Our readers know we just want the best for them. Yes, it is true. And right at this moment we know you deserve a spa vacation. It is, isn’t it? So, are you still looking for the perfect place to stay and receive that special treatment you need (or, being more precise, your both tired back and mind!)? Well ladies and gentlemen, we provide you our TOP 10 Spas you can find in the US.
Invoking the natural beauty of its seaside surroundings, the “exceptional” and “relaxing” Spa at the Samoset presents an array of treatment options in four private rooms and an outdoor patio overlooking “pristine” Penobscot Bay. Detoxifying seaweed wraps and sea salt exfoliation infuse pampering with ocean inspiration. Those looking for a personal touch can select the Samoset Signature Perfect Massage, which allows guests to customize their experience with available techniques ranging from Swedish to hot stones.
9. The Cloister
Sea Island, Georgia
The “magnificent” spa at the Cloister, an “ultra-luxe” Mediterranean-style resort on private Sea Island, offers “divine” treatments ranging from a White Tea Organic Facial to craniosacral light-touch massage. Guests are encouraged to soak in private, solar salt thermal pools and a sizeable waterfall whirlpool. Staff members pay “attention to detail” and personalize every spa experience, making it “feel like you’ve arrived in another era, where manners and gentility are still the norm.”
San Diego, California
Located “in the heart of Del Mar” on California’s coast, all treatments at the largely open-air Spa L’Auberge are enhanced by Pacific breezes and “spectacular ocean views that take your breath away.” Outdoor relaxation areas and ten private rooms house services that include the Rosemary Sea Salt Scrub and the spa’s Signature Seashell Antioxidant Facial. Natural, locally-sourced ingredients also nourish stressed-out skin during the detoxifying Seaweed Body Wrap treatment, which pairs intensive exfoliation with two essential oil massages.
Palm Beach, Florida
Equipped with “top-notch” staff and eleven private treatment rooms, the spa at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach specializes in stress-busting services spotlighting the healing qualities of the sea. While all hotel guests receive complimentary access to the spa’s sauna, whirlpool, steam room, and relaxation areas, treatments like the Stone Massage, Blue Lotus Facial, and Marine Algae Wrap are worth the splurge. Book the full-day spa and beach retreat for a 50-minute spa offering of your choice followed by oceanfront lunch and lounging.
Park City, Utah
Taking expansive alpine terrain and tundra as its muse, the 35,000-square-foot “spectacular” Spa Montage retreat features outdoor hot tub experiences and treatments with local healing ingredients like aspen bark resin. The spa’s spacious Serenity Suite, an ideal venue for couples experiences, has wide windows that highlight “beautiful,” sweeping views of Deer Valley and surrounding mountains. The Surrender Signature Treatment includes a personal consultation to generate an individualized program that can include water therapy, massages, acupuncture, and clay wraps.
The Spa at Rancho Valencia, a “hidden gem” with “wonderful” service, draws on its surrounding garden greenery and olive groves to craft treatments incorporating all-natural plant and mineral ingredients. Visitors can sip fresh organic juices during a Jade and Ginseng Pedicure, treat sensitive skin with a Gentle Fig Facial, or test out the anti-inflammatory promises of a Clay Wrap. A palm-shaded yoga pavilion and Pilates studio provide ample opportunity for toning muscles pre- or post-pampering.
Big Island, Hawaii
Including macadamia nuts, black lava salt, and hibiscus in its spa menu offerings, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is ever “the perfect example of a hotel designed to fit its surroundings.” A network of tropical gardens, saunas, and outdoor water features and guidance from “intuitive staff” generate a relaxed, traditional Hawaiian vibe. The ‘Iliahi ritual treatment draws on the long-prized healing properties of sandalwood to exfoliate, massage, and soak guests into a state of serenity.
Perched on “the edge of Lake George,” the recently renovated Spa at the Sagamore provides visitors with a medley of eclectic treatment choices. Tranquil private rooms, an indoor hydrotherapy space, and a waterfront spa area set the stage for the Adirondack Hot Stone Massages, Green Island Sugar Scrub, and Rose Hydrating Cocoon treatment. Guests who pick the spa’s signature Sagamore Custom Facial receive personalized, attentive care targeting their individual skin concerns.
The family friendly LEED Silver-certified Sandpearl Resort offers a wide array of serenity-inducing spa services for adults. A hydro bath and therapeutic water treatments maximize relaxation in surroundings that would make you “think you were on a tropical island.” The spa’s intensive, six-hour Essence of Sandpearl Ritual option, which includes a natural exfoliation, a hot stone massage, an ultra-luxe nourishing facial, and hydrating mani-pedi, ends just in time to catch one of Clearwater Beach’s “heavenly sunsets.”
The “tucked away” Spa Palazzo at the “fantastic” Boca Beach Club echoes the architecture and luxury amenities of Spain’s Alhambra Palace. Guests take a shuttle boat to this sanctuary of mosaics and arches, which features a spa pool with underwater music and tropical gardens. Palm-framed ocean views are enjoyed alongside treatment offerings like the Sevruga Caviar Facial and Swe-Thai Massage.