Las Vegas Spa Retreats

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The lights and sounds of the Las Vegas Strip are always sure to dazzle, but an escape to a top-notch Vegas spa can make one’s skin glow like no show can.

Feeling Wild

What The Spa at The Mirage lacks in size, it makes up for in service. With only 17 treatment rooms, The Spa at The Mirage provides separate men’s and women’s wet areas including steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools and relaxing meditation rooms.

“Guests can expect exceptional service, comfort and the ability to relax,” says Stephanie Doud, director of spa operations. “Being a smaller spa in comparison with other spas on the Strip, we provide a more intimate experience and we strive to create a one-on-one guest service.”

Further setting The Spa at The Mirage apart is its Yoga Among the Dolphins experience ($50), during which guests practice the downward dog in a room featuring panoramic views of the dolphin pool at The Mirage. “It’s a fantastic yoga class,” says Doud, “with dolphins floating by through the windows. I don’t know if the dolphins are more interested in the yoga poses or if the people are more interested in the dolphins.”

As far as treatment packages go, he says the Invigorate package provides the most luxurious experience. For $235 pp, it includes a stimulating Blueberry Bliss body treatment, featuring a blueberry soy slimming wrap to leave skin soft and silky, followed by a 50-minute Swedish massage, using light and medium pressure to release stress and tension. “Then if you’re going out for the evening, follow it with the Vibrance package, which includes a blow-dry and style, polish change, and make-up at the Kim Vo Salon ($150 pp).” Overnight rates at The Mirage start at $79 per night.

Vdara sees The Mirage’s dolphin encounter and raises it with a Snakeskin Pedicure at its Spa & Salon Vdara.

The treatment—easily the most untamed option at the spa—allows guests to take a walk on the wild side using actual skin naturally shed by snakes. To accomplish the look, nail technicians shape a piece of snakeskin to each nail and layer it between gel polish. Snakeskin options include a wide array of colors and designs, and guests who prefer not to have real snakeskin slither across their toes can opt for the faux version instead. Snakeskin Pedicures start at $200, or $150 for faux snakeskin. Overnight rates at Vdara start at $109 per night.

Oases In the Desert

For those who prefer gems to wildlife, a visit to ARIA’s The Spa & Salon at ARIA should be on their to-do list. Here, the Spa Suites are out of this world, with a relaxation lounge area, 3-person hydrotherapy tub, flat-screen TV, overhead sound system, spa sandals and robes, steam shower, food and beverages, and a personalized spa host to attend to guest needs.

To complement the top-notch service, the spa offers such treats as a 50-minute Five Diamond Gemstone Facial, an anti-aging treatment that makes use of a micronized diamond serum to smooth fine lines, followed by a thermal lift-off mask featuring rose and peony extracts. Rates start at $175 pp.

To help guide your clients along their quest for relaxation, book a Bliss Ritual Spa Suite package. For $590 pp, it includes a 50-minute aromatherapy massage and hot oil scalp treatment; 15-minute aromatherapy steam shower; 25-minute sugarcane and coconut milk body exfoliation; 50-minute ARIA signature revitalizing facial, and 25-minute therapeutic hydrotherapy ritual.

Or, to celebrate a birthday, bachelorette party, or any other occasion, book a Spa Suite Party package providing access for as many as 10 guests in one private suite. Spa Suites start at $40 per hour with a minimum 3-hour booking, plus rates for individual services chosen.

Wrapped into a nice, neat package, the Spa Experience includes two nights in a Deluxe King room, two Spa Suite Classic Massages, two Spa Suite Classic Facials, complimentary champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in a Salon Suite during services, and two 1-day complimentary spa passes, including use of full spa amenities such as rain showers, cold plunge, and eucalyptus steam room. Package rates start at $829 Sunday-Thursday (offer code SPAEXWD) and $986 for Friday and Saturday (offer code SPAEXWE).