Posted on 17 Apr
We all deserve a spa day once in awhile, and there are certain luxury spas that are world-class destinations in themselves. Here are 10 of our favorites.
Spa Grande is one of the best-known spas in Hawaii – and for good reason. Combining “the traditions of the east, west and ancient Hawaii,” this Maui spa lives up to the Grand Wilea resort experience, offering 40 luxe treatment rooms in a 50,000 sq ft spa (the largest in the state). Their exclusive Terme Hydrotherapy Circuit features a Roman tub, saunas, cascading waterfalls, Swiss jet showers, a Japanese furo and five specialty baths.
Tucked inside this magnificent beach resort, you immediately feel the serenity of Palmilla’s open-air gardens and private pavilions. The double spa villas include Mexican daybeds, rain showers and lovely whirlpool baths, and they cater wonderfully to special occasions. Their One-Day Bridal Journey includes a Holistic Hand Treatment, Holistic Foot Treatment, 50-minute massage, Body Exfoliation, Bridal Hair Styling (upstyle or blow dry) and even a Make-Up Consultation & Application.
The Spa at Terranea embraces the natural beauty and energy of its southern California setting. Spanning over 50,000 sq ft of oceanfront indoor and outdoor space, it boasts 25 treatment rooms, a fitness & wellness center, and a world-class salon. The lounges include saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, cold plunges and fire pits. Best of all, this incredibly luxurious retreat is only 30 minutes from Los Angeles, and if you own an Oceanfront Casita or Ocean Golf Villa, you can return whenever you feel like it…
Located in the same stunning mountain valley as Park City, Remède’s facial and body treatments offer the perfect alternative to a day on the slopes. Sip tea or flavored waters in the Salon, enjoy a relaxing pedicure, champagne and truffles, luxurious throws, indulgent massages and much more.
Surrounded by pristine olive groves and the sparkling Aegean Sea, the spa at Amanzoe has a classical grace that will take your breath away. The spa’s mission is the restoration of man’s harmony with nature, and it draws “on this ancient wisdom in creating its spa menu.” All treatments combine ancient Greek wellness rituals with Asian beauty techniques, and they use the spa’s own selection of natural skincare products. You’ll love the results.
This ultra-chic spa incorporates a 1930s Shanghai aesthetic, and the effect is stunning. The Peninsula Spa is a paradise of luxurious pools, massage rooms and amenities customized for the health of mind, body and spirit. A gorgeous Art Deco pool with a full-length skylight makes for the perfect pre-spa workout, as well.
Mexican healer Gloria Guerrero has designed very special rituals after 18 years of practice, with the goal of offering non-invasive Holistic Signature Treatments. As part of staff training, every masseuse is certified in Reiki (minimum level two), as well as in Metamorfica therapy. The spa's signature treatment incorporates Mexican Damiana, an aphrodisiacal plant that grows in the deserts of Baja California and has been used in traditional remedies for centuries.
Add to your desert getaway with a creative and delicious spa package at The Parker, choosing from such treatments as “A Motley Mix” (Swedish), “Yachtsman’s Voyage” (deep tissue), “Guilty Pleasures” (sugar scrub), “Vanilla Sunday” (mani pedi) and “Lost At Sea” (seaweed wrap).
The five-acre, seaside sanctuary of Spa Botánicocombines local Puerto Rican ingredients, indigenous massage in addition to traditional varieties, and a selection of personalized treatment menus to revitalize the senses. Don’t miss the Apothecary Portal, filled with local herbs and botanicals used for health, beauty, relaxation and pleasurable culinary purposes.
From prenatal spa treatments to children’s treatments to gentlemen’s treatments, this spa creates indulgent experiences for everyone in the family. A luxurious day spa and hotel in the Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills, Montage is the perfect place to get away for a massage or treatment after a hectic week in Hollywood. Or, you know, just because you feel like it…