Weekend Spa Getaways That Bring the 'Local' Thing to a New Level
Depending on where you live, getting to the spas on the list below might require more time than a weekend— but even so, the travel is worth it.
To create a total immersion experience, each of these spas uses local product lines in their treatments. From Hawaii's citrus fruits to the English countryside's rosemary, those indigenous ingredients enhance each facial, body scrub and massage just a little bit more than your traditional spa fare. And while you can always just have the products delivered to your doorstep, we suggest you keep it legit, and take the trip.
The Destination: Ancient Cedars Spa at the Wickaninnish Inn
The Products: Seaflora skincare, which features harvested seaweed and ocean mud from the Canadian Pacific.
The Destination: Halele'a Spa at the St. Regis in Princeville, Kauai
The Products: Malie Organics, the Hawaiian skincare line that sources its ingredients locally (i.e., coconut, mango and orchids). We especially like the mango butter bun as a sunburn soother.
The Destination: Hay Barn Spa
The Products: Bamford Body— along with Hay Barn Spa—is all part of one place: Daylesford organic farm. Both their food and body products come from Daylesford, taking a farm to (massage) table approach.
The Destination: Les Sources de Caudalie
The Products: Their in-house line, Caudalie, of course. (The spa is an after-effect built to complement the wine-infused product line, via wine baths and other vinotherapy treatments.)
The Destination: ReFresh Spa at Fresh's Third Avenue outpost in Manhattan.
The Products: Okay, so there isn't a local product line here. But there is something special to only two Fresh locations worldwide: get a treatment at this ReFresh spa, and you'll be awarded store credit in the same dollar amount (something money-conscious New Yorkers can definitely appreciate).
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