Spa Profile: Cal-a-Vie Health Spa
Cal-a-Vie Health Spa is a spa lover’s paradise located in Vista, California. The intimate, exclusive spa is nestled within 500 private acres and resembles a serene French village—which makes for the perfect getaway experience. Featuring a 5:1 staff-to-guest ratio and 32 luxuriously-appointed Mediterranean-style villas, it is truly the ultimate “home away from home.”
The property is also home to an award-winning wellness program and spa, offering a variety of beauty and wellness therapies designed to help guests achieve their personal health goals while relaxing their minds and bodies. From 100+ exercise classes and daily hikes/walks to more than 20 mind-body-spirit classes and pampering body treatments, guests of the spa resort have an abundance of offerings to choose from.
We talked to Spa Director Traci Trezona, who recommends treatments to try, shares special spa bonuses, insider tips, and more:
Why You’ll Love It: Guests love the array of treatments that we offer, from Watsu massage and bamboo to poultice and our Thalassotherapy.
Key Features: 32 Mediterranean-style villas; labyrinth; meditation in a 400-year-old chapel; mind-body-spirit focused classes; heated saline pool; red clay tennis court; adjacent Vista Valley Country Club with Ted-Robinson-designed golf course; daily walks and hikes; healthy chef-prepared cuisine.
Snacks Served: We offer Spa Organic Water and our private labeled tea to all of our guests, as well as fresh fruit and our specialty granola.
Insider Tip: When the guest first arrives in the room, we take their robe and put it in our dry sauna so that when they are done with their treatment, their robe is nice and warm for them to slip into. We also give our guests the poultices after we use them in their poultice massage. We offer a revitalizer drink at the four o’clock hour as a refresh for our guests as well!
Bonus: Cal-a-Vie is adjacent to Vista Valley Country Club with a Ted Robinson-designed championship golf course. Guests of Cal-a-Vie are invited to play the links at the club, and the spa resort also offers several different golf getaway packages.
Unique Treatment: Definitely our Sea Wrap Treatment. We have really made this unique treatment one-of-a-kind and put a Cal-a-Vie signature on it!
Splurge Treatment: I would invite guests to experience our Watsu Treatment. This is an amazing water treatment that is a form of Shiatsu Massage in our treatment pool, which is saline water and set at 96 degrees. It’s extremely relaxing due in part to the fact you are completely weightless in the water. It has an outdoor setting which is absolutely stunning.
Insider’s Favorite: I love our Lime Blossom Waterless Scrub. It’s a luxurious hydrating sugar scrub that is removed with warm macadamia nut oil, and leaves your skin hydrated and glowing!
Featured Products: Epicuren, Jindilli, Phytomer, and our private Vinotherapie Line made from our grape seeds and skins!
[Images courtesy of Cal-a-Vie Health Spa; overview shot in gallery by Jen Wojcik Photography]
Cal-a-Vie Health Spa
29402 Spa Havens Way
Vista, CA 92084