Spa breaks are now more popular than they ever have been, and lots of women now enjoy going for a weekend away with their friends to chill out. It’s a great way to disconnect from everyday life and try to de-stress.
Even though spa breaks are very chilled out, newbies can often panic about their first ever visit to a spa. They worry that they won’t get spa etiquette right and will end up packing the wrong things. To keep you right, I’ve come up with these excellent tips that can help all you spa beginners stay chill during your time away.
Don’t Forget Indoor Shoes
You will need to wear shoes when you are walking around the spa areas in the hotel. This includes the saunas, steam rooms, and treatment areas. However, you will not be able to wear shoes that you have worn outside as they will be dirty and could bring in a mess into the clean spa rooms. Instead, you will have to bring some indoor shoes that you have never worn outside before. This is why most people buy a pair of flip flops especially for their spa break.
Remember To Pack Casual And Evening Wear
Of course, you will need to bring plenty of casual clothing with you for when you are relaxing through the day. Most people also look for pretty sun dresses on sale to take with them to the spa so that they can wear them in the evening. Most spas feature a restaurant and bar so there will be the chance to get dressed up and enjoy a delicious evening meal.
Bring Along Some Entertainment
Relaxing is the name of the game at a spa. But that doesn’t mean you should leave all your distractions at home! Chilling out can be boring when you don’t have something to occupy you, so it’s a good idea to add a book, Kindle, or newspaper to your bag so that you have something to do while you are relaxing. You might also want to bring your headphones to plug into your phone, so you can listen to your favourite music or podcast.
Pack Your Personal Toiletries And Cosmetics
Even though most spa hotels offer their guests free toiletries in their en suite bathrooms, it’s also a good idea to pack your own. You can never be too sure how many toiletries a hotel will offer you, so it’s best to take yours from home just to be on the safe side. Don’t forget to also pack your own cosmetics so that you can get dolled up for your fancy evening meal!
Pass On Dietary Requirements
If you have special dietary requirements, because of an allergy or illness, you need to pass this information to the spa hotel before you arrive. They can then take all of the necessary precautions to make sure you are safe during your stay.
If you follow these tips, you can be sure that your spa break will be a very chill one!