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The spas of Newport Beach offer laid back luxury and sumptuous soothing for the ultimate in health, wellness and pampering.
There’s something about a few hours (or even days!) spent in the comfortable confines of a resort or day spa that leaves a visitor feeling rejuvenated. With sparkling pools, lavish lounges and skilled therapists, the top spas in Newport Beach offer a world-class level of luxury and relaxation.
Hotel and Resort Spas
Celebs and other serious spa-goers are known to book a multiday retreat at the Spa at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach’s only Forbes Five-Star Spa and California’s top-rated resort spa, according to Condé Nast Traveler. Or go for the Coastal Renewal, which features ocean algae and Mediterranean herbs in a scrub, wrap and massage. Golfers at the resort’s world-famous courses can try the Yoga Golf combination or the innovative Golfer’s Spa Tune-Up, which includes a massage using golf balls as pressure points.
The Spa at Island Hotel Newport Beach takes spa-goers on an exotic global island voyage. For a Hawaiian escape, book the Lomi Lomi massage, a traditional healing technique that balances mind, body and spirit. Try the Ultimate Body Treatment at Balboa Bay Resort, (the spa is open to members and guests only). Try the Roman Body Facial at the Fairmont Hotel’s Amadeus Spa to feel truly pampered. For an “only in Newport Beach” twist, Marriott Hotel’s Pure Blu Spa offers seashell massages, using warm tiger conch shells drizzled in oil or the Marriott Newport Beach Pure Blu Spa, the Bamboo Lime Massage, where the therapist kneads tension out with heated bamboo sticks.
Day Spas and Salons
Health, beauty and wellness are top priorities for many in Newport Beach, so visitors can take advantage of an amazing array of day spas and salons. Favorites of in-the-know Newport locals include Happy Nails at Fashion Island, a salon and spa refuge on a busy shopping day, and aesthetician magician Grace Gutierrez, a favorite of many of OC’s most flawless faces who works her magic at True Grace Skincare. Luxurious anti-aging procedures are available at Leur Lab. Other select day spas include Amadeus Day Spa and Bellagio Spa, along with many others.
*Photo Courtesy of Balboa Bay Resort