Spa resorts offer services including saunas, steam rooms, massages, aromatherapy, facials and a variety of body treatments. Most spas have signature treatments, and you’ll also often find treatments geared to men, expectant mothers and couples. Some spa resorts offer services that can be administered in your room or in a private cabana overlooking the sea. Most services offered at spas are available at an additional cost. Spas often include workout facilities and a beauty salon.

Spa treatments can incorporate local ingredients or customs. For example, a body scrub at a Jamaican spa resort might use crushed roasted coffee beans from the Blue Mountains. Most Hawaiian spa resorts offer the traditional lomi lomi massage, a technique derived from ancient Polynesian healing practices.