7 Small-Size Resort Spas That Do Things on a Large Scale
- Published: Sunday, May 12th 2013
- in Travel & Play
Small-Size Resort Spas That Do Things on a Large Scale
They say good things come in small packages. A Tiffany’s ring box. Adorable puppies. The latest tube of Chanel hydrating lipstick. And these seven boutique spas, which may be arguably small in size (by hotel/resort standards at least), but do things on a large scale when it comes to relaxation and luxurious touches.
These resort spas are just some of our favorites that are on the smaller side—tell us yours in the comments!
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In the contemporary-designed Inspired Spa, guests will find a team of Elemis-trained therapists, three treatment rooms, a heated pool, sauna, steam room, and relaxation area with color therapy elements, all packed within 968 square feet.
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La Selva’s former Indigenous Spa was run by kichwa, or local native women (with the earned funds being given directly to the families and children of the community), and featured a duo of treatment rooms with rustic, simple decor. La Selva reopened in July 2012 following a major renovation, and the resort spa now offers unique, traditionally crafted treatments inspired by the Amazon and performed by a highly certified massage therapist.
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Legend has is that the Lugger Hotel, nestled in an inlet along the water’s edge in the fishing village of Portloe, was once the haunt of local smugglers due to its near invisibility from the sea (the 17th-century inn is enveloped by dramatic cliffs and headlands), but there’s no question that the on-site spa is a charming seaside hideaway. Two treatment rooms are housed in renovated fisherman’s stone cottages, providing an intimate setting while spa-goers indulge in therapeutic treatments.
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Lakehouse Inn & Winery, on the shores of Lake Erie in northeast Ohio’s wine country, tempts visitors with a B&B vibe and unpretentious charm, assets that transfer to the 1,200-square-foot spa. In one of the four treatment rooms or salon, you can unwind with customized and anti-aging facials, relaxation massage, and nail, makeup, and waxing treatments.
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Bedecked in tropical style, complemented by soft music and candlelight, Tropical Spa Breeze includes one indoor treatment room and French doors that open up to a terrace, garden, and waterfall. This spa provides the utmost in privacy: It’s open exclusively to inn guests and is dedicated to just one couple or solo spa-goer at a time. Who doesn’t love that?
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The 900-square-foot Spa sits adjacent to the Inn at Langley, located on Whidbey Island, along the northern coast of the Puget Sound. Fashioned in soft hues influenced by the beachfront and garden surroundings, the quaint spa has created a cozy healing environment, complete with holistic treatments using ila organic products.
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Point Grace’s 1,000-square-foot Thalasso Spa occupies three white-washed buildings with gingerbread and fretwork detailing, subtly blending European design with oceanfront Caribbean panache. Two open-air waterfront treatment rooms are appointed with lofty ceilings and sky-lit showers, which provide a perfect touch as you try thalassotherapy services that incorporate mud, algae, and other properties of seawater.
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