Few things go hand in hand like the beach and an indulgent pampering. Get what your body needs at one of these sumptuous spas.
Qua Baths & Spa’s singles treatment room
Drawing inspiration from the far-flung reaches of Thailand and the arid enclaves of the Middle East, exotic treatments rule at spa-in-the-sky Immersion. For pure and total relaxation, stick with the Rock Your Senses massage: Aromatic oils of your choosing are gently worked into your skin using a combination of gentle Swedish and warm stone techniques. The Water Club, 1 Renaissance Way
The Trump Taj Mahal has a reputation for extravagance, and that’s no exception at the spa. The staff is happy to indulge all your special requests and will even put your socks and shoes on for you. For a day of pampering, the Princess Package, including a 50-minute Swedish massage (involving much-needed stretching), Yon-Ka minifacial and mani-pedi, is a blissful way to spend the afternoon. 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue
A dip in one of three Roman-inspired baths or a seat in the herbal steam room at Caesars’ Qua Baths & Spa is just what we crave after a night out. If that’s not enough, the 75-minute Restorative Therapy will flush out toxins and bring balance to your system with scalp nourishment, foot-balm therapy, hand exfoliation and infused aromatic oils. 2100 Pacific Ave.
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa has some of the latest in summer services. Its Body Remodeller reduces the appearance of cellulite through powerful active extracts, a thermogenic wrap and a customized refining massage to smooth out those regions that Pilates just can’t (six to 12 treatments are recommended for best results). If summer dryness affects your skin, try the spicy-sweet-scented Magnolia Body Treatment to exfoliate and hydrate. Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd.
Far bigger than its two Philly locations, Bluemercury Spa at The Quarter seamlessly melds the clinical with the decadent. Its signature facial is sublime, and despite the extractions, the myriad lotions and potions expertly rubbed onto your skin leave your visage glowing. The hot stone massage (combined with Swedish massage) is equally enjoyable—deep tissue it’s not, but the perfectly warmed rocks suck the tension from your muscles and leave a sense of deep relaxation in its place. 2801 Pacific Ave.