Caribbean Spas: Beyond the Massage

Atlantis, Bahamas
By Abbie Kozolchyk
Mandara Spa at the Atlantis resort, Bahamas
Mandara Spa at the Atlantis resort, Bahamas (courtesy, Atlantis)

Atlantis, the Bahamas
Sleek and understated, Mandara Spa sits at the heart of the larger-than-life, beyond-Vegas-style Atlantis resort, so as you pass through the sanctuary's hushed, water-walled portal, you feel as if you've discovered an alternate and thoroughly serene universe.

Available exclusively to guests of The Cove (an upscale 600-room wing of the sprawling resort), the spa's three-day wellness program begins with measurement and analysis of your fat-to-muscle ratio, followed by a fitness and nutrition consultation. Guests are steered toward healthy items on the resort's menus and receive a personalized diet-and-exercise program to be used at the resort and at home. Other components of the package include an 80-minute purification ritual comprising either a seaweed, coconut-and-milk or frangipani wrap or a coffee body scrub; personal training sessions; deep tissue, Swedish or sports massages; and anti-aging or aromatherapy facials. Alternatively, guests can custom-build their own retreat in advance.

From $490 in low season ($755 high). The wellness package is an additional $600. 888-877-7525

Published: 13 Apr 2009 | Last Updated: 1 Apr 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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