This has been an exciting year of once in a lifetime cosmic phenomeona, and it's not over yet. Tonight's supermoon is a must-see; it's the last of six supermoons this year, and the moon will also be at its closest to Earth until next year. Luxury spas and hotels from Costa Rica to New York City are catering to stargazing travelers by creating celestial experiences. Check out how travelers can make the most of the moonlight:
Coffee Plantation Candlelight Treatment: Kuö Spa at Costa Rica Marriott launched the Candlelight Experience, which places guests outdoors amidst the property’s 30-acre coffee plantation under Coffee Arabica trees. Guests can choose from treatments with nature-inspired ingredients from local coffee and volcanic ash for scrubs and finish with a scented hydrotherapy treatment in the outdoor Jacuzzi, wine and strawberries.
Bio Bay Astronomy Lesson: W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island is located eight miles off the coast of Puerto Rico and near the Bioluminescent Bay, one of the brightest in the world. Travelers can stargaze as they kayak on the bay during nightfall and watch as light-producing micro-organisms sparkle in the dark. The property organizes trips with a laser pointer astronomy lesson.
Cosmic Concierge Sessions: The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (AZ) is conveniently located in the astronomy capital of the world. The resort invites guests to immerse in the stars overlooking Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains with the help of a Cosmic Concierge who leads private stargazing sessions with advance reservations. The property also offers weekly s'mores.
Moonlight Spa: Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos (Mexico) includes two 50-minute massages accompanied by a bottle of sparkling wine and strawberries. Guests can choose between a Relaxation Massage or Deep Tissue Treatment to be experienced in the Spa Palapa on the beach with a custom setting or in the private, open-air VIP cabin with marina views.
Private Nighttime Spa Deck: When five-star Acqualina Resort & Spa by ESPA (FL) closes to the world, a private nighttime escape begins with custom designed treatments for two in a lavish Private Couples Suite with private rainforest shower and steam room, and use of the signature Heat Experience area. Complete the treatment with an outdoor romantic candlelit dinner.
With experiences like these, spa-goers know they can’t fight the moonlight, nor will they want to.