We compiled 5 of the best luxury spa hotels that we absolutely love upon the stunning Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius, Seychelles and Zanzibar.
Mauritius Island – the ultimate tropical beach destination
One&Only Le Saint Géran
This internationally acclaimed spa destination is the creation of One&Only and the leading luxury spa company, ESPA.
This tranquil spa soothes the mind, body and soul according to three principles: unwind, balance and uplift. Holistic and tailored treatments are offered individually or in a series, including pampering scrubs, wraps, baths and sun treatments.
This wellness sanctuary is tucked away in tropical gardens overlooking a private pool. The island resort also features a garden spa pavilion suspended over water, for unique outdoor treatments with calming views of the lush gardens, ocean and skies. Guests can choose a personalised sports programme and nutritional analysis to complement healing treatments. There is also a fully-serviced Beauty Centre and an exclusive “PEDI:MANI:CURE” studio by expert podiatrist, Bastien Gonzalez.
Seychelles Islands – an archipelago of legendary beauty
Banyan Tree Resort Seychelles
The award-winning Banyan Tree Spa is set amidst pavilions surrounded by lush forestry on a hillside overlooking the deep blue Indian Ocean.
This serene spa offers a wide array of therapeutic treatments and massages influenced by ancient Asian healing traditions, including the Thai Classic Massage, Balinese Deep Tissue Massage, Royal Thai Acupressure Massage, and the harmony massage conducted by two therapists. Guests can also indulge in pampering scrubs, facials, soothing footbaths, head and foot massages and various scented baths.
Therapists are trained at Banyan Tree Spa Academies to uphold the unique Banyan Tree Spa experience with grace, care and intuition.
Maia Luxury Resort & Spa
The exclusive Balinese-styled spa provides restorative La Prairie treatments within the leafy gardens of the Maia Resort. Three open-air pavilions are interspersed by natural rock formations each featuring its own garden, dressing rooms and showers.
Guests are treated to world-class beauty treatments to the gentle sound of birds and flowing water. Skilled instructors guide yoga, self-Shiatsu and Qi Gong sessions and the privately trained therapists offer a wide range of treatments, including fusion massages, such as the unique Maia Signature Massage. Other treatments offered are exfoliation, skin smoothing, polishing and toning, as well as hand, foot and hair massages. The spa even features treatments for children, such as the banana leaf wraps for re-hydrating sunburnt skin.
Zanzibar Islands – the exotic Spice Islands
The Palms in Zanzibar features a beautiful Sanctuary Spa set along the oceanside. Sophisticated interiors are lit by candles and scented with pleasant aromas to provide an ambient setting.
International therapists, among them Thai and Balinese therapists, offer a wide assortment of professional treatments to relieve tension and invigorate the mind and body. Guests are pampered with facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and specialised massages. Signature treatments at Sanctuary Spa include the Kili Foot Treatment and the Après Safari Treatment, designed to soothe and rejuvenate body and skin and ideal for travellers coming from African safaris.
Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Restore your body and mind at the Essque Zalu’s spa where wellness is a way of life. Facilities include a wide selection of treatment venues, ranging from dual and single treatment rooms to a hydro shower room and relaxation areas, as well as a sauna and steam room.
The peaceful Zanzibar Spa offers a warm retreat in its private, unobtrusive and calming environment. Guests indulge in a holistic spa experience under the care of attentive and experienced therapists in one-on-one sessions. Authentic signature treatments include Spafari, using a truly African range, and VinAqua, utilizing top hydrotherapy facilities. The Africology range used by professional therapists for facial and body care treatments is 100% organic and natural.
Zanzibar Spa also offers a unique European treatment called the Scented Hot Wax Wave Massage and Essque Zalu’s therapists are some of the first in the country to perfect the technique.
Contact us for more information on the inimitable tropical getaways of the Indian Ocean islands.