The 5 best beach spa getaways

Relax, refresh, and recharge at these top beach resort spas.
firepit in resort courtyard surrounded by palm trees
room in San Luis Resort in Galveston, Texas

Between work stress, home upkeep, and day-to-day worries, you don’t need to look far when thinking of reasons to book a getaway. When was the last time you treated yourself to some well-deserved pampering? Whether bringing the family along, planning a romantic weekend, or indulging in a solo retreat, the best remedy for burnout lies in a day of hot tubbing, deep tissue massages, and relaxing by the ocean (cucumber slices over your eyes—optional).

Make the most of your trip with a beachfront resort that pulls out all the stops: secluded beaches, resort amenities, yoga classes, an on-site spa, and convenient access to nice restaurants. Here are our picks for the most soothing beach spa resorts that will have you feeling better in no time.

boardwalk of Portofino Island Resort in Pensacola Beach, Florida

1. Portofino Island Resort

Pensacola Beach, Florida

Resting along the white sands of Florida’s panhandle, Portofino Island Resort offers opportunities for warm-weather activities and deep relaxation in addition to their luxury condo rentals. The resort’s lifestyle center offers spa services, a fitness center, personal training, a smoothie bar, and spa shop. After a day on the golf course or trying out new water sports with the family, spoil yourself in a full spa experience with a moisturizing facial, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, couples massage, or aromatherapy.

outdoor pool located in San Luis Resort

2. San Luis Resort, Spa, and Conference Center

Galveston, Texas

Keep every vacation wish at your fingertips along the Gulf Coast. Galveston Island boasts 32 miles of sugar-white beaches, and there’s no better way to take in the tranquility than San Luis Resort’s lavish, full service spa resort. Sip a cocktail by the swimming pool, kick your feet up for a pedicure, and breathe in the gulf breeze during a body wrap or therapeutic massage.

Resort grounds with resort pool and manicured lawns at Honua Kai Resort

3. Honua Kai Resort

Maui, Hawaii

Spend time away where natural island beauty and luxury resorts meet. This oceanfront oasis keeps you close to the tropical, crystal clear waters and fantastic views while you rejuvenate. In between your trips to the secluded beach and their 3-acre pool network, Honua Kai Resort’s Ho’ola Spa offers Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massages, aromatherapy, body treatments, and skin care spa services.

The Beach Club Resort pool

4. The Beach Club Resort

Gulf Shores, Alabama

As if Gulf Shores’s natural coastline wasn’t calming enough, you can loosen your shoulders and let your stress slip away at this beachside luxury spa. Treatments include:

  • Pain relief and Swedish massages
  • Facials
  • Sugar scrubs
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Hair salon services

Make your reservation and enjoy The Beach Club Resort’s additional amenities, including indoor pools, outdoor pools, direct beach access, onsite restaurants, a fitness center, an arcade, and a sauna and steam room.

Aerial view of Diamond Beach Resort features lazy river and resort pools

5. Diamond Beach Resort

Galveston, Texas

A private beach, sparkling pools, and spa treatments—what more could you ask for? Diamond Beach Resort is a new gulf-front luxury resort located along the tropical Gulf Coast, where you can split your time between amusement parks, fine dining downtown, and all the resort amenities that await you back at your home base. Take your pick with a three-tiered outdoor infinity pool with a waterslide, private movie theater, wine tasting room, swim-up bar, fitness center, and spa, offering aromatherapy, massages and couples massages, and skin care treatments.


De-stress one massage at a time

Best beach resort spas FAQ

A destination spa is a resort centered around a spa, typically based in a location that has spa benefits, like hot springs, mineral springs, or an array of treatment rooms. At a resort spa, the onsite facility is one amenity in addition to the resort’s other offerings.

While facilities and spa services differ, standard spa treatments include:

  • Saunas or steam rooms
  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body wraps
  • Manicures and pedicures

Spa treatments can be ordered a la carte or with a full spa package.

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