There are a few staple experiences one expects from a Caribbean getaway: white-sand beaches, warm sun, crystal-clear azure waters and, most importantly, relaxation. From innovative treatments to serene natural surroundings, these spas are some of the best in the Caribbean.
BABOR Spa at AlSol Tiara Cap Cana
BABOR Spa at AlSol Tiara Cap Cana is the Caribbean’s first BABOR Signature Spa. It offers an extensive menu of treatments, from facials and massages to wraps and exfoliating scrubs, which can be enjoyed at any time of the day, sunrise to sunset. Treatments begin with a steam and can be combined with a hot and cold bath followed by a pre-treatment relaxation nap. Elevated treatments are available, such as the body cellular fat burning package and body cellular draining package. The spa offers hydrating cucumber- or pineapple-infused water, fruit and light bites after the luxurious treatments.
The Four Seasons Resort Nevis
The Four Seasons Resort Nevis in Saint Kitts and Nevis, offers a huge spa complex, private and luxurious, with a spacious outdoor relaxation area and herb garden. The spa offers a large menu of treatments including Caribbean Fusion massages with lemongrass and coconut milk, as well as innovative relaxation rituals developed with the Thémaé Spa in Paris.
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, in St. Lucia, features a Rainforest Spa, perfectly blending with its natural surroundings. The treehouse spa features private showers, a relaxation pavilion and traditional steam dome. The menu of natural and holistic treatments uses ingredients from nearby volcanic springs and plantations, including bamboo massages, hot rock therapies, facials, wraps and salt scrubs.
The Rockhouse Hotel
The Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, Jamaica, is a lush, laidback, holistic haven, offering morning yoga and an eco-centric design for its spa. Spa treatments are performed in the resort’s earthy, thatched-roof space, centered around a pond with lily pads and fountains, or at “massage point,” a cliff-top hut on a private sundeck, where guests can listen to the sounds of crashing waves on the rocks below.
The One&Only Ocean Club
The One&Only Ocean Club on New Providence Island in the Bahamas is aptly named. It offers a traditional Balinese-style spa with eight treatment villas complete with teak massage tables, private gardens and outdoor-jetted tubs and day beds where guests can sip Japanese tea and unwind in the spa’s serene atmosphere.
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