Best of Boston

2007 Best Day Spa, Nantucket

Tresses & the Day Spa

Finding a great island spa can be a tricky business, with descriptions like “laid-back” actually translating to “remote location” and “untrained staff.” At Tresses, the efficient stylists, aestheticians, and masseurs dole out high-quality treatments, letting guests keep their vacations free of any “I’m paying how much for this?!” vexation. Top picks include the detoxifying body wraps—all named for Nantucket beaches—and the post-surfing sports massage. It’s not superfancy, but it’s exactly what a resort-town retreat should be: therapeutic and relaxing.

117 Pleasant St., Nantucket, 508-228-0024,