relax . refresh . renew . breathe

Feel refreshed with a botanical facial, an invigorating pedicure or a moisturizing hair masque. Release tension and support wellness with a massage. Pamper yourself, unplug, and return home looking and feeling renewed. Find a carefully curated collection of beauty and wellness products and gifts in The Spa Shop. Take a yoga class. Sip mimosas on our porch. 
"Whether you are longing for a solitary escape or a pampered afternoon with friends, find the perfect place to unwind on Bald Head at Island Retreat Spa and Salon."
–  Katie Guthrie, Owner/Spa Director 

Q & A With Katie G.

  • WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

    Clean, calm spaces and hiking in the great outdoors. 

  • TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: 

     18+ years in the hospitality industry including food service, catering, retail sales, 5 years in Real Estate, 7 years in Spa & Salon including makeup certification and sales training for all of the lines we carry. 

  • What are you known for?

    My goofy sense of humor and my passion for customer service.

  • MOST FAVORITE ISLAND RETREAT
    SPA SERVICE?

    The Works Massage! 

  • MUST-HAVE SPA PRODUCTS IF STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND? 

    Probably OsmosisMD Stemfactor Serum and a SlipSilk scrunchie! My Theragun Mini is up there, too. 

Our Spa

OUr MISSION

To provide a refreshing atmosphere of renewal and self-care through fitness, pampering and retail. 

OUR VISION

To embrace the unique environment of Bald Head Island and transfer its sanctuary feel to our clients through our services and buying experiences. 

Our Story

Island Retreat Spa and Salon was founded by BHI Limited and build into the “Crew’s Quarters” building at 6 Maritime Way around 2009. After its sale to an island homeowner in 2013, the Spa was operated for 3 years before being sold to the Guthrie family in early 2016. Much of the foundation for Island Retreat was already in place, but the Guthries took a fresh approach to its overall aesthetic and vision. 

Meet our Expert Staff

  • Best in the Region

    Our team of expertly trained wellness, beauty, and fitness instructors are here to guide you through your journey.

Victoria Squazzo
Ryan Bridgforth
Rachael Crawford
Mandi Meade
Laura Smith
Kiki Treinen
Julia Alred
Jessica Cocker
Corrine Powell
Chelsea Wilsey
Charlotte Slader
Angela Mundy
Alicia Linstead
Holly Kuehn
Jennifer Agostini
SaraJo Nelson
Melissa Rumsey
Leslie Blackmon
Jessica Ramos
Erin Hannagan
Daniella Murray
Ann Arroyo
words from our clients
“Everything was amazing and we loved it. It was all done to the top of the line.”

- Dustin D.
“The space was amazing. It was great to have our own area to be ourselves with drinks and snacks. Massages were great. Everyone loved their massage. I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a private session.”

- Sam O.
“I cannot think of anything. My experience was spectacular. Thank you!”

- Katie K.
“My visit with my Mom was just what the doctor ordered. No improvements needed!”

- Linda B.
“Can't improve on perfection! Many times at your spa. Each was exceptional deep tissue massage experience.”

- Robert Z
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