Las Vegas is the beast that is known to make grown men cry. With round-the-clock action, tons of booze, heavy meals and no shortage of bachelor party-approved vices, Vegas will take a toll on you. You may think you can power through a bachelor party weekend in one go, but to make it out alive, you’re going to have to carve out some daytime downtime, if only to prepare to prepare for the wild nights ahead.
There’s no better way to stay on your bachelor party A-game than by squashing tension, fixing your mug and detoxing before or after a big night out. There are several notable spas along the strip in which bachelor party groups are known to huddle up and kick back. These are five of the best:
Spa at Mandarin OrientalMandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
The Asian-meets-Western philosophy at Mandarin Oriental is as Zen as it gets, and it doesn’t hurt that the two-level, 27,000-square-foot sanctuary offers guests a top-notch spa experience in one of the most stylish spaces. Unlike many Vegas spas, the public areas are awash with natural daylight from the floor-to-ceiling windows, so get there before sunset.
The men’s area is equipped with hot and cold Roman-style vitality pools, a steam room, sauna and ice fountain. Should you need services beyond men’s specific massages and facials, you can get all jazzed up in the salon for haircuts and manicures. Bonus: the outdoor pool deck—with two pools, two Jacuzzis and a plunge pool—is a sprawling, quiet oasis, and it’s not a packed disaster like other pool scenes in Vegas.
Canyon Ranch SpaClubThe Grande Canal Shoppes Canyon Ranch SpaClub
At a staggering 134,000 square feet, Canyon Ranch SpaClub may be overwhelming (to compare, the size of an average American home is 2,400 square feet). But that’s the whole point.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub (from the acclaimed wellness spa resort group) is the cream of the crop, and not one inch of the space goes unused. Their signature Aquavana, a water-based journey designed to relax muscles, enrich blood with oxygen and get rid of toxins, is at the center of the spa. There’s also a barbershop, a slew of unique treatments (like massages with hot-butter rum) and excellent facilities. Should you want to sneak in a workout, the fitness facility is renowned, including daily classes like cycling and cardio, as well as an indoor rock-climbing wall to scale.
Sahra SpaCosmopolitan Las Vegas Sahra Spa
In the heart of the strip, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is a magnet to bachelor parties, and with good reason. It’s the hippest, most modern resort, with plenty of class and bling—but no one bats an eye if you stroll through wearing flip-flops and sunglasses. If Coachella were in Vegas, this resort would sell out first. Most dudes end up in Sahra Spa, the ultimate man cave for wellness. There was a pretty tight vision here (think detailed Moroccan-themed design, towering walls, cascading water) and the separate men’s area has a relaxation lounge, party-size hot tubs and steam room, and even a hammam, a nod to the traditional, centuries-old Turkish scrub down. The changing areas provide high-end, Epicuren men’s skincare products to use, a rarity in spas in general.
Bellagio SpaBellagio Spa
A notable, AAA Five-Diamond resort, Bellagio is one of the most iconic resorts on the strip, and it’s as classy as they come (c’mon: the restaurant buffet includes caviar).
Living up to its reputation, the spa is a haven for bachelor party groups. As soon as you check in, you can hit the three hot tubs, cold plunge pool, steam and sauna, then chill out with a healthy beverage, watching the game on one of the flat-screen TVs. If you need some fresh air with a view, there’s an outdoor sun deck that looks over the resort pools below. Bellagio has become known for water treatments like Aqua Stretch, which is basically a floating-stretching experience in 95-degree water that deflates all the tense muscles and knots with just the slightest pressure from the therapist.
The Spa at AriaAria
Just as the casinos of Vegas pander to your vices, the Spa at Aria entices with its indulgent amenities. The cavernous space exceeds all your spa expectations. While there is a wet area with four Jacuzzis, a large dry sauna, and a eucalyptus steam room, there’s also a long, outdoor infinity pool (unisex). Aria is also known for some unique, detoxing spaces like its Shio Salt Room, where you breathe in therapeutic salt air, and it’s heated-stone ganbanyoku bed.