Hopefully, you’ve made dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day (that’s tonight, folks) or Valentine’s weekend. If you haven’t yet, you can check out my Valentine Dining Roundup article on what’s available out there.
Now, for that gift! Given the latest stress levels of our lives, I’m all for giving the gift of a spa treatment or spa day. It’s unique. It’s a grand gesture of care for your recipient. And, best of all, you end up with a happier person in your life upon their return!
Fortunately, we have plenty of spas in Laguna Beach to accommodate you, and I have an out-of-town option that comes with great hotel discounts, too. Remember, we’re waltzing from Valentine’s Day into the President’s Holiday, so consider a break from the grindstone on Monday, too.
The Lap of Luxury for Locals, Too
AquaTerra at Surf & Sand Resort
A smaller spa that’s luxe in every detail, AquaTerra offers up oceanside massage rooms that might just have you keeping your eyes open throughout the massage. It’s quite the treat. At my last call, they reported some bookings available for Sunday and more options available on Monday.
Call (888) 281-3502
Laguna Canyon Spa
Still owned by the darling (and fabulous massage therapist) Lucy Wojskowicz, the Laguna Canyon Spa might not look as commanding on the outside, but it offers quite the feng shui feel when you walk in the doors. Still offering their “Chocolate Mousse Hydration Mini Facial Special” through the weekend, they’re reporting availability on all days but this Saturday.
Call (949) 715-0210
Spa Montage Laguna Beach
Anytime you book a spa treatment at Spa Montage Laguna Beach, consider the “Seasonal Serenity” package, which allows you the full day to float around the spa in your fluffy robe, enjoy the hotel’s spa pool, try the fitness center and dine for lunch at the Mosaic Bar & Grille with the choice of just one 60-minute treatment. Not bad for the price of a mani/pedi.
At my last call, the Spa Montage still had openings on Friday afternoon as well as Sunday afternoon. Monday’s holiday offers more booking options.
Call (949) 715-6010
Sycamore Spa by Hudson at The Ranch Laguna Beach
The new Sycamore Spa is quite the lovely little find in our canyon niche, The Ranch Laguna Beach (which, by the way, has just been listed as a rare Recommended Hotel in the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide.) The Sycamore Spa offers all-day pool lounging to spa clientele, too. Check out special Valentine spa treatment offers, with best availability on Friday afternoon, Sunday afternoon and on Monday.
Call (949) 715-1393
And, 26 Miles Across the Sea …the Spa at Catalina Island
As spas go, the Island Spa Catalina in Avalon is one of my favorites, especially in off-season. Heck, even in the height of summer, I’ll head to this Catalina Spa because it continues to be something of a hidden gem right in the heart of town.
A few years ago, the Island renovated an entire shopping center across from the Tuna Club of Avalaon. Now, it’s an immaculate, 15,000-square-foot spa with a pool in the Spa’s courtyard and crazy-amazing views of the Avalon Harbor from the second-floor balconies.
While the Spa, itself, offers seasonal specials, it is also included in some packages of the Island’s “Best of Winter” special that runs through the end of March. Check out my TheBestofLagunaBeach.com article on these mid-week specials that make it worth the tiptoe away from your workplace for a couple stolen days of quiet luxury.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!