The moment you leave behind the buzzing Koregaon Park lane and walk into the lemon grass scented Island Spa, your mind goes into holiday mode. “Sawadeeka, welcome,” beams the smiling manager Roseleen Gotur, giving you the first taste Thai hospitality. The spa menu is vast but if you are looking for a relaxation and rejuvenation, we’d recommend the Ginger and Spice Love Fest.
No, this is not the marinade it sounds like; the refreshing aromas of the fresh ground ginger and a melange of spices that the therapist uses are said to exfoliate and polish the skin. Enjoy the tingling sensation of the spices that promises to stimulate and rejuvenate. Rinse off in the en- suite shower before the therapist takes over once again stretching your limbs, kneading muscles and dissolving stress in a massage with a warm poultice of therapeutic herbs for just the right amount of pressure and heat.
It’s difficult to drift off to sleep in this vigorous massage but at the end of the 90 minutes, you feel light and refreshed. A fragrant herbal tea concludes the session in a most sublime way. INSIDER’S TIP Check in between 11 am and 3 pm from Mondays to Thursdays for a 20 per cent discount. On some days, spa offer guests a complimentary herbal bath for those who book a body treatment AT The Island Spa 31/ 2/ 1 North Main road, Archidale Building, 1st Floor, Behind FIAT showroom PRICE Rs 3,500 onwards TEL 9665692269