The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Bahrain

Bahrain's water-inspired retreat

The name Bahrain is derived from an Arabic term for “two seas,” and creators of The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Bahrain clearly had those seas in mind when conceiving this water-centric getaway. Every detail, from the treatments to the lobby décor, seems designed to evoke the ocean — and the spa sits just a few steps from the resort’s white-sand beach.

At this haven, water features like a Thalasso pool and a quartet of plunge pools set a relaxing tone. And the extensive list of treatments follows suit. Take the On the Banks of the Dead Sea, a massage that uses the region’s famed mineral-rich mud and water for a one-of-a-kind experience, or the Her Secret Sanctuary, a cleansing ritual that includes a rose steam bath, a lather of olive and lavender soap, an exfoliation, a shampoo and conditioner application, a face and body mask and more.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Be sure to set aside some time to relax by the atrium pool. With white-washed walls, plush loungers and sparkling blue waters surrounding a Romanesque statue, the space practically transports you to the Mediterranean.
  • Drawing on Arabian history, the treatments at this sumptuous spa utilize locally inspired ingredients, including Dead Sea mud, black olive and lavender soap, and argan oil.
  • The fitness centers, featuring a coed gym and a ladies-only facility, offer a wide range of group classes, including Bollywood dance, Pilates, TRX, spinning and outdoor bootcamp, as well as free weights, strength and cardio machines — all with a view of the resort’s gardens and beach.
  • An indoor pool, two temperature-controlled outdoor swimming holes, an indoor saltwater therapy option and several plunge pools make The Ritz-Carlton Spa Bahrain a place to make a splash at any time of year.
  • This luxury spa is not just for ladies; male guests have plenty of pampering options designed just for them. Treatments include a men’s massage, a“power hour” that aims to invigorate and clean the body, and a dedicated facial.

Things to Know
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain offers Royal Beach Club memberships, which can mean crowded conditions on weekends — particularly in the mixed-use pools and locker rooms. The monthly farmer’s market also brings dozens of people through the spa entrance to reach the outdoor lawn.
  • Ladies are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before their treatment to enjoy the relaxation room, sauna, steam room and Thalasso pool.
  • Men are required to wear shorts while receiving treatments, and bathing suits are required in all spa facilities.

The Treatments

  • Those looking for an Arabic experience can choose from four treatments inspired by the region, ranging from a FourHands Royalty Massage to On The Banks of the Dead Sea, a service that includes a salt scrub and mud wrap.
  • Virtually every kind of massage is available at the Bahrain spa; choose from Thai, lomi lomi, deep muscle, stress relief, hot stone, herbal poultice or even a prenatal option.
  • Turn back time with one of three anti-aging facials, or treat and balance your skin with a customized option based on your needs.
  • Enhance your treatment with a non-invasive glycolic peel or a hair conditioning mask and massage.

The Facilities

  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa Bahrain has its own entrance from the parking lot, so you can visit the facilities without walking through the hotel lobby.
  • Of course this Middle Eastern spa boasts a traditional Turkish bath, but this is no ordinary hammam. Four separate plunge pools are set at a different temperature for the ultimate aquatic experience.
  • The gorgeous ladies-only Thalassotherapy pool allows women to experience the therapeutic power of seawater privately, if they don’t wish to take a dip in the Arabian Gulf at the resort’s beach.

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Getting There
Bldg. 112, King Mohammed VI Ave, Block 428 Al Seef District Manama, BH
NeighborhoodAl Seef District
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Bahrain
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