THE SPA & GOLF GUIDE
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Spa and golf retreats blend luxurious resorts with pampering spas and championship greens for ultimate relaxation, and your journey to serenity begins at your local travel agent. They’ll be able to pair you with your perfect destination and world-class resort, but start dreaming of your next calming escape with unique spa experiences around the globe. Choose a resort where you don’t have to compromise your healthy lifestyle on vacation, and explore hand-selected partners who offer exquisite experiences both in the spa and on the fairways. Not sure which course is best for your golf getaway? We’ve got your bag – and a course for (almost) every continent. Plus, enhance your getaway with exclusive My Time perks from your travel agent and GOGO Vacations. Indulge in tranquility and relax. You deserve a spa and golf getaway.
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Spa treatments have the ability to take your relaxing vacation and transform it into the most tranquil trip of your life. But these unique, fascinating, and also relaxing services go above and beyond your favorite massages and facials.
1 Anara Spa Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Hawaii Kauaiâ€™s lush valleys and pristine beaches paint the picture of paradise, and the Anara Spa channels this islandâ€™s roots with its outdoor garden spa featuring waterfalls, pools, and foliage. Refresh under the spray of a private lava rock shower after a volcanic clay body mask to attain perfect lokahi (harmony).
Spa Avania Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch, Arizona Spa Avania believes balance is found in time, so the entire experience is choreographed by science of time to achieve a state called “avania.” Spa Avania strives to harmonize your body and mind with personalized treatments, synchronized music, and specialized cuisine and teas designed for morning, mid-afternoon, and evening experiences.
Secrets Spa by Pevonia Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun, Mexico Adults-only Secrets Resorts shower their guests in Unlimited-Luxury® in all areas of their stay, including their world-class spas. On top of the chocolate body wrap and the sculpting green coffee wrap, the Secrets Spa by Pevonia at Secrets Silversands offers Ictiotherapy, or a foot cleansing therapy with Garra rufa fish, which exfoliates the skin on your feet.
Mandara Spa Norwegian Epic Every spaâ€™s purpose is to help you chill out, but the Mandara Spa aboard NCLâ€™s Norwegian Epic takes that goal to a literal sense. After a warming steam bath in the sauna, brace yourself for a dip in the snow room. The extreme contrast in temperature stimulates blood circulation through the body.
The Spa at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Thailand Embrace your spiritual side in beautiful Krabi, Thailand with soothing spa treatments inspired by Thai, Asian, and European methods. The Spa at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve boasts a variety of unique treatments and ritual ceremonies such as Buddhist monk blessings, pink mud wraps, meditation, and tea pairings to go along with your services.
Spa at The Palms Turks & Caicos The Palmâ€™s Spa provides opulent treatments to add a touch of luxury to your vacation. Choose the Mother of Pearl Body Scrub infused with ground conch shell or a mineral clay bath, and start your spa day with a Zareeba experience in a protective enclosure where a clay pot of steaming herbs helps you slip into a meditative state.
Spa at Bellagio Las Vegas This 65,000-square-foot oasis on the Las Vegas Strip offers both relaxing and stimulating experiences, from power yoga to Pilates, but youâ€™ll also leave this spa feeling weightless. Be spoiled with an aquatic Watsu massage, which is performed in a special room and combines the ancient art of Zen Shiatsu stretching with floating in warm water.
MAJESTIC RESORTS Indulge in the Majestic Way! Spa For guests seeking a pampering sanctuary, the spas of Majestic Elegance, Majestic Colonial, and the brand-new Majestic Mirage craft a relaxing escape with three specific areas of tranquility to find peace of body, mind, and soul: • Massage area surrounded by lush gardens with views of the pools • VIP Rooms with an independent shower, Jacuzzi, and sauna, ideal for couples • Warm area with unique showers, a sauna, Turkish baths, an ice foundation, and a huge Jacuzzi
Golf Guests of all Majestic Resorts receive rounds of golf at the Punta Blanca Golf course designed by Nick Price, located five minutes from the resorts. Plus, complimentary driving range, balls, and pick-up and drop-off at their hotel lobby.* Majestic Colonial & Majestic Elegance – Main/Family Section: 1 complimentary round per adult per 5 night stay Majestic Colonial – Colonial Club & Majestic Elegance – Elegance Club: 2 complimentary rounds per adult per 5 night stay Majestic Mirage: Unlimited complimentary rounds of golf *Golf cart is mandatory and is not included, approximate rate is $45.00 USD per person. Green fees must be booked on individual basis and are not applicable to groups for tournaments or scrambles. Green fees are not transferable between guests. Minimum 5 night stay required per adult to qualify. For more information or to book tee times: email@example.com
Exclusive Perks: My Time guests will also receive a spa credit up to $75 and an extra free round of golf.
PALACE RESORTS Spa “Ahh.” Need we say more? At Palace Resorts, the art of relaxation is alive and well. Here, you’ll find hydrating body wraps, deep-tissue massages, and luxurious facials. Hydrotherapy, plunge pools, and herbal steam rooms are just a few of the indulgent facilities you’ll find in our spas. Consider one of the signature massages, including the Kukulcan Maya Massage at the world-class Le Blanc Spa, which pampers with four hands moving in simulation of the Mayan sacred animals’ graceful movements. It’s everything you need to trade normal life for a day spent in utter relaxation. Grab a robe, and step right this way.
Golf The Moon Palace Cancun is home to one of the only two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses in Cancun. Players can enjoy 27 holes at Dunes & Jungle, Jungle & Lakes, and Lakes & Dunes. Palace Resorts also invites guests to participate in the Moon Palace Golf Academy. Here, students can learn professional techniques and play under the guidance of a certified instructor with integrated state-of-the-art technology.
ZOËTRY WELLNESS & SPA RESORTS Spa Pamper yourself at Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, where guests may choose from a plethora of spa treatments to invigorate their senses and revitalize their skin, including: • • •
Temazcal Ceremony, a traditional Mexican steam bath, Unique massages, which are individually tailored to your specific needs Signature Thalassotherapy spa treatments, which fosters health through seawater
Signature Treatment: Each guests receives a relaxing 20-minute spa treatment or Thalasso experience per stay. Exclusive Perks: My Time guests will also receive up to $100 in resort credits per room per stay; two, 25-minute spa treatments; an in-room gift courtesy of the resort; and more. Inclusions vary by resort, so check with your travel agent to see what My Time perks are included in your Zoëtry stay.
Golf Perfect your swing at nearby, championship golf courses when you stay at Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts designed by such golf greats as Jose “Pepe” Gancedo, P.B. Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Price, and Greg Norman. Tee Time: Complimentary green fees are available at select resorts.
Experience “Exclusive” with My Time You want to relax and be pampered on vacation, and when you book a My Time property through GOGO Vacations, you receive unique recognition, special amenities, and services that go beyond your expectations. Standard My Time amenities in the Caribbean and Mexico include: •
My Time check-in and check-out (an expedited or private check-in/out experience) •
A welcome letter explaining My Time inclusions at check-in •
Food & beverage, resort or spa credit or discount
Early check-in and late check-out, plus room upgrade (subject to availability)
In addition to all the services and amenities you’ll receive with My Time, My Time Select offers up to $2,000 in resort credits when booking at participating hotels and resorts. Experience exclusive extras at 180 hotels in over 30 countries with My Time by GOGO Vacations. CARIBBEAN • MEXICO • HAWAII • UNITED STATES • EUROPE • CRUISE • FRENCH POLYNESIA
HOW NOT TO SETTLE – Spa & Golf Vacations for the Entire Family Family is all about compromise – from what’s for dinner to radio presets in the car. Vacation doesn’t have to be, especially when you want to retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation. That’s the beauty of the spa and golf resort. Many getaways combine the ultimate bliss of a harmonizing spa experience with the refreshing challenge of a unique golf course, plus many resorts offer the pampering or exciting amenities to satisfy the younger members of your family, too.
Resorts For(e) Everyone You’re ready to tackle that 18-hole championship golf course, but maybe the younger golfers and the least green-inclined of your party aren’t ready on that first hole yet. Take a swing at an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean or Mexico – like Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana or the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun. At the Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay, golf novices can familiarize themselves with basic swing and golf etiquette during the free daily introductory program while the Moon Palace Golf Academy integrates state-of-theart technology and certified instructors to help guests learn new techniques.
Unwind, Family Style The whole point of vacation is to unwind, and you can do that as a family at world-class spa and golf resorts. Resort spas cater not only to the adults of your party, but also to the little ones with massages and pedicure/manicures designed specifically for them. Family-friendly Beaches Resorts offers all greens fees and round-trip transfers included in every stay, but after your golf excursions, return to the coastline resorts, where teen guests will love the Ginger Lily Teen Spa. Customizable massages with Caribbean flair as well as “dads and dudes” treatments create the quintessential family spa day. If you would rather recharge with your partner and let the kids have their own fun, then Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana delivers with the Rock Spa, featuring 46 cabins, 6 palapas, and the Caribbean’s most complete hydrotherapy center – lagoons, hydro-reflexology, sensory expertise pool, and a cutting-edge ice room. While you’re on a journey to holistic wellness, your kids will love Woodward Punta Cana, an on-site sports facility with one-of-a-kind snowboarding and snow skiing right in Punta Cana, plus a skate and BMX park, cheer and hip hop dance programs, a trampoline, and more. For your next vacation, don’t compromise. Enjoy a true family getaway at a golf and spa retreat in Mexico, the Caribbean, and epic destinations around the world. Talk to your local travel agent now to find the best resort for you.
HARD ROCK HOTELS & RESORTS Spa A place where no luxury is too grand and no perk too exclusive, the Rock Spa® is the perfect way to get your indulgence or work-out on. • Cool down with a Rhythm & Motion Massage • Charge up with the Royal Citric Experience • 54 treatment rooms for both individuals and couples • A set-list of world-class treatments • Body Rock® Fitness Center, complete with state-of-the-art exercise equipment & fitness classes
Golf Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay within the grounds of the resort hosts 18 holes of championship golf designed by Nicklaus Golf. Guests receive free transportation from the lobby to the club house at the Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay which is just a quick golf cart ride away.
SANDALS® RESORTS Discover a Unique Caribbean Spa Experience Inspired by the beautiful traditions and majestic natural backdrops of the Caribbean, the signature Red Lane® Spa experiences are like nothing else on Earth. Your journey begins with a Red Lane® Rejuvenation Specialist who is dedicated to creating an incomparable experience with a focus on CONNECTION, TIME, AND LOVE.
Enjoy complimentary use of the following facilities: Hot and cold plunge pools Steam rooms and sauna • His & her locker rooms • State-of- the-art fitness center •
6 Properties. 3 Countries. Unlimited Play only at Sandals Resorts With panoramic vistas of a brilliant sea and some of the most challenging fairways in all of the Caribbean, Sandals Resorts offers an all-inclusive, incomparable world-class golf experience in paradise. They’ve got everything down to a “tee” for every skill level. Tee Time: Take your very first shot or work on your swing at one of the complimentary PGA-certified golf clinics.
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Instead of green-side bunkers, the rice paddy fields and rock outcroppings serve as the hazards. Instead of a championship golf course, try a course where every hole is designed by a different golf champion. If you want a challenge, we’ve found a course on every continent to make you miss your usual obstacles and pull out the golf legend inside of you.
Penina Golf & Resort Algarve, Portimão, Portugal
Legend Golf & Safari Resort, Limpopo, South Africa
The first 18-hole course to be built in the Algarve, the par-73 Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course (designed and built by the 3-time British Open winner) is gorgeous – and unforgiving. But why play an easy course in a sport whose very purpose is to break your heart? You’ll find subtle slopes and raised greens – not to mention streams, precarious ditches, and water hazards that are ideal for throwing your mangled clubs into.
One of the planet’s most unique layouts, each of the 18 holes of the Signature Course was designed by a different champion golfer, including top names like Bernard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Justin Rose, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, and Retief Goosen. You’ll find amazingly wide fairways and immaculate USGA standard greens. The par-72 gem is shadowed by the enigmatic Hanglip Mountain, the peak of which is where golfers find the tee for the amazing “Extreme 19th” hole, 400 yards away – and 400 yards down!
Cypress Lakes Resort by Oaks, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, Arizona
Banyan Tree Lang Co, Danang, Vietnam
Located in the beautiful Hunter Valley wine region, this verdant par-72 course created by Steve Smyers offers stunning panoramic views of the vineyards and the surrounding Brokenback Mountain range. The front nine is a links-style layout, while the back nine’s sloping fairways are lined with trees. The course also offer live measurement and layout data from your golf cart display. The system can also link to other cards, so your whole group can compare their results.
Designed by the team of Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course is the home of the annual PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open – the largest attended golf event in the world. It’s a par-71 desert course with breathtaking views of the McDowell Mountains and dramatic holes, especially the 15th, where water surrounds the island green. Or you can fire away on the Champions Course next door, where rolling Bermuda grass fairways wind over natural ravines and picturesque foothills.
When Laguna Lang Co Golf Club’s designer Sir Nick Faldo first saw the landscape to be developed into an 18-hole course, he described it as a “stunning and very diverse piece of terrain with an impressive array of natural design features.” That was an understatement: the course, nestled between the East Sea and the Truong Son Mountains south of Hue, incorporates a rice paddy, woodlands, beach, rivers and creeks, and rock outcrops. In other words, everything but the kitchen sink!
5 Important Roles Travel Agents Fill Whether youâ€™re searching for your next vacation destination or know exactly where you want to go, booking travel is a commitment, one that can be a thrilling adventure. But travel also has its challenges, and thatâ€™s why you want your agent with you through it all. Your travel agent is more than a friendly face.
Matchmaker Travel agents excel at finding the perfect destination and resort for even the most discerning traveler, and as the ultimate matchmakers, they can pair you with that all-inclusive property, luxury golf and spa resort, or family-friendly destination. For honeymoon and romantic escapes as well as gastronomic getaways, agents will choose a resort with special amenities or award-winning restaurants. No matter what you prefer, a travel agent can create a memorable vacation from your personal tastes and desires.
Life Saver We all want the perfect vacation every time we travel, but sometimes things happen. Maybe it’s a series of delays, or the weather doesn’t cooperate. If you booked without a travel agent, you spend hours on the phone or on line at the ticket counter hoping to find an available flight to nowhere before connecting home. But if you booked with a travel agent, they’re on the phone with an airline finding you the best possible routes without the hours of frustration.
Travel Genius From rooms with the best views to construction notices and upcoming events, travel agents have the knowledge, connections, and experience to book you in your preferred room category and resort. Plus, if you’re traveling to multiple cities, islands, or countries, you’ll want a travel agent’s expertise to provide a smooth journey. Your travel agent will also advise if you need a passport, a visa, or both to get into that specific country, so you won’t be held up at customs or even denied entry.
Good Value A travel agent strives to get you the best value for your journey, which can mean exclusive packages, rooms in “sold-out” hotels, and possibly special arrangements or requests. Since agents know hoteliers, concierges, and other attendants personally, they are more likely to receive additional added value to ensure your enjoyment at the resort. Agents can also help you navigate traveler’s insurance to help you choose the best plan to suit your specific needs.
Time Saver A travel agent has the latest information about packages, property details, and new activities at their fingertips, usually sent to them by the hotels and destinations themselves. With years of experience and firsthand knowledge, travel agents save you countless hours upon the Internet and plan your trip with expertise no search engine can give. Plus, they’ll do price comparisons, provide insider tips, restaurant recommendations, and more, depending upon your preferences and destination.
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