Tracing its nurturing roots back to 1886 when visionary investors dreamed of a sumptuous seaside sanctuary that would be the "talk of the Western world," Coronado was created for rejuvenation and indulgence. Cradled between the calm waters of San Diego Bay and the refreshing seascape of the Pacific Ocean, this little slice of paradise is the perfect backdrop for rekindling the soul and pampering the body.
The enchanted "island" of Coronado, located a bridge away from downtown San Diego, is home to three luxurious resort spas and several day spas, specializing in relaxing, invigorating and imaginative treatments.
The legendary Hotel del Coronado, located on the Pacific Ocean, was considered the premier vacation and health destination when it opened in 1888. Victorians were drawn to the therapeutic qualities of the sea-swept breezes and beautiful, soul-satisfying aesthetics of its spectacular setting, and The Del still has the power today to restore the mind, body and spirit.
The Spa at The Del, featuring a décor of calming tones with Victorian accents, was named "one of the top 20 hotel spas in the world" by Travel + Leisure Magazine (2008). This spacious sanctuary features 21 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy tubs, steam rooms and a spectacular private beachfront terrace with vanishing edge pool.
The spa’s signature line of ocean-inspired treatments includes the Shell Coronado Massage, Shell Coronado Facial, Island Sands Body Polish and Goddess of the Sea Body Wrap. New offerings include a "That’s S’more" package featuring a couples massage, followed by a private bonfire with s’mores and champagne on the beach; a "Get Lifted" facial using NuFace microcurrents to provide instant toning, and a "Celebration of Life" treatment, benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego, which helps boost circulation and release toxins from the lymphatic system.
Also available are yoga and meditation classes on the beach, and the Salon at The Del offers the latest in hair, make-up and nail artistry. www.hoteldel.com/spa.aspx.
Located on San Diego Bay, the Sea Spa at Loews Coronado Bay Resort is an ocean-inspired retreat reflective of the resort’s picturesque waterfront setting. Fifteen luxurious treatment areas include a couple’s suite, four private outdoor rooms, a Vichy rain shower and authentic Watsu pool.
The Sea Spa offers a bounty of blissful services like seaweed wraps, sea-salt scrubs, massage therapy and specialized services for men, teens and couples. Signature treatments include the "Signature Sea Spa Massage," based on the traditions of Bali combined with motion of the waves; the "Voga Voyage" couple’s massage, performed aboard a Venetian gondola gliding through the canals of neighboring Coronado Cays and followed by champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, and the "Watsu Flotation," a shiatsu massage performed in water.
Additional spa amenities include a full-service Alfaparf beauty salon, exercise and art classes, sauna and steam rooms, fitness center, tranquil relaxation lounge, Jacuzzi and lush spa garden. www.loewshotels.com/coronadobay.
Spa Coronado at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa is a sanctuary of calm on San Diego Bay, featuring six elegantly appointed spa treatment rooms, a heated 75-foot lap pool, men’s and women’s dry saunas and fitness center.
Guests can reenergize and renew with a variety of pampering massages, facials, body scrubs and therapies. Signature treatments include a Hot Stone Therapy Massage, Sea Side Salt Scrub, Papaya Soufflé Body Wrap, Island Detox Mud Wrap and Saving Face Hydrating Facial, plus specialized services like an in-room couples massage and Gentlemen’s Facial.
Special spa packages include a "Day at the Beach," featuring a choice of body scrub or body wrap, Coronado Custom Massage, Coronado Custom Facial and Ultimate Pedicure, followed by lunch at the spa. The "Relaxation by the Bay" features a Coronado Custom Massage and Facial. www.coronadoresortmarriott.com