Archive for July 12th, 2011
Years ago, I visited the Loews Coronado Bay Resort (CA) on a spa trip with one of my best friends. While there, we took an introductory surfing lesson and found ourselves instantly hooked. It wasn’t long before we had planned a surf trip to El Salvadore, where we promptly found ourselves in over our heads. Although we weren’t quite ready for El Salvadore’s waves, it didn’t diminish our love of the sport. A few years later, I talked my dad into going surfing with me while visiting the Ancient Cedars Spa at The Wickaninnish Inn (Tofino, Canada). For me, spas and surfing have always been a natural fit, and it appears that the folks at The Atlantic Resort & Spa (Fort Lauderdale, FL) would agree. The ocean-inspired Spa Atlantic is making waves with its Surf Goddess package, a two-to-four-day bespoke program that offers surf lessons from Hang Loose Surf School, healthy cuisine, rejuvenating spa treatments, and luxurious accommodations. This is one package I’d dive into headfirst.
The summer treatments on the menu at the Nidah Spa at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa (Santa Fe, NM) have me dreaming of hopping on the next flight to New Mexico. To celebrate the arrival of summer and help guests rejuvenate and relax, the spa is offering three unique treatments, including Prickly Pear Pedicure ($75) to heal tired and dry feet using such ingredients as bliss prickly pear aloe and yucca root. Also on the menu is the soothing Desert Aloe Soothing Gel Body Wrap ($130) that is sure to leave skin glowing and refreshed, and the Turquoise Sage Organic Facial ($130), which hydrates, exfoliates, and cleanses skin, leaving it feeling silky and soft. At the Eldorado Hotel and Spa guests can enjoy the perfect getaway and indulge in treatments that truly capture the magic of the southwest.