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Tips to Plan Your Spa Vacation

Aug 17, 2007
When you are considering a relaxing vacation, the possibilities are endless. You may opt to go on a cruise across the ocean or to a hideaway on the beach. One of the latest trends in vacationing is a resort spa, and it is worth knowing the facts if you are considering a vacation such as this. They offer an assortment of amenities such as yoga and relaxation opportunities, fitness equipment and classes, and a variety of spa treatments.

Before rushing into reservations, there are a few things you should understand. First of all, you need to know some spa lingo. There are differences between a resort spa and a destination spa, although their names lead you to believe they are similar.

Destination spas offer a whole package deal. One price usually includes healthy meals, yoga and fitness classes, access to fitness equipment and pools, and some basic spa treatments. They are wonderful choices if you want to surround yourself with like-minded people and immerse yourself in that lifestyle.

Resort spas, on the other hand, do not typically offer the same type of packages. Most of the time, you will have to purchase each treatment separately. You will have to pay for yoga and other fitness classes, and meals also have to be bought separately. A resort spa is perfect for the couple who wants to go together but do their own things once they are there because each is allowed to select only the amenities that suit them. He can hit the fitness equipment in the gym while she enjoys a relaxing massage.

Once you have decided that you want to try a resort spa vacation, there are several things you need to keep in mind. First of all, check out the facility carefully. Do research via the internet to look at pictures and read the descriptions on the spa's website and/or comments others have left. Find out exactly what treatments they offer and what fitness equipment or classes are available.

After you select a resort, make your reservations. When you do that, you should also decide what treatments you would like and book those as well. This will help to insure that you are able to get the massage or facial that you want at the times that are best for you. If you do not, you may have a difficult time getting exactly what you want.

Be sure to review the schedule of yoga and fitness classes before you book your treatments. You may want to attend a particular fitness class and want to make sure your spa appointments do not conflict with the time of that class. This helps to make sure you get the most for your money and your time.

Finally, when it comes to scheduling appointments, do not overdo it. The purpose of a spa vacation is for relaxation. You do not want to spend your vacation rushing from one appointment to another. Decide your reason for going. If you want to be pampered, schedule a massage or facial. If you want relaxation, attend a yoga class. If you are health conscious, check out the spa's fitness equipment and classes. Just do not try to do too much.

A resort spa can be an amazing place to take a calming getaway. Whether you enjoy healthy eating, luxurious pampering, relaxing yoga, or boosting your energy on the latest fitness equipment, you can find it all at resort spas around the world. Who knows? You may never want to go home again!
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