Craving some last-minute relaxation before the summer ends and school begins? Don’t let this season slip away without savoring some much-needed pampering at some of the world’s best spas. Whether fitting in a little me-time during a family vacation or escaping exclusively for relaxation, these seven spas should be on your radar.
JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
Return from summer vacation with more than just tan lines when you treat yourself to tropical tranquility at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa. A proud recipient of the Spa & Wellness Mexico Spa Awards 2016, the resort’s Mayan-inspired spa specializes in beach massages, Customized Aromatic Comfort Facials and Non-Invasive Bio-Filler Anti-Wrinkle treatments in an ultra-modern setting. The spa even caters to younger crowds with its selection of young adult treatments designed for ages 12 to 15, perfect for accommodating more members of your family.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
Seeking island authenticity? The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s on-site spa perfects therapies drawn from plants, flowers and fruits throughout Hawaii and herbs grown in the property’s own organic garden. In between treatments, savor a sense of serenity and solitude in one of the spa’s private cabanas, followed by a dip in the candlelit hot tub.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Arizona has long been known for its unrivaled spa escapes, and The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain’s spa is often referred to as the crème de la crème. After all, it was voted the #1 Spa in Arizona and #3 Spa in North America by the readers of Condè Nast Traveler. See why as you spoil yourself with ancient therapeutic spa rituals – from the Gemstone Healing Massage to the Desert Morning Dew – in the heart of the Sonoran Desert.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
New York, New York
Slowing down and finding peace in The City That Never Sleeps is more attainable than you think at La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. This five-star resort spa overlooking Central Park makes you feel distanced from the hustle and bustle of the city with six lavish treatment rooms and separate relaxation quarters with steam rooms for men and women. Splurge on the Ultimate White Caviar Illuminating Facial and give your skin its most extravagant souvenir yet.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Sunshine and amusement parks are not the only thing Orlando is known for. Bordered by Shingle Creek, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes surrounds you with 500 acres of lakes and natural beauty, just minutes from the city. In addition to utilizing herbs from the organic garden, the spa features treatments infused with honey produced by the resort’s resident bees. Switch things up when you book an appointment for the spa’s signature service, a “zero-gravity” massage performed in a rocking hammock.
The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa
Revel in relaxation at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, home to Raindance Spa. This California classic draws its inspiration from the belief that rainfall brings growth and rejuvenation to all living things. In addition to its expansive menu with treatments to accommodate all budgets, the spa features eucalyptus steam rooms, warm soaking pools, outdoor hot tubs and cabanas in a private garden.
JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
Sometimes true relaxation requires one to escape the rest of the world, and there’s arguably no better way to do that than escaping to a resort on a private island. Nestled amongst the tranquil gardens of Isola delle Rose, GOCO Spa Venice at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is the largest spa in the city and specializes in a blend of Asian treatment modalities with local Venetian hospitality. Between pampering sessions, savor stunning views of the historic Venetian skyline while floating effortlessly in the spa’s vitality pool.
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