Most spa resorts in Maine are located along the pristine coast, and our list of the very best all happen to be nestled up against the Atlantic, or darn close. The natural elements and scenery create an unbeatable environment for total relaxation and serenity, and many resorts incorporate the resources of the area into their swoon worth sessions. So pack your bags and prepare to envelope yourself in luxury, while you are pampered and revitalized. Maine knows how to create an awesome spa environment, and these are the places that do it best.
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Located on a rocky ledge along the ocean’s edge is the appropriately named Cliff House, which houses a 9,000 square foot wellness spa. Incorporating raw, organic elements of Maine, treatments are deeply nourishing, ranging from exfoliation and massages to facials and detoxification practices. Special services designed for kiddos have even been added to the spa menu, and what kid wouldn’t flip for a princess mani-pedi? Facilities surrounding the area include pools and relaxing jacuzzis, as well as a state of the art fitness center to melt away your stresses. And when all is said and done, you can retreat to the meditation labyrinth for a serene disconnection from the world.
Bar Harbor itself is a glistening oceanfront town with heavy lobster trade influence—it’s a precious place to visit For a weekend getaway. Local shops and restaurants line the streets, Acadia National Park is a short bike ride away and you could even hop onboard a lobster boat for a truly authentic Maine experience. You can’t miss Bar Harbor Inn, it hugs around the ocean’s edge in all its historic glory. Rooms can be simple, traditional and elegant, or totally off the chain with two levels and extravagant views of Frenchman’s Bay from a super cozy balcony. An assortment of wellness treatments can be personalized to your needs and preferences while relaxing, aromatic baths await you after. A walk along the seaside path just outside would be the perfect way to finish a day of tranquility.
Upscale New England aesthetic comes together to create a magical oceanfront paradise in Bar Harbor. Being only one mile from incredible hiking trails, beaches and foliage in Acadia National Park, Harborside has that perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. When visiting the spa, a list of skin and massage treatments are at your disposal, in addition to areas with pools and calming environments. The main pool deck is incredible in itself, as it juts out seemingly into the surrounding harbor waters and consists of a beatific curved design.
The feel of a cottage with the amenities of a lovely resort, Breakwater Inn & Spa is nestled along a branching river in the amazing Kennebunkport. Guests can opt for a room with spectacular views and easy access to the full-service spa. However, the inn building has more of a nautical feel if you were hoping to experience a more authentic theme. Another bonus is the highly-ranked on-site seafood restaurant serving up classically prepared dishes notable to the region.
Composed of cottages, townhomes, a lodge and inn, Spruce Point Inn Resort is an expansive escape right on the water. Keeping with the Maine theme, sailing, hiking, gardens and great food sits at your fingertips. The spa is centered around a foliage encompassed deck complete with a soothing hot tub. Treatments are carried through with lavish organic ingredients that will allow a totally new you to emerge.
Spectacular private balcony views set the tone for a rejuvenating, spa centered weekend at the polished Stage Neck Inn. Book multiple treatments that will infuse you with energy and melt all of the stress away. Take a swim in the pristine indoor pool complete with surrounding stone walls and a warm hot tub. You will be eating like a king or queen at the restaurant and gourmet breakfast buffet which includes deep-fried French toast, pancakes, eggs benedict, and all the other beloved breakfast staples.
That beach entry pool—you won’t be able to get enough of it, and its stunning oceanfront location. Samoset sits on its own little peninsula in Rockport and has more to do than you’ll be able to accomplish in one visit. So make one trip specifically a spa trip, and soak in the amazing pool, meditate on the rock pathway that extends into the ocean and immerse yourself in a plethora of indulgent spa services within luxurious accommodations.
Refined and sleek, this is no ordinary inn. Everything has an upscale touch, from the glass enclosed dining areas to the crisp, modernized rooms. Delivering more than many spas, you’ll find separate retreat areas for men and women with steam rooms and other amenities to enjoy between, before or after your treatment. Wellness refreshments, slippers and robes are just a few welcomed touches. Book the spa suite for two if it’s a romantic occasion, and you and your sweetie can enjoy the large soaking tub and ambient atmosphere while awaiting your massage or body therapies.
An absolutely dreamy wooded oasis a little more disconnected from the world, you’ll feel like you’re in the pages of a fairy tale book. Aside from cozy cottage lodging, and supremely prepared farm to table delicacies, you’ll enjoy quiet places to practice yoga, a lovely pool area and wait for it, spa treatment in the trees. Yes, in the trees, via rooms situated inside disconnected treehouses with the most welcomed rustic environment. It’s hard to beat a massage in a place so in tune with nature.
The holy grail of spa resorts in Maine, the White Barn Inn sets near one of the most picture perfect towns in Maine—Kennebunkport. While relatively small in comparison to other resorts, the style and class is incomparable. Everything from the food to the spa is award-winning, and after a soothing treatment you’ll be treated to a sensory shower or deep soak in one of the ambient tub areas. Outside you’ll find a literal oasis in the form of a naturalistically designed pool, with deep aqua waters and stone surroundings. Wind down in your magnificent rooms complete with roaring fireplace.