally fairly heavy on these roads.

We started the experience at 11am where we had access to the spa facilities for three hours. This included the Hydrothermal Experience, a relaxation pool heating up to 35C and various massage stations and beds in the pool to relax on. After some relaxation, we moved on the the steam rooms where the only Cornish sea salt steam room is in the world. It's great to breathe in and rid your body of toxins and badness, whilst giving your skin the treatment it needs. It was good fun after to cool down using their "ice bucket challenge". I didn't do this, however, as I'm clearly too much of a chicken! They offer two different steam rooms; the Cornish Sea Salt and Rainforest steam rooms. After this, we popped up to the bar to order some ice coffees (I'm a sucker for ice coffee) with oat milk and caramel and sit outside in the spa garden on the loungers. Outside is a wooden hot tub (which is delightful) and an outside sauna. It was a beautiful experience.

After the three hour experience, I was feeling peckish, so we went upstairs to the Brasserie on the Bay restaurant which boasts beautiful views of the beaches of Falmouth. I went for the Chargrilled Mediterranean Vegetables open sandwich, which was just enough for me as I was having a massage afterwards and didn't want to have anything too heavy. Lewis opted for the fried marinated beef fillet which came with Asian slaw, Korean BBQ sauce and crispy noodles. The food quality is fabulous and there is a lot of effort that goes into each and every dish. The dishes contain local produce which is great too! There are some coastal walks around the nearby beaches, and seeing it was such a lovely day, we took a walk around the bay to walk off our lunch!

We finally checked into the room at 3pm. It was a beautiful room - we booked the Classic King with a sundeck. It was really spacious and lovely and a right treat to have a sundeck overlooking the sea too. The room was well stocked with Elemis' body wash, body cream, shampoo and conditioner. Towels were provided and so were the other basic amenities. The bed was extremely comfortable and it was so nice to have a king size bed!

I then went back down to the spa for my massage. I chose a full body which was so relaxing and definitely made the day great. They use Elemis products in the spa and you get a choice of what oil you would like for the massage. I chose the Frangipani Monoi scent which reminded me of coconuts and holidays - it smelt so divine that I see online they make a hair mask in the same scent that I might need to invest! The massage was so relaxing and went actually a little too quickly for my liking! I guess time flies when you're enjoying yourself. Whilst I was in the massage, Lewis had decided to head over to the health suite and make use of the free gym.


My absolute favourite part of going away is getting ready for dinner. I don't know why it is, but I love the whole part of showering, feeling clean and doing your hair and makeup. We went to the Brasserie on the Bay again for dinner and enjoyed a three course meal as part of our voucher. I started with the twice-baked Davidstow Cauliflower Cheese Soufflé which was extremely tasty. I then had the Summer Vegetable Linguini and finished the evening with apple filled mille feuille. Lewis had the pan-seared Cornish Scallops, a lamb main course and finished with the mille feuille like me. We then finished the evening with some cocktails in the bar. Knowing me, I asked for cocktails that were not on the menu (I like my sweet cocktails!) but the staff were so accommodating and made us everything we requested. I had a Sex on the Beach and a Pina Colada. A few cocktails later, then it was off to bed!

The bed was so comfy. Our final part of the stay was breakfast at 9:30am. A delicious variety of pastries, continental breakfasts and a cooked breakfast. My last dish at the hotel was the Cornish Vegan cooked breakfast, and Lewis tried the Eggs Benedict. He isn't a fan of the whole works so tried something he hadn't had before.

The stay was super relaxing, and I would absolutely love to go again. Thank you St Michaels for having us!

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