Three Top Spa Getaways

written by | Posted on August 14th, 2013

The Relaxation Room at the Heavenly Spa by Westin at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Florida.

The Relaxation Room at the Heavenly Spa by Westin at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Florida.

Turn a spa stay into the ultimate relaxation getaway with one of these packages at resorts stateside and in South Africa.

As The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL, opens its new Heavenly Spa by Westin, guests can experience the new spa and save with The Heavenly Spa Package.

The 14,000-sq.-ft.-spa features 10 treatment rooms, a Halotherapy salt steam room, Vichy shower, manicure and pedicure stations, and a 24-hour WestinWORKOUT fitness studio and spa cafe, with views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. With the package, guests receive accommodations; a choice of a Heavenly Spa Signature Massage or Balance Facial per room, per night’s stay; and spa gratuity.

When guests aren’t indulging at the spa, they can enjoy other amenities such as an 18-hole championship golf course, two pools or the six lighted tennis courts.

Rates for the package start at $325 per night. For more information, call (888) 627-9057 or visit diplomatresort.com and use rate plan LCPKG1.

The Spa at The Twelve Apostles Hotel. (Photo courtesy of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.)

The Spa at The Twelve Apostles Hotel.
(Photo courtesy of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.)

Taking a spa day is nothing out of the ordinary, but what about a spa day in Africa? The Spa at The Twelve Apostles Hotel in Cape Town in South Africa is offering a ‘SPA’rty package for groups of four to eight guests.

The package, which costs $75 pp, features a choice of two 30-minute treatments, such as a mini manicure or pedicure, hot stone back massage or hydrating body wrap, as well as lunch at The Cafe Grill which offers a variety of light dishes. At the spa, which was voted “Best Spa in Africa” in the 2012 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotel awards, guests can relax in the plunge pool or the salt water floatation pool or rest in the Tranquility Lounge with a cup of tea.

The Twelve Apostles features 55 deluxe guestrooms and 15 suites, offering both mountain and ocean views, since the hotel is located between The Twelve Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean.

Call for room rates. For more information, visit 12apostleshotel.com.

The Spa at The Oyster Box in Durban, South Africa. (Photo courtesy of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.)

The Spa at The Oyster Box in Durban, South Africa.
(Photo courtesy of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.)

Also in South Africa, The Spa at The Oyster Box, sister property of The Twelve Apostles Hotel, is inviting guests to take part in spa packages ranging from A Change of Season Ritual to half-day packages.

Located in Durban, the spa received the “Best Hotel Spa” award at Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards this year, as well as “Best Luxury Hotel Spa in Africa” and “Best Luxury Destination Spa in South Africa” at the World Luxury Spa Awards.

With the 2-hour A Change of Season Ritual ($115 pp), guests receive a full body exfoliation, an Earth Wrap with indigenous ingredients activated in a hammam, and a 45-minute African Back Massage with heated stones or heated Himalayan salt crystals. During the 210-minute Spa Wellness half-day package ($185 pp), guests start with a private steam session in the hammam, a choice of traditional touch therapies or massage, a 60-minute facial and a spa manicure or pedicure, as well as a spa lunch. If guests opt for the 270-minute Spa Wellness day package ($245 pp), they also receive lunch, a deluxe manicure or pedicure, a 75-minute facial, a chakra balancing candle massage, full-body exfoliation and a steam session in the hammam.

Call for room rates. For more information, visit oysterboxhotel.com.