Meritage Explore Issue 1 - Page 10

Luxury Spa TR E A T M EN T S W I T H A L OCA L F L AI R A A sense of place makes for an enhanced spa experience t Meritage Collection resorts, no two spas are alike, and that’s one of the many things that set them apart. Local ingredients and a special sense of place enhance the experience for each spa guest. For example, guests at the Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort in Kauai can look forward to island ingredients for one-of-a-kind spa treatments that enhance the Hawaiian vacation. “The Spa at Ko’a Kea uses a lot of local ingredients,” says Dana Flower, marketing manager for the Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort. “The signature Aloha ‘Aina Ritual includes a soothing body wrap of indigenous red clay and coconut. Another ritual uses Kauai Coffee and Hawaiian sugar to exfoliate.” At Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, the resort takes full advantage of its loca- tion. In fact, it’s the only resort in Santa Barbara located directly on the ocean. As such, the spa offers rooftop treatments to help guests enjoy the California coast. The spa’s Rooftop Terrace is the setting for a variety of open-air treatments, com- plemented by cool sea breezes and stunning ocean views. The rooftop Mud Bar is designed to be shared with friends and loved ones. The experience includes self-applied marine mud to help detox, lift water retention and infuse the skin with antioxidants and minerals. Let the mud do its work while enjoying a refresh- ing cocktail. In addition, the terrace offers two private lounge areas for European sunbathing and relaxation. Meritage Collection spas also feature ESPA products, which are made of the purest extracts and founded on the idea that nature offers remarkable powers to calm, refresh and renew. Whether your travels take you along the coast to La Jolla, Newport Beach, Hunting- ton Beach, Santa Barbara or Kauai, or inland to Napa Valley, a unique spa experience awaits to enhance your sense of place and your relaxation. 10 M E R I TA G E C O L L E C T I O N . C O M S TAY G O L D E N