10 Resorts That Offer Spa Treatments for Men
Spas are offering more options than ever for their male guests. From grooming services to skin care and massages, guys are embracing relaxation and self-care. We take a look at 10 resorts that are offering treatments that are perfect for men.
Located on a man-made island in Dubai, Atlantis, The Palm is a 5-star hotel designed for comfort and luxury. At Atlantis, The Palm, guests will marvel at spectacular views of the Arabian Sea and the stunning Dubai skyline. Guests receive complimentary access to the Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium.
On-site barbershop Gentlemen’s Tonic offers The Royal Shave, designed for men who require their face to be in top condition before a critical professional or personal endeavor. It includes a hot shave, scalp shave, beard trim, and more.
This Waldorf Astoria Resort overlooks more than 1,100 feet of beach reserved exclusively for hotel guests. A nationally registered historic place, Casa Marina is a palm tree-framed luxury escape where lush green lawns meet the Atlantic surf. The location is walking distance from the shops, restaurants, and attractions of famed Duval Street.
At Spa al Maré, try the Gentleman’s Facial with CBD added upon request. This treatment includes deep cleansing, steaming, and extraction techniques particular to men. The session will conclude with a soothing mask to refine the pores and condition the skin.
Located on the tips of the Riviera Maya, Club Med Cancun Yucatan is an all-inclusive family resort where guests enjoy white sand beaches, the world’s second largest coral reef, sports activities, and ancient Mayan wonders. A delicious dining experience of authentic Mexican cuisine is complemented by a selection of fine wines from the resort’s brand new cellar.
Recently opened in Spring 2019, the new Club Med Spa by L’Occitane offers the Cedrat Vivifying Facial for Men—a targeted treatment with a draining massage to eliminate excess sebum (an oily substance produced by hair and skin) from beard growth using organic Corsican Cedrat extract.
This stylish and relaxing resort offers breathtaking views and indulgent in-suite service. Guests enjoy four on-site dining options with beautiful panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Beach yoga, beach cruisers, and the outdoor pool provide opportunities to unwind—or guests can also find tranquility at CONRAD Spa. Since introducing the HydraFacial, there has been an influx of men that have visited the spa, making up 43% of the spa’s total clientele.
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa is tucked away in the hills of Bluegrass Country near Lexington, Kentucky not far from Downtown and the Bourbon Trail. The resort is home to an 18-hole championship golf course, refreshing swimming pool complex, and 24-hour fitness center. Guest rooms and suites feature Tempur-Pedic beds and marble bathrooms.
The full-service Spa at Griffin Gate offers total relaxation, and as Kentucky produces 90% of the world’s bourbon, the luxury spa offers a “Bourbon Bubbler” treatment, which begins with a full-body brown-sugar scrub infused with pecans, ginger, and bourbon, followed by a Vichy shower and a moisturizing shea butter body cream treatment to ensure guests leave with skin as smooth as their favorite bourbon. Afterwards, guys can sip on the property’s exclusive Private Select single barrel bourbon from Maker’s Mark.
Hilton Playa Del Carmen is a AAA Four-Diamond resort featuring lavish all-suite accommodations including private balconies, whirlpool tubs, swim-up suites, and beachfront walkouts. Luxurious touches include beach butlers and romance concierges. Guests can sip on cocktails at the lounges and bars, dine at seven gourmet restaurants, and unwind at the pool or spa.
At SPAzul, male guests will enjoy the Men’s Face Saver, which includes a shaving session complete with hot towels and a face mask designed to pamper and prevent skin irritations.
The 18th-century tropical paradise estate is located on the white sandy beaches of Montego Bay. An all-inclusive resort, Hilton Rose Hall offers a wide selection of leisure activities from kayaking to rum mixology. At the resort’s Sugar Mill Falls Water Park, guests of all ages enjoy lazy rivers, sparkling pools, and waterslides.
The property’s Radiant Spa offers a Rum Scrub & Deep Tissue Massage created with men in mind. The treatment ends with a facial shave using locally-made beard oil and aftershave, providing instant hydrating and moisturizing effects.
A short distance from ancient Mayan sites and located right in the center of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Panama Jack Resorts Cancun is an all-inclusive, family-friendly escape designed for all ages. The Mexican resort features luxurious suites with ocean views, pristine swimming pools, as well as an array of activities including mini golf and premier golf courses, beachfront yoga, and multiple restaurant options.
With specialty treatments designed just for men, Aura Spa features a ‘Men’s Hydration Facial’ treatment, which is meant to replenish and refresh even the driest of skin. Those looking for a clean-shaven look for a night out can enjoy a pampering shave or a full haircut.
Only steps away from the French Quarter, Windsor Court Hotel provides an elegant four-star escape in the heart of New Orleans. The property recently underwent a $15 million renovation, updating its 316 guest rooms and suites—all offer views of the Mississippi River or city skyline. Guests enjoy fine dining, live jazz, a 65-foot saltwater pool, and pet-friendly accommodations.
Men can stop by The Spa at Windsor Court to experience an array of spa services, including their East/West Massage, a stretching massage that helps relieve tightness and tension built up in muscles by increasing blood flow.
Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa is located on six oceanfront acres of Anguilla's tranquil Shoal Bay East. Blending contemporary luxury with experiences anchored in the rich island tradition, accommodations reflect the natural beauty of Anguilla. On-site dining celebrates sustainability while combining the island’s freshly-caught seafood and imported delicacies.
Housed within an authentic 300-year-old Thai house, Zemi Thai House Spa is a serene and luxurious retreat featuring the island’s only hammam, as well as five multifunction treatment rooms with showers, relaxation areas with beautiful views, a fresh juice bar, and a wellness boutique. A Five Element Holistic Massage that uses a combination of flowing, soothing and rhythmical pressure movements on areas of concern to relieve muscle tension is a must for active male guests.
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