A spa makes it seem like your troubles are a thousand miles away, especially if the spa is a thousand miles away from that zoo you let all the apes out of. Escape with this Groupon.
$99 for a spa-day package (up to a $210 total value)
- Spa day pass to the Waters of the World pools (a $25 value)
- Choice of deep-cleansing facial (a $125 value) or Swedish massage (a $115 value)
- Lunch at Waters of the World outdoor spa cafe (a $25 value)
- Apricot-signature-scent gift set (a $35 value)
The Waters of the World pools, which the resort describes as the centerpiece of the spa, are four outdoor mineral pools inspired by old-world spa therapies. The day pass also includes a locker, robe, slippers, and access to the men's or women's lounges with steam rooms, saunas, and whirlpools.
The Spa at PGA National Resort
The Waters of the World pools are almost like aqueous islands, scattered among the grounds' lush grasses and palm trees. Two of the world's oldest and most coveted natural remedies infuse the waters: Dead Sea salt from Israel, which is used to detoxify the skin and quiet the mind, and Salies-de-Béarn salt from the Pyrenees Mountains, which can help with mood swings and water retention. The pools are the centerpiece of The Spa at PGA National Resort's internationally inspired treatment menu, which reads like a history of old-world spa therapies.
The massage and body treatments draw from nearly every corner of the Earth. Reflexology uses Chinese techniques that date back 3,000 years, aromatherapy massages hydrate skin with essential oils from Egypt, and a mud treatment detoxifies the body with Moor mud from Lake Hévíz in Hungary. Like a robot chef that only uses organic foods, facials use natural ingredients in tandem with modern technologies; for example, tightening NuFace microcurrents can be added to a Sea Water Pearl facial with red seaweed.
The spa, which recently benefited from the resort's four-year, $100 million renovation, also has a salon where stylists perform haircuts, glazing, and keratin treatments. Plus, it staffs a plastic surgeon who administers cosmetic injections, and it has an additional selection of men's services, including facials for golfers experiencing red skin as a result of the sun's hot rays or embarrassment over not executing a perfect pirouette after a drive.