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International Trends: Isle of Capri, Cape Town, Thailand and More

Posted: August 18, 2010
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

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The Thailand-based health resort Chiva-Som in Hua Hin, Thailand, is to extend its treatment menu with 34 new options. The additions to its extensive new health and wellness menu have been created in line with the health retreat's philosophy of providing beauty, health and longevity solutions through innovative and effective programs. New treatments for this year include a consultation with Chiva-Som's integrative and anti-aging medicine doctor, who will examine the causative factors in a person's history to look beyond diagnoses and symptoms. There is also a new biofeedback stress management service that monitors heart rate variability, while each guest can also be taught individual stress management techniques. Mi-en acupressure - a facial accupressure treatment - will also be offered, which stimulates nerves and muscles to aid relaxation. (From

Relaxation and renewal are never hard to come by on the island of Aruba. Aruba’s spas offer an abundance of treatments and, in addition to the everyday services available at spas throughout the island, several of Aruba’s resorts offer packages to create the perfect spa vacation for all types of travelers. Radisson Aruba Resort’s Spa Indulgence Package includes accommodations for two for seven-nights, a welcome martini and five spa treatments per person. The Larimar Spa features more than 40 services including four signature treatments incorporating aloe, black beach stones, Palmera rum and Seroe quartz crystals – all of which are indigenous to Aruba. Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino’s Amour Package is a romantic package, which includes a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, a 50-minute couples massage at the resort’s Stillwater Spa, daily breakfast for two, and Dinner for two at Footprints Restaurant on the beach. The All-Inclusive Package at the Renaissance Aruba features a 15% discount at the resort’s Okeanos Spa, known for its aloe-centric treatments which utilize one of Aruba’s most prevalent natural resources. The package, which starts at $367 per night based on double occupancy, also includes unlimited beverages, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at Renaissance operated outlets, as well as a casino match play coupon of $10 per adult, per stay.