Lantana Spa at JW Marriott Hill Country in San Antonio is said to be one of the best spas in Texas and has long been on my list of dream spas to visit so when my friend Jessica invited me on vacation at the resort, I jumped at the chance. Beautifully appointed with an expansive outdoor space, Lantana Spa lived up to its reputation.
The amenities at a spa are so important to me. Booking any service allows you access to the steam room, sauna, aromatherapy room, whirlpool, lounges, and gorgeous outdoor pool area with cabanas and poolside dining. The environment is both serene and stylish. I enjoyed the sauna and aromatherapy room before my treatment and had a delicious lunch in a pool cabana after my service. I could have stayed there all day! Even if you don’t book a service, you can purchase a day pass to enjoy the spa amenities.
Lantana Spa offers massages, facials, manis/pedis, and seasonal services but I decided on their signature treatment: The Spirit of Curanderos Spa Journey ($360). This 100-minute service include a eucalyptus lavender salt scrub that left my skin feeling like butter, a hot stone massage, a lavender oil scalp massage, and hot stone foot massage. The journey began right when I opened my spa locker and found a present inside for me that comes with the treatment: a lavender salt scrub and a sample pack of their signature creams.
My massage therapist Monica was an absolute joy and gave me one of the best massages of my life and you all know that’s saying a lot because I’m a bit of a spa connoisseur. Monica paid a lot of attention to my arms and hands, which I loved because that’s where I’m always so sore. I love a salt/sugar scrub but sometimes you’re left feeling a little raw. Not after this treatment! The salt melts with water and immediately leaves your skin feeling amazing. I felt like a new person after this treatment. I floated out of the treatment room!
I wasn’t planning on ordering any food at Lantana Spa, as we had indulged in quite a large breakfast right before but when my massage therapist told me that she’s a foodie and I must try the smoked salmon BLT, I knew I couldn’t leave without sampling it. I took a bite and squealed. Buttery, toasted bread is stuffed with lox, juicy tomatoes, crispy lettuce, and the best damn lemon caper aioli I’ve ever had. I’m going to dream about this sandwich. Hell, I might return to the spa for my birthday just to eat this sandwich again. It’s that good and the service was incredibly fast! Definitely plan on having lunch by the pool.
If you love a great spa with tons of amenities, you must visit Lantana Spa. You really could spend all day there between the serene pool area and the ladies’ lounge. Lantana Spa is truly worth every penny. I already can’t wait to go back!