What better way to pamper mom this Mother’s Day than with an indulgent spa treatment? So whether it’s a hot stone massage in the Caribbean, a gold caviar facial in Beverly Hills, or a honey facial on the Mexican Riviera, here are some ways to spoil mom this year in some of the world’s most luxurious destinations.
With captivating views at every turn, the all-inclusive, adults-only Calabash Cove Resort and Spa in Saint Lucia features 26 villas offering old-world Caribbean charm coupled with modern amenities. Book mom a “Diva’s Package” treatment for $360 at their Ti Spa, including an anti-aging Papaya body scrub, full-body hot stone massage, intensive spa facial, and a classic manicure and pedicure. Guest have a choice in terms of massage location as well — mom can choose between the property’s boardwalk, gazebo, or the privacy of her room patio or cottage living room for an ultimate relaxation experience.
Beautify in Barcelona
Treat mom to Hotel Arts Barcelona’s renowned “The 43 Experience,” a unique massage experience that blends stretching with pressure, chiropractic techniques, and aromatherapy to stimulate and relax. Housed across the 42nd and 43rd floors of the building, 43 The Spa also has an on-site gym, personal training program, pilates, and yoga. Is mom an avid runner? The hotel offers an exclusive Runners Kit package, enabling guests to explore Barcelona on a guided run with a personal trainer.
Ancient Mexican Rituals
Offering a modern take on native Mexican Huichol symbolism and ancient rituals inspired by local shamanic practices, the newly opened Conrad Punta de Mita in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, boasts an on-site adults-only spa with treatments that offer a truly local experience. Book mom and dad a 60-minute Xíetecacaríiya Sweet Honey Facial for two ($1,068) and pamper her with a traditional Temazcal, which purifies the body through heat and chanting herbal steam, and meditation.
Bathe in Nature in California
Artist, explorer, and water healer Jobi Manson created the Sēfari “Bathe in Nature” Immersion for $325, especially for guests of MacArthur Place in Sonoma, California. This multi-sensory guided bath will provide mom with the best bath of her life and features stereophonic sounds of crashing surf, tropical rainstorms, and ambient music produced by an acoustic ecologist and Grammy-nominated artists. The indulgent experience is set up in-room and enhanced by selecting plant-based products from Nature of Things. Then, melt away the rest of the world with the 30-minute journey that offers to relieve stress, stimulate digestion, and improve sleep and circulation. The bath ritual finishes with a tea service by locally based UppercaseTea.
Lake Como Sleep Ritual
It’s something mom does every night, but chances are she’s never had an experience with sleep quite like the one being offered by T Spa at Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Lake Como, Italy. Set in an Art Nouveau palazzo with jaw-dropping views of the lake and Grigne mountains, the property includes 90 rooms, and its award-winning T Spa boasts treatment rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Lake Como landscape. The Lake Como Sleep Ritual treatment includes a body massage, exfoliation, and feet and scalp rituals to leave mom entirely relaxed in mind, body, and spirit.
Pampering Paradise in the Bahamas
Send mom quite literally to paradise at The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. First, the custom-crafted spa menu provides both a rejuvenating and culturally rich experience with the Bahamas Rhythm Massage, which uses the vibrations of percussion instruments to energize and loosen muscles. Then, experience a new level of deep relaxation at the property’s private Balinese-styled Spa Villas, where mom will delight in calmness, silence, and seclusion — a rarity for any parent!
Located within the stunning 19th-century castle hotel Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland, the 111SPA/CLINIC provides treatments with special massage techniques and exclusive formulas from the 111SKIN skincare line, which offers clinical-level results. Their exclusive signature treatment, The Rose Gold Renaissance, combines rose quartz crystals with gold sheets to create the ultimate in luxurious relaxation. Another signature treatment is the Coladh Samh (pronounced “culla sauv”), particularly restorative for the jet-lagged guest. This includes a sedating massage with Swedish techniques to balance the nervous system and ease the mind. The experience concludes with a cooling ceramic stone treatment, leaving mom prepared for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Golden Caviar Facial in Beverly Hills
Give mom three hours of bliss with the Ultimate Mother’s Day Radiance Experience at La Prairie Spa at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. This experience for $625 will make mom feel like a movie star and starts with a 90-minute body scrub followed by a 90-minute gold facial using products from the skincare brand’s coveted Radiance Collection. Mom will be positively glowing after a Rejuvenating Platinum Facial or the indulgent White Caviar Brightening and Firming Facial, which provides “a lit-from-within” complexion using skin-plumping golden caviar extract.