THE SPA

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The deep-sea pu­rifi­ca­tion rit­u­als and man­a­hana co­conut treat­ments are so sooth­ing, Lewis Pay­ton slept right through them!

BOTH THE FOUR SEA­SONS and Hil­ton’s Bora Bora spas fea­ture lo­cal ma­rine el­e­ments in their sig­na­ture treat­ments. The ocean is ever-present, from the sound of waves gen­tly crash­ing out­side to the sea min­er­als and ex­tracts used in their lux­u­ri­ous spa ser­vices.

FOUR SEA­SONS, FAB­U­LOUS

Four Sea­sons re­sorts are renowned for their spas, and their Bora Bora lo­ca­tion doesn’t dis­ap­point. A soar­ing, cathe­dral-like spa en­trance leads to sep­a­rate men’s and women’s fa­cil­i­ties (free to all guests) and pri­vate treat­ment rooms, in­clud­ing their exclusive Ka­haia Suite, which of­fers the ul­ti­mate spa ex­pe­ri­ence.

Spa Di­rec­tor Ar­naud Dieutegard over­sees de­vel­op­ment of their treat­ment prod­uct line. “We are con­tin­u­ally cre­at­ing prod­ucts con­tain­ing both the most pre­cious and po­tent in­gre­di­ents, with an em­pha­sis on lo­callysourc­ed Tahi­tian min­er­als and ex­tracts.”

Deep Sea Pu­rifi­ca­tion Rit­ual

This two-hour treat­ment “pu­ri­fies the body and mind while re­new­ing the spirit”. A body scrub of trace sea min­er­als and pure es­sen­tial oils is fol­lowed by a detox­i­fy­ing al­gae body mask to fur­ther cleanse, tone and re­vive your skin. While the mask is tak­ing ef­fect, an ex­press Wa­ter And Light Fa­cial “trans­ports you to a deep state of re­lax­ation”. This cor­re­spon­dent fell asleep dur­ing this part, so clearly it worked! A fi­nal ap­pli­ca­tion of body mois­turiser con­di­tions your skin and the end re­sult? A pro­found sense of deep calm and clar­ity.

HIL­TON HINA SPA, LUX­URY

Hil­ton Bora Bora Nui’s Hina Spa is lo­cated atop their hill­side property, with spec­tac­u­lar views of the over-wa­ter bun­ga­lows and turquoise ocean. Among other vil­las, the spa fea­tures a spe­cial “mil­lion dol­lar view” open-air villa, where mas­sage treat­ments can ex­pe­ri­enced.

Ma­hana Here Treat­ment

This 80-minute treat­ment is de­signed as an af­ter-sun rit­ual. First the body is scrubbed down us­ing iced co­conut f lesh, which gen­tly

First the body is scrubbed us­ing iced co­conut f lesh, which gen­tly ex­fo­li­ates and re­stores mois­ture to the skin. Then a heal­ing wrap is con­tain­ing lo­cal es­sen­tial oils soothes any sun ex­po­sure.

ex­fo­li­ates and re­stores mois­ture to the skin. Then a heal­ing wrap is ap­plied, con­tain­ing lo­cal es­sen­tial oils de­signed to soothe any sun ex­po­sure. I fell asleep dur­ing this treat­ment, too, and left with my skin glow­ing and as soft as a baby.

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