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BEST Day Spa

2016 BEST Day Spa

Mandarin Oriental


Close your eyes and imagine the sound of a gentle waterfall as you stroll into the Mandarin. A staffer discreetly delivers a hot towel and a cup of tea. The warm vitality pool beckons, as does the quartz-crystal steam room…. read more»

2015 BEST Day Spa

The Mandarin Oriental


This massive spa offers a steam room with star-like lights, a dimly lit “vitality pool,” and services that truly transport. For an indulgent experience, try “The Retreat,” a six-hour journey including a private yoga or Pilates session, foot therapy, a… read more»

2014 BEST Day Spa

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental


Even if you don’t spring for the absurdly indulgent six-hour "Boston Breather" package—including a scrub, pedicure, facial, and more—it’s easy to while away the day at this 16,000-square-foot oasis four floors above Boylston Street. Book an aroma stone massage, detox… read more»

2013 BEST Day Spa

Exhale, Battery Wharf


We love the daily bustle of living in Boston, of course, but sometimes we need an escape. At this expansive waterfront spa, the hammam—a stunning, stone-tiled Turkish bath—lets you while away time between treatments with a magazine, or just your… read more»

2013 BEST Day Spa, South

Oasis Day Spa

South Weymouth

Hidden behind a tiny storefront on a cute main street in Weymouth, Oasis Day Spa is anything but small. The space seems to go on for miles, exuding a serenity that makes it a perfect getaway spot. It offers everything… read more»

2013 BEST Day Spa, North



Even if you have only 30 minutes to spend at Pyara, you’ll reap the relaxing benefits: Nosh on dark chocolate and sip a calming tea while your therapist prepares a combination of oils and lotions with fragrances suited to your… read more»

2013 BEST Day Spa, West

Ardan Medspa + Salon


Even the most basic facial at this Wellesley medspa is top-notch. Descend the staircase to find a clean, modern oasis (glittering mosaic tiles and Ghost chairs in the waiting area) and restorative treatments featuring Organic Elements products. read more»

2013 BEST Day Spa, Cape Cod

The Spa at Chatham Bars Inn


The massages here will put you into the I’ve-just-been-kneaded-to-the-point-of-blissed-out-distraction state that you were hoping for. But that’s just the beginning. Take a dip in the hot tub, and dawdle in the sauna and the steam showers après rubdown. You’ll return… read more»

2012 BEST Day Spa, Cape Cod

Chatham Bars Inn


Massages and facials are delightful—until they cut into your precious sun time, that is. Thankfully, the Spa at the Chatham Bars Inn offers the best of both worlds. The facility’s outdoor plunge pool, surrounded by lush gardens, is a tranquil… read more»

2012 BEST Day Spa, North

Maison Esthetique


This place is a day spa in the truest sense of the word—no blow dryers whining in the next room or barking personal trainers to disrupt the tranquility. Instead, the stone-lined, candlelit underground treatment area is a wonderful place to… read more»