Where to Go for a Mother-Daughter Spa Day This Mother's Day

The perfect gift for mom *and* the perfect excuse for a break from wedding planning!

Bride getting ready with mother

Photo by Olivia Rae James

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. 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-day spa excursion is also the perfect excuse to take a little break from wedding planning?

Spending quality time and enjoying stress-melting massages—what could be better? But to make this pampering present even more inciting, for Mother's Day a whole slew of spas are offering special treatments and indulgent packages, created with mom in mind.

To help you pick the perfect spot to spoil your mama, we rounded up eight luxury spas with amazing Mother’s Day offerings she’s sure to love (and you will too).

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The Phoenician | Scottsdale, Arizona

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The Phoenician invites matriarchs and offspring (18 and older) to unwind with an overnight at the AAA Five Diamond resort. The Mother's Day Spa Getaway package ($329) includes a 50-minute signature massage at the newly renovated, 40,000-square-foot-spa, plus luxurious lodgings. Between the pampering and snoozing? Savor time in the relaxation lounge or treat her to a blowout at the on-site Drybar.

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Spa Oceana at the Don Cesar | St. Petersburg, Florida

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The 11,000-square-foot Spa Oceana at the Don Cesar offers an array of ocean-inspired therapies. The Mom & Me Retreat ($340) promises two 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. Afterwards, why not sip a cup of tea on the rooftop garden overlooking the Gulf of Mexico?

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The Mulia Spa | Bali, Indonesia

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Make her jet-setter fantasies come true with a trip to Bali and a stay at a spectacular resort (ahem, the Mulia). In celebration of Mother’s Day, the award-winning spa created a Queen for a Day menu, which features two glow-getting body rituals: Magical Almond ($190) or Mulia Cashmere ($250). If you’re already flying around the world, why not splurge for both?

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Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado | Santa Fe

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Scenic beauty, intimate ambiance, and posh spa services make the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado a glorious girls’ vacay. The Mother's Day Springtime Special ($300) begins with a rose-infused bath and a lavender-infused facial towel. Next up? An essential oil massage. To commemorate the experience: macarons, bath salts, and an exfoliation mitt for mom.

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Sage Springs Club & Spa at Sunriver Resort | Sunriver, Oregon

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Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains just outside Bend, Sunriver Resort is the quintessential Oregon escape. The Mother’s Day Package ($159) at Sage Springs Club & Spa combines two seasonal services—an organic apricot flower facial and strawberry fields pedicure—into one exceptional 95-minute journey. For an extra $25, you can up the decadence with champagne and chocolate.

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Sea Spa at Congress Hall | Cape May, New Jersey

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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 May? The Mom’s Retreat ($125), which includes a Swedish massage with aromatherapy and vitamin C facial.

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Bamford Haybarn Spa at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge | Brooklyn

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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 head-to-toe massage. Bonus: the Mother’s Indulgence package ($345) is available the whole month.

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Miraval Arizona | Tucson, Arizona

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Want to make May 13 extra memorable? Whisk her away to Miraval Arizona. With a day package ($299), 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. #daughteroftheyear

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