Photo of Sensea Nordic Spa in Chester, Nova Scotia


Sensea Nordic Spa

Overview: Nova Scotia’s first Nordic spa offers a full menu of massages, facials and body treatments, including a noted Ayurvedic head massage. For facilities, the chief attraction is the four-season outdoor water features — relaxing Scandinavian sauna rituals, hot and cold baths and Turkish baths, all scenic and beautifully landscaped. Visitors can also do yoga and Pilates.

Extracurricular: The village and surrounding waters are filled with resorts and marinas, making it a popular hub for the yacht crowd and racing buffs. Recreational pursuits like kayaking, golf, hiking and wandering the art studios and cool boutiques can also be worked into the agenda.

Bonus: There are a number of B&Bs and quaint inns nearby, but overnight accommodations at the spa itself are “coming soon.”