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June 07, 2011

Top 10 Spas in US and Canada

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Top 10 Spa Destinations in US, Canada & Caribbean

From tropical sanctuaries in the Bahamas to cliff side retreats in British Columbia, this Top 10 Spa Destinations list covers all the bases for a luxurious spa getaway - the perfect gift for you, your mom, your best friend or perhaps all of you.

One & Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas - This exotic resort and spa is reminiscent of a Caribbean plantation along the white sand beaches of Paradise Island. Its vibrant décor and plush gardens are sure to make anyone feel like Bahamian royalty. Daily yoga on the beach is complimentary to all guests, and other activities are available like tennis and seaside golf. The One & Only Spa offers luxurious treatments including ocean detox bathing rituals, coconut rub and milk wraps, and ocean view massages, all from private open-air villas.

Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida  - The beautiful beaches of Florida have their fair share of destination spas and resorts, but Ponte Vedra Inn and Club seems to stick out from the rest. This spa is the largest in North Florida and boasts more than 100 blissful services and treatments from therapy grottos to indulgent espresso wraps. When guests aren’t pampering themselves, they’re horseback riding, taking long bicycle rides and shopping in the charming village of Ponte Vedra Beach.

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June 24, 2010

Stress Stripping Your Soul? Get Spa'd!

Floweringalmondpic3_3 Stress. Who doesn't have it? In fact, who doesn't have a lot of it in today's insanely hectic world of traffic jams, long lines and juggling family and work schedules?

There seems to be little to no escape starting from the minute we get up with the mad dash of getting the kids off to school and yourself ready for work. After battling rush hour traffic we then spend the better part of our day dealing with our job, our boss, our staff and co-workers. It's enough to drive us into the loony bin. Who says we want it all?

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July 10, 2009

Standout Summer Spa Getaways

Spa A spa's a spa, right? If it didn't have incredible customer service along with rejuvenating treatments and a relaxing environment, you couldn't very well call it...a spa. It's not easy to stand out in the crowd, but these spa resorts are really something special.

Grand Hyatt Singapore: This hotel’s lifestyle center, called Damai (“peace”) is designed to restore balance and rejuvenate the mind and soul. Its exotic spa treatments are influenced by Chinese medicine, Malay Jamu healing philosophies,

Indian Ayurvedic medicine, and classic European therapies.

Best for: A Cultural Immersion Detox


Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Casta Edege, Tenerife: Located in Spain’s Canary Islands, the La Caleta is a contemporary, adobe-style beach resort with spa amenities such as Turkish bath, and an ice igloo where guests can cool down after heat therapies.

Best for: A Tropical & Stylish Spa Exploration


Whiteface Lodge Resort & Spa: Named for the mountain it’s nestled into, this lodge in Lake Placid, New York is a rustic-chic winter playground with spa treatments that takes cues from the local area, using regional ingredients and targeting outdoors enthusiasts.

Best for: Including Men & Low-Key Sports


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May 11, 2009

Pamper Your Pet at the Spa

Petfriendlyspas-pic4 In this economy, kenneling your dog or cat can be very expensive. Now, more than ever people are bringing their pets along on the road and in order to ensure your pet has the same great experience you do make sure you are staying at a pet-friendly hotel.

The Hotel Monaco San Francisco offers a variety of spa services that are arranged through a variety of local spas. These services are available in the spa or in the comfort of your own room: swedish massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, manicure and pedicure. Spa services include: facials, stone therapy, wraps and make up services. Offers specially designed pet packages. Pet amenities include: gourmet dog cookies, clean-up bags, temporary dog tags,walking service and dog sitter services. Additional pet services available at select locations.

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April 06, 2009

Enjoy Spa Cuisine From Home

Spa CuisineThe perfect escape for many is found only in the confines of luxury destination spas, where decadent pampering and bodily bliss are blended to fulfill every weary traveler’s needs. However, even though spas are relaxing they can put your wallet under a stress.

For those spa lovers who can’t frequent their favorite getaways as often as they’d like, and for those who simply can’t afford a week of rejuvenation, options are available. You can experience your favorite spa meals at home with pre-packaged options or cookbooks to help you do it yourself.

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February 06, 2009

All About the Water at Ojo Caliente

Ojo Caliente Spa Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa located about 50 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico is like a little island of Tahiti in the middle of a high desert nowhere.

Some say Ojo is more of a state of mind than a place. If you go, immerse yourself. Its hot sulfur-free, geothermal waters rise from a subterranean volcanic aquifer, and have for thousands of years. While the quiet untouched feel of the landscape makes Ojo seem surreal; what this desert resort is really about is the waters.

Ojo offers guests 10 different hot spring pools for guests to relax, as well as a full line of spa treatments. Read more about Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa.


January 27, 2009

Tips to Make the Most of Your Spa Visit

Hyatt Spa Advice As stress builds, there is no better medication than a trip to the spa. Whether you are a first time visitor or a spa connoisseur it’s important to take in all that a spa can offer for the mind, body and soul. Here are a few tips from Spa Hyatt to help make the most of your spa visit;

  • Make spa appointments in advance to ensure availability of treatments and therapist preferences.
  • Ask questions before your visit to put yourself at ease. When scheduling your appointment don't be afraid to ask anything.
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early to your appointment to allow time to check in and change. Late arrivals normally do not receive an extension of time.
  • It's okay not to talk during the treatment if you don't want to; the therapist will take their cue from you.
  • Wear what makes you feel comfortable; although the majority of people completely undress for a treatment, it isn't necessary. Spas won't compromise modesty.

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