The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Brings Mystery to the Luxury Spa Experience

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay – the majestic cliffside resort overlooking 50 miles of Northern California coastline – is bringing intrigue and mystique to the award-winning Ritz-Carlton Spa with the debut of a secret spa menu. Designed to add a new layer of luxury to the spa experience, the secret spa menu will offer guests an entirely new way to take in the sounds of the tranquil waves and beauty of the Northern California coast.

This living, breathing, and ever-changing selection of extraordinary seasonal spa experiences will take cues from the resort’s rich natural surroundings, mirroring the property’s emphasis on embracing the elements of the coast. Other treatments may draw inspiration from outside locales, offering guests a different journey of discovery. There may only be a single treatment on the menu at a given time, or up to three. From elaborate full-body treatments using ingredients from local farms, to luxurious facials featuring top-of-the-line products, and much more, these one-of-a-kind experiences offer the ultimate indulgence on the coast. Guests can learn of the resort’s current secret spa menu treatments and place a reservation by contacting Leisure Services at (650) 712-7000 or via email at

Sample treatments include:

Matanzas Creek Lavender Escape

Escape to a place of ultimate relaxation and serenity with the restful and restorative properties of the prized lavender. Inspired by Sonoma County’s award-winning Matanzas Creek Winery estate known for their sustainable, world-class wines as well as their trademark organic lavender gardens, this package begins with a fresh lavender back, hands, and feet exfoliation, wrap and massage which helps induce a more restful sleep and reduce anxiety through its natural, calming properties.   A soothing lavender facial follows, leaving the mind, body, and spirit relaxed. Lavender tea using fresh Matanzas Creek lavender leaves is served between services, further infusing the body with a sense of tranquility. To cap off the experience, guests receive a gift basket including a bottle of Matanzas Creek wine; bundle of fresh lavender; lavender sachets; Matanzas Creek luxury body butter, lavender spa spritz, and lavender essential oil; and two Matanzas Creek Winery tasting vouchers including opportunity to harvest lavender at their estate to take home (based on seasonality).

$650 (130 minutes). Includes an 80-minute lavender sugar scrub, wrap, and massage; 50-minute lavender facial; Matanzas Creek gift basket.

Tatcha Rituals of Japan

Embrace the centuries-old beauty secrets and rituals of the traditional Japanese Geisha featuring the luxury Tatcha beauty line combining time-tested ingredients from Japan with cutting edge research. The Tatcha Rituals of Japan treatment begins with a revitalizing gommage treatment to gently exfoliate and nourish the skin with rare black sugar from the nutrient-dense shores of tropical Okinawa fused with camellia seed, coconut, olive, and Japanese Indigo Leaf. After the sugar dries slightly, it is followed by a massage to eliminate dead skin cells. A luxurious pearlescence facial follows, encompassing a perfect combination of time tested Geisha beauty rituals and ingredients that harness the healing and therapeutic qualities of the sea. Ingredients include crushed pearls, extracts of green tea, Okinawa red algae and rice bran. This facial is rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins that soften and smooth the skin to restore its natural luminosity. A special Japanese bento box of fruit and sweet and salty snacks caps off the luxurious experience.

$600 (130 minutes). Includes an 80-minute gommage treatment/massage; 50-minute pearlescence facial; Japanese fruit & snack bento box.

Diamond Facial

The ultimate symbol of luxury, this indulgent Diamond Facial infuses the skin with the purity of diamond powder and tourmaline to revitalize and relax the skin to a youthful glow. Additionally, guests receive a private consultation before and after the service to ensure a fully customized experience. The package also includes an exclusive Diamond Collection gift set

$450 (120 minutes). Includes an 80-minute diamond facial; personalized skin and retail consultation; diamond collection gift set (for a limited time, while supplies last).

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