5 spa experiences for kids
1. A Mother-Daughter moment in Spain
The hotel: Housed in a former paper mill just outside downtown Santiago de Compostela, the A Quinta da Auga Hotel & Spa combines the charm of yesteryear with quintessential comfort.
What’s on the spa menu: Boasting a hydrotherapy pool, ice fountain, sauna, essential-oil showers, and whirlpools, the hotel’s five-star spa is one of the most beautiful in Galicia. For a timeless mother-daughter moment, reserve the Madre e Hija ritual: a rose-tinged bath and massage, facial, shampoo, and blow-dry. A full 210 minutes of happiness for two.
2. Kid-sized well-being in the Maldives
The hotel: In the middle of the Indian Ocean, tucked between a coral reef and a lush jungle, the Soneva Fushi is an island paradise for chic Swiss Family Robinsons. The five-star hotel offers a movie theater, an observatory, an outstanding kids’ club, a spa, and six restaurants.
What’s on the spa menu: Between the yoga classes for tykes, pool parties, and treasure hunts, children can reserve spa treatments with their friends, along with manicures and hairstyling. For kids only!
3. The art of baby massage in Provence
The hotel: Deep in the Provencal vineyards, in the Luberon region of southern France, is Coquillade Village, a hotel designed for the family dream vacation.
What’s on the spa menu: The spa, spanning 1500m2, offers a sauna, hammock, steam bath, Kneipp baths, ice fountain, sensory shower, heated indoor pool, and outdoor Jacuzzis, just what city-dwellers need to achieve true relaxation. Beyond the treatments usually available to adults, the Spa holds special sessions to teach you how to massage your baby, either à la carte or in a mini-workshop. There are also babysitters available at the Spa, so parents can leave their little ones in capable hands while enjoying that solo treatment they’ve longed for.
4. Rituals for teens in South Africa
The hotel: Between Stellenbosch and Franschoek, on the loftiest crest of the Helshoogte Pass, the Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa offers luxury accommodations in a landscape carpeted with vineyards.
What’s on the spa menu: While parents enjoy soothing moments at the spa or by the pool, special well-being experts are available to teenagers for tailor-made wellness experiences. Among the à la carte treatments for ages 12 to 17 are a deep organic facial cleansing perfect for adolescent skin, a soothing massage, a cleansing back massage, and a full beauty ritual encompassing a facial cleansing treatment, a natural-looking makeover, and a deluxe manicure and pedicure.
5. Well-being for petite sweets lovers in Switzerland
The hotel: Located just above Leukerbad in a building dating back to 1834, Les Sources des Alpes blends traditional charm with contemporary flair.
What’s on the spa menu: While adults enjoy a swim in the outdoor thermal pool, children (ages 12 and under) can enjoy special treatments designed just for them: a candy-floss-scent facial cleansing, a choconuts-scent nourishing facial mask, a massage with vanilla-strawberry or honey-vanilla cream, even a soothing honey-vanilla-scent massage for back, neck, arms and legs.