With refuge and reboot being keywords this spring, consider a trek to secluded Carmel Valley.
There, guests of the 73-room Bernardus Lodge & Spa can slip into a variety of soothing experiences, be it a top-shelf meal by chef Cal Stamenov at Lucia Restaurant or a visit to the Forbes four-star Spa at Bernardus.
This sun-drenched sanctuary is set on 28 acres of sweeping lavender and vines. The property is flanked by two pools, including an inviting 100-degree warming pool, and features a curated wellness focus and garden-to-soul philosophy rich in rewards. Facilities include eight state-of-the-art treatment rooms, a salon, a 24-hour fitness room, dual eucalyptus steam and dry sauna rooms, and a seductive al fresco couple’s soaking tub with bar service.
New for 2021 are a variety of treatments designed to detox the mind and body while accelerating recovery from lingering anxiety.
Guests can try the Wild Honey & Shea Butter Massage, an ultra-hydrating treatment combining shea butter with an indulgent honey back mask followed by a rich nectar, grapefruit and calendula serum packed with potent antioxidants.
Saving face takes on a new meaning with the new Blueberry Detox Facial, combining the antioxidant power of rich blueberries, stimulating paprika and the healing enzymes of pineapple, to increase blood flow and deliver a rosy glow ideal for offsetting environmental stressors.
Standout signature treatments, including the Tuning Fork Ritual and Blueberry Sculpting Wrap, are available to round out a day of renewal, Carmel Valley style.