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Not every bachelorette party has to be centered around crowded nightclubs and rowdy city streets. In fact, more and more bridal parties are catching onto the trend of hosting a spa bachelorette party for their weekend escape. This gives your group the best of both worlds—room for a little R+R and the opportunity to party to your hearts delight once you’ve found your zen. No matter your destination of choice, there’s a little something for everyone.
The Spa at Stowe Mountain Lodge | Stowe, Vermont
Both for the thrill - and spa-seeking bride-to-be, this picture-perfect town is right out of a storybook. It’s quaint, quiet and totally breathtaking—no matter the season. With the Ultimate After Hours Club package at the Stowe Mountain Lodge, you and your girls can enjoy 21,000-square-foot’s worth of luxurious facilities (open after hours!) with stunning views of Mount Mansfield. They have a dry sauna, herbal steam, “rain panel,” and a hot tub, which you can have all to yourself. The package even comes with a customizable scrub bar of Himalayan sea salt and sugar with a variety of aromas and plus cocktails (because what’s a bachelorette party without some sips!).
Spa Aiyana at Carmel Valley Ranch | Carmel, California
This 500-acre resort and spa playground sprawls across the sunny Carmel Valley on California’s central coast. Their indoor-outdoor guest suites (with outdoor living areas!) include rustic-elegant furnishings and luxury touches, such as two-way fireplaces, luxury concrete soaking tubs and even whimsical upholstered rope swings (definite Boomerang material). Upon a legitimate treetop is the Spa aiyana, offering breathtaking views of the valley below and 11 treatment rooms. Their spa bridal menu specializes in “Queen Bee” treatment (Carmel Valley Ranch is home to Italian honeybees!). THeir "[Bee]autiful Bachelorette" experience comes with customized massages or facials, a luncheon and champagne toast and choice of a lavender scrub or natural body bronzer spray tan, all in the VIP Aiyana Suite at the spa or poolside in a chic cabana. "The Hive" experience offers a chic poolside cabana, mani & pedis and champagne toasts.
Spa Eden Roc at Nobu Eden Roc Hotel | Miami Beach, Florida
Smack dab in the heart of Miami Beach is this exquisite resort, boasting dreamy views of the Atlantic in addition to three swimming pools to keep you and your crew cool in the scorching temperatures. Its prime location is just minutes from Miami’s famous Lincoln Road, home to dozens of shops and restaurants for your post-spa enjoyment. But before you hit the streets, let the Spa Eden Roc suck you into its 22,000-square-foot facility equipped with 18 treatment rooms, a scrub bar, sauna steam rooms, relaxation salon and VIP Cabanas. You and your ladies can sit back and relax while Eden’s team of masseuses treat you and your girl tribe to a truly holistic experience complete with new ESPA treatments, Nobu signature rituals and the purity of Natura Bissé skincare products.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Boston | Boston, Massachusetts
Whether you’re Boston-born or Boston-bound, one thing that’s great about this young city is its multiplicity. But for those looking for a quieter weekend away with the girls, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental in the city’s coveted Back Bay is ideal. Your experience is completely customizable, as the spa allows you to pick and choose your own treatment from their wide selection of offerings including their signature Soakless Pedicure, Linda Meredith Couture facial or a body massage, to name a few. Post-treatment, you and your gals can come together again in the quartz crystal steam room, vitality pool or The Spa’s Tea Lounge for a light meal.
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The Sisley Spa at The Carlyle | New York, New York
Nestled away in the heart of the Big Apple is a dreamy and intimate spa space on the third floor of the famed Carlyle Hotel. With The Sisley Spa’s Pamper Together package, bachelorettes can buy out the place and enjoy 10 percent off of all a la carte treatments including aromatic facials and restorative, full-body massages. Post-treatments, girlfriends can take a seat at the legendary Yves Durif Salon at The Carlyle and enjoy a blowout with master stylist Yves Durif and his expert staff. It’s also worth mentioning that the hotel’s next door neighbor is Central Park, which would make a stunning backdrop for group photos!
Lakeway Resort and Spa | Austin, Texas
Nestled in the western corner of Travis County, just 25 miles west of downtown Austin and situated on the south shore of Lake Travis in the scenic Texas Hill Country, is the perfect lakeside getaway for your spa bachelorette party. The full service resort offers a boutique spa with panoramic lake views, a pool promenade of three large freshwater swimming pools with water features as well extensive event space, including a glass building with vistas from every angle. The Spa itself has seven soothing treatment rooms and a nail salon. Once you and your girls have been treated like the queens you are, you can check out the resort’s Back Porch lobby bar for some cocktails or their signature restaurant, TR, for an innovative Southwestern-inspired menu.
Sage Springs Club & Spa at Sunriver Resort | Sunriver, Oregon
Located just 20 minutes outside Bend, Oregon, Sunriver Resort offers luxurious accommodations for you and your best friends and an incredible spa bachelorette party. Their recently renovated spa has its own relaxation room, where your group can chill out, order food and beverages and unwind in between treatments. If couple’s massages are your jam, you and your besties can enjoy side-by-side massages and facials in their Duo Treatment Room. Other offerings include a private wet Oregon spa experience with a soaking tub, a rainforest shower and infrared sauna. Then, once you’re zenned out (if that’s possible), you and your girls can hit the new salon for haircuts, styling, blowouts and more.
The Spa at Newport Marriott | Newport, Rhode Island
For decades, Newport has been a prime spot for bachelorette partiers of all kinds. It’s stunning views of the northeast coast coupled with its eccentric nightlife makes for an all-around one-of-a-kind experience for you and your gals. But if you’re looking for a little R+R before or after your visits to the sandy beaches, hit up the Spa at the Newport Marriott—4,500-square-feet of eight treatment rooms, a private relaxation lounge and a full-service hair and nail salon. The hotel, which is situated right on the waterfront, offers an exclusive Relax and Be Well package (purchased in twos) includes overnight accommodations, $25 Food and Beverage credit for the Plank Bar, Bay Island Scrub for two people, (a 50 minute sugar scrub) at The SPA at Newport, plus reserved use of two Newport Marriott Villy Custom Bikes for a half day.
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Bliss Spa at the W Scottsdale | Scottsdale, Arizona
Scottsdale is an up-and-coming bachelorette party destination. In fact, the city now attracts more millennials than baby boomers thanks to their high-energy nightlife scene, innovative dining and outdoor pursuits galore. But for spa bachelorette parties who want to experience world-class services, as well as some fun final fling activities and nightlife, W Scottsdale can offer just that. Home to Arizona’s only Bliss Spa, W Scottsdale creates fully customizable spa getaways, including group massages and discounted beauty treatments, in-room manicure and pedicures with bubbly and custom airbrush tans (swoon!), all before the party hits the pool. The spa dovetails into the hotel’s new Detox/Retox/Repeat program, which pairs high-energy nightlife with restorative healthy amenities to take the edge off. Bachelorette groups can soak up sun in their own private cabana on the rooftop WET Pool Deck (the hottest hotel pool scene in the city and the only temperature-controlled “chilled” pool in Scottsdale). After a day of pampering, your gals can nosh on fresh bites and creative cocktails in the hotel’s Sushi Roku restaurant, before hitting the town.
Fern Tree Spa at Half Moon Resort | Montego Bay, Jamaica
Let’s start off by saying Princes Harry and Charles love this resort (seriously, both have visited!). A dreamy bachelorette party destination in deed, you and your girls can rent a private oceanfront villa with private pool and butler for an unforgettable escape. Fern Tree Spa spans 68,000 square feet and offers treatments in overwater bungalows and private pools amid lush tropical gardens. To get a bit more descriptive, their signature massage starts off with a foot soak while you breathe in scents like allspice. Then it’s 90 minutes of pure bliss. And, at the end, the therapist surprises you with a refreshing pour of rum on your back and bottoms of feet (ahhh).
The Waldorf Astoria Spa at The Roosevelt Hotel | New Orleans, Louisiana
From the pool deck to the spa, you and your girls won’t have trouble soaking up every bit of relaxation offered at this luxurious resort. The 12,500-square-foot Waldorf Astoria Spa offers a bevy of beauty and wellbeing treatments, including facial and body therapies, harmonizing massages, intensive hand and foot therapies and niche experiences including the Bridal Glow. Once you and your crew are through with your treatments and the sun has set on the rooftop pool, head over to the historic Sazerac Bar in the hotel lobby for some jazz-inspired sips.
Allure Day Spa | New York, New York
For the ultimate girlfriends’ getaway in the heart of one of the most popular bachelorette destinations in the world, head to Allure Day Spa where you and your crew will be treated like princesses at the spa bachelorette party of your dreams. Their Girlfriend’s Celebration Package offers up a 30-minute body massages, peppermint sea salt pedicure, manicure, chocolates, plus an obligatory champagne toast for each of your girls. For the bride, the “I Do!” package is a dream come true, offering a 45-minute aromatherapy massage, facial, coconut milk pedicure, spa mani, plus a shampoo, blow dry and up-do! A makeup artist is also on-hand to help prep the group for a big night out.
Hualalai Spa at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai | Kailua Kona, Hawaii
If you and your gals are looking for a tropical island that doesn’t require a passport to travel to, Hawaii may be your best bet. And look no farther than the Hualalai Spa at the Four Seasons for all of your spa-rty needs. In its 28,000-square feet, there are 28 treatment rooms, 14 of which are outdoors. The Spa also features a relaxation garden, Waiea Garden and a co-ed sanctuary for relaxing and lounging with a calming stream. And if your crew prefers a women's-only space, the spa’s women's facilities offers an intimate steam room, sauna, outdoor cold and hot plunge pools and outdoor shower just for the gals. They also have a sports club and lap pool, so “spa-rtiers” can lounge by the pool, take a yoga or pilates class or play a round of tennis while other ladies are getting their treatments.
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