A Laughlin itinerary often looks like this: Colorado River fun, a great show or concert and some good old fashioned “RnR.” But the destination – which now includes non-stop air service from Phoenix - also likes to add some sophistication to its casual, down-to-earth offerings. Modern gyms, resort pools and spa packages allow visitors to pamper and play along with Colorado River outings and entertainment options. Here’s a look at a few Laughlin spa, gym and pool experiences that can add a dash of reinvigoration to your next Laughlin trip.
Harrah’s Laughlin Salon & Day Spa
Swedish, Deep Tissue and Therapeutic massages are available – or allow an expert therapist to combine them all for your own customized experience. Add hair, manicure and pedicure services and a unique treatment like a salt glow, chocolate champagne or a women’s balancing wrap. Creative packages like the “Royal Escape” include massage, a vitamin C facial, a chocolate champagne body wrap, manicure and pedicure along with lunch and wine service. Like most full-service day spas, reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted, too.
Riverside Day Spa
At Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino, you can have a taste of luxurious living, too. The spa’s Desert Hydration wrap is hot, steamy with a hydrating gel to replenish the skin. Its Citrus Sensation wrap uses citrus aromatherapy and its Lavender-Peppermint Passion uplifts and relaxes at once. Reflexology along with Chakra stone therapies can also be found here in addition to Chakra Balancing. Antioxidant plants and vitamins are also incorporated into facial massages and bundle packages allow you to make a day of it.
Laughlin River Lodge Health Club and Massage
The Laughlin River Lodge has gone through its share of significant updates in the past two years, among them is its gym offerings. In addition to having new state-of-the-art equipment, the health club also now offers professional massages with aromatherapy, if requested, foot reflexology, salt glows or sugar scrubs, a seaweed/aloe vera body wrap and combination packages, too. What was once simply a solid gym offering now allows for considerable rejuvenation afterwards.
Laughlin Ranch Golf Club and Full-Service Day Spa
Aside from being a premier golf destination, the Laughlin Ranch Golf Club is also home to a large gym with 30 nautilus and cardiovascular machines. After your workout, you can also enjoy a sparkling resort pool as well as its whirlpool and steam rooms. Then, venture over to the full-service Spa at Laughlin Ranch. The space is engulfed by its serene and beautiful surroundings and spa packages include massages, manicures, pedicures, facials, and a host of treatment offerings. Tranquility rooms are also available. Access to the club and spa can found through its numerous stay-and-play partnerships with Laughlin resort and casino/hotel operators. Some include: Tropicana Laughlin, Pioneer River Lodge, Harrah’s Laughlin, The Edgewater and others.
Fitness centers, pools
Like the Laughlin River Lodge, some area resort and hotel operators have paid particular attention to providing modern fitness centers. At the Aquarius, you can appreciate a modern resort pool with impressive views of the Colorado River, but its 24/7 fitness center complete with the latest in cardiovascular and weight machines is a great addition for those looking to keep their workout schedule in a clean, relaxing environment.
And at Harrah’s Laughlin, another winning amenity is its separate adult and family pools. Known for its fantastic beach front, too, it’s also home to the Club Philipe fitness facility, complete with the latest treadmills, elliptical machines, Stairmasters as well as free weights, pulley, abdominal and other machines. Full shower facilities are also available.
To learn more about Laughlin’s wide range of offerings as a vacation destination, go to visitlaughlin.com.