Five Spa Resorts for Real Guys
by Marcia Frost (originally published on Yahoo!)

You won't find too many guys arguing about heading to a spa for a couples massage with their significant other, but planning a trip on your own to a rose scented sanctuary? That's not the idea most men have of an adventure.

 

Capella Pedregal Resort & Spa-Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Next time you and your buddies want to go fishing, skip the lake and head to Los Cabos. Combine it with a bit of luxury relaxation at Capella Pedregal Resort & Spa. Start your morning with big game fishing (tuna doesn't have to come in a can) and then refresh those fish-smelling hands with their Special Manicure, which includes a massage.

 

The Boulders-Carefree, Arizona

Whatever adventure you are looking for within the mountains of Arizona, The Boulders can arrange it, from cattle drives to rock climbing. The rest of the day you can check out the Waldorf Astoria Spa, which includes a 2,000 square foot fitness center. Take cardio classes, use the equipment or have a salad and a gluten-free, fat -free muffin (which is actually good) in the Spa Café. Then head to the other side of the building for treatments, steam rooms and Japanese soaking baths.

 

Paradisus Palma Real Resort & Spa-Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Nothing says partying like premium cocktails at an all-inclusive. Paradisus Palma Real will leave your spring break memories of cheap belly shots behind. Hit the Gabi Beach Club where the beds on the beach will make you forget just how much champagne you've consumed. In the morning you can forget that hangover with an outdoor massage in this seaside paradise.

 

Caesar's Palace Qua Bath & Spa-Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City is known as Bachelor Party central, but before you head to Dusk Nightclub to trade martinis and admire hemlines on the models in the room, you'll want to get coiffed at Qua Bath & Spa. It doesn't get much more masculine than Caesar's Roman Baths, where you and your friends can don your towels and enjoy the steam rooms, sauna and whirlpool.

 

Trump Chicago International Hotel & Spa-Chicago, Illinois

If the company's fitting the bill for someplace classy in Chicago, you'll want to book The Trump. With a floor dedicated to a spa and fitness center, you can get your adrenaline pumping swimming laps or riding the elliptical before heading to the spa side. Go for the MOOR (mudbath) Pedicure in the co-ed Nail Room and you just might find your date for an evening of sushi downstairs at Rebar.