Beyond the smoke and noise of the casino is a hidden gem, the Costa del Sur Spa and Salon, at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa. I have been told about their phenomenal services, treatments and over all ambiance, but I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant to explore on my own. An invitation from the Costa del Sur Spa and Salon to experience the Bright Skin Facial, which incorporates Eminence organic products, had me intrigued. Besides, who can refuse a day at the spa?
I booked my treatment for 10am, giving me plenty of time to enjoy the facilities and relax after a busy morning of school drop offs with my kids. I even offered to take all four to school so my husband could cat nap before work. Not even sure I said, “googd-bye” to the last kid as I sped off in pursuit of “Me Time” at the Costa del Sur Spa. Note- I did not transform that quickly…the beautiful, svelte, blonde model is not me! Photos are courtesy of South Point Hotel and Casino.
The South Point is centrally located at the almost southern point of Las Vegas Boulevard. Though most likely a bit easier for those living in the South part of the Valley, the I-15 offers easy access to the hotel. I always valet, for many reasons, but this time, mainly because I didn’t know where I was going. Easy enough, the spa is located directly at the back of the hotel, and hang a left. Once I passed the frantic energy of the slot machines and the blinking lights directing me to the movie theater and bowling alley, I came to a quieter space…a long corridor that began to lead me to my oasis. I passed the quaint little Barber Shop, the Salon, Fitness Center and onto the Spa. Greeted by a beautiful copper and stone sign welcoming me into the Costa del Sur Spa.
The Gaughan Family has always had a strong and respectable presence in the Las Vegas gaming arena. Impressively, they spared no expense with the Costa del Sur Spa. A serene escape, the 40,000 square foot spa houses 28 treatment rooms, steam, sauna, whirlpools and waterfall showers.
The Relaxation Area is well equipped with several options from The Republic of Tea, along with a Lavazza espresso, cappuccino, Americano, chai and hot chocolate maker. When I walked in, the Spa Attendant handed me a cushy robe, slippers and small container of Morrocan Oil Hair Treatment. After a brief explanation, I walked through the shower stalls, deciding which Bubbalina scent was calling my name. I chose the Pomegranate , washed my hair and body with the fragrant products, then followed the directions for the hydrating hair mask. With my hair slathered and capped, I grabbed a Lavazza capuccino, and headed for the steam and whirlpool. There was definitely not enough time before I whisked away to the treatment rooms for my Bright Skin facial.
The aesthetician was very knowledgable about the products and thorough with my skin. In addition to the organic line, Eminence, she also added products from the Skinceuticals line, which has been my choice in skin regiment for over 5 years now. This made me very happy, as I do not like to stray too much from regular routine. And, I loved how she customized the facial to meet my skins’ needs.
After a light scrub, extractions, facial massage, mask and hand massage, I was in a deep trance. A few light taps like rain drops on my face, and I felt refreshed and ready to conquer the rest of my day.