OK so I know we were already pretty relaxed having spent half a week in Shangri-La in the Maldives… but still, you never say no to a massage. Especially when it’s the CHI spa! Despite already having their own private island here, the Shangri-La also has its own spa village in the resort – complete with spacious individual treatment villas and so offering “spa within a spa” privacy and luxury. Each spa villa is stand alone and has its own private gate and enchanting garden. The spa village is situated on the highest point of the island, and so offers ocean views as you get your treatment.
I can honestly say I’ve never had a spa treatment quite like this one, and don’t think I will in a long time ;)
It’s a surreal experience having your own villa dedicated to your treatment.. complete with a large changing room with incredibly soft cashmere robes and slippers, a private bathroom, a huge treatment room, and an outdoor bath with mini waterfall and overlooking the ocean. It’s pretty magical.
We were asked to fill in a form that helped our therapist determine what Elements we were. We are both Earth and Metal! My therapist was amazing, giving me the most relaxing and luscious massage I’ve had in a long long time. So attentive and I loved how fresh and clean everything was. It was beyond relaxing and we emerged from our treatment, we seriously wanted to just run back in there ;)
Only regret? Wish we’d booked in the spa at the very start of the trip, then we could’ve booked in a 2nd treatment a few days later. One was just not enough!!
Woody interior based on the 4 elements – Fire, Water, Earth, Wind
Chilled towels and cool lemon water
Walking towards one of the private spa villas
Chris had to wear this disposable g-string. Many LOLs ensued ;)
A photo of Chris taking his pants off :P
Outdoor bath in the spa villa, overlooking the Indian Ocean