A weekend away for a spa break is likely to be an enjoyable prospect for many of us, and the New Forest has a few great options for those in the area.

If you were looking for ones that have proved the most popular in the area then you're in luck, as the five most booked-out establishments have been revealed in new research.

The spa experience and booking agency Spabreaks.com had a look at their booking data for 2022 to discover the establishments that were booked out the most in the area.

The Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort in Lymington was found to be the most popular last year, with it totalling 48.3% of the bookings made in the New Forest.

New Park Manor Hotel & Spa in Brockenhurst came second, making up 18.1% of bookings on the site, with Chewton Glen in New Milton in third (11.6%).

Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa was in fourth with 10.8% of bookings and finally Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa was fifth with 5.4% of bookings.

What do the spas have to offer?

Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort

Bournemouth Echo: One of the spa treatment rooms at Macdonald Elmers Court HotelOne of the spa treatment rooms at Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel (Image: Spabreaks.com)

Spabreaks.com said: "With its proximity to both the coast and the New Forest, there is something for everyone with this hotel as your base.

"However, with its cosy interiors, landscaped gardens and a stunning swimming pool and sun terrace, there are lots of reasons not to leave!"

The "luxurious" spa treatments are an obvious selling point, along with its steam rooms, gym and tennis courts.

New Park Manor Hotel & Spa

Spabreaks.com said: "Roaring fires in original fireplaces, afternoon teas, snug zones and a cinema room set the scene for relaxation immediately you enter this historic manor house, but it’s the stunning New Forest countryside views that really imbue a deep sense of tranquillity."

In terms of the spa, there are plenty of treatments to choose from ranging from massages, wraps, scrubs and facials as well as a relaxation terrace to complete the experience.

Additionally, it has a hot tub overlooking the forest and an indoor pool with a garden vista

Chewton Glen

Spabreaks.com said: "There are different accommodations to select from at Chewton Glen, depending on the kind of experience you are looking for.

Bournemouth Echo: Chewton Glenn offers a variety of treatmentsChewton Glenn offers a variety of treatments (Image: Spabreaks.com)

"Similarly, the spa has a variety of wellness facilities to select based on what you hope to feel like at the end of your stay.

"If exercise is your passion, choose a Physio-Flex class, a game of tennis or swim some lengths in the pool.

"To enjoy total relaxation, book yourself in for a super restorative massage and treat yourself to some ‘me time’ in the inviting relaxation area."

Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa

Bournemouth Echo: The Southampton Harbour HotelThe Southampton Harbour Hotel (Image: Spabreaks.com)

Spabreaks.com said: "This ultra contemporary hotel set on its own private marina, offers you floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean and super yachts – how glamorous!

"The hotel’s luxury spa features seven treatment rooms, a lap pool, hydrotherapy pool, mud rasul, sauna, and steam room. It also has an indoor and outdoor relaxation area, as well as a well-being juice bar and café.

"Why not enjoy all of the facilities and an ESPA indulgent spa treatment before a tipple on the gorgeous rooftop destination bar."

Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa

Bournemouth Echo: A sauna at the Christchurch Harbour HotelA sauna at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel (Image: Spabreaks.com)

Spabreaks.com said: "With a luxury coastal style, this waterside hotel will instantly give you a holiday relaxed vibe.

"Whether you’re there for a day or a stay, begin your break with some locally caught seafood at the Jetty restaurant before heading to the wet facilities for a swim and some chill in the hydrotherapy pool and sauna.

"In the Harspa, choose from a selection of delectable treatments which – unsurprisingly – are delivered using products with naturally sourced marine elements."