In this day and age, letting yourself go during vacation is kind of an antiquated notion. Health and wellness is becoming an increasingly popular trend amongst travelers who are interested in pampering themselves while improving on their health.
September is National Self-Improvement Month, so we’re helping to promote healthy vacations by listing some of the resorts with award-winning spas and spa treatments. The level of relaxation you receive from a massage could lead to great health benefits like better sleep, improving cardiovascular health, lowering blood pressure, and could reduce stress overall! Facials can rejuvenate your face and take care of those pesky wrinkles while the fitness centers will allow you to work off all the great food and drink you’ll be consuming during your vacation time.
Here are some of the top spas we’ve found within wellness resorts that will fit perfectly within the benefits of National Self-Improvement Month. And with a timeshare ownership to one of these immaculate resort properties, you can make sure to have a well rested retreat year after year when you use your timeshare points at any of these great properties.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Lose yourself in the relaxing confines of one of Mexico’s top-rated spas. Armonia Spa at Sunset Beach, located within the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach resort, offers an extensive menu of European-inspired body treatments and massage therapies. Guests can receive complete salon services, wet areas, and signature Cabo San Lucas spa packages to make you feel as relaxed as Cabo’s energy. Travel + Leisure voted the Armonia Spa at Sunset Beach the #1 Top Hotel Spa in Mexico and was amongst the publication’s top 10 Hotel Spas in Mexico, Central, and South America in 2016.
Right next to the crystal waters of Cabo, travelers can experience the wonderful beaches and exciting city centers with a whole new perspective. Enjoy the sunrises and sunsets, take in the refreshing beach air, and make time move a little slower during your vacation.
If you’re not a direct owner at this favorite Pueblo Bonito resort, you can still access time at the spa through RCI. All members of RCI can use their points to book time at the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach!
Winner of the Forbes Four-Star Award, you can unwind in the natural beauty of Aspen’s atmosphere as the professionals at Remède Aspen Spa provide relief for your body and mind. Embark on a massage journey within the luxurious walls of St. Regis Aspen with aromatherapy, scalp massages and foot treatments, or hit the salon for a mani/pedi and some waxing.
Choose between two different types of treatments. The Remede Customized Massage allows you to dictate which treatments you prefer and a massage therapist will construct a regimen based on your preferences. The Rocky Mountain Ritual starts with revitalizing exfoliation and a relaxing aromatherapy bath. Then you’ll become immersed in a hydrating cream and given a foot and scalp treatment, followed by a 30 minute massage with warm moisturizer.
St. Regis Residence Club, Aspen is also affiliated with Starwood Resorts; so if you have some StarOptions lying around waiting to be used, book time at the Remede!
Enjoy the escape from your troubles with the full-service Serenity Spa by Westgate. The 10,000 square-foot property within the Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa offers premium day spa treatments and specials. There are plenty of facial, mani/pedi, and haircut options for men, women, and children!
Serenity Spa also offers premium fitness, cardio, and weight training equipment as well as a studio for yoga and aerobics classes. The winner of the Readers’ Choice Award in I Love Orlando magazine is the perfect break from the hustle and bustle of Orlando’s great theme parks, and also within reach to some of the finest restaurants in Orlando!
Not an owner at this Westgate resort, but eager to indulge at the Serenity Spa? All members of Interval International have the ability to reserve at the Westgate Lakes Resort through their exchange pool!
With special treatments like Sunrise Awakening, Nirvana…Bliss for a Day, Couples Retreat Ritual, and Men’s Spa Escape, you know that the Grand Californian Hotel thinks outside of the box. The Mandara Spa offers a full-service spa treatments, complete with massages and skin treatments to provide you with a revitalizing experience like no other.
Partake in exotic massages such as the Balinese, Swedish, or the Bamboo massage, the latter of which gives guests the soothing treatment of warm bamboo shoots sliding essential oils all over your body. For mothers-to-be, the Elemis Nurturing massage uses safe techniques which can be adapted to any stage of pregnancy, while the couples massage provides expert relaxation for you and your loved one to receive treatment side by side!
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
At Senses, you have the option of seven different types of facials including the Senses Signature Facial, the Berry Bliss facial featuring rich acai berry, the Refined Gentlemen’s Facial, and more! You’ll be able to enjoy a number of massage therapies, body therapies, and nail treatments. Spa packages start at $325. Want to bring the kids? There are services for them as well! When accompanied by a parent, kids ages 4-12 can receive special manicures and pedicures to make them feel just like a Disney prince or princess!
After your primped and pampered, venture around the city and explore some of the gorgeous natural mineral springs, the scenic hills, breathtaking lakes, and the number of walking and biking trails around the area to make your wellness retreat complete. Absorb the gentle surroundings both inside and outside of the resort!
Don’t wait to buy—inventory for Disney’s Saratoga Springs goes fast! Check out what’s available today. You can use RCI and DVC points to book time at Disney Saratoga Springs Resort as well!
Do none of these resorts suit your fancy? A healthy number of our resorts feature lavish spa treatments and fitness centers which will help you achieve healthy vacations. View our extensive inventory of timeshare resales and rentals to find one which will allow you to use your timeshare points to achieve the wellness retreat you desire!