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.