Spa Profile: Spa Montage Laguna Beach
Montage Laguna Beach is a beachfront sanctuary perched on a coastal bluff with views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. The 30-acre property has two outdoor swimming pools, three signature restaurants with coastal views, and an assortment of suites and residences where guests can rejoice in their peaceful and relaxing surroundings for the ultimate beachside getaway.
The luxury resort is also home to the 20,000 square-foot Spa Montage, which offers an array of amenities including an oceanfront adults-only lap pool, movement studio, and state-of-the-art fitness center. The spa menu embodies European spa science and ancient wisdom traditions to bring transformational wellness via massages, facial therapies, body treatments, half-day and full-day packages, and nail services. Hair and makeup services are also available at the onsite Kim Vo Salon, which offers elevated and interactive beauty experiences.
We spoke with Melissa McMahon, Director of Spa at Spa Montage Laguna Beach, who shared treatments to try, spa services worth the splurge, insider tips, and more:
Why You’ll Love It: This is always the hardest to answer because our guests love their entire experience, from our exceptionally trained therapists and our seaside spa pool to all our associates who create unique lifetime memories for our guests. Spa Montage Laguna Beach was the very first Forbes Five-Star spa in the world and it has been the longest-running, not just for its location, services, or products, but for its people. I believe that’s what our guests love most about our spa.
Key Features: Throughout our 20,000 square-foot spa, guests enjoy luxurious amenities including a eucalyptus steam room, dry redwood sauna, ocean air whirlpool, refreshing cold plunge, fireplace lounge, ocean view fitness center, movement studio, and saltwater lap pool featuring stunning views of the Pacific.
Snacks Served: We offer a wide variety of food and beverage options within the spa experience. Guests can build their own granola bowl and enjoy fresh seasonal fruit. Our beverage options are citrus-infused rosemary water and a wide variety of herbal teas.
Bonus: During all of our Blissful Escape Manicure And Pedicure treatments, you start your experience with a complimentary glass of champagne while your Alchemista guides you through the world of aromatherapy to design a personalized crème to be incorporated into your nail treatment.
Insider’s Tip: My one insider tip I give all our spa guests (and must be reminded of myself) is to take time for yourself. All our lives are filled with so much, and my largest piece of advice is to stop, breathe, and take time to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. That’s truly what the spa is all about.
Unique Treatment: The Elements of Wellness experience has to be the ultimate and most unique treatment we offer. Our highly experienced master massage therapists undergo hundreds of hours of specialized education in advanced spa and bodywork modalities to create a unique experience tailored just for you. After a brief consultation, your master therapist will draw from a full spectrum of ancient wisdom, advanced techniques, lush botanical ingredients, and spa science to achieve a perfect balance according to your wellness goals. Indulge in a results-oriented, seamless experience that inspires your path of well-being.
The Elements of Wellness experience is 120 minutes of pure bliss. The water element brings you to the ultimate spa wellness experience. This tailored service allows your master therapist to draw from extensive options, such as baths or rain shower therapies. Treatments such as earth or ocean botanical scrubs, body wraps, or soothing soaks may be paired with specialty bodywork techniques for a bespoke experience unlike any other.
Splurge Treatment: The Time Master—Intensive Program ($1500) is a 28-day treatment that is truly an at-home facelift program consisting of 14 vials. Your master esthetician will guide you through an at-home regime with a 30-minute consultation including a cleanse and application of the first treatment. This program is recommended at least twice a year.
Insider’s Favorite: My favorite treatment is the new 60-minute Sapphire Oxylight® Facial. This experience combines clinically-proven, science-backed treatments into one amazing session. Our master esthetician guides you through a selection of modalities including diamond dermabrasion, pure oxygen, Biosonix ultrasound, Myolight micro-current, negative pressure, and LED light therapy. This is truly the treatment of the stars.
Montage Laguna Beach
30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651