“if the ocean can calm itself, so can you. we are both salt water mixed with air.” ― Nayyirah Waheed
The ocean has a magical connection with our wellness. For those who embrace the healing properties of life by the sea, such as mineral-rich salt water and the sights and sounds at the shore, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but moment to moment. Whether it’s a flat, calm sea or a rugged, crashing surf, the ocean fills your senses. If you long for a spa and wellness experience by the sea, set sail for these exceptional ocean spa destinations.
Set on the Central Oregon Coast, the Spa at Salishan Resort approaches wellness as if wholeness counted on it. Guests enjoy awakening with sunrise yoga in the midst of an enchanting old-growth forest, spurring curiosity with the Salishan’s interpretive guided hikes and winding down a wonderful day with sunset champagne overlooking calming Siletz Bay.
With views facing east over the Strait of Georgia on Vancouver Island, the Pacific Mist Spa at the Kingfisher Resort & Spa focuses on spa therapies and signature services that feature the rich ingredients of the sea and reflect its unique West Coast surroundings. Calm your senses in the fresh ocean air, find balance in a tranquil yoga class and enjoy a signature Pacific Mist spa service to enhance your overall well-being.
Set on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean, the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay offers a secluded resort setting that belies its close proximity to San Francisco and other Bay Area destinations. Two championship golf courses appeal to players of all skill levels, while fire pits on the ocean lawn and a luxurious spa invite conviviality and relaxation. Hotel rooms and suites are inspired by their California surroundings, as are restaurant menus highlighting locally sourced ingredients.
On a gorgeous rocky shoreline where slabs of granite meet the moody North Atlantic, discover Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland. Its 29 rooms with panoramic ocean views, hand-crafted furniture and quilts, locally inspired cuisine, fitness center, conference space, and a publicly accessible art gallery, library and cinema are designed to appeal to luxurious tastes. The fourth-floor rooftop deck houses the Inn’s wood-fired saunas and two outdoor hot tubs with views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Escape to the natural tranquility, beauty and comfort of the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort – an extraordinary retreat on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast. This magnificent resort perched on a rocky headland combines contemporary comfort and quality service with the organic energy of the Canada’s Pacific coast for an invigorating wellness vacation experience.
Spa by the Ocean, Grand Solmar Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico
From the elegant seaside cabanas to the outdoor spa beds and pool, guests can bear witness to the Spa by the Ocean’s naturally chic demeanor directly influenced by the desert landscape of Los Cabos. Five treatment bungalows surround an outdoor pool where guests can expect nothing less than exclusive privacy and Solmar Hotels & Resorts’ distinct customized service.
Open daily, the Boathouse Spa & Baths features three heated outdoor mineral pools that are situated on the edge of the Salish Sea. Experience the ultimate in relaxation with a visit that will indulge all your senses in a seaside oasis built with one thing in mind – your personal wellness. The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is a perfect vantage point from which to experience the best of the Pacific Northwest.
The rugged, untamed natural beauty of coastal Maine is the driving force behind the Spa at Cliff House, a sanctuary of well-being that invites you to surrender to your truest essence. Taking inspiration from the raw power of the Maine elements, the spa offers a wide range of services, each designed to guide you back to your own untamed beauty. Body treatments, facials, hand and foot therapies crack through layers of stress and strain, revealing the splendor that awaits just below the surface.
Nestled between Chesterman Beach and the edge of the forest, the Wickaninnish Inn provides a complete oceanfront wellness experience. Its Ancient Cedars Spa looks out over the wave-dashed rocks to the wide open Pacific Ocean. Here, spa practitioners and estheticians provide a journey into a sense of well-being, emphasizing relaxation and rejuvenation, with signature spa treatments inspired by elements of the oceans and traditions of Indigenous peoples.
As the Northumberland Strait tides flow along this secluded coast, the ocean-inspired spa treatments and specialty therapies at Fox Harb’r Resort’s peaceful Nova Scotia spa will revitalize you. Drawing on the essence of the East Coast and the healing traditions of global spa culture, Dol-άs Spa’sskilled, professional therapists and estheticians are dedicated to helping you feel and look your relaxed, polished best.
For a complete list of ocean spas please visit www.spasofamerica.com/ocean-spas