Having written about all the fun activities and services for kids at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, I wanted to also mention the additional amenities for adults, including the Red Lane Spa.
Social Media on the Sand attendees were extended a 20% off services at the spa, so I managed to steal away from the family for some mom-only pampering before our flight back to reality. The amount I saved with the discount, I ended up applying back to the bill for gratuity as it is not included. The spa menu was pretty comprehensive, ranging from couples massages to pedicures. Pricing was on the higher side, but not out of the ordinary for a luxury resort spa.
There are two Caribbean-inspired Red Lane Spas at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort – one located in the French Village and another in the new Key West Village. I chose to book my appointment at the latter figuring that since the village was just built in 2014 it would be the better one to visit. While I can’t say if it was better, since I didn’t visit both spas, I found this two-floor facility a tranquil respite.
The locker room area was smaller than I expected, but it had all the usual spa conveniences: lockers, vanities, bathrooms, showers, toiletries and a steam room. Unfortunately, there was a sign outside the steam room door stating it was currently out of order. This really bummed me out since one of my favorite things about going to a spa is spending time in a steam room after a treatment. However, I didn’t have time to spare before we had to check out anyway, so all’s well that ends well.
The robes provided were silky and not too heavy, thus mindful of the tropical surroundings. I actually meant to ask if they were available for purchase, but didn’t get to it. Too bad. Also, at 9:30 a.m. on a Sunday, the spa was surprisingly empty, thus making it all the more peaceful.
I especially enjoyed waiting for my appointment in the relaxation room, which had lots of natural light streaming in from the view of a private backyard with Zen water and stones on display. The lounge chairs were comfortable and there was a dispenser of fruit-infused water as well as a selection of loose leaf teas. I was so excited about the tea part, because the rest of the resort featured boring Lipton varieties. Seeing full loose leaf tea bags was heavenly. I tried a cup of ambrosia white tea and later the passion green tea on my way out.
For my treatment, I chose a Tropical Glow Facial. According to the spa brochure, “this treatment is to designed to help prevent photo-aging, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, decrease hyperpigmentation and increase collagen production. This treatment includes a deep cleanse, papaya and pineapple enzyme exfoliation, extraction and vitamin-rich mask followed by a facial and a hand and arm massage that will leave you feeling perfectly renewed.”
I definitely walked away with my skin glowing. Best of all, they adapt their treatments to your personal preferences. After looking at my skin, the aesthetician said she was going to focus on hydration. She also kindly reminded me that I should be drinking more water to help my skin. I am terrible about drinking enough H2O throughout the day so she was right. The scalp massage portion was my favorite part; I almost fell asleep in her hands.
The spa utilizes exclusive Red Lane botanical products and essential oils as well as Dermalogica products, which I’ve been a fan of for some time and was glad to see that they carried.
I would visit Red Lane again, but next time I’ll be sure and give myself more time to experience it.
Tip: You can book ahead of time and reserve your appointment online before you leave for vacation.
Bottom Line: Worth a visit!