Staycations are quite hot on Weekender’s list of faves, but here’s another idea: How about adding a spa-cation?
After all that sand, sea, surf and scuba, nothing renews like a great spa treatment, especially when it involves caviar and 24 karat gold.
The Silver Rain spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman offers just such an experience, with special summer prices when two or more spa treatments are booked. The choices, all 30-minute sessions, include a facial; leg and foot massage; neck, back and shoulder massage; and caviar eye lift treatment.
All are designed to reduce tension (of course!), relax, renew and refresh. The caviar extracts add sea proteins are said to help minimise wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. As for the gold, it’s described as infusing skin with a special glow, with the overall effect of a more youthful look.
Meanwhile, aromatherapy enhances the leg and foot massage – much needed after hot nights on the dance floor or kicking and flipping in the ocean. Perhaps no explanation is needed for the ‘ahh’ factor of an intense neck, back and shoulder massage – the perfect way to restore balance and get rid of those stuck-behind-a-computer aches or just the routine stresses of daily life.
All of the treatments start with a period of relaxation in the ultra-quiet lounge, with your choice of mint or lemon water, fruit, nuts, cookies and other nibblies, while professional attendants are on hand to tend to your every need.
After the treatments, there’s always the hot tub, sauna and/or steam rooms to take advantage of, or just make a day of it with a poolside lunch.
You’ll come away with a personal “prescription” for products (without a sales pitch) and a sense of well-being and rejuvenation to round out your staycation.
The special offers run through 31 October. For prices, call 815-6900.