Spa Diva is a staple of luxury in Montreal, and for good reason. Despite being right downtown (in Les Cours Mont-Royal mall), the spa feels like a little haven of relaxation.  You’re sheltered from the bustle of the city and rest of the mall, being transported into a healing and quiet refuge.

You’ll walk in to be welcomed by an expert host who will guide you to your individual dressing room with a lush robe, complimentary slippers, a shower, beauty counter, and a key-card to keep your things safe.

From there, your first appointment of the day awaits, and they have options of everything you could want from a spa – choices among facial care, body care, massages, nail care, skin resurfacing, and waxing. Among some of their unique offerings are various body wraps, a dead sea salt body scrub, hot-stone massages, reiki massages, and four-hand massages, among so many others to be discovered.

Personally, I recommend their mud wrap, which exfoliated my entire body before covering me in dead sea mud and wrapping me up to soak it up (which was so relaxing, I had trouble not drifting off to sleep). Or a classic massage is turned into an experience with their heated tables and skilled massage therapists who pay special attention to ensuring all the heat and pressure is exactly the right for your individual desires.

In between treatments, Spa Diva has a stunningly tranquil lounge with spa beds, beautiful decor, and snacks and drinks to get you through til your next appointment. Nothing screams luxury like eating chocolate-covered strawberries after a massage while lounging in a thick robe.

It’s no wonder that this spa has been celebrated as a top luxury spa in Canada for the last 20 years. Combining quality ingredients, skilled staff, beautiful decor, and soothing ambiance makes for a completely encompassing experience you can’t get elsewhere.