How do you make sure you’re getting the best price on a spa vacation?
First, make sure you understand what kind of spa you’re visiting, and what’s included.
A destination spa can be expensive, But that includes all your meals, most classes and activities, and may even include some spa treatments like massage or facials. Always check to see if tax and service fees are included.
A spa resort, on the other hand, might have an alluring room rate, a great golf course and swimming pool. But you’ll be paying for all your meals and treatments. They won’t offer as many exercise classes. And you may have to pay for yoga class you want to take – or even to have access to the gym and steam room.
Here are some money-saving tips:
* Stay during the week for the lowest rates. Destination spas usually have a three-night minimum. A Thursday night arrival will cost more than a Sunday night arrival.
* Travel off-season.
* Look at destination spas that are known for good value.
* Go for rustic, but a healthy holiday at an affordable price.
* Some spas are copying the airlines with “frequent spa-er” programs. Check if you have one or opt for a spa which is offering such facilities.

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