Spas look to target families

According to a 2006 study by the International SPA Association, family-friendly spas are becoming increasingly popular worldwide.  In response to this growing trend, the Emerald Mist Spa at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and The Royal Beach Casino is now offering a full menu of spa services for kids and teens.
Spa programs for kids and teens provide an opportunity for relaxation and stress relief while also promoting natural beauty, good grooming skills and healthy lifestyle habits. 

“By offering spa services for our younger guests, we are not only adding to their vacation experience, we are also helping them develop positive attitudes toward beauty and overall wellness that they can apply throughout their lives,” said Spa Director Rachel Stormes.
For the ultimate in pampering, girls ages 6 to 16 can take advantage of the “Princess for the Day” package that includes a manicure, pedicure, up-do, sunscreen, glitter makeup and lip gloss for $95.  Girls looking for the style of the islands have a variety of options for hair braiding and beading, with costs varying between $2 for a single braid and $55 and up for a full head.  Haircuts and conditioning treatments are also available at the spa’s salon.

Teens ages 13 to 17 who want to learn more about their skin type and how to maintain healthy, beautiful skin can book a mini facial that includes a skin type analysis, cleansing, toning, light exfoliation and moisturizing for $65.  A “Teen Escape” package for 16 to 18 year olds consists of a classic pedicure and herbal deep cleansing facial at a cost of $135.
The Emerald Mist Spa also recognizes that mom and dad aren’t the only ones who want to relax and unwind while in St. Kitts.  Chair massages are available in the resort’s kids club for those ages 5 to 12 at a cost of $30.  Kids can rejuvenate their minds and bodies at complementary yoga flow classes taught by the Marriott’s on-site yoga instructors.
The Emerald Mist Spa is comprised of 15,000 square feet of beauty, health and therapeutic facilities.  The spa features separate men’s and women’s locker rooms, eight oversized treatment rooms including two wet rooms, five dry rooms and one couples’ room with private Jacuzzi and dual-head shower.  The spa’s salon can accommodate private groups of up to 13 people for manicures, pedicures and hair services.
The St. Kitts Marriott Resort and The Royal Beach Casino is located in the Frigate Bay area of the island, just a 10-minute drive from the airport and capital city Basseterre.  The resort offers 573 guest rooms and luxurious suites.  A pristine beach, championship golf course and the largest Vegas-style casino in the Caribbean help provide an unparalleled vacation experience.  The resort also features meeting facilities, the Pirates of St. Kitts Kids Club program, eight restaurants and two lounges that make it the ideal destination for families, couples and corporate travelers.