From Chocolate Facials to a Poolside Bar, Make Park Hyatt Aviara Spa Your Escape for Some First-Rate Relaxation
Written By: Keri Bridgwater Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Photographed Provided By: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club and Spa
Relax, restore, rejuvenate and give yourself (or that special someone) the gift of wellness at Aviara Spa in Carlsbad. Tucked inside the lavish grounds of the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club and Spa––voted one of world’s most luxurious hotels by Forbes Travel Guide––the 15,000 square-foot namesake spa features a plethora of first-class facilities including 20 treatment rooms, an indoor relaxation lounge-meets-solarium, Swiss shower and whirlpool, saunas and steam rooms. Think tranquil yet energizing.
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Indulge and celebrate with rose petals, champagne and extravagant wellness services with Aviara Spa’s curated couple’s packages. The two-hour Spark At The Park–relaxing massages, chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne–and the four-hour Ultimate Escape–botanical body scrubs, massages and facial services–are both followed by lunch in the couple’s suite. Designed with luxury and romance in mind, the exclusive suite features a semi-private indoor and outdoor lounge, indoor fireplace, outdoor heated whirlpool and indoor Swiss shower.
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
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Pamper your partner in style with one of Aviara’s fabulous monthly spa specials. During February, there’s an ever-so-indulgent Chocolate & Roses Facial that uses a mixture of rich cocoa oil and sweet red rose petals, blended with lemon and honey, to leave the skin looking radiant. The crème de la crème Cupid’s Couples Retreat is a romantic side-by-side massage with a customized blend of sandalwood, rose and jasmine aromatherapy oils followed by Strawberry Bellinis and chocolate covered strawberries in the couple’s suite.
Aviara Spa’s Healthy Hour puts a wholesome new spin on happy hour. Check in for an Aviara Bliss Massage (traditional Swedish), Deep Pacific Massage (deep tissue) or Freshly Picked Organic Facial (a tailored treatment using botanical products) on Monday through Thursday between noon and 3 p.m. Each 50-minute service costs $135, excluding tax and gratuity. Be sure to mark those calendars for Wellness Wednesday, when extended Healthy Hour pricing runs all day on the first Wednesday of each month.
Every spa service purchase comes with access to the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort pool area, where stunning Pacific panoramas and views over the nearby Batiquitos Lagoon await. So why not relax a while longer and grab a post-treatment lunch (served 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., additional costs apply) at the Ocean Pool Bar & Grill. The casual eatery serves up a great selection of lighter fare including wraps, salads and sandwiches, plus wine and specialty cocktails.
Aviara Spa’s wide selection of bliss-inducing body scrubs, wraps, massages and facials will melt stresses away in no time––and even more so when combined. There are age-defying and illuminating facials using top-notch organic and botanical-based products while massage styles range from sports and reflexology to prenatal. Body treatments include a must-try Mango Enzyme Wrap and Bora Bora Body Polish & Body Bronzing package with South Seas organic spray tan. Services are fully customizable with extras like the lip plumping therapy facial enhancement and a hot peppermint oil scalp treatment massage add-on.
Native Knowledge: Aviara Spa is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. They offer end-of-day appointments available at 5:30 p.m. for an 80-minute service and 6 p.m. start time for a 50-minute treatment. Parking is valet only.
Aviara Spa at Park Hyatt Aviara
7100 Aviara Resort Dr
Carlsbad, California 92011
Keri Bridgwater is a freelance writer covering travel and lifestyle. Her work has been featured in Fodor’s Travel, Marie Claire, Matador Network and InsideHook, among other outlets and publications.