Luxury Spas: Nantucket is home to an array of luxurious accommodations, including the White Elephant Hotel.
Open since the 1920's, the White Elephant Hotel has recently expanded to include 25 brand new Hotel Residences, set to open in May.
The new residences will allow guests to experience all the first class hospitality of that the White Elephant is renowned for as well as their services, with a home away from home sensibility.
The residences have the look of a New England village on the outside, while the insides have been designed by highly-acclaimed Alexandra Champalimaud. Featuring Gayle Warwick Fine Linens, the residences also contain the finest technological advancements and appliances, including a flat-screen high-definition TV with Blu-Ray/DVD player and Sub-Zero refrigerator, panini maker, convection oven, microwave, Bosch dishwasher in addition to Royal Doulton china.
In addition to the comforts of home, guests can also dine out. Early risers' can enjoy coffee and mini-muffins and afternoon port and cheese. For further satisfaction, guests can also check out the White Elephant's Brant Point Grill, which offers an extensive raw bar and some of the island's premier steak and seafood. To enjoy the harbor firsthand, diners can op aboard The Wauwinet Lady and dine at TOPPER'S at the Wauwinet, which selects seasonal ingredients to create innovative, mouth-watering dishes.
One of the hotel's best features is the White Elephant Spa. Decorated in the same refined Nantucket style as the rest of the White Elephant, the Spa offers a restful atmosphere to experience some of the spa's signature treatments.
In between spa treatments, or before and after, guests are encouraged to enjoy mint iced tea and fresh cranberry treats while sitting beside the fireplace in the Serenity Room or outside, where guests can enjoy stunning harbor views.
The Spa emphasizes results from natural elements that are used in the treatments, which include their signature treatment options: Main Street Hot Stone Massage, White Elephant Custom Massage, Gift From the Sea Facial, White Elephant Custom Facial, Pineapple Crush Body Treatment and the Maritime Seaweed Body Revitalization.
The wide range of massage options, facials and body treatments can be bewildering, which is why the White Elephant's trained staff can help guests pick the treatment option that is right for them. Treatments last from an hour to an hour and a half and there are also add on options, for more pampering, including hand and foot paraffin treatments.
The White Elephant offers Spa Technologies as their signature product line. Each product contains elements from the sea that help improve the look and feel of the skin. Pineapple Body Polish exfoliates the skin with sea salts, while the Gift from the Sea facials utilize seaweed serums.
Right now, spa services at the luxurious White Elephant have been "relaxed" by 20%, making it a perfect time to indulge.