Monday, November 14, 2016

Spa time at Malta’s Ramla Bay Resort

After a day of sightseeing nothing rejuvenates like a spa treatment. The spa at Ramla Bay Resort is a haven of tranquility.  Actually the entire resort is because it is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the shore with a private beach. 

The Spa du Soleil is an oasis of calm where highly-trained therapist offer a wide range of treatments and therapies using only the best international beauty products. For a dreamlike treatment have it in there palm-tree decked gazebo with a great view or in one of the private cabanas.

There are a variety of packages to choose from starting with their
Relaxation, 1.5-hour facial, manicure and Indian head massage to the Five-Day Absolute Bliss that include a variety of massages along with many other treatments. Their Anti-Aging treatment includes the use of natural fruits to make skin softer and firmer. Too much walking while sightseeing? Then book a Reflexology that will massage the reflex points on the soles of the feet that will revitalize and detoxify. There are also pedicure/manicures, and other body pampering options.

The facility includes an indoor heated swimming pool with restricted times for children making it the perfect place to get away with a book… or a nap.  There is also a sauna, steam room and fitness center.

Relax at the Athenaeum Spa at the Cornthia Palace

Enjoy the Luxurious Spa at the Cornthia Palace Hotel in Malta
The five-star Cornthia Palace Hotel is located in the preferred San Anton area of Valletta.  Their spa, Athenaeum, located in a garden-like setting, offers the same high standard of luxury as the Cornithia. 

Indulge yourself with one of their massages, or one of their beauty treatments.  Guests can also enjoy their indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center and saunas.  Athenaeum’s concept is based on specialized cosmetic, medical and beauty services in which the health, beauty and vitality are considered a holistic entity in an environment where guests feel at ease and can devote themselves to their complete relaxation and well being.

Consider one of their massages that range from a 25-minute back,
neck, and shoulder massage to their unique 60-minute Candle Massage that will take the mind and body to a world of bliss and relaxation.  Or, consider their Indian Head Massage, a traditional Indian technique for treating the upper body and head.  There are specialized treatments for every part of the body that are available for men and women.  If you have never tried foot reflexology now is the perfect time.  After an essential oil foot soak followed by a foot treatment they will stimulate special reflex points to soothe all body systems.  Those who have spent too much time in the sun should consider the Coconut Body Scrub that will replenish mineral, stimulate circulation and soothe the skin.

Regardless of the treatment will be administered by the well-trained and dedicated staff that will make sure your stay is all that you want it to be.  Don’t forget to enjoy their pools. This indoor one has a jetted hot tub while the outdoor one looks as if it belonged in a Tuscan mansion. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hotel Amazing Mandalay Thukha Spa

Hotel Amazing Mandalay is a lovely small hotel in the heart of historic Mandalay within walking distance of the Mandalay Palace and the railroad station.  The Hotel Amazing Mandalay offers all the services and hospitality one comes to expect from an Amazing Hotel, plus an excellent spa, Thukna.

Mandalay is home to some amazing sights including Mandalay Palace, the historic teak Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung Monastery, Popa Hill, plus some fascination craft workshops.  Nearby are Mingun Paya and the humongous Mingun Bell.  However wonderful the sites are it is hot, dusty and tiring.  Nothing refreshes more than a relaxing spa treatment.

There are several spa treatments designed to refresh and revitalize.
For the ultimate in relaxation consider the Thukha Vitality package. Start with refreshing ginger tea followed by foot reflexology designed to stimulate the body’s own healing and balancing processes in a therapeutic way followed by a traditional Thai massage.
Thai massage is well known to release tightness and reduces muscle pain. End with a relaxing herbal oil therapy. The herbal oil therapy is a holistic approach to massage that promotes blood circulation and enhances the healing process creating a calming, energizing, and cleansing effect on the body. The package includes a healthy drink of fresh seasonal fruit.  Afterwards you will be ready for a delightful alfresco dinner with entertainment or to head out for more sightseeing or shopping.  For more information and other “amazing" check www.amazing-hotel.com. 


Thursday, February 18, 2016

St. Gregory’s Spa at the ParkRoyal Saigon

After a long day visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Cao Dai Temple; or, maybe an exhausting day of work, return to your
home-away-from-home, the ParkRoyal Saigon, for a relaxing evening at the spa.  The ParkRoyal Hotel has several options to put you in the proper frame of mind.  Check out the state-of-the-art gym and/or take a dip in their garden pool both of which are located next to St.Gregory’s Spa. For the ultimate relaxation enjoy one or more of the massages and therapies at St. Gregory’s. 


Take a break from the hectic pace of life and retreat into the tranquil environment of St. Gregory. For a few precious moments, feel like the world is behind you, your energy revitalized and restored, and step out filled with a lightness of mind and body. Pamper yourself with a wide range of face and body treatments and traditional healing therapies. Their menu of therapies will result in a state of total relaxation.


Their menu included something for everyone.  Consider a 75-minute Anti-Ageing Facial specially formulated to combat the visible effects of ageing, the facial has fortifying, regenerating and

moisturizing properties to restore skin’s elasticity, while enhancing its firmness and youthful radiance. Or, how about the 75-minutes Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy that harnesses the healing power and energy of stones when small stones are placed on key energy points of the body. With its deep penetrating heat, the stones are used to massage the body, easing away aches and muscle tension, while relaxing and restoring the balance to the mind and body. Don’t forget to get a Traditional Chinese Foot Reflexology where every meridian point on the sole of your feet deals with a particular part of the body. A steady, even pressure is applied to massage and stimulate these points, thus clearing out toxins, removing energy blockages and improving blood circulation for overall wellbeing.


The ParkRoyal’s St. Gregory has a wide range of treatments using products made from natural ingredients with a focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapy. Feeling renewed and energized, head to the Lotus Bar for your favorite libation and then enjoy dinner at the Garden Brassiere. For more information check www.parkroyalhotels.com and/or https://www.parkroyalhotels.com/en/hotels-resorts/vietnam/saigon.html. Life is good at the ParkRoyal.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Pamper yourself at the Divi Resort in Bonaire.

The Divi Flamingo Resort in Bonaire has everything one could wish for in a vacation: diving, swimming, two pools, and excellent restaurants. Let’s face it, after days in the sun, salt water, and sand your skin, nails, and hair could use some tender loving care. To round out a perfect stay visit The Touch Day Spa located at the Divi Resort. Immerse yourself in Luxury with Facials, Body & Bath Treatments, and Massages plus Nail and Foot care or waxing. You can also relax in our Infra-red Sauna.  Check out their special packages that include a Sunburn Cooler Wrap and The Touch
Ultimate Facial. They offer special discounts when you book your treatment seven days in advance.

The Spa offers a wide range of massage therapy treatments. After diving, swimming and/or snorkeling consider their Classic European Massage,
Aroma Therapy Massage, or Reflexology.  You can choose to have a soothing massage outdoors, while you listen to the ocean gently lap onto the sand. Outdoor massages are available by appointment. Not only will a manicure and pedicure give hands and feet better feel, they will look better as well. Show your style and personality through your nails with a manicure or pedicure from The Touch Day Spa.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Spa at Stoweflake in Stowe

Make Stoweflake Resort and Spa your home away from home when in Stowe. The resort offers excellent accommodations, delectable dining options, and a full array of all-season activities. 

For the ultimate in relaxation check out their award winning Spa at Stoweflake with 30 treatment rooms including specially designed Asian-theme rooms and suites along with a full menu of treatments. Enjoy the ultimate: A Day at the Spa that starts with herbal tea followed by a yoga class then a Maple Sugar Body Polish to ease any tension. Enjoy lunch from the pool-side cafĂ©. In the afternoon soak in the spa’s Hungarian mineral
bath and under the hydrotherapy waterfalls. The Aqua Solarium has a sky-scape ceiling and expansive windows with spectacular views of Mt. Mansfield. A cleansing facial rounds out the day.  Then it’s time for a gourmet dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. 

Make time to meander the meditative garden and soothe your soul with a walk around the seven-circuit classical Zen Labyrinth pathway. Their Sanctuary Lounges with a crackling fire is the place to sip complimentary tea and drift away. Total relaxation. There are men’s and women’s private lounges. The Salon at Stoweflake has fourteen stations for manicure, pedicure and hair care. 

The Spa’s wellness programs, natural non-invasive treatments, the Aqua Solarium and salon services guarantee complete restoration of mind, body and spirit. Spa guests also have access the resort’s complete Sport and Wellness Center.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pandaw's RV Mekong Spa

The Pandaw cruise from Cambodia to Saigon offers many unique experiences: Cham villages, markets, unique scenes, friendly
people and there is always time for a spa break.  The luxury river ship cruises sections of the mighty Mekong River, which is over 2,700 miles long, making it one of longest in Asia. It is a multinational river with connections to China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.  One of the best ways to get from Cambodia to Vietnam is on Pandaw’s RV Mekong.  Unwind from an adventurous day with a visit to Pandaw’s floating spa. Delight the mind and body with a treatment that will awaken your senses and offer total relaxation after a vibrant shore trip. 

Consider the Classic Khmer Full Body Massage which is a dry massage partly focused on pressure points that increase blood circulation.  Do not expect the stretching and pulling usually associated with a Thai massage.  This massage will
result in total relaxation.  Or, try their foot reflexology treatment with the application of pressure on specific areas of the soles of the feet which in turn causes a positive reaction to other parts of the body. The Pandaw Spa also offers an oil massage along with manicure and pedicure for both men and women.  Regardless of the choice the result will be one of relaxation and rejuvenation.  For more information check www.pandaw.com.