These Las Vegas Spas Will Change the Way You Think About Sin City

Forget the nightclub—or don't. These Vegas spas will bring you back to life either way

Updated 07/14/17
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Sure, Vegas has a reputation for debauchery, but when it comes to honeymooning in Sin City, these OTT Las Vegas spas make the case for more than just booze-fueled nights on the town. Believe it or not, the four-mile-long Las Vegas Strip is home to tons of world-class resorts that are all about wellness. (There's even a Canyon Ranch inside the Palazzo.) Looking to indulge in daily deep-tissue massages? Test out an authentic Turkish-bath-style hammam for the first time? Relax your body from the inside out with a soothing hydrotherapy circuit? Whether you want to undo the damage from the night before or just while away the entire day in a soothing environment, there are tons of Las Vegas spas that will help you unwind and relax. And isn't that what honeymoons are all about?

Here, a look at some of our favorites:

The Cosmo is the resort of choice for both bachelorette groups and honeymoon couples. Stepping into the 50,000-square-foot spa is like finding your own desert oasis: The walls are done in textured sandstone that ripples like sandy dunes; the halls are accented with waterfalls that cascade from the ceiling. Step into the ultimate couples' treatment room—the $95-an-hour spa penthouse—you'll really find nirvana. The space comes with its own steam room, side-by-side hydrotherapy tubs, wet bar, and relaxation lounge.

Treatment to book: The Moroccan Journey starts in the 1,200-square-foot hammam, where you’ll be cleansed with black neroli soap and exfoliated with a shea butter bamboo scrub and traditional Kese mitt, before receiving a detoxifying rhassoul clay masque and Kalahari melon hydrator. The treatment also includes a relaxing stint in the eucalyptus steam roam and soaking tub, followed by a full-body signature Sahra Massage.

While most Las Vegas spas are loaded with bells and whistles, Mandarin Oriental’s boutique space is all about exclusivity and authenticity. The dark woods, gray marble, and pops of jewel-tone colors channel an Asian vibe in line with the brand's provenance, while the traditional, formal service (all treatments start with a Chinese foot ritual) and gorgeous hammam steam room (with lights that glisten off the mosaic tiles) feel ultraluxe. The best part of any treatment, though, is when you end up in the calming Laconium Room, complete with contoured heated benches and breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip.

Treatment to book: The Journey into Stillness treatment is all about tuning out the noise of the city—and of life. From the foot ritual and scrub to start to the specialized face and scalp massage (using acupressure points) to the full-body massage (that incorporates healing tourmailine crystals and sound therapy), this treatment will without doubt induce a deep state of relaxation.

ESPA is all about results-driven treatments using all-natural products, so expect a soothing, intimate vibe at this two-floor spa. Therapists are extensively trained in the ESPA techniques—and their hard work pays off when you're able to customize your own wellness journey based on their assessment of your holistic needs. Don't miss the signature hydrotherapy circuit (called the "European heat experiences"), which rotates you through hot and cold tubs, a steam, a sauna, and ice room, for rapid temperature changes that are incredibly therapeutic.

Treatment to book: On the Rocks is a 110-minute chakra-balancing treatment that begins with body brushing and an exfoliating body polish, followed by a calming massage using essential oils and volcanic stones, and a facial and scalp massage using ESPA’s signature Hair & Scalp Mud.

If you've ever visited a spa that specializes in water-based therapies (Turkish, Greek, Roman baths, for instance), then you'll appreciate this 50,000-square-foot facility inside Caesars Palace, which takes its inspiration from the ancient Roman traditions of relaxation. With its cascading waterfalls, 51 treatment rooms, three opulent Roman baths, Crystal Body Art Room, tea room, and Arctic Ice Room (where snow literally falls from the ceiling)—Qua is what a Vegas superspa is really all about. And with the opening of the Nobu Hotel inside Caesars, Qua also has an exclusive Nobu spa menu, which incorporates Asian therapies and further classifies this spot as one of Vegas's most all-encompassing wellness destinations.

Treatment to book: The 90-minute Nagomi Ritual (on the Nobu spa menu) begins with a traditional Japanese foot bath and includes a facial and full-body massage that incorporates Thai, Balinese, and shiatsu therapies.

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