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Experience ‘One Happy Island’ At This Tropical Spa

ARUBA – The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba is a tranquil enclave offering relaxation and renewal influenced by Aruba’s rich history, diverse culture and time-honored traditions. From its soothing Caribbean décor to the natural and locally-infused relaxing scents present throughout the spa, all elements of this sophisticated oasis capture the island’s genuine warmth while utilizing its vast natural resources to enhance serenity and create a pure sense of place and pampering for the body, mind and spirit.

The 15,000 square-foot Spa captures the lush, tropical environs and spiritual influences of Aruba incorporated into its 13 calming treatment rooms, salon and retail boutique. The natural beige furnishings and soft Caribbean hues displayed are reflective of the destination’s oceanfront backdrop paired with its arid landscape. Refreshing scents and aromas inspired by the Aruban tradition of wishing stones hand-selected for health, wealth or happiness fill the air and the relaxing rhythm of waves enhance the Spa’s tranquil island ambience to help guests unwind and escape the everyday.

A variety of specialty local signature treatments, indigenous scrubs and spiritual baths are offered inspired by the island’s ancient philosophies of health, beauty and wellness that incorporate the healing properties of native plants, botanical blossoms, herbs, minerals and fruits, including aloe, cactus, coconut and oil sourced from Divi Divi trees. Central to the Spa experience are the four natural elements of Fire, Water, Sky and Earth blended into signature treatments, each with ingredients and techniques specifically designed to rejuvenate and restore with a focus on Aruba’s natural elements, including:

Sky – Zoya Hamaca experencia
This hammock massage delivers a sense of weightless pampering inspired by Aruba’s vast open skies. A therapist performs a fusion of different soothing techniques while the hammock sways in a soothing rhythmic motion, giving the body greater range of motion and providing a sense of tranquility.

Water – Awa awakening treatment
Aruba’s water ranks as some of the best in the world for quality and taste. The treatment begins with a body scrub to remove impurities and to aid absorption of a mixture of rich minerals. Following a spiritual massage, a calming mixture of oils made from local flowers is applied followed by a private cooling rain shower experience.

Earth – Dushi Tera treatment
An organic facial is performed on all areas of the face, neck and décolleté after a thorough analysis of the skin. Guests will receive a black stone massage derived with stones from Black Beach followed by a scrub and an organic body wrap with a red mud combined with aloe oil and a scalp massage. This treatment finishes with a Sunchi from Aruba, a fresh lotion infused with cactus to restore the balance of skin.

Fire – Candela Deseo treatment
The perfect couple’s treatment begins with a body scrub made from freshly derived Aruban honey. An aromatherapy massage is performed to ease senses paired with an herbal-infused soothing lotion. A glass of Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries complete the experience.

Fresh fruit smoothies, coconut water and native herbal tea blends will enhance the entire spa experience, while the spa boutique and retail center will carry all treatment products as well as a variety of other local specialties.

Complementing the spa, the resort features a range of health and wellness facilities including separate his and hers steam rooms, open air showers, saunas and Jacuzzi’s, as well as several mind-body fitness programs and activities, including sunrise yoga and Pilates. Adjoining the Spa is a state-of-the-art fitness center offering cardiovascular equipment and personal training services.

For further information on The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba call toll free 1-800-241-3333, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/aruba or contact a travel professional.