Spending time by the sea fills our senses and naturally evokes a sense of calm and revitalization. The soothing sounds of the waves, the smell of the salt air, with the feeling of the sun kissing our skin and the sand between our toes all conjure up a sense of relaxation and healing.
While on vacation, you’ll be pleased to discover that the most sought after spas on the Outer Banks are just as inspired by our coastal surroundings as we are, infusing into their treatment routines the ocean’s beautiful shells, salt scrubs and waterfront massages that are certain to leave you with a renewed sense of peace.
The opportunities for relaxation in Duck and Corolla are endless. Cleanse your body, mind, and spirit with an array of traditional and ocean-inspired body treatments, facials, and massages all while taking in the beauty and splendor of the Outer Banks.
With two locations in Corolla and on the Currituck mainland, Eden Day Spa & Salon has been serving locals and visitors alike since 1996. The cutting edge Aveda concept salon specializes in hair and skin care by providing haircuts and color, bridal styling, facials, and body treatments such as the rosemary mint body wrap and the Caribbean therapy seaweed body wrap. The spa also offers nail care, waxing and make up. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating and relaxing massage, such as the Elemental Nature Massage with your favorite aromas and techniques tailored to your specific needs. Indulge in the 90-minute Outer Banks Escape as your skilled therapist takes you on “an inward journey to tranquility for your body and mind.” Eden Day Spa & Salon also features a Vichy shower.
For brides planning to wed on the Outer Banks, Eden Day Spa will come to you for spa services on the big day even if you are staying in the four-wheel drive beaches of Carova. Large groups (not just bridal parties) are always welcome at Eden, too. The spa’s mission is to make you look and feel your best while indulging in total relaxation.
Those searching for waterfront respite should look no further than the award-winning Spa at Sanderling, located at the north end of Duck. Open to the public, the spa offers 10 treatment rooms with views of the tranquil Currituck Sound and features many signature treatments that employ the unique natural resources of the Outer Banks. Among them is the popular Ocean Serenity Ritual, a 70-minute experience which includes a massage in the hydrotherapy tub, a sea salt glow as well as a moisturizing body wrap, facial massage and masque, scalp treatment, Scotch Hose massage, and rinse in the Vichy rain shower.
The Spa at Sanderling offers a host of massages such as the aromatherapy massage – try the jasmine and neroli! – and the warm bamboo massage, as well as body care, facials, nail and hair care, waxing, and bridal styling. (The spa’s specialists will style grooms, too.) The Spa’s salon, makeup and manicure/pedicure room is newly renovated as well.
From mid-May to Labor Day, further your relaxation at Sanderling with a sunrise yoga class on the beach or a private yoga class in the spa. These island rituals will leave you feeling revitalized and ready to continue and savor your wonderful Outer Banks vacation.
Whether you are floating in the Atlantic or pampering yourself with a deep tissue massage and brown sugar scrub, remember that relaxation is key while spending time on the Outer Banks. Remember, it’s worth it to set some time aside for your own leisure and indulgence. Go ahead and pamper yourself. You deserve it!