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5 Spa getaways worth the splurge

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Sensational spa destinations

If having your skin scrubbed, soaked and steamed sounds divine, a spa getaway may be just what you need. For centuries, people have visited spas to soak in mineral waters and hot springs to revive their tired souls. The following spas deliver the latest and greatest services and will leave you feeling pampered beyond your wildest me-time dreams.

4Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, CT

Sensational spa destinations

Those seeking total relaxation in a gorgeous setting should sail straight for the Mayflower. Set on a 58-acre estate with manicured lawns, the world-class spa is swathed in calming shades of pale blue and off-white. The soothing atmosphere provides a relaxing haven where you can escape from worldly pressures and daily stress. Reveal brighter skin with specialized treatments for the face and body, such as the Stonecrop Facial and Herbal Detox Wrap. During your stay, relax in the gloriously scented Thermal Sanctuary, swim in the shimmering indoor pool or soak in the mosaic whirlpool. The Mini-Luxe Experience — including unlimited classes and activities, accommodations for two nights and three healthy spa cuisine meals a day — starts at $1,750. Spa services are a la carte.

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