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 News - 27-Feb-2013

Best Spas In Mauritius

Mauritius is a nation geared towards luxury and relaxation. It is ingrained into the culture of the country. Locals are always laid back and know the value of rest and relaxation. They have attempted to instil this into its tourism industry. With a view to easing the strains and stresses of visitors, there are a variety of resorts and spas that have opened on all sides of the island. Travellers who visit Mauritius really are spoiled for choice when it comes to finding a place to relax.

The only difficulty with coming to this tropical paradise is in choosing the right spa. So just what are the best spas in Mauritius

Le Prince Maurice

Le Prince Maurice is one giant spa. This dedicated spa offering deep massages that work out all the kinks in the body is just a part of this complex committed to relaxation. The setting is actually a private estate on a peninsula isolated from the rest of the tourist world. Its beaches are quiet and serve mainly the guests of the Le Prince Maurice. Service is exemplary and it really meets its five-star rating.

The spa itself consists of two massive open-air treatment areas complete with steam and shower rooms. Furniture is antique and has additional padding to prevent any discomfort. This oriental setting combines artefacts from the region to help ease the mind into a state of tranquillity.

The therapist Isram Raggoo runs the spa and offers an unforgettable combination massage. Massages offer a touch of strength mixed with sensitivity and the ability to read the body’s natural signs.

Le Touessrok

The Le Touessrok is a spa resort offering a distinctly Mauritian feel. After a $50 million renovation in 2002 provided a facelift to this old resort, the guests just kept flooding in. This is no surprise as superb silver and orange mosaics with flower-covered columns flanking them provide a look like no other. Thatched roofs, carved wooden rooms, and bathtubs in the shape of an ostrich egg gives visitors all they need to relax.

Le Touessrok's spa is the Givenchy Spa and it follows the style of the rest of the facility. A glorious stained glass wall on one end of the relaxation room and large sketches hanging in the hallways instantly catch the eye and give travellers the feeling of just having entered another world. There's also a gym endorsed by Matt Roberts, the London fitness guru famous for his insightful coaching skills.

Spa treatments focus on the aesthetics of the experience. The idea behind the spa is to make guests' look and feel as fantastic as possible. The No Surgetics Facial is definitely worth a mention as it 'slims' the face using a massage and a collagen mask. The Canyon Love Stone Therapy is also a highlight of the Givenchy Spa. It releases tension as hot and cold stones are alternately placed on the back, whilst combined with a massage.

Le St. Geran

This is the sister property of the nearby Le Touessrok and is a mere 20 minutes away. But it couldn’t be more different. It looks to offer an entirely different experience with a more traditional feel. Marble floors, floral furnishings, and wooden furniture look to cater to those who want to enter a world of classical design. Just perfect for both honeymooners and families!

The spa in the Le St. Geran is a place that follows on its main classical design theme. Polished marble floors and cushions in blue and white sit on cool wicker chairs. Every guest will love being able to get out of the heat like this. It does not have a dedicated relaxation room, but luckily, there is plenty of space so it is rare to see a guest waiting to enter.

Highly recommended is the No Complex Massage. This firming treatment uses a specialised skin tolling technique and an additional three spa products to firm the stomach, thighs, and hips. The pinching strokes relax the body by gently targeting the parts of the body most prone to stress. Combine it with multiple slimming massages to not just feel better, but look better too.

Belle Mare Plage

Nothing beats the Belle Mare Plage in terms of grandeur. There are two huge spas, swimming pools, along with villas and rooms with all manner of rooms. Even a two-week stay is not enough time to see and experience everything this location has to offer.

It underwent significant renovation work in 2002 whereby the old, dull interior and exterior was brought to life in a festival of colour. The lobby and courtyards are filled with exotic plants, and the bar even has a real stream running through it.

Both spas have a very smart design with their own personal courtyards for relaxing in. Their actual treatment rooms offer something most spas do not - a view from a large window out into the exotic world that is Mauritius. Most of their treatments focus on something known as Body Harmony. This is where masseurs employ local ingredients like mud and coconut to energise the body and mind.

The Kreol Body Scrub uses fresh coconut and really plumps up the skin and cleans out the pores. It leaves guests feeling soft and tingly. Nevertheless, it pales in comparison to the Mauritian favourite: the Relaxing Facial. This signature of the spa uses well-trained and experienced therapists to examine the skin and offer a gentle facial that really helps tired travellers drift away into a world of peace.

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