It’s another Terrific Tuesday, which for me means Travel Tuesday. (Hey, if it ends in day, I could write about travel. Seriously.) I just got back from a wonderful girls only trip to Disney World with some amazing ladies, so I am supremely spoiled and suffering from re-entry back into Mommy Mode. In other words, I could use some relaxation! So I’m going to reminisce about Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, specifically the Red Lane Spa. I think the word spa should officially change its spelling to sp-AAH because everything about a spa experience should exude tranquility and relaxation. The Red Lane Spa at Beaches Turks and Caicos makes that a definite yes. But just to truly test the theory, my daughter and I were willing test subjects and the beneficiaries of two magnificent massages.
Red Lane Spa at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa
Yes, we signed up for mommy-daughter spa treatments, albeit on different days. And we also had the added bonus of experiencing BOTH spas at the resort: mine was at the French Village location and Taylor’s was at the Key West Spa. Frankly, both are exceptional and create the ambiance that you are in for a zen encounter like no other.
Either spa you choose, you will be pampered from head to toe. I would say that the French Village Spa seemed like the older sister with a stately elegance, mahogany lockers, and marble floors.
Contrast that with the Key West spa, which seemed the younger, zen/meditation inspired sister. A bamboo garden, more modern changing facilities, and the overall vibe of the Key West Spa embraces you the moment you arrive. Actually, truth be told, I think I liked the public spaces and the amenities of the Key West location a bit better since I got to check them both out. Of course, in fairness, I hurried from my spa treatment at the French Village to meet up with my family for what I thought would be a snorkeling excursion that didn’t materialize because of the high winds. Guess I just have to go back!
Coincidentally, we both had same massage therapist, Valerie, so I knew she was in “good hands” (get it?!) She has been doing massage therapy for almost 30 years!
The hardest part of Red Lane Spa is deciding what treatment(s) you want-they all sound delightful! But once I saw the Raindrop Dreams massage, I was sold. Described as “90 minutes of pure escape. Designed to bring you back into connection with your physical and energetic balance, Raindrop Dreams harnesses the healing power of aromatherapy. This ritual begins with your therapist sprinkling seven essential oils along your spine, followed by a hypnotic, full-body and foot massage experience.” Um, yes, please! Not to be excluded, the teens have their own menu of specialty treatments called Ginger Lily. After deciding on a massage, Taylor could choose between Front Porch Punch Shea Butter, Sweet Cream Body Milk, or Strawberry Smash Massage. All the scents were available for her to sample before she decided on the Front Porch Punch. As you can tell, I am raisng her right–she definitely embraced the spa atmosphere!
Good news: you can also order your favorite Red Lane Spa products online (although I think the better approach would be to get them in person!) If you find yourself on property at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa (or any of the Beaches or Sandals Resorts), I would say a Red Lane Spa treatment is as essential to your Caribbean vacation as sunscreen! In other words, you MUST check it out!