6Soothing Aloe Treatments
The treatment: June is National Aloe Month in Aruba, and the newly renovated Hilton Aruba is celebrating by offering a selection of three summer spa treatments—the Aloe, Stone & Rum Massage, Aloe Sun Relief Wrap and Aloe Body Scrub—using the island’s native aloe plant. Known for its cooling properties, aloe can help relieve sunburned skin as well as moisturize the skin. What’s more, the resort’s ‘aloe master’ Albert Cruz is on-hand to teach spa-goers the benefits of aloe and lead a complimentary DIY aloe scrub lesson where guests can create their own aloe-infused treatment.
The spa: The oceanfront eforea Spa envelops guests in a tranquil environment whether they are lounging in the Japanese-inspired bamboo relaxation area or enjoying a service in one of nine treatment rooms, the outdoor cabana, or couples room. There’s also a Vichy room, steam room, sauna and cold plunge pool.
Rates start at $229 per night. For more information, visit www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/aruba/hilton-aruba-caribbean-resort-and-casino-AUAHHHH/index.html.
5Noni Nourish Wrap
The treatment: Located off the coast of Puerto Rico, W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island’s signature AWAY Spa features a Nourish Wrap designed to treat guests who’ve had a little too much sun. The cooling full-body treatment uses a combination of mineral-rich algae, aloe vera gel, green tea, antioxidants and local “noni” fruit (which locals claim has an anti-aging treatment) to soothe the skin and reduce sun damage and inflammation. The face is treated with cool compresses soaked in sea minerals and algae gel.
The spa: The AWAY Spa features more than 30 treatments that use custom-made scrubs, rubs, and mixtures.
Rates start at $349 per night. For more information, visit wvieques.com.
The treatment: At Costa Rica Marriott San Jose’s Kuo Spa, the signature Water Journey begins with a cooling spirulina (a type of blue-green algae) pearl body wrap rich in antioxidants and beneficial nutrients. Afterwards, guests immerse their body in a seaweed bath with eucalyptus bath oil followed by a soothing massage.
The spa: The body scrubs, body wraps and facials at Kuo Spa take inspiration from Costa Rica’s diverse landscape using ingredients like coffee and volcanic ash. The spa also offers manicures/pedicures and paraffin hand treatments.
Rates start at $136 per night. For more information, visit marriott.com/hotels/travel/sjocr-costa-rica-marriott-hotel-san-jose.
The treatment: The Spa at Conrad Miami recently unveiled a cooling beer bath for men, the Just Fizz & Hops treatment, where guests dip into a beer bath salt and beer foam-infused bath—believed to relieve stress and infuse skin with vitamins—all while enjoying a cool brew.
The spa: Located on the 24th floor, The Spa features a full menu of indulgent delights, from Swedish and Deep Tissue to Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, Couple’s Massage, and the Signature Ultimate Tension Relief. The Spa also offers a range of facial treatments and add-on enhancements. In the relaxation lounge, spa-goers will find complimentary light refreshments, while the exclusive spa locker room houses a dry sauna.
Rates start at $189 per night. For more information, visit conradhotels3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/conrad-miami-MIACICI/index.html.
2Cucumber Sorbet Massage
The treatment: Overlooking San Juan’s vibrant skyline all the way to the old city, Zen Spa Retreat at Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino offers a soothing Swedish massage with a custom cucumber, chamomile and aloe vera blend to calm sunburnt skin and promote relaxation.
The spa: The decadent Zen Spa Retreat offers facial and massage therapy rooms; two VIP Spa Suites; one body treatment room with a Vichy shower; and hair styling, manicure and pedicure stations; plus a tea room; two relaxation lounges and a healthy bar area with water and complimentary coffee, fruits and healthy snacks.
Rates start at $141 per night. For more information, visit sheratonpuertoricohotelcasino.com.
The treatment: The Seaweed Body Wrap at The Spa at The JW Marriott Grand Rapids and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel is a full-body treatment that combines seaweed kelp, clay, and botanical aromas. The cooling sensation of the clay gives this fragrant treatment healthy benefits that penetrate the skin to detoxify and nourish the body.
The spa: The Spa at The JW Marriott Grand Rapids offers a soothing selection of treatments, plus complimentary use of pool and fitness center facilities is included for non-guests, while the spa and salon at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel features Aveda products for hair care and Naturopathica for facial products. Complimentary use of the pool and fitness center facilities is included with the spa treatment for non-guests.