Destination Discovery: Connecticut


destination discovery spas in connecticut

Destination Discovery: Connecticut

The state of spa travel is alive and well in the state of Connecticut, courtesy of a distinct spa and wellness collection that make relaxing and staying healthy oh so easy. Seaside Tuscan villa-style retreats, pulsating casino properties, and beautiful country havens are among the resort and hotel spas that call this place home—read on to discover some of the finest spas in Connecticut.

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The Spa at Delamar at Delamar Greenwich Harbor – Greenwich, Connecticut

Destination Discovery: Connecticut

Venture to the heart of Tuscany by way of charming Greenwich, Connecticut: Bordering the Long Island Sound shores (600 feet of private dock await those arriving via yacht), the villa-esque Delamar Greenwich Harbor is a mix of Mediterranean flair and exquisite luxury. Fine elements include a signature Provençal-style restaurant and French stone fireplaces, but what we find to be the centerpiece is a chic spa that showcases lavish Biologique Recherche and Valmont treatments. The boutique wellness space exudes calm intimacy—there are two treatment rooms and a nail salon—and refined decadence that mirrors the Greenwich hotel’s vibe.

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destination discovery spas in connecticut

Agora Spa at the Stamford Marriott - Stamford, Connecticut

Destination Discovery: Connecticut

Agora, meaning “to gather” in Greek, is a 3,600-square-foot spa found on the second floor of the downtown Stamford Marriott. Upon arrival, head to one of the men’s and women’s lounges, equipped with flat-screen TVs and offering a menu of light refreshments such as hummus, egg white frittata, and Greek salad; accoutrements in separate locker rooms include 13-head Swiss showers and steam rooms. Spa-goers have their selection of services that can be taken in one of the six private treatment rooms, the couple’s room, or the hydrotherapy room—options include the signature Agora Energy Facial (50/80 mins; $140/$185).

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destination discovery spas in connecticut

Elemis Spa at Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, Connecticut

Destination Discovery: Connecticut

Gaming, golf, and spa-going make up the itinerary at Mohegan Sun in southeastern Connecticut—so you can bet you’ll stay entertained from morning ’til night.  Spa design subtly pays tribute to the Mohegan tribe, while treatments are inspired by 10 exotic cultures and ancient rituals. Options include the Sensory Dry-Float Bed Experience (30 mins; $45); other elements to help you relax following a day of casino fun include relaxation lounges, a full-service hair/nail salon, gym, and exercise studio. Did we also mention hotel amenities include a convention center, two entertainment venues, and bi-level shopping arcade?

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G-Spa at MGM Grand at Foxwoods - Mashantucket, Connecticut

Destination Discovery: Connecticut

Ever caught an episode of The Rachael Ray Show and saw her BFF/style guru Gretta Monahan included in a segment? Well Gretta’s the girl behind G-Spa at MGM Grand at Foxwoods, a 21,000-square-foot, 12-treatment-room complex with a stylish range of amenities: a fitness center, indoor lap pool, Jacuzzi with floor-to-ceiling windows, outdoor patio overlooking the forest, aromatherapy steam rooms, herbal saunas, and Vichy shower rooms. Unique spa rituals include the G Spa Maize and Mountain Laurel Body Scrub (50 mins; $135), a Native American-inspired service that highlights ground maize and mountain laurel flower native to southeastern New England.

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Sanno Spa at Saybrook Point Inn

Sanno at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa - Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Destination Discovery: Connecticut

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa lies at the meeting place of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound, a stone’s throw from historic Old Saybrook. Inside the inn you’ll find the spa, Sanno, derived from the Latin word meaning “to make sound” or “to heal.” Refresh against the southern Connecticut shoreline with unique services like The Kate (50 mins; $118), a polish-rinse-wrap combo that pays tribute to former Connecticut native and Old Saybrook neighbor Katharine Hepburn—or reinvigorate in the health club, which comes stocked with indoor/outdoor pools, sun decks, a whirlpool, steam room, sauna, and workout equipment.

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Spa House at Mayflower Grace

Spa House at The Mayflower Grace - Washington, Connecticut

Destination Discovery: Connecticut

The focus of The Mayflower Grace, a AAA Five Diamond and Mobil Five Star winner, is its destination spa-type experience, where you can reserve a stay complete with unlimited spa treatments, five-night accommodations, three gourmet spa meals daily, and wellness activities that range from challenging to restorative; upon reservation you’ll be given an advisor to help handcraft your personalized stay. At the centerpiece of The Mayflower Grace is Spa House: Occupying 20,000 square feet, this wellbeing facility hosts a marble thermal sanctuary, Garden Room lounge, domed whirlpool, indoor pool, seasonally scented steam rooms, and four exercise studios.

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destination discovery spas in connecticut

Sounds of the Sea Spa at Madison Beach Hotel – Madison, Connecticut

Destination Discovery: Connecticut

Sounds of the Sea Spa, complete with a fitness center and yoga studio, occupies three floors of the Madison Beach Hotel. Upon arrival and after treatments, you’ll be ushered into a relaxation room to refresh with imported teas or flavored waters and to nosh on healthy snacks. The spa features a good number of classic body, skin-care, and nail services (think deep-tissue massage, mud wrap, and deep-cleansing facial), along with seaworthy therapies befitting of its name, such as the Soothing Waves Massage (60/90 mins; $115/$145). Pilates and yoga classes (including beachfront yoga) are also available.

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The Norwich Spa at Foxwoods

The Norwich Spa at Foxwoods - Mashantucket, Connecticut

Destination Discovery: Connecticut

Yes, the AAA Four Diamond Foxwoods Resort Casino is home to six casinos, various entertainment venues, and a dozen-plus retail outlets, but it’s also where The Norwich Spa, a serene sanctuary on the ninth floor of the Grand Pequot Tower, resides. Providing the perfect respite prior to or following a day of casino fun, the spa welcomes winners and unlucky gamers alike to some unwind time in the steam room, sauna, swimming pool, veranda, salon, fitness center, or one of the 11 treatment rooms, where services like the Jasmine Java Hydrating Wrap (80 mins/$175-$195) take place.

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The Spa at Norwich Inn

The Spa at Norwich Inn - Norwich, Connecticut

Destination Discovery: Connecticut

Head to southeastern Connecticut and find the Georgian colonial-style Spa at Norwich Inn, a member of the Historic Hotels of America. If you’re a guest of the 100-room, 42-acre inn, you’re invited to participate in morning walks and meditation, plus, you have access to the spa and health/fitness center. The spa has 37 treatment areas and a classic New England feel, complemented by a menu of restorative rituals. Men- and teen-designed menus are available, as are salon and Ayurvedic services, tarot card readings, day and overnight packages, and “fragile client” treatments developed in partnership with The ECHO Cancer Foundation.

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destination discovery spas in connecticut

The Spa Suite at Delamar Southport – Southport, Connecticut

Destination Discovery: Connecticut

Delamar Southport, sister property to Delamar Greenwich Harbor, evokes New England elegance—custom furniture, antique marble floors, and a French limestone hearth greet guests in the hotel lobby—an hour outside of Manhattan. The theme of Southport property’s spa is uncomplicated, and the space is on the petite side: There is one treatment suite with lovely accoutrements like a steam shower and living room with a gas fireplace; solo spa-goers or couples can utilize the suite for various massage and skin-care modalities. If staying at the hotel, you’re welcome to use the suite’s living area when not in use.

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