10 Affordable Spa Vacations

Plan ahead for an affordable spa vacation — our top 10 picks.


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By: Jennifer Plum Auvil and Meredith Rosenberg

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Don’t let financial woes come between you and a fabulous spa getaway. With some planning, it’s possible to unwind and pamper yourself on an affordable spa vacation. Here are our picks for 10 affordable spas.

Casa de Campo Spa, Dominican Republic

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Casa de Campo

When it comes to travel in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic continues to offer a good value for a tropical getaway. Casa de Campo has the amenities you would expect at a large Caribbean resort, including an array of dining, beach fun and golf. And the Casa de Campo Spa invites you to build your own spa package with facials, massages and unusual body treatments, like the soothing post-sun wrap with healing cucumber, aloe and lavender.

Spa Eastman, Quebec


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Appreciate the French flair without a pricy flight to Europe at Canada’s Spa Eastman, where the focus is gourmet cuisine that’s good for you coupled with comprehensive spa treatments and fitness classes. Spa enthusiasts can indulge with massage, body therapy and hydrotherapy where massages take place in healing water. Pamper your tresses with healing scalp treatments, or embark on a raw-food adventure under the guidance of a trained naturopath.

Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Thailand

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Aleenta Hua Hin Resort and Spa

It’s worth making the three-hour journey from Bangkok to experience five-star luxury at a fraction of the price at Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa. While the beachfront property may be small for a resort, the comprehensive spa menu could easily fill a week. Spa treatments incorporate organic ingredients from its 25-acre farm, such as lemongrass and ylang-ylang. You’ll also find facials that use yogurt and oatmeal, milk and honey soaking baths and banana leaf body wraps.

Copperhill Mountain Lodge, Sweden

Copperhill Mountain Lodge

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Copperhill Mountain Lodge

Don’t be deterred if you don’t ski, since the spa facilities at Copperhill Mountain Lodge will keep you busy on your relaxation journey. In fact, the off-peak season offers the best deals. Either way, all hotel guests get free access to indoor and outdoor hot springs, a heated pool and numerous saunas, which are made a thousand times better by unobstructed mountain views. There’s also no shortage of spa services to be had, with a full lineup of massages, facials and body treatments to induce nirvana.

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, Arizona

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Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

This one-time girls finishing school in the Tucson foothills is now a welcoming rustic retreat. The well-curated spa menu at Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort offers everything from a hot stone massage and custom facials to a Hungarian mud treatment. Tack on a warm scalp massage or sugar scrub body polish to truly melt into a puddle of relaxation. For the ultimate experience, book a room overlooking the dramatic Santa Catalina Mountains and enjoy treatments on your patio.

Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa, California

Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa

Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa

The Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa in California is a self-proclaimed ode to the Great American Road Trip.

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The remodeled Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa, located along the famed Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley, is a chic throwback to roadside motels of the 1940s. The spa channels a classic bathhouse, and the highlight of its seven treatment rooms just may be the one containing four clawfoot soaking tubs. On the other hand, the tubs contend with three mineral pools fed by underground hot springs and a mix-your-own mud bar.

Mahekal Beach Resort, Mexico

Mahekal Beach Resort

Mahekal Beach Resort

Tucked amid the tropical Riviera Maya jungle and Playa del Carmen’s longest stretch of beach, Mahekal Beach Resort offers a chic, bohemian take on beach life.

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Mahekal Beach Resort

The four-star Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen features a 2,500-square-foot spa. The Mayan-inspired space encompasses palapa-style treatment rooms, including a VIP space with indoor and outdoor showers, a deep soaking tub and private garden.

Rosario Resort & Spa, Washington State

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Rosario Resort and Spa

The full-service spa at Rosario Resort & Spa overlooks pristine Cascade Bay in the San Juan Islands, a remote chain off the coast of Washington. Guests can enjoy the view from the historic adults-only indoor pool. In between swimming laps, schedule a massage or succumb to organic body wraps and facials in the other cozy, light-filled rooms.

Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Pennsylvania

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Omni Bedford Springs

The historic Omni Bedford Springs Resort made waves when it unveiled one of the country’s first indoor pools in 1905. The resort has evolved to include a sprawling 30,000-square-foot spa offering a seemingly endless array of treatments. For example, thermal mud wraps, reiki energetic work and deep soaking baths are a fraction of what’s on offer. For the best rates, take advantage of mid-week specials. Also take advantage of the property’s eight mineral springs via the Bedford Bath Ritual, a water circuit that incorporates a deluge shower, eucalyptus steam room, hot and cold plunge pools and more.

Tia Wellness Resort (formerly Fusion Maia Da Nang), Vietnam

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Fusion Maia Da Nang

Globetrotters will dig the prime beachfront location along Vietnam’s My Khe Beach, where Tia manages to be exotic, luxurious and accessible, thanks to its all-inclusive policy. In addition to the modern rooms and meals with Pan-Asian flair, all spa services are included in the daily rate. When not indulging in an aromatherapy massage, you might lounge by the pool, relax in the sauna or take a stroll in the tropical garden.

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