Last but not least, it's important to make sure the spa you're choosing has a good reputation. Ideally, destination spas should have plenty of knowledgeable and friendly staff members so each guest feel well attended to. The facilities should be clean and uncluttered, with visible signs that routine housekeeping occurs.
Once you've narrowed down your list to this level, check the grapevine to see if anyone you know has visited the remaining contenders and see what they have to say. If you're stepping into uncharted territory, you can consult a travel agent who specializes in spa vacations or try checking around online for reviews to get a feel for how other guests have rated each spa. Apart from an outside opinion, you can also call the spa directly to ask questions about their policies and facility.
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- Destination Spa Group Web site. (12/29/2009)http://www.destinationspagroup.com/index.html
- International Spa Association Web site. (12/29/2009) http://www.experienceispa.com/
- SpaFinder.com Web site. (12/29/2009) http://www.spafinder.com/
- Watts, Ben. "Destination Rejuvenation." HotelierMiddleEast.com. Dec. 21, 2009. http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/article-6702-destination-rejuvenation/
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