By using local ingredients and adapting techiques to suit island style, these standout spas rub you the right way.

Guanahani Spa Guanahani Spa, St. Barts
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Antigua A minimalist rain-forest garden retreat, Blue Spa at Carlisle Bay (Old Village Rd.; 800/628-8929;; treatments from $90) appeals to Anglophiles looking to relax. Try the De-Stress Mind Body Booster—a frankincense, chamomile, and rosemary oil body wrap and massage.

Dominican Republic Sip a mango smoothie in an outdoor suite at Six Senses (Punta Cana Resort & Club; 888/442-2262;; treatments from $99) as you wait for a Tropical Fruit Body Smoother, an exfoliating blend of papaya, pineapple, watermelon, and rice grains.

Jamaica Experience natural healing in the stone-and-thatch spa at The Caves (West End Rd., Negril; 800/688-7678;; treatments from $65). Don’t miss an aromatherapy massage in the grotto.

St. Bart’s Treatments meld classic French techniques and Caribbean elements at Guanahani Spa by Clarins (Guanahani Hotel, Grand Cul de Sac; 800/216-3774;; treatments from $150), in a mod Creole-style cottage above Marigot Bay.

St. John A breezy aerie, the Self Centre at Caneel Bay (888/767-3966;; treatments from $150) will bring you into balance with its ocean views and mind-body therapies such as Taoist yoga and acupressure.

Turks and Caicos In the screened teak pavilions of Como Shambhala at Parrot Cay (877/754-0726;; treatments from $300), ayurvedic therapies are infused with Caribbean flavor. The 90-minute Pizhychil package pairs a marma pressure-point massage and shirodhara-oil hair treatment with a chickpea scrub and ginger steam bath.

Caneel Bay

Waterfront cottages fronting 7 separate beaches on a former sugar plantation in Virgin Islands National Park, with one of the Caribbean's best wellness retreats: the spiritually minded Self Centre. Family-friendly meets planet-friendly at this posh, down-to-earth retreat built in the 1950's by conservationist Laurance Rockefeller.