If there were ever a destination that requires plenty of spas to relax and detoxify visitors, it’s Sin City. Take a tranquil timeout from the flashing slot machines, thumping music and rowdy crowds of the Strip and spend a couple of hours at one of the best spas in Las Vegas.
Elemental balance informs the facilities at The Spa at ARIA. Take a dip in the infinity therapy pool, try “rock bathing” on Ganbanyoku beds – slabs of heated black silica – then take a snooze while breathing in Himalayan-salt-infused air in the halotherapy room. The Gemstone Journey, a salt-stone massage followed by a gemstone facial that includes a collagen and diamond-infused face mask, is the most luxurious option at ARIA, and perhaps in all of Vegas.
Lie down in blue at Canyon Ranch | Courtesy of Canyon Ranch
The original Canyon Ranch opened in Tucson, Arizona, in 1979 and quickly became the go-to wellness resort for people who were serious about improving their health. Now you can get a taste of the company’s intensive health programs in Vegas with a day pass to the Canyon Ranch Spa and fitness center. Ascend the 40-foot (12-meter) indoor climbing wall, stretch out with yoga, and then try the Aquavana spa experience, which includes a Finnish sauna, hydro spa, crystal steam room, igloo, herbal laconium (dry sauna) and “experiential rains,” where you’ll choose Caribbean Storm, Tropical Rain or Cool Fog.
The Sahra Spa and Hammam at the Cosmopolitan hotel was designed to evoke the desert, with peach-hued stone walls reminiscent of a slot canyon and metallic ceilings that call to mind starlit evenings. The highlight is the private Moroccan hammam room. Treatments include a scrub or massage on the “motherstone,” a dramatic circular heated slab, plus access to two whirlpools and steam rooms.
Spa Aquae at the JW Marriott is focused on the healing powers of water rituals, with a series of pools designed to take your body from hot to cold and back again – boosting circulation and reducing inflammation. Start in the outdoor hydrotherapy circuit, then move to the gender-segregated ritual rooms which include steams, saunas, plunge pools, waterfall showers and a relaxing float pool.
You can really relax at Spa Mandalay at Mandalay Bay | Courtesy of MGM Resorts International
Secure a $30 day pass to the Mandalay Spa and enjoy the redwood sauna, whirlpools, relaxation lounge, cold plunge pool and Eucalyptus Steam Room. Treatments are the tried-and-true spa favorites, like exfoliating sugar scrubs, hydration-enhancing facials and aromatherapy massages. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center if you feel inclined to work off some Vegas indulgence.
Voie Spa and Salon at Paris by Mandara in Las Vegas | Courtesy of Voie Spa and Salon at Paris, Las Vegas
Unsurprisingly, the Voie Spa by Mandara is somewhat French in its approach. While the spa treatments are fairly standard – think beautifying facials and hot stone massages – they all incorporate small elements inspired by the French countryside: like the Loire Red Wine Antioxidant Mask, which contains antioxidant resveratrol to reduce signs of ageing.
ESPA at Vdara prides itself on offering five-star service, which means a customized spa experience and wellness tips you can take with you and apply every day. Once you’ve sampled the European-style spa facilities, book one of its signature treatments. On the Rocks includes dry body brushing, a massage with volcanic stones and a scalp massage; while Desert Rose, a salt scrub and massage treatment, is followed by a head-to-toe slathering of skin-softening body butter.
You may never want to leave the Spa at Encore | Courtesy of Wynn, Las Vegas
Being amid the opulent, gilded decor of the Spa at Encore feels like a form of pampering in and of itself, but it’s the unusual treatments that really set the venue apart. Consider the Bodhi Massage and Visualization, which blends energy work, massage, aromatherapy and chromotherapy to balance the chakras (energy centers of the body); or try the Good Luck Ritual, a head-to-toe treatment that’s influenced by the five elements of Chinese medicine and is said to promote happiness, luck and prosperity.
If you want a spa day without the extravagant expense, head to Imperial, a Korean spa with a general admission price of just $25. Explore therapeutic rooms including a Himalayan salt cave, a red clay infrared sauna and a jade sauna. You’ll leave refreshed, detoxed and ready to hit the Strip for more shenanigans.
Although Roman baths are the theme of Qua Baths & Spa (this being Caesars Palace, after all), the place borrows and celebrates rituals and treatments from multiple cultures including Hawaiian, Thai, Native American and Indian. For a truly unique experience, head straight to the Arctic Ice Room – the only one of its kind in the world, according to Caesars – where you’ll recline on a heated bench in the chilly, 55F (13C) air as snowflakes – yes, snowflakes! – fall from the domed ceiling.