Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best Spas for a Girls’ Getaway or Bachelorette Party
Girls just wanna have fun—and if time with your BFFs is long overdue, schedule a much-needed girls’ getaway to one of the Top 10 Best Spas for Girlfriend Getaways and Bachelorette Parties in the 2012 SpaFinder® Readers’ Choice Awards. Whether it’s a girls’-only weekend vacation with your single gals before Valentine’s Day, a bachelorette party to celebrate a walk down the aisle, or a weeklong yoga retreat with mom or sis, hanging with your girls is a great way to spa.
“A spa weekend with the girls isn’t just a chance to nourish our bodies, it’s an opportunity to unplug and recharge our busy minds and—most importantly—to feed our souls with the kind of laughter, love, inspiration, and sound advice we can only get from the women in our lives,” says Tetia Michael, owner/spa director at Lakeview at Fontana.
307 S. England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Even your most discerning of friends will find the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg’s spa and fitness amenities impressive.
We love the century-inspired experiences, which provide a modern twist on traditional rituals and include “18th-century Colonial Herbal Spa Experience” or “19th-century Root and Herbal Spa Experience”—you can book them solo or together.
Use a SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card at Spa of Colonial Williamsburg.
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650 Resica Falls Rd., East Stroudsburg, PA, 18301, United States
Specializing in seasonal fitness programs for adults, Deerfield Spa provides a personalized, intimate experience by allowing just 33 guests at a time, and the spa accommodates groups or girlfriend getaways!
Good to know: June 16-23, 2013, is “Friendship Week” (bring a friend/family member and each receive a 20 percent discount; includes one 50-minute Swedish massage), and the “Bring a Friend and Save” promotion offers a 10 percent discount for you and a friend who’s new to Deerfield.
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100 South Ocean Blvd, Manalapan, FL, 33462
We’ve said the baroque-style Eau Spa is a wonderland (it’s filled with whimsical items like a scrub and polish bar, a wishing well, and human-size chess set, after all)—you and your girls can get back to your youth while luxuriating in the lounge garden under heated waterfalls and in birdcage-like chairs suspended above reflecting pools, snacking on mini-cupcakes, sipping champagne, and indulging in treatments like the “Self-Centered” massage.
Use a SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card at Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach.
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171 Lakeview Lodge Drive, Bryson City, NC, 28713
Lakeview at Fontana caters to girls’ weekends with the Girls’ Night In promotion; this grown-up girls’ slumber party includes a three- or five-night package in a cute bungalow, complete with popcorn, a s’mores maker, stylish magazines, group spa treatments, and more. We don’t know which part of that package we love most!
Use a SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card at Lakeview at Fontana.
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45000 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA, 92210
Social spa-ing can be had at the Tuscan-esque Well Spa, which includes indoor/outdoor relaxation suites and a saltwater pool heated to body temperature; the Palm Springs Valley resort itself has acres of gardens, piazzas, and guest villas—ideal gathering spots for time with your ladies.
Use a SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card at The Well Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa.
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5000 East Via Estancia Miraval, Tucson, AZ, 85739
The award-winning Miraval Resort & Spa is an excellent destination for some meditative solo spa-going, but it’s also—with its Life in Balance Spa, casita-style accommodations, healthy cuisine, and myriad of fitness and challenge activities—idyllic for taking along mom, sis, or your BFF.
Use a SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card at Life in Balance Spa at Miraval Resort & Spa.
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1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, CA, 94558
Do you have a group of girlfriends who love to golf and spa? A Napa Valley location, one of the area’s largest spas, and two championship golf courses make the historic 1,200-acre Silverado the perfect destination for a laidback girls’ getaway. Even if golf isn’t your thing, there are plenty of wine and spa experiences to be had.
Use a SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card at Silverado Resort & Spa.
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315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark, MO, 65049
Picture this: You and your best friend sitting in a Japanese garden of the Zen-like Spa Shiki, which devotes itself to energy balancing through the art of feng shui principles—accented by flickering candles, stone decor, and cedar wood walls, no less. If golf is your thing, you’re in luck—tee off at one of the 2,500-acre resort’s two 18-hole championship courses; you have access to another at a private club across the lake.
Use a SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card at Spa Shiki at the Lodge of Four Seasons.
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888 Sparkling Place, Vernon, BC, V1H 2K7, Canada
After you and your bestie ooh and ahh over Sparkling Hill’s ultra-contemporary Swarovski crystal design esthetic, head to KurSpa to try out the seven aromatherapy sauna and steam rooms, ranging from rose and herbal to crystal and salt (try the signature Cryotherapy Cold Sauna [-110° C] if you dare!) As well, check out the two-night Girls Wellness Getaway package.
Use a SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card at KurSpa at Sparkling Hill Resort and Wellness Centre.
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224 Westglow Circle, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Make it one of the best weekend getaways ever with your girls at Westglow, a European-style resort spa in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Indulge in treatments at the Life Enrichment Center, followed by some relaxation time in the spa’s fireside lounge, overlooking mountain views. Cap off the day with a seafood-and-steak dinner at the signature Rowland’s Restaurant, then rest in either suites in the Greek-revival mansion or the Cedar Lounge, surrounded by wooded mountains.
Use a SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card atWestglow Resort & Spa.
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