Affordable Spa Vacations

Plan ahead for an affordable spa vacation -- our top 5 picks.
By: Jennifer Plum Auvil
Don’t let financial woes come between you and a fabulous spa getaway. With some planning, it’s possible to unwind and pamper yourself on an affordable spa vacation. Here are our picks for 5 affordable spas.
Affordable Spa Vacations

Affordable Spa Vacations

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The Oaks at Ojai

In the scenic Ojai Valley, the Oaks offers laid-back and affordable California spa services. Rates include 3 meals and snacks as part of a 1,000-calorie nutrition plan and a choice of fitness classes including hikes, cardio and yoga. In addition, many of the spa treatments on the menu, including an organic Fiji lemongrass tangerine sugar scrub and body quencher and a host of massage treatments, are all under $100.

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Casa de Campo

When it comes to travel in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic continues to offer a good value for a tropical getaway. Casa de Campo has the amenities you would expect at a large Caribbean resort, including an array of dining, beach fun and golf. And the Casa de Campo Spa invites you to build your own spa package with facials, massages and unusual body treatments, like the soothing post-sun wrap with healing cucumber, aloe and lavender.


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Head to the hills for an escape from NYC at the New Age Health Spa in the Catskill Mountains. There’s plenty of personal attention at this low-key spa with just 37 rooms, stunning natural surroundings (check out bald-eagle walks in season) and holistic spa treatments and classes including meditation, aquarobics and Tai Chi. Many spa treatments hover around $100 including the signature facial, a seaweed mud paraffin facial and sugar body polish.

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Fusion Maia Da Nang

Globetrotters will dig the prime beachfront location along Vietnam’s My Khe Beach, where Fusion Maia Da Nang manages to be exotic, luxurious and accessible, thanks to its all-inclusive policy. In addition to the modern rooms and meals with Pan-Asian flair, all spa services are included in the daily rate. When not indulging in an aromatherapy massage, you might lounge by the pool, relax in the sauna or take a stroll in the tropical garden.


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Appreciate the French flair without a pricy flight to Europe at Canada’s Spa Eastman, where the focus is gourmet cuisine that’s good for you coupled with comprehensive spa treatments and fitness classes. Spa enthusiasts can indulge with massage, body therapy and hydrotherapy where massages take place in healing water. Pamper your tresses with healing scalp treatments , or embark on a raw-food adventure under the guidance of a trained naturopath.

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