In Havana, there are plenty of opportunities this season to indulge in a few hours or a day of a feeling of luxury or just an hour of heavenly massage or your treatment of choice.
During my two years of living in Havana, I have tried a few – I even found one that was open during the pandemic!
And I have a favorite, too. But let me show you what your options are in Havana when you decide to visit this vibrant and weird city.
Luxury & Wellness Havana Day Spa Havens!
As the pandemic is becoming more and more of a dark memory, Cuba is again open for all services to the public and tourists.
Including the leisure services, we love on holidays, like hotel pools, massages, day spas, and of course, the beaches that were also closed for a long time!
Several large hotels in Havana and other Cuban destinations offer a pasa dia, a day pass, to spend the day at their poolside, even if you are not a guest at the hotel.
Luxury Havana Day Spa Options
Most of the large hotels in Havana City also have a gym and a spa department, and the majority of the hotels offer treatments to anyone, not just their hotel guests.
So if you long for a massage, a facial, or a day with your feet up poolside after exploring the hot Caribbean city, this is for you!
Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski Havana Day Spa And Gym
My personal favorite so far is to spend a few hours in the spa on the 6th floor of Manzana Kempinski Hotel, followed by a poolside sunbed, lunch, and a glass of bubbles.
The day spa at the Manzana Kempinski has a relaxing area, an indoor pool, and a hair salon, and will do your manicure and pedicure as well as traditional massages and facials.
There is also a gym you can use if you book a treatment, with amazing views of the city!
If you request it beforehand, you can do this in combination with a day pass by the pool at the Manzana Kempinski rooftop.
Enjoy the rest of the day under a parasol high above the city rumble, tended to by the bar and restaurant staff, all the way into the sunset.
Iberostar Grand Packard Havana Day Spa
The Iberostar Grand Packard at the end of the Prado has a magnificent view of the fortresses of Havana and the Malecon from its open pool floor.
Whether you just want to visit the day spa, want to stay here, or visit for lunch or dinner this is a top-notch oasis over the city noise and sizzling summer heat.
The Iberostar Grand Packard spa section has a sauna and hydro massage (jacuzzi) area, a beauty salon, a heated pool, and a variety of massages and treatments.
And everything is right on top of Havana Bay, next to the Malecon, and only a few minutes walk to the Capitolio, Old, and Central Havana.
The hotel even welcomes you with a red carpet at the entrance!
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Iberostar Parque Central Havana Day Spa
The Iberostar Parque Central Hotel is situated right next to Parque Central on the border between Old and Central Havana.
From the rooftop restaurant, bar, and pool area, you have a stunning view over the Prado, the Parque Central, the Grand Theater, and the Capitolio!
The Iberostar Parque Central spa offers a large variety of massages, including couples massages and foot massages.
There is also a beauty salon, and a small gym on-site if you need to keep up the holiday shape!
Combine your spa day with a day pass at the pool (where the restaurant also is), or just stay for a late lunch to collect yourself after your spa day.
Paseo Del Prado Havana Day Spa
Opposite the Iberostar Grand Packard is another high-end Havana hotel that offers a day (or a stay) of elegant luxury for your Havana holiday.
The Paseo Del Prado is practically situated on the Malecon, and you have to bend over the railings to see the road.
If you don’t do that, all you see is the Caribbean Sea and the Vedado skyline from your poolside sun bed.
The Paseo Del Prado just reopened in March 2022, and everything is new and shiny. The hotel home page claims to be a “masterpiece of luxury”, and I am inclined to agree.
The spa department of the Paseo Del Prado provides panoramic views of the sea while you have your treatments done, and in addition to traditional face and massage treatments also has a hammam!
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Pandemic Spa Day At Corpus Day Spa
While the pandemic held the world at gunpoint, an open spa or wellness center where you can just hang out, have drinks poolside, and relax was hard to find.
So when I got wind of this little gem outside of The Vedado, I checked out their home page, and although they do not have a swimming pool or magnificent view, they seem to know what they are doing.
The spa menu offers several different massages as well as renowned treatments such as hydrafacial! Just what grown-up ladies need.
Hydrafacial Face Treatment For Grown-Up Ladies
From the menu, I decided that although I really could use a massage, the first on my list after three months in the Caribbean sun will have to be a moisturizing hydrafacial rescue treatment.
Although the venue is less luxurious than many hotel spas around, the quality of the treatment and the technical equipment are still up to par in this small salon.
After about an hour of pampering with a wash and mask and a little massage, ultrasound, and different equipment, my face is glowing with serums and creams and lots of vitamins!
Feeling refreshed, I take a moment in the salon while I wait for my taxi and enjoy a nice cup of tea with honey before I need to face the outside again.
A magic little treat mid-pandemic in Havana!
Wrap-Up Havana Day Spa
Whether or not you are staying at a high-end hotel in the capital of Cuba, you are able to book a treatment, spa day, or just a day pass in the pleasure and pool areas in a lot of luxury hotels in Havana.
Many of these luxury option hotels also have restaurants connected to the in-house pools, often on a rooftop terrace with amazing views of Havana.
For a day of good food, luxury pampering, and relaxation in the middle of your holiday, this is a perfect option without being a guest.
Especially after a day of exploring, walking, tours, and excursions, this will really wind you down.
As I myself live in the middle of busy and noisy Old Havana, I try to “escape” now and then to one of these oases in the city for some zen quality time! Highly recommended!
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