Caviar masks, Evian-filled tubs and 24-carat shimmer-oil massages… yep, there are some super-lush day spas in our midst.
And while some price tags might scare us mere mortals (hello, $5k for a bath) we could totally picture Kim Kardashian jet-setting out of Calabasas for a champagne-oil infused facial in Aspen. Want to Keep Up With The Kardashians in day-spa land? Work your way through our lavish list below.
Biolite Aesthetic Clinic, Dubai – We’ve got three words for you; 24-carat facial. Biolite’s gold treatment follows in the footsteps of Cleopatra who, historians believe, slept in a gold mask to ‘stay young’. At 2,000 dirhams for 90 minutes (roughly $730 AUD) a fine layer of gold is applied to the face with a special solvent that assists the skin in absorbing the particles.
Spa V, Miami – The most expensive bath in the world? We think so. Bathe in a 1000-litre Evian water tub, complete with fuchsia gerbera daisies, while snacking on smoked salmon lollipops, chocolate and foie gras… which will only set you back a (massive) $5k. If the Evian bath’s a little out of your price range, best to indulge in a Hammam (a co-ed Turkish steam bath), a Vichy Shower Room (featuring a seven-head rain bar) or a couples massage.
Saint Lucia Spa, Saint Lucia – Any day spa with ‘Saint’ in its name would surely be a Kimmy K fave, right? As tropical-glam as the Kardashian’s Thai vacay, guests of Viceroy Sugar Beach can experience total serenity at Saint Lucia’s Rainforest Spa. Complete with elements from the island’s volcanic springs and cocoa plantations, The Poolside Chair Massage is a crowd-pleaser, along with the highly specialised Amerindian steam dome that reconnects the spa to the island’s earliest settlers
Aquadome Spa, Längenfeld – As far back as the 16th century, the area formerly known as the “Längenfelder Baths” was also known for its healing springs. Today, the Aqua Dome uses rediscovered ‘healing water’ for guest’s healthy relaxation (complete with a ‘levitating bowl’, underwater music and light effects at night). A futuristic thermal spa sounds right up Kanye’s alley, right?
Spa Radiance, San Francisco – If the clan are flat-chat with their busy schedule, they could always duck over to Spa Radiance in San Francisco; a place where caviar masks and diamond peels actually exist. Make it a whole body affair by getting protein drops for your hands and feet before the best hot stone massage San Fran has to offer.