The best Caribbean spas aim to pamper with indulgences like aqua massage, ancient head massage, and four hand massages.
For travelers seeking serenity, making an appointment at one of the best Caribbean spas guarantees a calm mind and body when you return home. The seven Caribbean spas featured below are a few of our favorites — and don’t worry about your masseuse back home getting jealous…we won’t tell.
You’ll feel like you’re in Greece with the Venus Spa’s white-washed, bright blue-accented exterior. There are 16 treatment rooms, and many of the services they offer are inspired by the selection of fragrant herbs grown in the resort’s hydroponic farm (the first of its kind ever created for a resort). Just don’t get the Piña Colada Pedicure and walk down to the beach before your nails dry (we speak from experience).
Try this treatment: Aqua Massage Therapy – This is the ultimate in relaxation as your therapist moves you through their Healing Waters Pool, filled with warm nutrient and mineral enriched salt water, using gentle massage and stretching techniques.
Arrive a little early for your appointment so you can spend some time sitting by the reflecting pool to unwind before your treatment. Each standalone treatment room is surrounded by calming water and has a unique gurgling water feature during the day and a fire feature at night.
Try this treatment: Zareeba – Spa-goers always rave about this 90-minute, one-of-a-kind spa experience that is a locally-inspired herbal cleansing and detoxification ritual for the whole body. The treatment begins with quiet reflection and inhalation of freshly-brewed therapeutic herbs. Then you receive a cooling wrap and a body massage designed to release toxins.
Never heard of Ayurvedic treatments? You’ll be singing their praises after experiencing the 10,000-square-foot Spa at Peter Island. The spa offers plenty of the everyday treatments, but they specialize in Ayurvedic treatments, a natural system of medicine that has been used for 5,000 years and uses different healing modalities to prevent disease, preserve health, and promote longevity.
Try this treatment: Shirodhara – This is a simple but profound treatment that aims to balance and stabilize the activity of the mind. You’ll drift into a journey of deep relaxation as warm, doshic-specific oils and herbs are methodically streamed over your third eye. Everyone who gets this treatment swears they sleep heavily that night and wake up refreshed.
Nestled among the tropical gardens of Le Guanahani, you’ll find an adults-only pool, steam room, and private outdoor showers. There are also relaxation areas, and sleek, modern treatment rooms. After your world-class massage, drop in at the salon within the spa by Frederic Fekkai for a blowout and to have your makeup touched up.
Try this treatment: Expressement My Blend Facial – Le Guanahani is one of only eight hotels in the world—and the only one in the Caribbean—to offer My Blend, the first skincare brand to incorporate lifestyle factors into the development of its formulas. The treatment includes an in-depth skin analysis, followed by a customized facial that suited to your skin type and lifestyle.
Overlooking stunning Baie Longue beach, La Samanna is the most luxurious resort in St. Martin—and the spa lives up to the hype. They use top French brands, Sisley and Pure Altitude, and are always available to provide customized advice for living a healthier lifestyle when you get back home.
Try this treatment: Four Hands Massage – Why get a massage from one therapist when you can get one from two? The four hands will be perfectly in-sync, providing unparalleled relaxation.
This spa is incredibly modern and clean on the inside, but still has beautiful vegetation and waterfalls on the outside (you may just spot a hummingbird or two). Each treatment room has a private foot ritual patio and garden, and there’s a special outdoor pavilion for couples.
Try this treatment: Indian Head Massage – Sure, you’ve had a back massage — but have you ever tried a head massage? Using an ancient Indian practice that they say has been passed down from generation to generation, this 60-minute head massage is claimed to be perfect for relieving insomnia, mental stress, and muscular tension in the head, neck, and shoulders.
Nevis is among one of the most unspoiled Caribbean islands, and the spa at the Four Seasons matches that vibe perfectly — think gingerbread-trimmed treatment cottages, an antique sugar copper fountain, and West Indian Colonial-style gardens. The new herb garden pays homage to the organic bounty of Nevis, and there’s a volcanic stone Jacuzzi with your name on it. Order a fresh green juice and bento box when your treatment is over.
Try this treatment: Spa Under the Stars – Wouldn’t you love to have a spa all to yourself and your romantic other half? With this package, the spa closes to all other guests, and you and a partner are welcomed with a bottle of Champagne to sip under the stars. Your treatments must happen while the spa is still open to other guests, but once they leave, you’re free to use the whirlpool, Japanese-inspired cold plunge pool, and sala deck.
When you book your Caribbean villa or hotel with WIMCO, your Villa Rental Specialist doesn’t just handle your reservation — we take care of every single detail for you. Are you dying for a 1 pm massage at Le Guanahani the day after you arrive in St. Barths? We’ll schedule it for you. Would you like to have your fridge stocked when you arrive on the island? A zippy Mini Cooper rental? A private yoga instructor to teach by your villa’s pool every morning? We’re on it.
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