Golf And Spa Vacations
Can’t decide between a golf trip and a spa retreat? Don’t compromise on your vacation—get everything you want at a golf and spa resort. While golfers work their way from tee to tee, spa-lovers can go from massage to facial. And in your spare time, enjoy gourmet dining, entertainment, nightlife, and much more.
Top 10 Golf And Spa Resorts
You know that blissed-out feeling you get after a really great spa treatment? We’ve got ten ways to get it. Whether you crave an exotic tropical oasis, a sophisticated urban retreat, or a mystical desert sanctuary, look no further for the spa of your dreams.
Grand Hyatt Kauai
There’s no ignoring your tropical latitude at the Anara Spa at the Hyatt Regency, where treatments include a Honey-Ginger Body Masque and Plush Papaya Body Polish. Thirsty? Try the spa’s own Shipwreck Zinger, an invigorating blend of carrot, apple, and ginger juice.
Ayana Resort and Spa
Want to be royalty for a day? Indulge in the Javanese Lulur, a body masque and scrub originally designed for a native princess, followed by a flower-scented bath. Get a true taste of the Orient at this exotic spa, which surrounds the world’s largest seawater therapy pool.
Big Island, Hawaii
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel
At the Mauna Lani, native treatments go modern: Hawaiian lomilomi (a traditional massage technique) accompanies hula music, and ancient opu huli soothes modern jetlag. For the total tropical experience, schedule your service in a traditional hale (hut).
Seeking the finest in pampering? Then head to this spa, often voted the world’s best. Enjoy luxurious Western-style treatments amid priceless Eastern antiques. Or try Thai massage, where you’re guided through yoga-like stretches while wearing Siamese pajamas.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Expect to emerge refreshed from the Vida Wellness Spa, where therapists focus on holistic healing. Though the atmosphere is pure Canadian luxe, treatments lean toward the exotic: The Utvartana massage uses Indian-style Ayurveda powder in lieu of oil.
Palm Beach, Florida
Birds fly to Florida every winter to renew themselves … why not you? This legendary resort’s spa menu focuses on rejuvenation. Try the Imperial Massage, where you’ll be surrounded by a 150-year-old fragrance created for the Empress Eugenie.
The Pacific islands are the inspiration at this spa, which offers treatments based on traditional healing practices from places like Samoa, Tahiti, and Hawaii. Choose from several types of massage, as well as facials and body treatments that feature scents such as hibiscus and papaya.
Echoing its coastal setting, this spa’s Meranthus treatment combines marine minerals, a seafoam-like scrub, and plenty of water (a shower and a tub). The setting—Roman bath meets Florida seaside resort—invites you to cast your cares upon the waves.
Forget those spas that pamper just your body; the Centre for Well-Being loves you for your mind and your soul. Along with top-drawer spa treatments, you can book astrology, tarot, or chakra-balancing sessions, and visit the Meditation Atrium.
La Costa Resort & Spa
For those who expect the grande dame of West Coast spas to be stuffy and old school, prepare to be surprised. An Ayruvedic team—led by the renowned Dr. Deepak Chopra—features Indian-style treatments, and the salon offers feng shui-inspired services.