Mandarin Oriental - Las Vegas, NV
In a city known for clubs, craps and crapping out, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, saves the day with this R&R paradise designed to rescue you from any debt-ridden doldrums. The place is stunning to say the least, fusing Vegas vibrance, elegance and indigenous elements of Chinese culture. They also have Vitality Pools, Ice Fountains and five different "Experience Showers" that blend light, water and sound into choreographed "rhythmic interplay". Only in Vegas.

Spa Highlights: A sinfully relaxing, 27,000-square-foot spa with 17 treatment rooms and seven private couple's suites.

Most Intriguing Treatment: Oriental Harmony, a one-hour-and-50-minute treatment starring two therapists, "four hands" and a simultaneous hand-and-foot massage amongst other "ahh" moments.
Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton - Palm Beach, FL
Few if any spas can cop to having "naughty cupcakes" and cocktails as part of their experience, but the palatial downpour of relaxation at Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach touches the soul and stomach on many levels. Other than luxury spa villas, private boudoirs and a Scrub and Polish Bar, they also have a sense of humor amid all the lounging. As their spa etiquette guide says, if you're "Eau-So-Late," they may have to shorten your treatment and "call your mother." Nice touch.

Spa Highlights: A 42,000-square-foot water playground with 19 luxury spa villas and a "Self-Centered Garden," essentially an open-air sanctuary with dipping pools and waterfalls, where the only thing on your mind is you.

Most Intriguing Treatment: The Diamonds & Pearls Body Treatment, a 90-minute full-body treatment using crushed diamonds, rubies, sapphires, amethyst and chakra gems. It's precious.
Well & Being at Willow Stream at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess - Scottsdale, AZ
Well & Being at Willow Stream isn't so much a spa as a prescription for a better life. As a self-described "adult sanctuary" for ages 18 and over, Well & Being is ultra-focused on your health as evidenced by the on-site physicians who consult guests with "medically guided, personalized and fully integrated wellness programs." Cell phones, iPads or any other screen stressors aren't even allowed.

Spa Highlights: The who's who of expert consultants on their payroll listed as "Experience Guides" -- M.D.'s, PhD's and even a "Flower Alchemist" -- to help guide your wellness journey.

Most Intriguing Treatment: The Stay Active Golf Performance Massage, a massage designed by a professional golfer and golf instructor (like a course) to help improve golf performance and avoid injury. Call it a healthier version of the 19th hole.
The Spa at Terranea - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Of all the pleasantries you'll find at The Spa at Terranea, the most enchanting would have to be the treatment suites for couples with copper bathtubs, fireplaces, infrared saunas and Swiss showers. And really, nothing says spirit renewal more than an ocean, which just so happens to be viewable from much of the spa. Thank you Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Spa Highlights: A 50,000-square-foot oceanfront spa containing 25 spa treatment rooms and 3 luxurious VIP Suites (Earth, Water and Fire).

Most Intriguing Treatment: If cowering in the shadow of an active volcano seems just too daunting, The Spa at Terranea offers a "Flickering Embers" treatment, which involves a detoxifying, nutrient-rich, volcanic ash body wrap designed to draw impurities out of the body. Bad vibes be gone.
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach - Miami Beach, FL
It's rare that a spa has an actual map of its grounds, but that's what The Standard Spa, Miami Beach has on its website to break down its amusement park-like pleasures. Find everything from an Aroma Steam Room to a Roman Waterfall Hot Tub inside their Hydrotherapy Playground. Or go for an Arctic Plunge, a frigid deflowering of rational behavior inside "50 degrees of chillification," designed to cleanse any and all bodily impurities.

Spa Highlights: The Standard's laundry list of fun spa activities are anything but standard. A Mud Lounge, Sun Salute Circle and a Scotch Hose for high-pressure stress relief -- just a few of the unorthodox treats.

Most Intriguing Treatment: Inspired by the bellystones of Turkish Hamams comes the Hamam Rub & Scrub, a signature soothing scrub involving a vat of coconut milk and laying your precious epidermis on the heated marble of the Hamam.
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