Take a Sweet Holiday Pause at these Hotel Spas
It’s that time of year: The days seem to speed by, and suddenly the holidays are here and gone. Isn’t it about time to take a breather? Wouldn’t it feel delicious to lie back and enjoy a long, slow massage? Don’t you absolutely deserve a little “me time”?
Why yes, as a matter of fact you do. So grab your partner, power down those phones, and head out together for a weekend getaway at one of these Delaware spa hotels, each one perfectly suited to melting away your post-holiday blahs.
Avenue Inn Apothecary & Spa
Just one block from the mesmerizing ocean waves, tucked inside the elegant and modern Avenue Inn, you find a place of your own: The hotel’s Apothecary & Spa offers three fully equipped facial rooms, five serene massage rooms, an expanded couple’s escape room, and a mani-pedi suite with new luxurious equipment. Try their side-by-side Couples Massage, which comes with a bottle of champagne or sparkling cider, plus chocolate truffles.
The Bellmoor Inn & Spa
There’s something about the sea that soothes our soul. At this world-class Southern Delaware destination, those sweet sounds are always in the air, and relaxing diversions are close by your side: The Bellmoor offers a hot tub and a quiet spa, where you can enjoy the “Wine, Dine and Unwind” package that includes two individual 50-minute Stone Massages; dinner for 2 at any Big Fish Restaurant Group (many restaurants to choose from; $100 value); and a bottle of wine. Cheers!
Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn by Marriott
Here’s another seaside spa option, this one tucked into Delaware’s “Quiet Resorts,” as the coastal towns of Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island are known. The Ocean Suites Residence Inn’s location just off the beach gives it a breezy appeal, and the on-site Drift Away Spa provides the peaceful interludes. Follow your massage and scrub with a dip in the saltwater pool, or perhaps a meal at the hotel’s 99 Sea Level restaurant, where seafood is king.
Dover Downs Hotel and Casino
Even when you’re busy relaxing, it’s good to have some options. Here, you can supplement your pampering with some gaming excitement, though you may never want to leave the South Seas-inspired Toppers Spa & Salon. Treat yourself to a “Worth It” spa package, including a massage, facial, and a mani-pedi. Keep your glow going with a quiet dinner at Jerry Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis, the hotel’s hotspot for home-style satisfaction.
Hotel DuPont’s Currie Salon
This luxurious downtown hotel hosts an equally luxurious spa, artfully designed and equipped with the latest beauty treatments and products. Relax in the exclusive infrared sauna imported from Italy, or get that pampered feeling with a Body Glow Express, Currie’s renewing treatment that will leave your skin soft and silky. For a whole-body experience, try the Montalcino Thermal Mud Treatment, featuring the thermal waters of Montalcino in Tuscany, known for their detoxifying, revitalizing, and anti-cellulite actions.
The Inn at Montchanin Village and Spa
It seems like the world is so far away in this secluded and charming “village,” a gathering of lovingly restored historic buildings appointed with period-correct furnishings, marble baths, manicured private courtyards and cozy fireplaces. Enjoy a couples massage at the on-site spa, then head blissfully off to dinner at the Inn’s restaurant, the wonderfully quirky Krazy Kat’s. Still feeling restless? You’ll find plenty of diversions at nearby Chateau Country mansion-museums like Nemours, Hagley and Winterthur.