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4 Family-Friendly Resort Spas

by Teresa Bitler

Aug 18, 2020

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Spas aren’t just for grownups — kids need a little pampering, too! These four resort spas offer treatments for the whole family.


Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

While mom and dad enjoy The Pinnacle Facial with gold-infused sugar scrub or a Jojoba and Prickly Pear Polish, a full-body exfoliation featuring jojoba oil and prickly pear, at this Arizona resort spa, kids 10 and under can indulge in a Bubble Yummy Haircut, including bubble gum-scented shampoo and a bubble gum treat. Young spa-goers can also get a Bubble Yummy Pedicure or Bubble Yummy Manicure, and for a more grown-up spa experience, tweens and teens (12 and up) can have a custom, European facial personalized to their skin type and needs.


Spruce Peak

Kidspa at Spruce Peak in Stowe, Vermont, offers several options for young spa enthusiasts aged 6–12. In addition to the Princess Manicure and Princess Pedicure, the spa offers a 25-minute Mini Me Massage to release general stress and tension and a 25-minute Mini Me Facial that cleanses, tones and hydrates. For both, an adult must be present in the room during the treatment.


After your kids’ spa experience ends, treat yourself to one of the spa’s signature treatments, such as the Stowe Cider Uber Scrub or Sacred Brew-ty hair treatment. The Spa & Wellness Center also has body sculpting, grounding, oxygen facials and CBD treatments available.


South Seas Island Resort

Located on Captiva Island, just southwest of Ft. Myers, this former key lime plantation caters to families, so it’s no surprise the on-site Kay Casperson Spa, Salon & Boutique boasts several treatments for kids. Tweens and teens (ages 11 and up) can indulge in a 25- or 50-minute massage, manicure, pedicure or makeup application as well as the Ultimate Teen, a 25-minute facial, manicure, pedicure and makeup application with complimentary Kay Casperson skincare product. Those 10 and under can have a similar session, the Ultimate Royalty, which includes a manicure, pedicure, makeup application, tiara and complimentary Kay Casperson lip gloss or nail polish.


Mom and dad don’t have to miss out! The spa offers a full slate of treatments for grownups, too, including massages, scrubs and facials.



This Disney resort in Ko Olina, Hawai’i, provides spa treatments for nearly all ages. At Painted Sky Hi Style Studio, kids ages 3–12 can get a new look, including hairstyle, makeup and accessories. Little princesses who want to be a mermaid will get the right hairstyle, shimmering make-up, a mermaid tutu and flower clip set, while little surfers can don a Polynesian temporary tattoo, broad shorts, hook necklace and other accessories. Spa stylists can even make kids up for luaus or special evenings, complete with a gown made from heirloom-quality fabrics for Moana fans.


Of course, adults can get the royal treatment, too, at Aulani’s spa, including lomilomi, a traditional Hawai’ian massage using lomilomi sticks and warm river stones.


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