While mom deserves to be celebrated every day of the year, Mother's Day offers the chance to really let her shine. And while a beautiful bouquet of flowers will always impress, if you’re trying to decide what to give the most important lady in your life, why not treat her to some well-deserved pampering? A day—or weekend—at a lavish spa is the ultimate gift, and what makes it even more meaningful is that you can do it together. Oh, and did we mention a mother-daughter spa excursion is also the perfect excuse to take a little break from wedding planning? Talk about a win-win.
Think about spending quality time and enjoying stress-eliminating massages—what could be better? And to make this pampering present even more enticing, many spas even offer special treatments and indulgent packages for Mother's Day, specifically created with mom in mind.
To help you pick the perfect spot to spoil your mom, we rounded up 11 luxury spas with amazing offerings that she's sure to love.
The Spa at The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Arizona
The Phoenician invites mother-daughter duos to unwind with an overnight at the AAA Five Diamond resort. Start off by celebrating Mother's Day with a 50-minute signature massage, and then finish with a luxury facial. Between the pampering and snoozing? Savor time in the relaxation lounge or treat her to a blowout at the on-site Drybar.
Spa Oceana at The Don Cesar, St. Petersburg, Florida
The 11,000-square-foot Spa Oceana at The Don Cesar offers an array of ocean-inspired therapies. Enjoy hours of blissful bonding, starting with custom organic facials. With your complexions in tip-top shape, it’s time to catch up during side-by-side manicures and pedicures. Afterward, why not sip a cup of tea on the rooftop garden overlooking the Gulf of Mexico?
The Mulia Spa, Bali, Indonesia
Make her jet-setter fantasies come true with a trip to Bali and a stay at a spectacular resort like The Mulia. In celebration of Mother’s Day, the award-winning spa will be the perfect treat for mom to enjoy time in their meditative steam rooms, followed by a relaxing massage. If you’re already flying around the world, you might as well splurge, right?
Salish Lodge & Spa, Snoqualmie, Washington
What if you could go to the spa while overlooking a magnificent waterfall? You certainly can at Salish Lodge & Spa. Snoqualmie Falls is a signature Pacific Northwest attraction, and the Salish Lodge sits right next to the park, offering viewpoints from the lodge, their restaurants, and their spa. Plan for mom to enjoy a massage while overlooking the rushing waterfall below and pair it with an herb and honey scrub using honey from the lodge's on-site apiary for the ultimate experience.
Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Scenic beauty, intimate ambiance, and posh spa services make the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado a glorious option for a mother-daughter vacation. Mother's Day at this retreat can mean full head-to-toe massages and ultra-hydrating facials for both you and mom.
Sage Springs Club & Spa at Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Oregon
Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains just outside Bend, Sunriver Resort is the quintessential Oregon escape. Mom can enjoy being pampered with a pedicure utilizing locally grown lavender paired with one of the spa's purifying or hydrating body wraps. Add on champagne and chocolate for the two of you for an extra special experience.
Bamford Haybarn Spa at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, New York
Guided by the philosophy “what goes on the body is as important as what we put inside,” Bamford Haybarn Spa at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is a holistic haven. Urban moms can bliss out with an organic facial, followed by a head-to-toe massage.
Miraval Resort, Tucson, Arizona
Whisk mom away to Arizona's Miraval Resort to make Mother's Day extra special. With a day package, mom can enjoy full access to the spa and fitness facilities, unlimited wellness activities, a healthy lunch, and a resort credit to use towards everything from desert mud wraps to floating meditation. Don’t live locally? You can always make a weekend of it.
The Spa at The Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene Idaho
Set in Idaho, right on the edge of Lake Coeur d'Alene, The Spa at The Coeur d'Alene Resort is the perfect lakeside escape, boasting the option for an aroma mineral soak or a waterfall massage. Treat mom to options like a hot stone massage or nourishing body treatment for a relaxing day together.
Sea Spa at Congress Hall, Cape May, New Jersey
May is all about mom at Congress Hall, America's oldest coastal resort. Sea Spa is an ocean-centric oasis, where mother-daughter duos can relish restorative rituals in yellow and white striped treatment rooms. On the menu for Mother's Day? A deep tissue massage, a vitamin C facial, and a complimentary glass of champagne.
The Spa at Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York
Pair rustic, mountain decor with luxurious treatments at Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York. The spa offers hydrotherapy baths of sea salts, magnesium, and arnica with Swedish and deep tissue massages for the ultimate escape. Pair a massage with a hydrafacial or mud wrap for the perfect relaxing experience.