Aaaah, Aruba. This island’s long stretches of white-sand beaches, gently swaying palm trees and refreshing trade winds let you unwind in a perfect paradise. This will certainly put you in a tranquil state of mind, but Aruba also boasts some of the world’s best spas and botanical treatments to take your relaxation to the next level.
Forever Young at Mandara Spa
Located in the Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club on Palm Beach, Mandara Spa is the largest professional spa in Aruba. The name comes from an ancient Sanskrit legend about gods searching for the secret to eternal youth. Experience the fusion of Eastern and Western influences to create your ultimate spa pleasures.
This world-renowned, 6,500-square-foot spa features couples’ treatment rooms as well as Jacuzzi baths and Vichy showers. However, its exotic treatments are what make this spa so special. Unique to Mandara is its 50-minute Massage de la Aruba, where you take pleasure in traditional therapies passed down through generations. By combining long, gentle strokes, the massage focuses on deep relaxation and bringing you an ideal balance of body, mind and spirit.
Treat yourself to a blissful four-hand massage, which uses two therapists. Melt away your stress and tension by indulging in hot stone therapy, or make your skin glow with a HydraLift facial or HydraPeel facial.
Open-Air Treatments on the Beach at Intermezzo Day Spa
Feel a renewed sense of well-being by indulging in exquisite pampering at one of the three Intermezzo Day Spas in Aruba. Refresh your spirits with one of its fresh aloe and mineral wraps or one of four different therapeutic massages. Relax on the beach and feel the warmth of the Caribbean sun in your own bamboo cabana as you enter a perfect zone of harmony and peace with a deep-tissue massage.
Indulge at Okeanos Spa
Located in the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Okeanos Spa pampers guests with a full range of therapy treatments and salon services. Experience its Ultimate Indulgences Package, which includes a relaxing Swedish massage for two and an exclusive tasting from L.G. Smith’s Steak & Chop House served by a private butler.
Imagine how wonderful you’ll look and feel after undergoing a complete beauty package with a rejuvenating facial, massage, body wrap, manicure/pedicure and hair styling. Or, for the ultimate spa extravagance, enjoy a specially designed treatment at Spa Cove, located on Renaissance Island, where you are surrounded by tranquil beauty and secluded serenity.
If you have plans to travel to Aruba, make it even more memorable with an indulgent spa treatment that will relax, rejuvenate and renew your spirits. After all, isn’t that what a vacation is all about?
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