Whether you are the type of person who likes to pack your vacation from morning until midnight, or you prefer a laid back, go-with-the-flow kind of vibe, taking time to relax and recharge should be non-negotiable. The best vacations have the right balance of living it up and taking it easy. Vegas is one of the best destinations for this yin and yang approach to the perfect getaway. You can channel your inner Frank Sinatra, hitting the casinos and the shows until the wee hours of the morning, or you can discover a hidden oasis spa that will make you feel like you’ve escaped to a private island. From the cosmopolitan Mandara Spa at Planet Hollywood to the more secluded Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa, the greater Las Vegas area offers a wide range of options in the latter category. We’re sharing a few of our favorite places to unplug and pamper yourself in the desert paradise we call Vegas:
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental
3752 Las Vegas Blvd., 888-881-9530
Steam room, dry sauna, whirlpools – oh my! From the service to the amenities, this spa experience is not to be missed. We recommend the Journey into Stillness massage, which includes sound therapy. “Designed to support mindfulness,” this treatment involves crystals, a grounding foot massage, acupressure and rhythmic movements for full body healing. This spa is focused on treatments that take care of your mind, body and soul.
The Spa at Encore
3131 Las Vegas Blvd., 702-770-4772
Some experiences are worth the price, and this is no exception. The treatments at The Spa at Encore are top-of-the-line, and leave you feeling like the king or queen you are. We love the cold plunge pools for circulation and vibrant skin, along with the waterfall showers and steam room. We also recommend the Nalu Body Massage. You will leave feeling like you have been transported to another world.
160 E Flamingo Rd., 702-836-5945
Make your way from the mediation room to the steam room to one of Hibiscus’s many unforgettable treatments. We recommend the Hydrablue Energizing Facial, which detoxifies and rehydrates the skin. Follow it up with the Body Glow treatment, a scrub that will leave you shining brighter than the city lights.