The Zen meditation lounge at Naples Grande Spa — Photo courtesy of Naples Grande Resort
You enter at the spa’s retail operation and reception area, one of four Japanese-influenced pavilions. A cheerful staff member escorts you on a short tour of the pavilions, their gardens and unique water features, a meditation labyrinth, a sexily veiled relaxation bed and a co-ed hot tub to the locker facilities.
Take a peek into the “floating” hair and nail spa, with its unusual exercise ball chair thrones. You will also pass the private Spa Villa, with a soaking tub, whirlpool bath, sun deck and patio – ideal for a couple or an intimate group.
The locker facilities feature sauna and steam rooms, rain showers and all of the pre- and post-treatment necessities. After you slip into your comfy robe, you head to the meditation lounge furnished with Zen-inspired chaises for lemon-infused water, tea and snacks.
Your therapist meets you there to discuss the type of music you prefer and any add-on massage or facial therapies you desire, such as hot stone or lip plumping.
Twelve ample treatment rooms set the mood for relaxation or revitalization, whichever you choose. The Swedish and deep tissue massages soothe and ease stress. The Artisan Massage customizes its therapies to the guest’s needs, incorporating stretching, warm basalt stones and aromatherapy oils.
The Sweet Awakening Sugar Scrub revitalizes with a raw sugar cane body scrub and tropical oils and enzymes to renourish the skin. For couples, the Four Hands & Two Hearts massage is offered in the Spa Villa.
The spa’s signature organic facial customizes ingredients to all skin types. The signature corrective facial applies a hydroxy acid treatment. Spa packages combine different therapies for individuals and couples. The three-hour Golden Trio, for instance, packages the sugar scrub with an Artisan Massage and signature organic facial.
Guests enjoying packages or a number of treatments can also order from the Lite Fare Spa Lunch Menu to eat in the spa courtyard or indoors. It lists dishes such as spinach salad and sesame seared salmon.
In the spirit of its Zen spa, Naples Grande Beach Resort also offers free sunset yoga classes on the beach monthly during the winter season.