Top Stress-Busting Caribbean Island Spas

With summer winding down are you feeling a little tense? Stressed out? Are you craving your next vacation? Now is the perfect time to plan a trip to the Caribbean, where some of the top spas in the world are offering some serious pampering.

Depending on the experience you're looking for there are seven different spa destinations to choose from and each one is on a different island. So whether you're searching for a relaxing escape, a jungle adventure or just a cool place to kick back, these spas will spoil you rotten.


ISLAND: Virgin Gorda-B.V.I.

RESORT: Rosewood Little Dix Bay
WHY GO?
The Spa at Rosewood Little Dix is known as one of the most beautiful places to relax in the Caribbean. Nestled in a lush tropical garden, perched high on a cliff overlooking the sea, the spa is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The resort features luxurious villas, three great restaurants and a secluded beach.

Spa Pool at Rosewood Little Dix Bay. Photo courtesy Rosewood Little Dix Bay

TOP 3 TREATMENTS:

Caribbean Breeze - A facial-like experience for the entire body using a Vichy Shower

"The Baths" Hot Stone Massage - a 90-minute deep tissue massage using hot stones

"Little Dix Bay Signature Ritual" - a two-hour exfoliation and massage combo

DON'T MISS: Trying the local Bush tea

INSIDER TIP: Take your camera to the spa. The view from the infinity-edge pool is amazing!

INFO: www.littledixbay.com.


ISLAND: Antigua

RESORT: Curtain Bluff
Curtain Bluff Spa, Antigua. Photo courtesy Curtain Bluff

WHY GO?
This new spa is built into a bluff overlooking the ocean where you can see the nearby island of Montserrat. This is an intimate spa experience with only five treatment rooms surrounded by open-air walkways and waterfalls. The 72-room, all-inclusive resort consistently wins top honors in the Caribbean.

TOP 3 TREATMENTS:

Caviar and Champagne Massage - Features actual champagne poured all over your body for a sensual experience.

Water Lily Wrap - Perfect for sun-sensitive skin because it takes the sting out of sunburn.

Caribbean Green Coffee Wrap - Targets cellulite and is designed to reduce fat and produce a firming ad slimming effect.

DON'T MISS: Relaxing in the spa's 10-person hot tub overlooking the water.

INSIDER TIP: Try the ginger "shots" before treatments to help cleanse the body.

INFO: www.curtainbluff.com.


ISLAND: Peter Island

RESORT: Peter Island Resort
The Spa at Peter Island. Photo courtesy Peter Island Resort

WHY GO?
The Spa at Peter Island is one of the most exclusive and luxurious spas in the Caribbean. This spa's private island setting offers the ultimate escape. The spa menu is filled with luscious treatments using local ingredients like West Indian honey and fresh coconut. The Peter Island Resort has been named one of "The Best Places to Stay in the World" by Conde Nast Traveler and recently finished a multimillion-dollar renovation.

TOP 3 TREATMENTS:

Thermal Sand Bundle Massage - During a 90-minute massage heated sand bags are placed on areas of specific tension.

West Indian Honey & Sesame Seed Glow - After an invigorating scrub your skin is moisturized with honey to encourage new cell growth.

Frangipani & Coconut Moisturizer - A wrap using ingredients from indigenous cactus, palms and local flowers that are found on the island.

DON'T MISS:Trying a "suite retreat" where you have a special spa suite all to yourself for several hours. Great for couples!

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