SPA THERAPY IN FIJI
Pacific Islanders have known about the therapeutic benefits of virgin coconut oil for eons. Local wildflower remedies are also known to have healing properties and the two are often combined in many a Fijian spa ritual. Of course, the ocean itself delivers multiple health benefits too. For it is said that saltwater is the cure for all.
Massage techniques such as the traditional Fijian ‘Bobo’ style have been passed down from generation to generation and are an ideal way to destress while on holiday. Take time out and treat yourself to a rejuvenating mind, body and soul experience at one of the unique day spas listed below. From 5 star luxe to earthy indulgence we’ve got you covered.
Bebe Spa – located at the Outrigger resort on Fiji’s Coral Coast, the Bebe Spa sanctuary features eight private treatment rooms with open-air balconies, all facing the sea. Any spa ritual selected here is guaranteed to be the utmost in high class indulgence. Bebe’s highly skilled therapists use both Pevonia Botanicals and Pure Fiji products. To do; head next door to Kalokalo, a hilltop tapas bar with panoramic ocean views and superb cocktails.
Heavenly Day Spa – the awarding winning Heavenly Spa by Westin™ at Denarau is accessible to guests staying at either the Sheraton or Westin and accommodates day visitors. Each secluded spa treatment room is set amid lush tropical gardens. Your sophisticated Heavenly Spa journey begins with their signature serenity welcome to ease any tension and awaken the senses. Hint; try the Hydra Marina facial for lasting hydration and a glowing complexion.
The Mana Spa – The word ‘Mana’ means magic in Fijian language and you can expect to experience just that during your treatment here. Situated within the stunning Mamanuca Island group at Mana Island Resort this spa is a real delight. A tranquil energy permeates the place and time simply slips away. A treatment at Mana Spa leaves one feeling lighter, brighter and ultimately refreshed. Tip; the Fijian Bobo massage here is next level amazing.
- Tokoriki Island Resort & Spa – Tokoriki is Fiji’s number 1 adults only resort thus their spa is a peaceful experience that favours romantic encounters. Boasting three individual couples’ treatment bures that all feature gentle falling water over freestanding volcanic rock walls. Try; an ‘Indulgence Package’ that combines a one-hour relaxing couples massage followed by a decadent Moet & Chandon 3 course dinner in your own villa!
- Makara Spa at Musket Cove Resort – The name ‘Makare’ describes clear calm waters which is apt since a calm energy is truly embraced within the spa walls here. Their traditional Makare Facial is simply divine, cleansing minerals, soothing fruits, and nourishing plant extracts are used to cleanse, refine, restore and hydrate the skin. Makara Spa is adjacent to the Musket Cove marina. Sail up, anchor down & book in quick.
The Rainforest Spa at Koro Sun Resort – What a stunning tropical setting! The three rainforest treatment bures are lit by lanterns and decorated with giant ferns. There’s many specialized treatments on the menu that utilize sublime ingredients like organic papaya, virgin coconut oil, rich aloe and cooling cucumber. Cocoon yourself in their signature Banana Leaf Body Wrap under the forest canopy and leave feeling refreshed, balanced and no doubt likely to return. A truly native Fijian experience.
Valeni Sasauni Spa Sanctuary – Nestled into volcanic cliffs this award- winning spa overlooks the Koro Sea from the majestic Namale resort. Spanning 10,000 square feet this expansive spa features a host of ocean-view treatment rooms. Enjoy the sea breeze and the gentle sound of waves. It’s a leading luxury spa in Fiji with plenty of choice when it comes to R&R options including a hydrotherapy room, aromatherapy pools and a waterfall massage to revitalise your life.
The Ocean Spa at Matangi Private Island Resort. Located on gorgeous Tavenui Island the Ocean Spa sits gracefully upon the water’s edge. Picture perfect! The treatments intertwine traditional Fijian massage and authentically crafted Fijian therapeutic rituals with the purest products available. Features two couples’ treatment rooms with a Vichy styled tropical rain shower and a unique over-water deck. Incredible and memorable.
Baravi Spa – if you are fortunate enough to find yourself nearby to Yasawa Island Resort ensure to book into Baravi. The spa recently received a commendable recognition at the 2016 World Luxury Spa Awards. Sure, it’s epic beachfront location is inspiration enough to visit however it really is their stand out range of healing therapies and beauty treatments that take the proverbial cake.
Please note: I will be returning to Fiji in early 2019 and will be updating the above spa services listing to include Six Senses Spa Fiji, Quan Spa at the Fiji Marriott Momi Bay and the Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa.