Qua Baths and Spa at Caesar’s Palace (Pre-Wedding Relaxation)

A little piece of heaven; THAT is what Qua baths are. To be frank, I’ve never been to a spa before so did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly suprised by the luxury of the Qua Baths and Spa. When I was in elementary school we learned all about the Roman baths, the Tepidarium with its body-temperature water, the Calderium – the steaming hot bath, and the Frigidarium, with its icy cold refreshing waters. As an ardent lover of all things “history” I never forgot that portion of my childhood schooling, but I never expected to actually be able to experience it.

The website described Qua as: Bathed in natural light, accented by smooth stone flooring, dark woods and cascading waterfalls, Qua is the ideal atmosphere for “Social Spa-ing” allowing with family and friends to mingle as they unwind and relax. Our Signature Roman Rituals are at the heart of the Qua experience, bringing the traditions of the glorious baths of ancient Rome to modern times. Our Roman Baths consist of three distinct pools varying in both temperature and size.

The baths consist of three distinct pools, varying in temperature and size. Your experience begins in the largest of the pools, the Tepidarium, with warm mineral-enriched waters to help restore natural elements of your body’s skin. You can then alternate between two smaller pools, the Caldarium and the Frigidarium. The hot waters of the Caldarium ease daily tension and soothe tired muscles, while a quick plunge into the cold waters of the Frigidarium invigorates your body.

The website was absolutely true and my hat is off to the Maid/Matron of Honor for coming up with this idea as a way for the bride and all of her female friends and family to relax before the afternoon wedding, kind of like a water-borne bridal shower. There were almost a dozen of us who spent three wonderful hours together relaxing and indulging in girl-talk.

There is so much more to the spa including a sauna (which I wasn’t too excited about), a Laconium (think warm steamy wet sauna with waterfall and scented with herbs and lavender), and the coolest thing ever…an arctic room. It was 55 degrees with heated benches and floor, and inside, it SNOWS. And of course the “Tea Room” in between where you can sit back and have their “tea sommelier” serve you one of a variety of soothing teas. Considering all of this was under $50, I would call this perhaps the best deal (and potentitally experience) in Las Vegas.

We loved it so much we almost missed the wedding! No joke, by the time we got out and dressed, we made it into the chapel less than 5 minutes before the bride entered.

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