8Nov

10 Most Romantic Spa Getaways

- Hotel Guanahini & Spa
St. Barth’s

Hotel Guanahani & Spa is a luxury spa in St. Barth's

Hotel Guanahani & Spa

This European style Clarins and Frederic Fekkai spa has 11 treatment rooms (each emphasizing a different French technique), steam room and rejuvenation packages. The spa is located on the northeast part of the island, in the middle of a tropical garden.

- CINQ MONDES Spa at the Beau Rivage Palace
Lausanne, Switzerland

CINQ MONDES Spa at the Beau Rivage Palace is a luxury spa in Switzerland.

CINQ MONDES Spa at the Beau Rivage Palace

CINQ MONDES Spa at the Beau Rivage Palace is a luxury resort spa in Switzerland.

CINQ MONDES Spa - Beau Rivage Palace

CINQ MONDES Spa at the Beau Rivage Palace is a luxury resort spa in Switzerland.

CINQ MONDES Spa - Beau Rivage Palace

This Swiss spa overlooking Lake Geneva uses the prestigious Parisian brand CINQ MONDES. There are indoor and outdoor pools with views of the Alps, 8 treatment rooms featuring techniques from Japan, India, North Africa, China and Bali, and a private spa suite with a Japanese bath, private Hammam, and garden.

- Las Ventanas al Paraiso
Los Cabos, Mexico

Las Ventanas al Paraiso Spa is a luxury resort spa in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Las Ventanas al Paraiso Spa

Las Ventanas al Paraiso is one of the first and most luxurious resorts in Los Cabos. Spa treatments performed en suite are very common at this resort. The spa offers a variety of restorative treatments, holistic therapies, healing rituals, organic products, and native remedies from Baja California and Mexico. The Director of Romance is available for couples and honeymooners who want exotic massages and romantic treatments together.

- Oasis Spa at Couples Isle Tower
Jamaica

Couples Tower Isle is a couples only luxury resort spa in Jamaica.

Couples Tower Isle Jamaica

Couples Tower Isle is an all-inclusive, couples only resort on 19 acres of beachfront property. They offer wedding and honeymoon packages, as well as full salon services and spa services that include body wraps and scrubs, massages, facials, and aromatherapy.

- LeSpa at Sofitel
Los Angeles, California

LeSpa at the Sofitel is a luxury hotel spa in  Los Angeles.

LeSpa Sofitel Los Angeles

LeSpa Sofitel Los Angeles

LeSpa Sofitel Los Angeles

LeSpa is a luxury Los Angeles spa that features 5,000 square feet of dark wood and candlelight that create a tranquil ambiance. There are 2 VIP suites, 6 luxury treatment rooms, an outdoor cabana, serenity lounge, individual tea service, and a complimentary foot soak. Try the Touch of Love with your partner and learn techniques from a masseuse and then practice on each other during a 60 or 80 minute session.

- Spa at Mandarin Oriental
New York City, New York

Mandarin Oriental Spa is a luxury hotel spa in New York City.

Mandarin Oriental Spa - Spa Relaxation Room

Mandarin Oriental Spa is a luxury hotel spa in New York City.

Mandarin Oriental Spa - VIP Spa Suite

Mandarin Oriental Spa is a luxury hotel spa in New York City.

Mandarin Oriental Spa - Vitality Pool

The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental is a luxurious New York City spa, perfect for couples. There are 6 treatment rooms with private showers, amethyst crystal steam rooms, a 75-foot naturally lit lap pool, Thai Yoga Suite with deep soaking tub, VIP Spa Suite with fireplace and private steam and shower, Oriental Tea Lounge, and vitality pool. There are separate lockers and showers for men and women.

- The Spa at Sandy Lane Hotel
Barbados

Spa at Sandy Lane Hotel is a luxurious hotel spa in Barbados.

Spa at Sandy Lane Hotel Barbados

Spa at Sandy Lane Hotel is a luxury resort spa in Barbados.

Spa at Sandy Lane Hotel Barbados

The  Sandy Lane Hotel is a  luxurious, Old World resort and spa in the Caribbean. The lavish spa is 47,000 square feet and features 14 treatement rooms, a full menu of spa treatments (herbal wraps, hot stone, chakra therapies, Ayurvedi massage, facials, etc.), VIP treatment suite with private landscaped gardens and hydrotherapy pools. The Rhassoul is an Oriental steam bath that begins with an application of Pink Kaolin clay from the neck down. Dry heat is applied first to extract impurities, followed by an herbal steam to soften clay and moisturize skin. Warm cascading water is applied to finish.

- Lanna Spa at Four Seasons Resort
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Spa at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is a luxury resort spa.

Spa at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Spa at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is a luxury resort spa.

Spa at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

This luxurious resort spa features seven treatment suites offering total privacy for couples, outdoor showers, private herbal steam rooms and outdoor soaking tubs. Two of the suites have tropical rainshower massage tables. The Lann Chang Suite has a sunken bath with views of the mountains, and the Prae Garden Suite has Thai massage style beds next to a fireplace and private pool.

Spa Hayman, Hayman Island Resort
Queensland, Australia

Spa at Hayman Island Resort is a luxury resort spa on Haymand Island, off the coast of Australia.

Spa at Hayman Island Resort Australia

Spa at Hayman Island Resort is a luxury resort spa on Hayman Island off the coast of Australia.

Spa at Hayman Island Resort Australia

The Hayman Island Resort is located on Hayman Island, a private island in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It is only accessible via boat, sea plane, or helicopter from Hamilton Island. The Spa at the Hayman Island Resort features 13 private treatment rooms, including a romantic couple’s room, hydorotherapy tubs, vichy, sauna, steam rooms, and one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest pools. The Spa has many unique treatments, like the famous Guerlain Methode 90 minute facial, Caviar & Pearl Rejuvenation Facial, Tropical Papaya & Pineapple De-Aging Body Wrap, Balneotherapy, fitness class + massage, and Volcanic Body Wrap.

- Marù Spa at Bora Bora Lagoon Resort
French Polynesia

Maru Spa at Bora Bora Lagoon Resort is a luxury resort spa, and the only treetop spa, in French Polynesia.

Maru Spa at Bora Bora Lagoon Resort

Marù Spa is the only tree top spa in Polynesia, located in one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons, surrounded by waterfalls, white sand beaches, and tropical flora and fauna. Their wooden treatment rooms are located high up in two giant Banyan trees. On the ground floor of the spa guests will find a quartzite bath of coconut milk and fresh local flowers. The spa also offers couples massage rooms and rain showers and several signature treatments.

3Nov

Spa Vacations in Arizona

If you’re looking for a luxurious spa, Arizona has a wide range of resort spas, destination spas, and day spa packages. The difference between a destination spa and a resort spa is that the destination spa is typically an all inclusive retreat style vacation that focuses on lifestyle improvement programs, self renewal and enhancement, nutrition, and educating guests on how to make healthy lifestyle changes. There are highly trained personnel who teach guests about exercise, healthy eating, and overall wellness education. Usually the exercise, food, workshops and consultations are included and spa treatments (massage, facials etc.) are extra.

Resort spas are spas within a resort that does not focus on health. These hotels, like the Four Seasons Scottsdale or JW Marriott Ridge, are meant for leisure and do not educate guests about health and wellness, but do provide luxury spas and salon services.

1. Mii Amo at Enchantment
Sedona, AZ

Mii Amo is a destination spa at Enchantment in Arizona.

Mii Amo Indoor Pool

Mii Amo is a destination spa resort at Enchantment in Arizona.

Mii Amo Outdoor Pool

Mii Amo is a destination spa at Enchantment resort in Arizona.

Mii Amo Spa Inner Quest Treatment

Mii Amo is a destination spa at Enchantment. The grounds are built within the red rocks of the mountains, and the design inspiration came from the Native Americans and their natural desert surroundings.

This adult only destination spa has 3, 4 and 7 night packages that include 3 daily meals, use of all fitness facilities and classes, tennis, mountain biking, and a Mii amo robe. Specialty spa services are available for an extra fee.

Available spa treatments include acupuncture, massage, facials & hydrating skin treatments, Ayuverdic treatments, milk & honey bath, Sedona clay wrap, couples treatments, and lots more. View their complete list of services here.

2. Canyon Ranch
Tucson, AZ

Canyon Ranch is a luxury destination spa in Arizona.

Canyon Ranch Spa Suite

Canyon Ranch is a luxury destination spa in Arizona.

Canyon Ranch Spa Acquatic Center

Canyon Ranch is a destination spa situated on 70 acres of beautiful desert land near the Santa Catalina Mountains. They offer 50 fitness classes and programs daily, as well as personal fitness assessments, nutritional information, mind-body courses, workshops, and cooking classes.

Canyon Ranch provides progressive healing techniques such as hypnosis and healing touch practices, as well as classic massages, Asian therapies, Yamuna treatments, Ayurverdic treatments, body scrubs and wraps, facials, and salon services for women and gentlemen.

3. Miraval
Tucson, AZ

Miraval is a luxury destination spa and retreat in Arizona.

Miraval Pool

Miraval is another amazing all-inclusive destination spa in the Santa Catalina Mountains. This 400 acre property focuses on healthy and sustainable living, and hopes to be a catalyst for a healthy lifestyle change.

Miraval provides plenty of fitness activities, including yoga and meditation, and cooking classes so that guests can learn about healthy cooking and nutrition.

Available spa treatments include massage, facials, body renewal rituals, energy and oriental treatments, salon services, couples treatments, outdoor rooms, facial enhancements, Ayurvedic treatments and pregnancy treatments.

4.Alvadora Spa at the Royal Palms
Phoenix, AZ

The Alvadora Spa at the Royal Palms in Arizona is a day spa.

Alvadora Spa at the Royal Palms

Alvadora Spa at the Royal Palms is a luxury resort spa in Arizona.

Alvadora Spa at the Royal Palms

This Mediterranean style resort spa has many signature spa treatments, including the Royal Body Polish, Orang Blossom Body Buff, and Citrus Grove Facial. Other treatments include massage, water & body therapies, skin treatments, and hair and makeup.

Alvadora’s Acqua Dolce is a signature villa for 2, with special water therapies including Watsu pool for special in-water massages.

5. Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Scottsdale, AZ

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale Spa is a luxury resort spa in Arizona.

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale Spa

This luxurious spa offers a full range of skin and body treatments, scrubs, wraps, facials, and massages, as well as a full service salon.

Try one of their signature treatments, like the Four Seasons In One, a medley of massage techniques, light skin exfoliation, and soothing wrap, or the Head Over Heels, Pinnacle Facial, Fall Recovery Package, or Sedona Earth Clay Body Mask.

6. The Centre for Well-Being at the Phoenician Scottsdale

The Centre for Well-Being at the Phoenician Scottsdale is a luxury day spa in Arizona.

The Centre for Well-Being at the Phoenician Scottsdale

This 22,000 square foot spa has 24 treatment rooms, private consultation room, weight training and cardiovascular studios, Water Bar, full service salon, Meditation Atrium, and steam rooms.

The Centre for Well-Being has a full menu of spa services available, including massages, facials, scrubs, wraps, and couples packages.

7. The Golden Door Spa at The Boulders Resort, part of the Waldorf Astoria Collection
Carefree, AZ

The Golden Door Spa at the Boulders Resort is a luxurious resort spa in Arizona.

Golden Door Spa at the Boulders Resort

The Golden Door Spa is a 33,00 square foot spa that uses products infused with ingredients from the local desert environment. There are  7 restaurants and 24 treatment rooms, including steam rooms, saunas, O’furo (Japanese bath), movement studio, as well as the Labyrinth, Watsu, a swimming pool, and heated whirlpool. The Labyrinth is a long maze inspired by Native American traditions that focuses on a leading path to tranquility.

The Golden Door Spa offers a full menu of spa and salon services, one of the most extensive and varied in the region.

8. Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
Paradise Valley, AZ

Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain is a luxury resort spa in Arizona.

Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

The Sanctuary Spa has specialty suites for guests who want the ultimate spa experience. The Sanctum Suite is available for 1 hour, a half day, or a full day. It’s perfect for a romantic, girlfriend, mother daughter, or sisters retreat. This private, shaded, outdoor suite includes a vitality pool and deluge shower.

The Satori package is a destination program that includes guest’s choice of 4 massages or facials, a personal training session, access to vitality pools, meditation garden, movement studio, three daily meals, and personal casita.

Sanctuary Spa offers a variety of spa treatments, including massages, reflexology, facials, moisturizing treatments, peels, astrology, tarot card reading, meditation, nutrition, numerology, fitness classes, in room training, and a full menu of salon services.

9. Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Phoenix, AZ

Revive Spa JW Marriott Desert Ridge is a luxury resort spa in Arizona

Revive Spa JW Marriott Desert Ridge - Pool

Revive Spa JW Marriott Desert Ridge is a luxury resort spa in Arizona.

Revive Spa JW Marriott Desert Ridge Sauna

The Revive Spa has 41 treatment rooms, a pool, cabanas, and a spa bistro that is open to the public. The spa has a full menu of spa services including facials, massage, body wraps, hydrating treatments, scrubs, and body polishes.

10. Willow Stream at the Fairmont Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale is a luxury resort spa in Arizona.

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale is a luxury resort spa in Arizona.

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale

The Willow Stream is one of the best spas in Arizona. With the purchase of one spa treatment or package, you have access to the entire spa facility for the entire day (closes at 10 pm).  That includes the jacuzzi, waterfall pool, complimentary valet, rooftop pool, gym, fitness classes, steam room, sauna, aromatherapy room, and sitting room with tea selection.  Check during Spa Week for great deals.

1Nov

Spa Vacations: Napa Valley

Napa Valley is a gorgeous and relaxing place to visit. Inns and resorts are located on beautiful grounds with views of the valley and their vineyards. Wine tasting is just part of a Napa Valley vacation – they also have amazing spas, many of which incorporate wine in their treatments, called vinotherapy.

1. Spa Terra at the Meritage Resort

The Spa Terra at The Meritage is located in a secluded underground cave.

Spa Terra at The Meritage

The Spa Terra at The Meritage is located in a secluded underground cave.

Spa Terra at The Meritage

Spa Terra is built in an underground “Estate Cave.” The  waterfalls, dim lighting, soothing music and cave setting create a relaxing atmosphere. Spa Terra has steam grottoes, soaking pools, radiant heating, and of course, wine therapy.

2. Auberge du Soleil, Auberge Spa

The Auberge du Soleil Spa is a luxury spa at the Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley.

Auberge du Soleil Spa

Auberge du Soleil is a luxurious hotel in Napa Valley.

Auberge du Soleil

Auberge is a beautiful and private inn that overlooks Napa Valley. Guests are invited to participate in their water rituals, which feature a soak in each of 3 temperate springs overlooking Napa’s vineyards and Auberge’s olive grove. The generous Melisse suite accommodates 4 guests and includes a fireplace, private tanning deck, heated private pool, and floor to ceiling windows that offer a panoramic view.  Treatments are performed with house infused oils and other herbs cultivated by therapists in the spa’s garden.

3. Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa was named one of the Top 25 Spas by Travel + Leisure.

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

This spa was named one of the Top 25 Spas by Travel + Leisure. Their facility features a fireplace, resting rooms, bathhouse, outdoor thermal mineral pool, jacuzzi, Watsu pool, herbal steam room, sauna, indoor lounge with fireplace, and spa cafe. The Fairmont also has their own source of thermal mineral water. Treatments include massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, couples treatments, Ayuverdic treatments, body wraps, flotation treatments, facials (including a Caviar Facial), and body scrubs.

4. Kenwood Inn & Spa

The Kenwood Inn & Spa is a luxury spa in Napa Valley.

Kenwood Inn & Spa

Kenwood Inn & Spa

Kenwood Inn & Spa

The Kenwood Inn & Spa was named one of the Top 3 Resort Spas in the U.S. by a Conde Nast readers poll, 2009. This adult-only inn is hidden among vineyards and has a luxurious rustic feel. Kenwood offers vinotherapy with red wine extracts, Chardonnay, and Riesling oils. Guests can even enjoy a massage on the second floor open air cabana overlooking the pool.