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After some long months of school, work or parenting, one beach day doesn’t always quite cut it for rest and relaxation. To indulge a little bit more, why not spend a pampered weekend at a seaside spa?
Massachusetts has many to choose from, with particularly attractive options on Cape Cod and the Islands. Read on for a quick look at three of the best.
Mansion House Inn on Martha’s Vineyard
Mansion House Inn promises the ultimate vacation experience, and thanks to plush rooms, an in-house spa and prime location on the island, it definitely delivers. Guests can choose from a variety of rooms that offer scenic views, all of which come complete with all of today’s amenities. The Spa offers massages, facials and body treatments to both hotel guests and passersby, who are encouraged to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before their session starts.
Photo: Inside the Mansion House Spa Room via Facebook
Outside of the Inn, visitors can take a quick walk to iconic Black Dog Tavern. The Flying Horses Carousel, America’s oldest platform carousel and a designated U.S. national landmark, is also in the area, standing just a few miles away. The Steamship Authority, which ferries travelers in from Woods Hole on Cape Cod, is located nearby as well, and it’s just one of several ways you can get to the island.
Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis
For a spa that offers day and night treatments, as well as services for the entire family, take a trip to the Cape Codder in Hyannis. This year-round resort presents plenty of opportunities for some serious recharging, with their Beach Plum Spa & Med-Spa packages specifically designed for moms of all ages and couples on retreat.
Acupuncture and facial peels are just a couple of the rejuvenating ways that you can refresh yourself at the Med Spa, which lists its full selection here. Plus, anyone who reserves a free consultation will receive a complimentary EpiSound Facial just for signing up!
Families will be right at home at the Cape Codder, too, which even offers Teens and Kids Spa Treatments Menu; choices range from the Strawberry Ice Cream Manicure, the Chocolate Milkshake Pedicure to a host of massages. Outside of the spa, there’s also an indoor wave pool and heated outdoor pool, which will keep the kids happy when they aren’t out exploring, and plenty of rooms to extend your stay, too.
Photo: Cape Codder Resort Outdoor Pool via Facebook
White Elephant Hotel in Nantucket
The Nantucket Spa at White Elephant Hotel is a luxurious mix of elegant, all-natural spa treatments and services. Inspired by the Sanskrit word Amala, meaning “most pure,” this seaside spa destination lives up to the name, featuring treatments that aim to detoxify and restore.
The Amala skincare products contained within many of the treatments have highly potent organic plants that are immediately distilled in order to preserve therapeutic plant benefits. Try the Nature’s Most Pure Facial, a Detoxifying Salt Polish Body Treatment or an Algae Body Wrap as you reconnect with Nantucket’s serene natural landscape.
All that relaxing will probably build up your appetite! Luckily, the Brant Point Grill, which is a part of the hotel, offers top-of-the-line wine lists, surf-and-turf and a view of the water. With all that there is to do at and around the hotel, it only makes sense to stay a few nights. Vacation Packages are available, as are preseason discounts, for interested travelers. For a rundown of how you can get to Nantucket, start here.
To see more spas across Massachusetts, just take a spin through massvacation.com. We recommend beginning your search by browsing the Resorts category and selecting the region where you’d like to detox, recharge and revitalize.
Where you go when you need a day of relaxation in Massachusetts? Let us know in the comments!