Girls just wanna have fun—and if time with your BFFs is long overdue, schedule a much-needed girls’ getaway to one of the Top 10 Best Spas for Girlfriend Getaways and Bachelorette Parties in the 2012 SpaFinder® Readers’ Choice Awards. Whether it’s a girls’-only weekend vacation with your single gals before Valentine’s Day, a bachelorette party to celebrate a walk down the aisle, or a weeklong yoga retreat with mom or sis, hanging with your girls is a great way to spa.
“A spa weekend with the girls isn’t just a chance to nourish our bodies, it’s an opportunity to unplug and recharge our busy minds and—most importantly—to feed our souls with the kind of laughter, love, inspiration, and sound advice we can only get from the women in our lives, ” says Tetia Michael, owner/spa director at Lakeview at Fontana.
307 S. England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Even your most discerning of friends will find the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg’s spa and fitness amenities impressive.
We love the century-inspired experiences, which provide a modern twist on traditional rituals and include “18th-century Colonial Herbal Spa Experience” or “19th-century Root and Herbal Spa Experience”—you can book them solo or together.
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650 Resica Falls Rd.
Specializing in seasonal fitness programs for adults, Deerfield Spa provides a personalized, intimate experience by allowing just 33 guests at a time, and the spa accommodates groups or girlfriend getaways!
Good to know: June 16-23, 2013, is “Friendship Week” (bring a friend/family member and each receive a 20 percent discount; includes one 50-minute Swedish massage), and the “Bring a Friend and Save” promotion offers a 10 percent discount for you and a friend who’s new to Deerfield.
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100 South Ocean Blvd
We’ve said the baroque-style Eau Spa is a wonderland (it’s filled with whimsical items like a scrub and polish bar, a wishing well, and human-size chess set, after all)—you and your girls can get back to your youth while luxuriating in the lounge garden under heated waterfalls and in birdcage-like chairs suspended above reflecting pools, snacking on mini-cupcakes, sipping champagne, and indulging in treatments like the “Self-Centered” massage.
Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach.
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171 Lakeview Lodge Drive
Lakeview at Fontana caters to girls’ weekends with the Girls’ Night In promotion; this grown-up girls’ slumber party includes a three- or five-night package in a cute bungalow, complete with popcorn, a s’mores maker, stylish magazines, group spa treatments, and more. We don’t know which part of that package we love most!
Lakeview at Fontana.
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45000 Indian Wells Lane
Social spa-ing can be had at the Tuscan-esque Well Spa, which includes indoor/outdoor relaxation suites and a saltwater pool heated to body temperature; the Palm Springs Valley resort itself has acres of gardens, piazzas, and guest villas—ideal gathering spots for time with your ladies.
The Well Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa.
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5000 East Via Estancia Miraval
The award-winning Miraval Resort & Spa is an excellent destination for some meditative solo spa-going, but it’s also—with its Life in Balance Spa, casita-style accommodations, healthy cuisine, and myriad of fitness and challenge activities—idyllic for taking along mom, sis, or your BFF.
Life in Balance Spa at Miraval Resort & Spa.