Taking the Bahamas by storm
There are two delicious spas we got our hands on this issue and you’ll want to get their hands on you this fall.
The Spa at One & Only has one and only one philosophy and that is to pamper you. That leaves very little to think about when contemplating spa day or no spa day. Let the guys go golf and putter around the bar. Grab your girl and get in here. As you select your treatments and slink out of your spa robe and onto one of the teak massage tables, surrounded by Balinese inspires furnishings. You’ll be infinitely separated from the usual tresses of your day.
Experience the ultimate indulgence in the following ceremonies. Now is your time to relax. Following the treatments, linger in the privacy of your tropical villa garden while enjoying the hydrotherapy bath and waterfall shower, including fresh fruit and a selection of teas.
Maybe, just maybe (not for selfish reasons at all) you can book a spa villa experience. Each villa conveniently features a luxurious hydrotherapy bath and cascading waterfall shower and massage tables can be brought in and out of the villa. See what you did there? You got yourself yet another hands-on experience and shared something wonderful with your guy. This is what we can claim as a win-win situation and therein lies the rub.
Massages are performed in a private villa starting with a Balinese inspired Foot Wash Ritual. Prepare to be pampered while you linger in your private villa garden for 20 minutes and relax in your private hydrotherapy tub and waterfall shower.
Highly recommended as a starter:
Balinese Massage – 50 minutes
Relax, close your eyes and float away to a world of tranquility. Utilized for centuries to strengthen and heal the body, this traditional therapy combines stretching, long stroke, skin rolling and palm-and-thumb pressure techniques. Flowing and graceful, the Balinese Massage relieves tension, improves blood flow, eases stress and encourages harmony.
Recommended for two:
Love – 110 minutes
An indulgence just for two, this ritual begins with side by side massages in your private Spa Villa. Embark on a private journey together while you both relax in our generous hydrotherapy bath together containing fresh rose petals. An additional 30 minutes of private time allows you to enjoy herbal tea and fruit in the garden. You may also cater champagne and strawberries or lunch if you desire.
If he insists on a little alone time, guide him towards this:
Men’s Spa Escape – 3 hours 30 minutes
Men can enjoy revitalizing spa skin and body care without the fuss, starting with a Skin IQ Facial for skin cleaning and anti-ageing followed by a Deep Tissue Muscle Massage for pure relaxation and de-stress. 3 hours 30 minutes with a Men’s Sports Manicure and Pedicure. He will thank you later. At One&Only Spa, every moment of your spa visit has been carefully choreographed to ensure that with each step, stress and tension melts away. Enjoy the journey.
Since no one will ever experience Nassau and Paradise Island the way they used to, take the trip over to the new Baha Mar and indulge in the ESPA. Baha Mar is the first flagship ESPA spa in the Caribbean and the only ESPA in The Bahamas. Drawing on ESPA’s philosophy of creating bespoke spa experiences that reflect the culture and geography of the destination, ESPA Baha Mar offers signature treatments inspired by The Bahamas. In keeping with the uncommon spa experience ESPA unfolds in 30,000 square feet of relaxation, overlooking breathtaking white-sand beach and turquoise seas. The spa is designed to soothe and rejuvenate with a palette of natural materials, and paintings by local artists. A trip here is a vacation in and of itself.
With breathtaking ocean views, ESPA at Baha Mar is another of those spa uncommon find. Spend an afternoon luxuriating in the stunning sauna and steam rooms, lay back in social lounges or reset in solitude in the relax zones—the opportunities for total bliss are absolutely endless and that’s a good thing.. A spa experience like this is one you’ll never want to end.
SEASHORE SERENITY • 2 hours
Using rhythmic massage movements, this treatment embraces a powerful combination of essential
aromatherapy oils and gently heated Tiger Clam shells to warm muscles and allows stress to drift away.
Skilled therapists’ hands use the shells to release deep-seated knots with trigger-point techniques before a
deeply relaxing scalp massage using cool rose quartz crystals to revitalize both mind and body, brings
you gently back to Earth.
RIVIERA ROMANCE — a ritual to share • 90 minutes – for two | $540
Romance is alive and well, awaiting your arrival at your private spa suite. You will be greeted with
Champagne cocktails, chocolate-dipped strawberries and a divine foot ritual to welcome you both
for this truly distinctive treatment. Your only decision is whether to choose a body or facial-focused
treatment—then allow your personal therapist to do the rest. The precise products, speed and pressure
will be skillfully determined to ensure you enjoy nothing but the most memorable experience and very
If you want to get a little “lift” while you’re away and come back from vacation looking even more refreshed, grab one of their Results Driven Facials. The 30 minute ESPA Eye Lift caught our, well, eye. Come see for yourself why these spas have made it into the pages of Caribbean Living as Spa Uncommon features.
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