Spa holidays offer the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation for the mind, body and spirit; but how do you know which spa to choose? The range of available treatments in modern spas is extensive and many also now offer stunning settings to complement the treatments, therapies and classes on offer.
Pick wisely to ensure you make the most of your spa break in the Caribbean.
Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
A haven of tranquillity, the Asian-inspired spa at Parrot Cay stands apart from the rest of the award-winning resort, which is based on a private island for the ultimate exclusive break in Turks & Caicos. The facilities are carefully placed to look out over the wetlands that surround the resort, as well as the North Caicos Channel, so that every moment incorporates nature and relaxation.
With an outdoor Jacuzzi garden and Japanese baths, guests can soak their cares away for hours on end. Nine treatment rooms provide a range of massage and body therapies, with a focus on the rebalancing properties of the ancient Ayurveda system of Indian holistic healthcare.
Buccament Bay, St Vincent and the Grenadines
The emphasis at Buccament Bay is on fitness as well as relaxation. From early-morning beach runs to trekking through the thick vegetation of the resort’s plantations, guests are encouraged to exercise their bodies and minds in tandem.
A wide range of exercise activities is available, after which signature treatments such as the tropical soother or the deep relaxation with hot volcanic stones seem all the sweeter. The resort is particularly renowned for its extensive range of treatments for male guests, as well as for females.
Mandara Spa, Puerto Rico
The mediation area with ocean views sets the scene perfectly for Puerto Rico’s Mandara Spa. The Balinese influence is felt in every touch, from the treatments to the textiles. Eleven treatment rooms offer a range of therapies, which are customised to suit every guest.
The Caribbean coffee body scrub ritual will revive and replenish, while the Elemis exotic coconut rub and milk wrap ritual is pure sensual indulgence. And if you want complete wellness, Salsa for the Soul is the secret to it.
The BodyHoliday, St Lucia
Mixing ultimate relaxation with exercise and rejuvenation activities the BodyHoliday at St Lucia claims that if you give them your body for a week, they will give you back your mind.
The award-winning wellness centre incorporates Ayurvedic and holistic therapies to restore and refresh, while specialised therapies and a skin care clinic are in place to address any particular issues that guests may wish to have remedied.
Signature treatments include the Lucian ginger and lime scrub and the healing aromastone therapy, all delivered in stunning surroundings that contribute to mental relaxation and restoration.
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