11 Spas Serving up Edible Treatments Slideshow
La Reserve: Geneva, Switzerland
Sleek, quiet, and modern, the spa at La Reserve in Geneva is a sumptuous sanctuary. And on their extensive menu of services promoting luxury and well-being, you'll find exfoliating body scrubs using Barbary figs and body treatments with caviar. Orange blossoms, prickly pears, honey, pineapples, and papayas are also included in scrubs and treatments inspired by services in spa rituals in Indonesia, Africa, and other parts of Europe.
Jakes Hotel: Treasure Beach, Jamaica
Laid-back and sun-drenched, the spa at Jakes in Jamaica sits just above a stone cove overlooking the sea, meaning the views alone can rejuvenate or restore any weary traveler. But services like their signature coffee scrub and mocha rum wrap, the wild ginger and lemongrass scrub wrap, or the icy mint twist and wrap are highlights of any guest's stay. Crashing waves and a stop into the Calabash Hammam add to the resort and spa's incredible, low-key luxury.
Four Seasons: Chicago, Ill.
Smack in the center of the bustling city, you'll find the modern, unending luxury of the Four Seasons Hotel. And within its Chicago confines, you'll discover a spa offering all kinds of herbal, detoxifying, and restorative treatments with familiar ingredients like Hawaiian honey and lemongrass. Going beyond the norm, they also offer a bourbon "retreat" for men that includes a spiked foot soak and a moisturizing massage, as well as seasonal hand and foot treatments for women using ingredients from the kitchen.
Topnotch Resort and Spa: Stowe, Vt.
When the temperatures drop and ski season begins, travelers trek from near and far to hit some of the country's (and the world's) greatest slopes. And Vermont is a ski destination you can’t miss. At the Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, there's nothing more relaxing than climbing out of your ski gear and heading for the spa, where a maple sugar body scrub awaits. The spa sends you on your way with a cornmeal-based soap to continue exfoliating and hydrating at home.
Esperanza Resort: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Whether you spend your day sunbathing by the pool, taking a yoga class, or exploring the town, retiring to the spa at the Esperanza Resort is a must. A haven of tranquility, the spa allows guests to lounge indoors and out and relax with services like the papaya-mango body scrub, a margarita-inspired hand and food treatment, coconut and lime skin exfoliation, a cucumber and lime facial, and even a Corona beer facial.
Emerson Resort and Spa: Hudson Valley, N.Y.
Off in the idyllic, away-from-it-all setting in the Hudson Valley, the Emerson Resort and Spa is a warm and inviting retreat. And the spa has left no detail out, with services ranging from luxury relaxation to reparative skin therapies. Their espresso mud wrap aims to exfoliate and detoxify the skin, followed by a bourbon vanilla moisturizer to rehydrate, or guests can soak in a bourbon vanilla bath for fragrant, soft skin.
The Ritz Carlton: Grand Cayman
Few hotels do unbridled luxury quite like The Ritz Carlton collection. And so it suits them well that their La Prairie spa in the Cayman Islands offers more than your usual treatments. They provide a number of services using ultra-decadent ingredients like caviar and diamonds. Caviar is used in a signature eye lift facial, a massage, and a men's facial, as well as in lavish creams used to moisturize skin after other services.
Grand Wailea: Maui, Hawaii
The Grand Wailea in Maui is both lavish and family-friendly. With more water slides than one can count, parents can rest assured that the kids will be fully occupied as they luxuriate away for another hour in the spa. Using the flavors of Hawaii in their treatments, the spa offers a kokoleka mousse treatment, which is a chocolate mousse used for anti-aging and moisturizing, a honey and mango loofah treatment, and a sea salt exfoliation service done right before a relaxing steam.
Manchester Grand Hyatt: San Diego, Calif.
The Hyatt in San Diego has a little something extra up its sleeve the Kin Spa. The treatments list is exhaustive, but they offer a number of services using sweet and savory ingredients, like their Baja and Beyond Wrap, which starts with a Mandarin orange, apricot, and almond body scrub, followed by a creamy, moisturizing wrap made with avocado, bergamot, and lime, and finally a lotion is applied made with California orange blossoms.
Great Jones Spa: New York, N.Y.
Escape the noise and rush of the city with a stop into the Great Jones Spa, where scrubs, wraps, massages, and nail treatments sound as delectable as they feel. Spring for a Fiji coconut sugar scrub before your massage, book a quick coconut paradise manicure and pedicure, luxuriate in a rosemary citron sea salt scrub, or cleanse your skin with a fruit enzyme peel that uses extracts of cherry, pumpkin, pear, or fig.
Auberge du Soleil: Napa Valley, Calif.
Staring in awe of the rolling vineyards is enough to bring your shoulders down from your ears and make you stop to breathe in the unique scents of the valley. And at Auberge du Soleil, one of the region's most luxurious hotels, the flavors of Napa Valley are used in opulent spa treatments like grapeseed skin and hair treatments, rosemary and oat exfoliation services, apricot body polish, and olive oil and lemon hair and scalp treatments.