In the midst of this hectic, digitally driven world, finding a local day spa to retreat to can be a challenge. So many of today’s spas are set in unnatural settings - bustling city streets, strip malls, or along major highways, with lackluster interior design and decor. While they may be a good option for a quick massage, they don’t quite offer the right setting for the tranquil, healing escape our bodies crave.
One spa that exceeds expectations for a truly relaxing experience: the Sankara Spa, located at the Castle Hotel & Spa in Tarrytown, 25 miles north of New York City. Perched atop of the highest point in Westchester County on ten tranquil wooded acres with stunning vistas of the Hudson River Valley, the Sankara Spa is everything a luxury day spa should be.
It is an award-winning luxury estate owned by the Sankara Corporation, the same company that owns Hoakalei Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii and Sankara Hotel & Spa in Yakushima Island, Japan, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its wildlife and cedar forests. The Japanese aesthetic and philosophy for living in harmony with nature is evident throughout the Castle Hotel & Spa property.
Fittingly, the word Sankara in Sanskrit means ‘formations' or 'that which has been put together' representing the human mind, body and soul. An oasis of peace and pure serenity, the spa offers a wide variety of luxurious treatments based on Sankara’s art of natural therapy, where all the senses are awakened by a unique holistic spa concept and ambience.