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What makes Island Retreat truly unique is its upscale coastal ambience paired with world-class staffing. Our clients consistently rave about the quality of their services and for this reason, hiring the most dedicated and experienced professionals is of the utmost importance. Our staff are knowledgeable, passionate about their craft and exhibit care and expertise. 
All of our service staff are fully licensed in their respective fields, carry independent liability insurance, and are up-to-date on all continuing education. Additional certifications are always a bonus, and most of our staff have several. 

Our History

  •  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. 


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


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

OUR Culture

Island Retreat embodies a culture of hospitality, teamwork and mutual respect inside a playful, lighthearted environment.