With the calm Caribbean waves lapping at your toes and a rum punch in hand, you’ll understand why Barbados sparks such mental and physical recuperation. But why stop at sun, sea and sand? For the ultimate in laid-back indulgences, all around the island you’ll find hotels offering everything from meditation and yoga classes to body firming wraps and anti-aging facials – Barbados has it all.
“I thought the spa was a lovely addition to the adults-only area at Waves Hotel & Spa. I loved the hot stone massage - it was very welcome after a hot afternoon in the sun! The treatment rooms were extremely relaxing, and the staff made us feel totally at ease.”
Our Favourite Spa Retreats
Renowned as the home of classic Caribbean uber-luxury, Sandy Lane also boasts the largest and grandest spa in Barbados. Get in the mood before your treatment in the relaxation room which features a hydrotherapy lap pool, a serene garden and a panoramic sauna, before heading up the curved marble staircase to your private treatment suite where you can unwind in solitude as you experience a wide selection of treatments.
Our recommended treatment: The Rhassoul Experience
Rejuvenate your skin with a head-to-toe clay treatment within the Rhassoul room. Begin by being covered in a fine, mineral clay, which is then dried and moistened by a cycle of dry heat and steam which leaves your skin feeling cashmere-soft and radiant.
Coral Reef Club
Set within lush tropical gardens and waterfalls, this grand colonial-style spa provides a tranquil and distinctly Caribbean sanctuary to revitalise your body and mind. Join the spa for classic and innovative body treatments performed using Natura Bisse skincare products in one of the four private treatment suites or the outdoor couples’ pavilion, before easing into some post-treatment leisure in the relaxation room, thermal suite or steam room.
Our recommended treatment: The Pavilion Spa Retreat for Two
You and a loved one can indulge in a lemongrass and ginger body scrub, an 80-minute massage, a pedicure as well a light lunch while you enjoy having the garden pavilion all to yourselves.
Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels
At this all-inclusive wellness resort, you’re invited to join the restorative offerings of the spa as much as you like because as a guest at the Waves Hotel, you can enjoy complimentary use of the steam and sauna room, as well as a selection of mini- treatments all performed using award-winning Elemental Herbology products.
Our recommended treatment: Luxury for a Day
If you can’t choose between treatments, you don’t need to. Over a full day, enjoy a deep tissue massage performed using rosemary and ho-leaf oil, a detoxifying body wrap, a vitamin C facial and a manicure and pedicure.