What better way to complement your vacation than with a luxurious massage? Or how about a mani-pedi? Or have you ever experienced a Temazcal? A spa treatment takes your already fabulous vacation and kicks it up a notch! Adds that extra bit of ‘luxe’ that takes the ordinary to extraordinary.
So with that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best resort spas in the Caribbean and Mexico. Go on… treat yourself!
The pledge at this resort is “Give us your body for a week and we will give you back your mind,” so it’s no surprise that its Wellness Centre has racked up awards from everyone from Spa Finder and Condé Nast Traveller to Travel + Leisure (its coveted World’s Best Awards). Upon arrival, every guest receives a personal treatment schedule, which features one 50-minute body treatment for each full day of your stay. This includes treatments that pull inspiration from local ingredients and techniques, such as the ‘Lucian Lime & Ginger Scrub’, the ‘Heaven & Earth’ inclusive treatment that combines a scalp, hand and foot massage using Ayurvedic techniques, and the ‘Aloe Yoghurt Body Wrap’, among many others.
At a resort known for luxury, the Náay Spa offers a variety of services and treatments designed to pamper and delight. For a truly unique and authentic experience that also offers a glimpse into the Mayan culture, the spa features a Temazcal, or “steam house”, which is one of the oldest rituals in the world. A type of sweat lodge, in ancient Mesoamerica it was used as part of a curative ceremony thought to purify and heal the body.
Every Sandals resort features the sumptuous treatments of the brand’s trademark Red Lane Spa (so no matter what Sandals you choose, you can thoroughly spoil yourself). We picked the one at the award-winning Royal Bahamian because between the history of this place (it was once a private club for 1940s high society such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor) and the fact it offers guests two unique destinations in one thanks to its exclusive offshore island, the overall experience here is simply dazzling.
As for the spa itself, it does not disappoint. Taking classic European rituals and reinterpreting them with distinctive Caribbean flair, guests here can indulge in treatments such as the ‘Night Blooming Jasmine Massage’, ‘Neroli Jasmine Candle Massage’, ‘Flawless Facial’ and ‘Deep Flowing Water Couples Massage’, among many others.
First off, when you come to this adults-only resort, you are on your own private island – how’s that for luxury? Add a luxurious spa in the midst of this little piece of paradise and you’ve found vacation heaven. Among the various treatments to enjoy, such as a ‘Volcanic Relief’ hot stone massage and an ‘Oil Harmony’ aromatherapy massage, there’s also a Turkish Bath and Finnish Sauna.
Fairmont’s Willow Stream Spa has definitely set the bar high when it comes to resort spa offerings, and the one located at the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda is no exception. Here, you’ll experience pampering treatments that combine natural elements with local Bermudian traditions, from an indulgent bath in essential oil of royal Poinciana to a nourishing body wrap of algae and aloe vera. Make your time here a truly romantic experience with a couples massage in a deluxe couples suite that features a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean.
It’s said that your stay at this beautiful resort will not be complete without having enjoyed a spa experience at Kai Belté, and we tend to agree! Combining ancient and contemporary techniques, the therapists here have undergone intensive Ayurvedic training and the products they use during treatments feature natural ingredients from the resort’s organic farm. Some highlights include the ‘Wosh Cho’ hot stone massage, the ‘Rainbow Body-Chakra Balancing Massage’ and ‘Shirodhara’, an Ayurvedic therapy that begins with a head massage followed by a stream of warm oil poured onto the “third eye” to help clear your energy channel, slow the mind and bring you inner peace and balance.
An award-winning spa in an award-winning resort in a destination that is unlike any other… the Tranquility Body & Soul Spa is a pristine little hideaway designed to pamper and restore. Enjoy the decadent ‘Caviar & Pearl’ facial and watch the years disappear. Melt away tension and discover pure bliss with the ‘Sabal Stone’ massage. Restore your skin’s radiance with the ‘Aromatic Salt Glow’ or relieve sun-sensitive skin with the ‘Water Lily After Sun Soothing’ treatment. And on top of all this, relax at this spectacular beachfront oasis that offers Antigua at its very best.