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New Year Rejuvenation

Exhausted from all your holiday merry making? It’s time to grab your honey for some serious relaxation and head to Serenity by the Sea in Sandestin, Florida.

The holidays are a great time of year. We see family and friends and enjoy the blessings of giving, but after it is all said and done, the truth is, holidays can be quite exhausting. So, what to do before you totally jump into the challenges of the New Year? Invite your special someone to a getaway for two and head for the Serenity by the Sea spa at the Hilton Sandestin Resort in Sandestin, Florida.

Here the two of you can recover from your holiday escapades with spa packages such as the Four-Diamond. This decadent choice includes a 50-minute massage, 30-minute facial, pedicure, and a glass of wine of your choice from the resort’s AAA, fine dining restaurant, Seagar’s.

And if you’re partner is more comfortable outdoors than in, no worries there. Send him to one of the four championship Sandestin golf courses while you enjoy a Seawater Pearl Facial or a Serenity Pedicure. Afterwards, meet back at your room for champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Enjoy the sunset from your balcony and take comfort knowing that you’re recharged and ready for great things in the coming year.


Take a look at some of the fabulous options that Serenity has to offer. If you haven’t booked your trip yet, chances are you will after reading over these unforgettable choices.

Spa Packages

Total Indulgence: If you want a taste of everything Serenity has to offer, this is the package to choose. Enjoy a 50-minute facial, 80-minute massage, 45-minute body exfoliation, 30-minute lunch, manicure, pedicure, shampoo, blow-dry and style. 

The Millennium Man: Designed to ease his everyday tension and stress, this spa package includes a 50-minute Gentleman’s facial, 50-minute massage and a Sports pedicure.

Body Treatments

The Ritual: A deep pore exfoliation using coconut sugar cane with a combination of tropical oils and butters to hydrate the skin. A relaxing wrap to maximize moisture to the skin is applied afterwards.

Botanical Clay Body Mask: A dry brush exfoliation, followed by an application of botanical clay designed to draw out toxins and tighten pores. This treatment includes a replenishing scalp treatment.

Massage Therapy

Hot Stone Massage: Warm, smooth basalt stones are used to relieve tense muscles and melt away stress.

Bamboo Massage: Bamboo Massage: Bamboo canes are used to knead and roll, freeing muscles of tension and stimulation circulation. You can choose either light or deep tissue massage.


Seawater Pearl Facial: Seawater pearls provide a decadent moisture boost for normal, dehydrated, and mature skin. This treatment provides cellular vitality and firmness, softening the signs of aging.

Gentleman’s Facial: No man need feel left out at Serenity. This cleansing, nourishing and anti-aging treatment is designed just for men.

Manicures and Pedicures

Serenity Manicure: Spa manicure with luxurious paraffin dip, with hand and arm exfoliation treatment.

Sports Manicure: This treatment is specifically created for a man’s overworked, under-rewarded hands. This includes a buff and soak, followed by a moisturizing massage.

Serenity Manicure: Spa pedicure with PerfectSense thermal therapy treatment and additional foot and leg exfoliation.


Try these day spa favorites right here in Birmingham. No driving or flying required.

Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa

Feel miles away close to home. Sometimes all you want is a little vacation, but you don’t want to waste play-time in travel. The solution: head over to the Renaissance Resort and Spa in Hoover. Now until February 28th, enjoy the Escape Romance Special which includes champagne, truffles, and a scrumptious breakfast for two. Don’t forget to use promotion code LVU when making your reservation. renaissance-hotels.marriott.com

Escape Day Spa

Escaping just became easier. Staying overnight at resorts and spas is fun, but when you just want to enjoy a fabulous spa day without packing your bags, head to Escape Day Spa in Homewood. Try the Signature Organic Lifting Facial which boasts instant beautifying effects without ever going under the knife! theplacetoescape.com

Santa Fe Day Spa

The best way to win major points with your honey. Making time for a romantic date is difficult—add the challenge of making the experience unique and you feel worn out before the date has even begun. Thankfully, Santa Fe Day Spa in Inverness has accepted the challenge and solved it. Surprise your mate with the Twilight Couples Package which includes a couples massage, hydrotherapy tub, champagne and strawberries all by the fading light of sunset. santafedayspa.net

Halcyon Days Salon and Spa

Shopping and spa treatments combine to create the ultimate girls’ day out. There are few things that make women happier than shopping and pampering, which makes the Halcyon Days Spa at the Summit in Vestavia one of the most fun places to be in Birmingham. When you don’t think your poor little feet can handle much more traipsing about, make your way to the spa and enjoy the Spa Ritual Pedicure, an aromatherapy treatment that will have your feet thanking you and ready for more shopping. halcyondayspa.com

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