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Kiva Retreat House, Santa Cruz

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Spa · Health Club
Kiva is a healing space for the integration of mind and body. It is modeled after a Japanese Onsen (hot spring resort), where community members gather to cleanse, rejuvenate and nurture themselves in communal hot baths and saunas in a lush, peaceful zen garden.

The open air hot tubs and the circular three tiered sauna at Kiva have been set up so that visitors can relax in a safe, friendly, and beautiful setting.

Pay once for daily entrance to our communal facilities - stay until closing (or go and come back).

Family Friendly: Children are welcome on Sunday during womens morning from 9am-3pm

Private Tubs available by the hour, prices vary during weekdays and weekends. Children are allowed during womens morning from 9am-3pm

Experienced Massage Practitioners: Each of our practitioners offer a variety of modalities & will conform to what you would prefer.

Kiva is always open for private events. Please email us at or please call us at (831) 431-6385
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  • It was unclean facilities, the owner is a drug fueled freak. Not safe. They need to clean the place, sell it and let a manager that has the resources manage it.  more »
  • My husband and I really enjoyed this place. The outdoor hot tubes always leaves us wanting more! After a longs drive and urge to spend time together this little safe haven was just what the Dr...  more »
  • Just a pure joy to be here been a member for a couple years. Beautiful gardens exceptional private sauna and hot tub by the hour or half hr. They spray the sauna with eucalyptus and serve all you can drink water and tea mmmmmm the tea is delicious. Staff are super cool very friendly love,love,love coming here.
  • I love it! It's all outside. The showers are amazing- they're heated with hot and cold water and ofc, with lotion shampoo soap like any places. They are always available and is very soothing. The people doesn't bother you so it is a well rested experience I had. I like it very much. They also have big and small spa for large groups or just two people. I recommend it! And the cat is sooo adorable. I love the cat.
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