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The Spa at Rancho Valencia - Spa Review

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The lobby of The Spa at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, California

Rancho Valencia Spa Review

A stay at Rancho Valencia isn't complete without a visit to The Spa, a 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art haven dedicated to pampering guests with mud baths, massages, facials and hydrotherapies. Like the rest of the property, The Spa is designed to resemble an early California hacienda. It enjoys nearly full-capacity bookings, yet its clever design of space and use of acoustics creates the illusion of privacy and exclusiveness.

Each area is filled with lush, tropical plants, hand-crafted furniture and intricate Spanish tile work. The centerpiece of the relaxation room is the magnificent, circular, cast iron candelabra; woven baskets filled with fruit, towering palms and rattan lounge furniture imbue the place with an air of tranquility. Each of the ten treatment rooms opens up to private, sun-lit patios; couples rooms include fireplaces, patios, outdoor showers, bathtubs for two and private, heated pools.

A treatment room at The Spa at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, California

The treatment list is long and varied, but our recommendation is the playful and romantic Terra Cotta Couples Clay Bake. Begin by spending an hour with your partner in a sunlit private patio applying purifying clay with paintbrushes. Next, rinse each other off in the outdoor shower and hop into the flower-filled double hot tub or float in your private, cocktail-size pool (we recommend both). Towel dry and relax with side-by-side total-body massages in an adjoining fireplace-lit room. Top off this mind-body treatment with a trip to the steam room and a dip in the icy polar plunge pool. Another stand-out is the Sixth Sense spa treatment, which starts with a relaxing bath followed by a massage of your choice and a hand and foot paraffin treatment.

The yoga pavilion with infinity-edge pool at The Spa at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, California

In addition, the 1,000-square-foot Serenity Yoga Pavilion features yoga and fitness classes, exercise programs and retreats hosted by fitness and wellness professionals. Other options on offer include Pilates, spinning, TRX and core fitness training boot camps. On your way out, check out the spa's boutique, which carries an extensive line of natural products made with local ingredients such as avocado, orange blossom and hibiscus, as well as sea salts and essential oils.

The Spa at Rancho Valencia

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
5921 Valencia Circle
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
858-756-1123, 800-548-3664
Visit the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa official website


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