There’s no shortage of luxurious spas on Saint Lucia with many drawing inspiration from the stunning natural surroundings. Here are five can’t-miss spas on the island.
Cradled between the Piton Mountains, Rainforest Spa blends seamlessly into the surrounding jungle. Venture through a covered walkway to reach the relaxation pavilion and seven treatment cabanas perched in the trees. Try a massage with lava shells, hot volcanic stones or bamboo sticks. Adventurous types can schedule a morning trip to bathe in the black waters of Saint Lucia’s volcanic sulfur springs.
This all-inclusive resort covers meals and drinks as well as a 50-minute spa treatment per day. Choose from an array of body and facial treatments, such as a lime and ginger scrub, an aloe yogurt body wrap and an immune-boosting infrared detox. Ayurvedic treatments are also available at additional cost.
At this luxury resort, guests have the option of getting a treatment in the privacy of their own rooms but the spa is definitely worth a visit thanks to its beautiful beach views. Jade Mountain grows its own cocoa and makes bean-to-bar chocolate so it’s no surprise that there is an entire menu of chocolate treatments at Kai en Ciel to capture the cocoa bean’s antioxidant and nourishing benefits. You’ll get a bonbon to enjoy so you won’t be tempted to lick the chocolate mask off your face.
Relax in the spa garden hot tub overlooking the Piton Mountains before or after your outdoor massage at this intimate resort day spa. Local ingredients inspire the treatments here. Go for the island spices exfoliation treatment. It leaves the scent of nutmeg, ginger, orange and cinnamon lingering deliciously on your silky smooth skin. Or the volcanic renewal facial uses crushed rubies and sapphires to resurface and brighten the complexion.
Auriga Spa, located at this stunning resort and marina offers treatments inspired by the phases of the moon. The new moon renewal ritual incorporates meditation and includes a grounding foot massage and seaweed wrap. Or, go all out with the three-hour full moon treatment that includes a relaxing full body massage and lymphatic facial.
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