No two people visit a spa for the same reason. While one person may decide to attend a spa for aesthetic purposes, some may opt for spiritual relaxation or physical rejuvenation, whereas others may want to lose unwanted pounds. There are many different types of spas available, from health to weight loss or from a resort spa to a destination spa. Since it can get confusing for many travelers, we’re here to help you choose the spa that caters to your needs!

Resort Spas

Resort Spas are spas located inside a resort. This type of spa has become increasingly popular, since there are numerous resort spas throughout the world, from small to fancy, in popular travel destinations like México. Resort Spas are often the preferred choice for people wishing to escape their hectic schedules. They are usually larger in size than day spas and offer their guests overnight accommodations. They also offer a wide range of treatments and services, so guests are able to relax and enjoy. Resort Spas frequently feature aerobic activities, fitness centers, and restaurants. Like any other type of spa, resort spas offer their own unique menu of treatments.

So which should I choose: destination spa or resort spa?

A resort spa is a place where you can enjoy spa treatments while staying overnight at an upscale resort.  While a destination spa offers an overall immersion in healthy living and an opportunity for personal  transformation, resort spas are more about providing a relaxing, pampering experience for people staying at the resort while on vacation.

At a resort spa, you usually pay for your spa treatments a la carte since they are not provided as part of the all inclusive vacation package. Large resort spas will have a wide range of activities, including golf, swimming, tennis, and sometimes watersports, horseback riding, and skiing. Some also have a day camp for kids, so you can have a spa vacation without having to worry about your kids being alone or bored.

Resort Spas are a great choice if:

  • You want to eat and drink whatever you want (all inclusive plan).
  • You vacation with friends and family; this way, one can get a massage, while others can go snorkeling.
  • You have children.

Destination spas are a good option if:

  • You want to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
  • You want to be with like-minded people.
  • You are traveling alone.
  • You need to address specific health issues.