Located on the shores of sparkling Mission Bay and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the Catamaran Spa is San Diego's only beachfront spa. This one-of-a-kind escape inside the beautifully designed Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa offers a full range of South Pacific- and Asian-inspired healing traditions and focuses on the use of marine- and botanical-based products.
Once inside the spa, guests are welcomed by friendly and attentive staff and can browse a gift shop carrying luxury skin care, lounge wear, jewelry and lifestyle gifts from local and renowned brands. A South Pacific-inspired menu of services begins with a collection of massages, from the long, rhythmic strokes of a traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage and muscle-targeting therapeutic practices to ancient healing procedures like reflexology, Japanese shiatsu and Chinese acupressure.
Those seeking improved skin can indulge in a variety of facials, from deep cleansing and detoxing sea mud to anti-gravity facials designed to improve circulation and promote cell renewal. Body exfoliating treatments include nods to the space's Polynesian influence via the tropical Mango Sugar Scrub and Starfruit Body Scrub. Additional skin care therapies include men's facials, sunless tanning, waxing and more.
Body wraps are another popular option at the Catamaran Spa and include hydrating Milk and Honey Wraps and energizing Botanical Vitality Wraps. Water therapies include nourishing milk baths, muscle-soothing soaks in seawater and detox sessions via immersion in a blend of Chinese herbs. In addition to treatments designed to relax and heal, the Catamaran Spa offers hair color and styling, special occasion makeup application and nail services including pedicures and shellac manicures.
When one treatment won't do, the Catamaran Spa offers a variety of "rituals," or spa packages. Inspired by the natural beauty of Fiji, the signature Tropical Catamaran Ritual includes a milk and honey exfoliating scrub and massage and a coconut milk bath for ultimate relaxation and hydration. Other options include the renewing Ancient Oceans Ritual and the ultra-hydrating Guava Anti-Aging Ritual.
Seasonal specials play on tropical twists like coconut milk baths and milk & honey sugar scrubs, and visitors can also enjoy the Spa & Lunch package, which includes a 50-minute treatment and lunch overlooking Mission Bay, or the Stay & Spa Package for overnight guests of the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa.
Complimentary amenities available to guests include an outdoor heated pool and private whirlpool, relaxation lounge, Vichy showers, beach cabanas, an open-air fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment, seasonal outdoor yoga classes and more. From the spa and fitness center guests can access the nearby boardwalk for walking and running, and can enjoy bicycle, paddleboard and kayak rentals for a full fitness adventure.
Whatever the purpose of their visit, guests will find complete relaxation and wellness at the Catamaran Spa, named the Best Day Spa 2015 by San Diego CityBeat and Gold Day Spa 2015 by The Beach and Bay Press.