De-stress and recharge yourself with a little pampering in RAK’s top 5 spas
Goodbye stress and hello relaxation! From award-winning spas to signature treatments, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) has some of the best facilities to relax and rejuvenate. Whether to de-stress or just to pamper yourself, try out one of the five top spas in RAK.
- Waldorf Astoria Spa aAt Waldorf Astoria Hotel
A spa vacation is a great way to reduce stress and Waldorf Astoria Spa is the perfect destination. The award-winning Waldorf Astoria Spa aims to provide guests with the ultimate spa experience. Located in Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), the 1650 sq. ft54 m2 . luxury spa follows an underwater theme with twelve treatment rooms and one VIP treatment room. They have put a lot of thought and care into the design; accentuating the therapeutic benefits of water by using strong elements of the ocean, emphasising on waves and pearls throughout the spa.
With its relaxed and soothing atmosphere, the luxury spa features several thermal areas; a choice of aroma steam, sauna, herbal bath, ice chute, scented and tropical showers. Keeping up with their five-star standards, the spa uses only two high quality product lines, Voya and QMS Medicosmetics, for their treatments.
As part of their signature treatments, Waldorf Astoria Spa offers “Palace Autographs,” four different types of treatments, one of them being a four-handed massage. The spa also caters to men’s needs with “Male Majestic” treatments, including facials, manicures, scrubs and massages.
Included in the spa menu is the option to book a private spa suite. The ‘spa within a spa’ is located away from the main spa treatment suites allowing guests to have their own private VIP spa experience. The facilities include a private bathroom, private dressing room, steam shower, sunken jacuzzi, fully-heated treatment beds, comprehensive menu of treatments and services, as well as a selection of food and beverages.
Spa contact details: +971 07 2035555
- La’mar Spa aAt Marjan Island Resort & Spa
Marjan Island Resort & Spa Ras Al Khaimah is located on the man-made archipelago Al Marjan Island, which consists of four coral-shaped islands in Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK). Marjan Island Resort & Spa is one of three resorts located on the cluster of islands. At the heart of the resort lies La’mar Wellness Spa, which overlooks exquisite views of Marjan Islands. With the name meaning golden water, La’mar is made up of 1000 sqm2 of serenity and peaceful atmosphere. The spa has an infused “East meets West” design with separate sections dedicated for ladies, men, one “dual spa suite” and one “VIP treatment room,” as well as a full-service ladies’ beauty salon. The spa also has a dedicated Spa Retreat floor, with a private spa check-in lounge and special wellness amenities including a med-studio with trained specialists and nutritionists to guide clients with weight loss, detoxification and specialiszed beauty skin care programmes.
Treatments at La’mar have been inspired by the desert sand, gold and the secrets of ancient Egyptian queens, known for their timeless beauty. The spa tempts guests to indulge in their signature treatments, a Nefertiti Gold facial, a Cleopatra body treatment, or spa guests can relax like a king with a Pharaoh massage.
Besides the signature treatments, the spa also offers tailored and traditional treatments. The body massages start from AED 200 and special facial treatments start from AED 450.
Spa contact details: +971 07 2036556
- RIXOS Bab Al Bahr Spa
Rixos Bab Al Bahr holds the largest spas in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), with two lavish Ottoman-inspired spas, one for men and one for women. The segregated spas are equipped with secluded private swimming pool areas, traditional Turkish Hammams, steam rooms, saunas, invigorating ice fountains and quiet, peaceful areas for reading and relaxation.
The Turkish property celebrates its roots with eye-catching décor mixed with modern luxury. The Turkish Hammam takes you back to the traditional rituals of the Ottoman Empire with an authentic Turkish body scrub in a steamy marble-based, jasmine-scented room.
In addition to the wide range of facilities, guests can indulge in a host of wellness therapies such as Balinese massage, Swedish massage, Thai massage, hot stone therapy and reflexology as well as beauty treatments including slimming packages, body wraps and exfoliation.
Spa contact details: +971 07 244 4400
- Banyan Tree Spa at Banyan Tree Al Wadi
Since 1994, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has grown from its first resort in Thailand to managing more than 30 resorts and hotels, 70 spas, 90 retail galleries and three championship golf courses in 28 countries. The exclusive desert resort, Banyan Tree Al Wadi, is located away from the city life and deep in the desert reserve known as Wadi Khadeja in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK).
The Banyan Tree Spa is equipped with spa treatment pavilions, the largest state-of-the-art hydrotherapy facility in any of the Banyan Tree resorts, covering 3,960 sqm2. Overlooking the Arabian Gulf and RAK’s Al Hajar Mountains, the spa offers a range of hydrotherapy treatments designed to promote health through water. The Rainforest Experience, covering 2,080 sqm2, is a signature treatment that features 16 invigorating hydrothermal experiences infused with Asian wellness philosophy.
Renowned for their spa experience, the desert resort has an array of healing and relaxing treatments such as special massages, facial and body treatments as well as yoga classes.
It might cost you a pretty penny but you can enjoy a full day of pampering with the spa’s Banyan Day package. The Banyan Day experience features signature therapies giving you a complete head to toe renewal. The all-day lavish spa treatment experience also includes a healthy lunch to complement the wellness experience.
Spa Contact Details:
+971 7 206 7777
- EFOREA at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa
EFOREA Spa at DoubleTree offers spa therapies that embrace wellness traditions to uplift your spirit. Located in Al Hamra’s Marjan Islands, EFOREA is a great place to relieve stresses of everyday life and rebalance and restore your energy.
With a complete menu of world-class experiences for both men and women, EFOREA offers a unique range of treatments specifically designed to suit all kinds of needs. Exfoliations, mud masks, cereal scrubs and perfumed water treatments are some of the traditional treatments offered at the spa.
Like the majority of spas, bath rituals are an integral part of their services. EFOREA’s Turkish bath ceremony aims to spoil the body with special black olive oil soap and scented steam, giving guests a way to relive this ancient ritual and reap its many health benefits.
The spa also offers a purifying detox journey that includes a bamboo leg massage, back and chest exfoliation and a mud mask.
Spa Contact details: +971 07 203 0000