Sense of the Tropics

Not so long ago I was able to escape the city for a Caribbean island vacation at Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa (Jamaica). At this all-beachside resort the ocean was never more than a coconut's throw away, and the salty breeze and lapping waves created a perfectly peaceful scene each day. A couple luxurious spa treatments at Red Lane Spa made it all the more tranquil. Even spas miles from sandy shores can bring this idyllic mentality to guests with carefully planned services. The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead (Atlanta) has done just that with a series of tropically inspired treatments to transport guests away from stress.

  1. Sea Breeze Couples Massage ($330, 50 minutes; $450, 80 minutes) is hosted in the couple's suite, and exotic oils are infused with essential oils help to restore balance and soothe the mind and body while therapists work in harmony during this full body massage for two. Guests enjoy a sea breeze cocktail after this relaxing massage.   
  2. Pina Colada Pedicure ($135, 80 minutes) invites guests to recline in the zero gravity massage chair with a pina colada and imagine themselves seaside as feet are soaked, scrubbed, massaged with warm stones, and masked all with surrounding aromas of coconut and pineapple.   
  3. Tropical Body Scrub ($160, 50 minutes; $225, 90 minutes) allows clients to Indulge all senses with this ultimate, relaxing island ritual. Organic cane sugar, Fijian honey, coconut milk, and exotic drift nut oils are combined to exfoliate, hydrate and renew the skin’s moisture balance leaving the body with an island glow.

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