It’s never too early to start daydreaming of a winter spa getaway. This year, why not get your treatments near the ocean and put a few gorgeous Forbes Travel Guide-rated beachfront spas on your pampering bucket list?
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is just steps from Maui’s Wailea Beach and tropical gardens, and its long list of Four-Star treatments reflects the location’s Hawaiian heritage with native ingredients used in services like a mango salt rub and an orchid and sea salt bath. Tip: Ask for a massage in an oceanside, thatched-roof hut.
The Five-Star Spa Montage Laguna Beach has a stunning position overlooking the Pacific and features ocean-themed services, like water therapies and seaweed wraps. Located inside Montage Laguna Beach resort, the spa has both indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, an adults-only spa lap pool (with amazing ocean vistas), an outdoor plunge pool, a marble steam room and even a relaxation room with a fireplace.
The vibe at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island is more Low Country luxe than tropical lush. But the large Four-Star oceanside retreat takes advantage of its location on a northern Florida barrier island with treatments like Heaven in a Hammock, a massage performed while you hang effortlessly in a hammock.
A refuge from the thumping Miami Beach scene, the Four-Star Acqualina Spa by ESPA embraces a holistic philosophy based on ayurvedic principles, such as chakra balancing, hot-stone massages and salt-and-oil scrubs. Post-treatment, spend time in the lavish relaxation lounge or hit one of the pools at Four-Star Acqualina Resort & Spa for another reparative treatment — ample amounts sunshine.
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