Yacht and Beach Club’s Ship Shape Salon – A Pedicure Review

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Ship Shape

Just about right there under the blue pointer.

A couple of weeks ago during a stay at Yacht and Beach Club, I looked down and was slightly aghast at the state of my toenail polish. A few days in a sand-bottomed pool can do some damage. I have been to the Senses Spa at Saratoga Springs, and, while the treatment I got there was amazing, upwards of $80 for a pedicure is a little much. I considered Mandara Spa at the Swan & Dolphin, but, again, at prices starting at $65, it was more than I wanted to commit to just being presentable. Just after a great burger at Beaches & Cream, I walked past the Ship Shape Fitness Center and realized there was an extra door there.

As it turns out, Yacht and Beach Club has a lovely little spa and salon right next to the fitness center that offers a wide range of services at much more reasonable prices. My pedicure was listed at $55, which was inclusive of gratuity, but after my Annual Passholder discount, it was just under $50. While that’s more than I normally pay for a pedicure, I was able to get a same-day appointment for less than any other location on property.

At my appointment time I checked in at the desk and waited a few minutes in the pleasant and quiet reception area.

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I was then led down a pretty corridor to a relaxation room with comfortable seating and citrus flavored water and fresh fruit.

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I was only in the relaxation room for about 5 minutes when a technician came in and greeted me by name. She took me to a treatment room with pedicure chairs the same as those at the Senses spas. The chairs have some pretty impressive massage functions or can be left silent if you prefer.

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My pedicure lasted about 45 minutes and was a standard process with nail shaping, leg massage, and polish application. It was done by Christine, a great technician who told me that Disney rotates all their technicians among its salons, so the services are very similar if not the same. And while you don’t have exactly the experience you’ll get at the bigger spas, for my money this pedicure was great and really convenient. It was a very nice experience, and I had a really enjoyable conversation with my technician while she worked. I give it two well-polished thumbs up. If you have questions, I and my now not-offensive toes will be happy to answer.

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Posted on May 6, 2014

3 Responses to “Yacht and Beach Club’s Ship Shape Salon – A Pedicure Review”

  • Thank you for the nice review and photos, however, the $55 price for the pedicure is NOT inclusive of gratuity as shown on the price list link you provided.

  • i didn’t know this existed. For dd, we knew about the “Princess Pedicure” at Senses. Do that offer that here?