Recommend October 2015 - (Page 22)

SPA Wars MIKE TOY PHOTOGRAPHY ed wetschler If all the independently owned, ultra-upmarket all-inclusives have splendid beaches, designer decor, and chefs who can crank out foie gras foam in their sleep, how can a resort distinguish itself from the pack, even if it is a small pack? By amping up its wellness programs, from spa treatments to exercise regimens to serving organic food. Here's how a half dozen great all-inclusives exhibit their wellness bona fides (all rates are per night for one couple, high season). You'll be hearing more about Buccament Bay Resort, on St. Vincent, when the long-delayed $250 million SVG airport finally opens; its debut has been pushed back to late 2015. Buccament Bay's ESPA spa, which opened in 2010, offers a variety of body and beauty treatments indoors and outdoors. Notably, five of those treatments are specifically for men. The fitness center features 22 october 2015 the latest Technogym equipment and Active Wellness TV touch screens. It's reasonable to expect that rates will go up appreciably once the new airport starts luring new visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines; meanwhile, a 1-bedroom Garden View Villa in high season costs $1,501.50 per couple, and that includes taxes and fees. When I first stayed at Curtain Bluff the focus was on family, fine wine and tennis. This Antigua classic continues to excel there, but in recent years it has also expanded the massage and beauty salon menu at its spa, radically upgraded its fitness facility, and ramped up its water aerobics, yoga, muscle toning, and Pilates classes. This year it also debuted a Living Well package featuring Adam Rosante, founder of The People's Bootcamp and author of "The 30-Second Body." (Just 30 seconds? Sign me up.) recommend.com http://www.recommend.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend October 2015

Editor’s Notes
Hotel Desk: Starwood’s The Luxury Collection
Tour Talk: Defining Luxury
The Butler Did It
The BodyHoliday, Saint Lucia
Spa Wars
Raising the Bar in Mexico
Spa Treats
Chic Stays
Official Florida Travel Industry Education Program—Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Course
Stay Well at MGM Grand
Southbound, by Design
Speaking “Bespoke” in Europe
Indulgent Experiences
New Asian Beauties

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