Moms deserve more than just a day of celebration, so thank her with a particularly luxurious Mother’s Day spa outing.
We’ve curated a list of spas tailored to suit every kind of mom, including the one who loves wellness as much as she loves a good martini, the one who plays golf or the mother who expects and deserves the royal treatment.
An oasis within an oasis, The Bulgari Spa Dubai embodies understated luxury. Designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel in line with the Bulgari brand’s ethos, the spa’s sense of style also applies to its facilities, with a vitality pool inspired by ancient Roman bathhouses, aromatic steam rooms, ice fountains and a traditional hammam.
THE WELL at Mayflower Inn, Washington, Connecticut
Mothers who take wellness seriously will adore THE WELL at Mayflower Inn’s holistic offerings like the Integrated Detox. It begins with a detoxifying smoothie, followed by a lymphatic drainage massage, a customized Biologique Recherche facial, a private meditation session and a mindful movement class.
If mom isn’t too busy with the spa’s roster of activities, workshops and classes, she can partake in a weekend full of special offerings like breakfast in bed from beloved Brooklyn bakery L’Appartement 4F, Edie Parker-designed board games accompanied by a martini menu and a chic Lingua Franca pop-up.
One&Only Le Saint Géran’s Wellness Spa, Mauritius
Between One&Only Le Saint Géran’s Wellness Spa’s secluded tropical island oasis location, 13 treatment cabins centered around the facility’s beachfront pool and services like the Mauritian Fusion aromatherapy massage, bespoke Biologique Recherche facials and a combination full-body massage and tropical body scrub, even the most stressed of mothers will be able to unwind.
The Spa at Ashford Castle, Ireland
Give your mother the royal treatment at The Spa at Ashford Castle. The 800-year-old castle’s spa integrates the old and the new with a menu that includes everything from traditional hammam ceremonies to high-tech Elemis Biotec facials that address specific skin concerns.
Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
Leave the stressors of everyday life far behind as you cross Iridium Spa’s floating bridge to enter the lush oasis. This unique, open-air spa makes it the perfect fit for the mother who loves the great outdoors or one who just appreciates premium pampering.
Le Spa at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
For a très chic maman, only a spa as quintessentially lavish as Le Spa will do. Although the hotel is known as a temple of art deco extravagance, Le Spa debuted a renovation in 2018 without having to sacrifice Old World grandeur for modern-day amenities — changing rooms include personal hammams, Haute Couture treatments provide in-depth analysis to create custom regimens for problematic skin and hooded lounge chairs surround a Greco-Roman vitality pool.
Napa Valley offers no shortage of ways to unwind. Five-Star Meadowood Spa draws heavily upon the beauty of the surrounding landscape, incorporating elements of cedar, oak, stone and fern to help put you at ease. The result: a refuge that feels like a snug and secluded cabin nestled in the redwood forest.
Spa Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina
The spa’s conventions of Southern hospitality will impress well-mannered mothers. Like all good hosts, Spa Montage provides refreshments (lemonade and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies), ensures guests feel comfortable (massages feature components like aromatherapy and heated river stones) and isn’t afraid to pull out all the stops.
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
Forget the chaos of London’s streets 10 floors below The Spa. Its airy lobby fills with natural light, a calming neutral color palette sets the tone and guests receive an energizing pear, ginger and basil tonic upon arrival. Restorative treatments like a calming lavender massage or a detoxifying eucalyptus scrub and seaweed wrap ensure mothers will leave soothed. Pet moms can opt to join a PupsYoga class with their canines at the hotel’s rooftop spa.
The Spa at Pebble Beach, California
Even the most avid golfers will question what they enjoyed more: Pebble Beach’s legendary course or the opulent 22,000-square-foot spa. Formally a private mansion, the Five-Star spa kept many original details intact, like the limestone fireplaces, winding staircase and antique French banister, creating a space worthy of treatments like a Diamond Glow facial and bathing rituals.
Modeled after a Spanish palace, the stunning Spa Palmera befits a queen. The lobby inspires awe with two-story, arched cathedral windows overlooking the verdant gardens. In this regal setting, mom can get the warm Himalayan gemstone massage for alignment or the unique 50-minute signature Hydrotherapy Ritual.
Auberge Spa Chileno Bay, Los Cabos
The Five-Star spa immerses you in a wellness wonderland with light wood accented by a living wall of succulents, an incredible fitness center with floor-to-ceiling windows offering more than 20 classes and treatments that draw upon indigenous traditions like the Aztec Healing Ritual and Mayan Harmony Ritual.
At the riverfront hotel, Mother’s Day celebrations feature a package that includes a complimentary suite upgrade, where she’ll enjoy breakfast in bed, and a day at the spa with a $100 credit. After she enjoys a Radiant Rose Facial or an Aroma-Infused Massage, she can go to Terrace 16 for incredible city vistas and brunch fare like a crab cake Benedict and Mom’s Makeover (whiskey, raspberry syrup, ginger, lemon and egg white).