Whether you've just started your own spa business, or you're building a website for a client - believe it or not, the perfect spa day can begin online.
And just like hitting the sauna, creating your website can also be a stress-free experience. You can save yourself a lot of time and hassle if you choose the right template.
In this article, I'll give you a few quick tips on how to create a great spa website, and I'll review the website templates used by the best SPA websites.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the most popular and beautiful spa WordPress themes:
- Grand Spa (40+ pre-designed Spa pages and an intuitive app-like interface)
- Jacqueline (Very affordable and user-friendly Spa template)
- Dream Spa (Unique design and flexible visual builder)
- WellnessCenter (Offers a drag and drop builder as well as SEO and Analytics extensions)
- Brando (Affordable, versatile, and feature-rich Spa website design)
Before we get stuck into the list of the best spa website templates, I know you might be looking for some inspiration to help you figure out what kind of content and design to incorporate, so let's start off with a few useful pointers.
Creating a Spa Website
Spas are all about relaxations, and for that reason, the majority of spa websites add images that show customers the calming experiences of the spa. It's the first impression, that can help stand out and keep your website visitors interested and wanting to discover more.
For that reason choose your images especially carefully. Spas are all about comfort and calm experiences, and your website images should represent that clearly, and with calming colors.
It's a good idea to make sure that these images come front and center of your site. They immediately help the reader to understand what they can expect to experience at your spa.
However, that's by no means the only way to create a great looking spa website. If you check out the sites of the world's top spas, you'll see they actually focus on what makes them different.
Take the Ritz Carlton in LA or the COMO Shambala Estate in Indonesia, for example. The Ritz website's main focus is showcasing a luxurious interior decor, while the COMO site's main photo immediately tells you the spa is located in an area of natural beauty.
If your spa has a unique selling point, the focus of your home page should be to highlight it.
Other than that, any good spa site will make it easy for clients to find important information about your services. Make sure you add an 'About us' page, any relevant contact information and a product price list.
Testimonials from satisfied clients are always a good addition, as long as they appear genuine and sincere. Never forget that you're selling an experience.
And now, let's overview some of the best templates for spa websites.
1. Grand Spa
$59.00 - one-time fee
With over '120,000 happy customers', Grand Spa seems like a good place to start. This one-click demo import has 40+ pre-designed spa, beauty & massage pages, and 8 gallery layouts.
It costs $59.00 and comes packed with features.
One of the most impressive is the intuitive keynote app-like interface, which gives you a clear overview of your content when editing. Not to mention its stunning parallax scrolling feature too.
As an extra added bonus, users can also set up an eCommerce store and an appointment-booking feature by using the templates integrated shop function and custom plugin. These added features make this template great for a range of businesses around the beauty niche, including hairdressing salon websites.
Now, with all this being said, the chances are you may still come across an issue or two. In which case, there is support available via an active ticketing system.
- Intuitive keynote app-like interface
- Plenty of plugins available
- 40+ pre-designed pages and 8 gallery layouts
- No SEO features
$29.00 - one-time fee
This premium quality theme combines advanced functionality with a refined design. Jacqueline provides a modern and stylish approach to designing spa websites and has a strong focus on customer satisfaction.
Jacqueline has a one-click installation process, and once you're signed up - the fun begins. There are several unique pages to choose from, all of which are highly customizable.
You can edit the color scheme, heading style, fonts, and overall layout. Its ready-made blog comes with newsletter & advanced galleries, while there are also pre-made pricing tables and gift certificates.
With this modern design comes a powerful platform that is home to a number of impressive plugins. These include - WPBakery, Booked, Essential, and Slider Revolution. And what's more, you can drag more traffic to your website with this SEO theme.
Jacqueline is priced at just $29.00, which makes it by far the cheapest option in my list.
- One-click installation
- Modern, stylish and quirky design
- Several unique page designs to choose from
- SEO optimized
- Low price
- Support is only available Mon-Fri, 10:00-19:00
3. Dream Spa
$59.00 - one-time fee
Up next is Dream Spa. Now, in terms of its color palette, this is certainly a more classic looking beauty salon WordPress theme.
As you can see, it's definitely a 'warm welcome'. In terms of being on topic and choosing a color scheme that is best suited to what's being showcased - Dream Spa wins.
Its visual page builder is extremely flexible, it allows the user to create animated gallery types with amazing page detail. And being retina ready, you can be sure that your gallery will look great.
The unique blog page is also very stylish and is a great way to interact with your customers and share information. And if you are a lover of fonts - there are a whopping 600+ to choose from!
As with Jacqueline and Grand Spa, Dream Spa also supports WooCommerce. The separate WooCommerce sidebars allow you to add different sets of widgets, and you can also customize the layout of the sidebars on the Business Template. All without adding a single line of code.
- Unique blog and animated gallery types
- Mega menu with widgets support
- Plenty of plugins that include WooCommerce
- Over 600 Google fonts to choose from
- Coded with SEO in mind
- Lack of support features
- No built-in SEO feature
$59.00 - one-time fee
WellnessCenter might not be the best name for a spa template - but don't be put off yet. It is tried and tested by thousands of users - making it one of the most popular spa themes on WordPress.
WellnessCenter offers its clients two demos, a one-page demo or a multi-page version. For testing purposes - I chose the multi-page version.
Out of the 5 themes that I tested for this project, WellnessCenter was by far the easiest platform to use. The theme comes with detailed documentation with all the instructions you will need to customize your website.
Most importantly though, is the WellnessCenter drag and drop page builder that allows the user to create a stunning website in minutes. As well as this, there is a YouTube video screencast to help you with the customization of your site.
Underneath all this, WellnessCenter also hosts some powerful built-in extensions, such as SEO and analytics. These handy features make it easy to check your sites statistics. And you can also incorporate a rating and review section.
WellnessCenter also comes with a built-in booking and scheduling feature, as opposed to a plugin. And if you're worried about losing important client date - it comes equipped with a backup extension, too.
- Drag and drop builder
- Built-in extensions such as SEO and analytics
- Rating and review section
- Detailed documentation of how to customize your theme
- One page and multi-page demo
- For inexperienced users, the theme can be tricky to customize
$29.00 - one-time fee
Last but by no means least - Brando. Priced at just $29.00, Brando is a feature-rich, professionally designed and one-page WordPress theme.
Built with a visual composer, it uses ready-made layouts which are fully responsive and therefore adapt to all device screens, and includes an impressive drag and drop editor.
Along with this feature, users of Brando can expect an eye-catching website and blog layout that is fully customizable.
Upon testing Brando, I found out that its features stretched further than just its design. Brando has also been SEO and speed optimized. And what's more, in just one click you can be stress-free and ready to relax with your website online.
6 months support from themezaa is included with Brando, which includes help forums, assistance with bug related issues, and email. And for just $6.38, users can extend this support to 12 months.
- Modern and intuitive one-page design
- SEO and speed optimized
- Fully responsive and therefore adapted to all screens
- Not the most user-friendly theme
- Has a longer learning curve than most
Which Spa Websites Theme Is a Winner?
Of the 5 templates I have tested, WellnessCenter, Grand Spa, and Brando all stand out.
However, to help you make a more informed decision based on the objective of your website, I have made a list of what (I believe) each one of them does best:
- Grand spa is best suited for users who want an intuitive keynote app-like interface.
- Jacqueline would be a good choice for users who want a cheap, cheerful, user-friendly template.
- Dream spa would best suit anybody who wants a more classic approach with a great blog feature.
- WellnessCenter is best suited for users who an all-around package with a drag and drop editor.
- Brando would be the right choice for modern and quirky businesses that want cutting edge design features.
Overall, both Grand Spa and WellnessCenter are my favorite of the bunch. The intuitive interface of Grand spa is a joy to use, and It looks pretty awesome too. WellnessCenter is the most popular spa template on WordPress, and its all-around performance is very impressive
Although there are a lot of cool spa websites design themes out there, these are my personal top 5. There might be a lot of templates which look great, but building a website goes much beyond aesthetics. You need to be sure that you can implement the theme and work with it easily - especially if you're new to this stuff!
However, seeing as though this is my own opinion, if you have your own suggestions then please feel free to share them in the comments below.