With its endless sunshine, pristine beaches, and warm breezes, the Caribbean is a prime destination for anyone seeking a little R&R. But if you're seeking pure pampering, there are many places scattered around the island that offer just
With its endless sunshine, pristine beaches, and warm breezes, the Caribbean is a prime destination for anyone seeking a little R&R. But if you're seeking pure pampering, there are many places scattered around the island that offer just that.
Many resorts have their own day spas, often set off by themselves in the tropical greenery or overlooking the ocean. These facilities usually offer everything from simple facials to more elaborate body treatments. Some even include yoga or Pilates classes for full-body relaxation. If you have your heart set on a certain treatment, be sure to book in advance, especially in high season. Certain all-inclusive resorts include spa treatments in one or more of their packages, so crunch the numbers to see which would save you the most money.
For an even more immersive experience, seek out a destination spa. The luxurious One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas is a favorite for couples seeking an exclusive getaway. This plantation-style resort features treatments from as far away as Asia. If you're looking for all of the relaxation at a fraction of the cost, try the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, also on Paradise Island. Be forewarned that this is for serious yoga devotees, and the daily meditation sessions and yoga classes are mandatory.
Body Holiday by LeSport, on St. Lucia, is great for active vacationers. Besides food and drinks, the daily rates include fitness classes – including plenty of yoga and Pilates instruction – a spa treatment, evening entertainment, and a bevy of land and sea activities, and gratuities. For a real treat, book an Indian Head Massage (trust us, it’s a wonderful indulgence).