Sink Into SoJo Spa

Send off summer with a visit to this Bergen County spa.

The hydrotherapy pool at Sojo is the perfect spot to release stress.
The hydrotherapy pool at Sojo is the perfect spot to release stress.
Courtesy of Sojo Spa

Feel like you could use a vacation after your vacation? A serene escape to SoJo Spa in Edgewater is the perfect way to send off summer.

With eight floors of pampering, including saunas, a therapy pool, a foot massage walk and a rooftop infinity pool, it’s easy to spend all day at this indoor/outdoor oasis. Want to make it an overnight getaway? No problem; SoJo has a 30-room hotel.

Indulge in some last-minute R&R before summer is gone. Here’s a guide to this rejuvenating retreat:

The locker rooms and bathhouses—the only non-coed areas—are outfitted with standing showers, seated showers, a large vanity area, and cold, warm and hot pools.

Once you get into your bathing suit, you’re ready to start the pampering in the communal areas.

Submerge yourself in any of the three heated outdoor baths. The silk hot spring improves skin elasticity, the carbon-rich bath helps circulation and the Hinoki tub tranquilizes the body and mind.

Loosen up tight muscles in the hydrotherapy pool, equipped with multiple jets that target different parts of the body.

Stroll through the foot massage path filled with shallow water and lined with rocks of various shapes and sizes for a DIY foot rub.

The rooftop infinity pool is luxurious—and the perfect photo op. With the New York City skyline as the backdrop, you’ll forget you’re in busy Edgewater.

Inside, you’ll discover amenities to try around every corner. The five saunas each offer different rejuvenating and detoxifying properties. The charcoal sauna releases stiffness and tension in the body, while the red-clay sauna increases blood circulation.

Need to cool off? The ice room revitalizes skin cells, helps to soften fine wrinkles on the face and improves skin elasticity.

Some people visit SoJo just for peace and quiet. Sink into the recliners overlooking the city in the relaxation lounge.

A spray zone, splash pad, water slide and family pool—all located on the sixth floor—provide options for families to have fun and unwind, too.

Yoga enthusiasts can participate in yoga flow classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

SoJo is open year-round but certain features, like the infinity pool and water slide, close in the winter.

The facility is open daily from 9 am to midnight. Admission is $65 on weekdays for adults and $75 on weekends and holidays. Children ages 8-12 pay $45; kids under 8 are not permitted.

For an additional cost, spa treatments, such as deep-muscle, heated-stone and couples massages can be added. Facials, manicures, pedicures and full-body waxing are also available. Spa bookings are required but reservations for admission are not accepted, so aim to arrive early to avoid crowds. A restaurant and snack bar are on premise. Complimentary valet parking is offered to all guests.

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