Bachelorette Party: Spa’s the Word

From: Summer 2016 edition
Four Seasons’ Serenity Pool near the tranquil Chinese pagoda

Brides looking for a relaxing version of the bachelorette party are checking into the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Just a 45-minute drive from Los Angeles (traffic permitting), the 41,000-square-foot spa facility presents a tranquil setting that includes a relaxation lounge with a softly flowing river, an indoor whirlpool, sauna and steam rooms as well as access to the adult-only Serenity Pool. Splurge on a cabana for the perfect poolside day, complete with lounge-side service for bites and beverages. Quench your thirst with the Antioxidant Mojito or the alcohol-spiked frozen BuzzBars, in fresh flavors such as Mojito Madness and Pineapple Buzz. Bridal parties looking for a more intimate gathering can book one of the four spacious spa suites, (available for rent by the half-day or full day) which include treatment tables, a soaking tub and a private patio with plunge pool and bathroom.

Sumptuous spa treatments range from the sleep-inducing Swedish massage to the irresistible lavender milk and honey cocoon wrap. Continue the festivities with a visit to The Tasting Room, featuring locally produced wine from the Malibu Coast AVA (American Viticultural Area). Weekend mornings feature the decadent Farmers’ Market Brunch, complete with locally grown produce, organic dairy products and freshly squeezed juices. And with Westlake’s proximity to the beach (15 miles to Malibu), hiking trails and upscale shopping, it’s an ideal staycation.