Each of our Laguna Beach resort hotels offers a full menu of spa services, massages and body wraps, but we locals rarely frequent these places. When we’re looking for a great, reasonably priced massage, we head down to the Athena Day Spa.
Locals receive 10% off, and first-timers receive the same 10% treat at Athena Day Spa. Get on in there!
Located at the crest of the hill on PCH and Legion Ave. in the center of town, Athena Day Spa offers a cornucopia of therapeutic massages, body wraps and facials from long-time therapists who really know their stuff – these are not beginners in the trade here. (My favorite is Beatriz, but be sure to tell them what you prefer so they can most closely match a specific therapist to your needs – if, for instance, you prefer peace and quiet during a massage, the furthest thing from relaxation would be a talkative therapist, right?).
Try therapeutic massage, hot stone therapy, reflexology, body wraps or any number of Athena’s European and hydrating facials. Or, bring your sweetie in for a table-by-table couples massage.
Aside from an always-great massage, Athena is a favorite with Laguna Beach locals because of its convenience, parking accessibility even in the height of summer (underground parking available), and its down-to-earth pricing. (As you can probably guess – in Laguna Beach, reasonable pricing is a difficult thing to find.) And, Athena Day Spa is as quiet as a stone – even sitting right there next to PCH.
Athena Day Spa is a tucked-away gem of a find!
What Insiders Know About Athena Day Spa
As I noted, locals and first timers always receive 10% off, but Athena also offers a great 30-minute “Lunch Break” massage for just $50. It’s a fabulous pick-me-up to help you through the remainder of the day or to shrug off recent travel kinks.
Hours are usually Sunday – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., but Athena will also work around your schedule. Give them a call at 949-376-7918.
How to find Athena Day Spa:
At 611 S. Coast Highway, Athena Day Spa is just about 3 blocks south of Laguna’s Main Beach (at PCH and Broadway). When heading south, you’ll see its underground parking garage just a few feet past the light on the right (ocean side) of Legion Street. Call for appointments at 949-376-7918.