Miles of idyllic beaches and an inescapable sense of calm have already given the Caribbean a reputation for attracting relaxation-minded travelers. Add luxury resorts brimming with innovative wellness therapies, and you have found the perfect place for your next spa retreat.
From the lush jungle of Nevis to the glamorous shores of St. Barth, here are eight of our favorite island spa sanctuaries open now. All are easily accessible when you fly Tradewind with regularly scheduled shuttles and private charters throughout the Caribbean.
Le Spa at Le Barthélemy
Set on a pristine stretch of Grand Cul de Sac, the appropriately named Le Spa is a haven for holistic wellness that opened in 2016 when Le Barthélemy first debuted on the island. The beachfront retreat features an open-air atrium that invites the outdoors in as guests indulge in revitalizing facials, massages, and body treatments with La Mer products. Along with a signature rain shower, you can find a blow dry bar and nail bar with eco-friendly polishes.
Our Recommendation: Restore radiance to your skin with The La Mer Miracle Broth Facial, which includes a bespoke facial massage, a pure infusion of Miracle Broth, and an ice sequence.
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla
On the northwest shore of the island atop sweeping coastal bluffs, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla welcomes those seeking relaxation with a sleek infinity pool, oceanfront yoga classes, and truly personalized spa experiences. Step into an elegant seaside treatment room or take a breath of fresh salt air when you opt for a spa cabana. The innovative rituals here are inspired by nature, the elements, and cultures from around the world.
Our Recommendation: Detoxify your skin with an Anguilla Salt Scrub, using ingredients that are native to the island. Your experience includes a citrus vanilla mask, scalp and foot massage, and body wrap.
The Palms Spa at Nisbet Plantation
Both serene and adventurous, Nevis is a paradise for travelers looking to balance mind, body, and spirit. In The Palms Spa at the historic Nisbet Plantation, pamper yourself with stress-melting treatments highlighting fresh fruit, spices, mud, and seaweed in an intimate setting. Spa Director Valencia Griffin will recommend indulgences like the signature Island Breeze Massage followed by a glass of champagne on the palm-lined patio.
Our Recommendation: Another favorite of the Spa Director, the Tropical Citrus & Honey Tonic Body Wrap features sweet tangerines, oranges, and island honey. Enjoy a gentle scrub, warm body tonic and wrap, scalp massage, and shea butter body massage.
Blue Spa at Carlisle Bay Antigua
Framed by pristine beaches and lush rainforest and gardens, Blue Spa at Carlisle Bay Antigua beckons with deeply relaxing treatments that use wild, organic, hand-harvested seaweed. The sanctuary on the southern shore of the island features West Indian massages, reiki, and more in a peaceful setting where gentle breezes come through the open plantation shutters.
Our Recommendation: A complete head-to-toe experience, the Rescue Me Ritual includes a scalp massage, exfoliation, stretching, and body massage using the world’s first organic seaweed oil with anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Spa by CuisinArt
With a renewed focus on whole-body wellness and biodynamic treatments, Spa by CuisinArt returns this season at the beautiful CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa on Rendezvous Bay. A farm-to-spa program is powered by the resort’s hydroponic farm, with herb-infused scrubs and wraps made with ingredients directly from the farm. In the Healing Waters Pool, guests can enjoy hydrotherapy and restorative soaks in nutrient-rich mineralized saltwater, while an array of workshops provide opportunities to create custom scrubs and salts and to learn about specific areas of wellness like essential oils.
Our Recommendation: Rejuvenate your body with the Aqua Massage inspired by Anguilla’s crystalline waters. A therapist moves you through warm, healing saltwater using gentle massage and stretching techniques.
Spa Sisley at Hotel Christopher
Discover Spa Sisley where the art of living well meets the ocean on St. Barth. The tranquil sanctuary on the island’s northern coast highlights Sisley Phyto-Aromatic Treatments known for their use of essential oils and plant extracts. Each treatment is inspired by rituals from all over the world and created with a respect for local traditions.
Our Recommendation: Schedule a Sisley After-Sun Ritual at the end of a beach day to enjoy both the Zen Harmony body treatment – a complete aromatic body massage designed for extreme relaxation and regeneration – and the After-Sun Facial for supple and radiant skin.
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies
A tropical garden sanctuary, the spa at Four Seasons Resort Nevis brims with relaxing experiences, from Vinyasa and power yoga to a plunge pool with a volcanic stone waterfall. Among the many innovative treatments, the spa features rituals from the exclusive THÉMAÉ Paris that blend the antioxidant benefits of tea and spring water with modern technology. The benefits of Bush tea and homegrown remedies are ancient traditions on Nevis, and you won’t find THÉMAÉ treatments anywhere else in the Caribbean.
Our Recommendation: For full-body exfoliation, choose the Coconut, Rum, and Brown Sugar Scrub using ingredients native to the West Indies. After your treatment, a complimentary Rum Cocktail awaits you at any of the resort bars.
The Jumby Bay Spa
On a 300-acre private island with four and a half miles of white-sand shoreline, The Jumby Bay Spa is a newly designed oasis by the sea. With a contemporary design, the space offers a shaded open-air relaxation lounge, plunge pool, ocean-view treatment rooms, and an expansive fitness and yoga pavilion. The treatments combine modern therapy with the ancient healing remedies of West Indies and African cultures, and each begins with a welcoming foot ritual.
Our Recommendation: Antigua’s healers have historically regarded the pairing of hot and cold as a balance between the natural and supernatural worlds. In the Amerindian Healing Ritual, enjoy a full-body cleanse followed by a warm, herbal oil and then a cooling blend of aloe, peppermint, and menthol for complete balance.
Featured Photo: Carlisle Bay Antigua