The world might have come closer, and all places made accessible but holiday in the age of social media dictates its own pressures. No matter where in the world are you travelling to, it’s the unsaid rule to put up pictures clicked in front of popular attractions, doing activities that are most recommended at the place of travel. Such is the intimidation of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram et al that it is common for people to strain themselves at holidays in a bid to cover most of the ‘top places to visit’ at the destination.
To ensure that you don’t perpetrate the crime of being on a holiday and still not taking some time out to relax and rejuvenate yourself, we have put together a list of top spas in Mauritius where you must spend at least a few leisurely hours, away from the world of ‘selfies’ and ‘check ins’.
Nira Spa, Shanti Maurice
The expectations are high from a spa that is the largest in the Indian Ocean and ranked one of the best in the Mauritius and Nira Spa fairs extremely well. Spread over 75,000 sq ft, the spa features four luxurious spa stations, each designed around a different theme. Titled the Holistic Bio Experience, the Indian Experience, the Oriental Experience and the Fitness & Wellness Experience, these spa stations offer a range of signature therapies from each of these regions. Your body and all your senses experience true bliss as you undergo these wellness-inducing treatments.
Seven Colours Spa
Established in 2004, Seven Colours Spa is one of the most well-known spas in Mauritius. Conceptualised around chakras and the seven colours that represent each of them; the spa works towards holistic well-being of its guests by creating the right energy through vibrational music, aroma therapeutic fragrances and energised water. Boasting a diverse team of wellness experts specialising in modern and ancient wellness treatments, the spa prides itself in offering personalised treatments to induce the feeling of healing, harmony and balance.
Iridium Spa St Regis
Set amidst lush natural surroundings, Iridium Spa makes use of natural rainforest botanicals, massage therapies and Malaysian traditional remedies to produce a holistic spa experience focusing on the well-being of mind, body and soul. Spread across over 800 square metres, the spa specialises in Bamboo Lomi, centred on the fusion of Mediterranean and Pacific massage techniques as well as Stone & Compress Treatment that uses heated river stones dipped in healing oils.
Trou Aux Biches Resort & Spa
The Trou Aux Biches’ resort and spa sets the atmosphere right at just the first look. Sitting amidst beautiful pools and accessible through a dreamy wooden pathway, the spa offers an array of wellness treatments that make use of exotic oils and ancient healing treatments. Featuring thirteen rustic cabins in the woods lined with timber pergolas, two saunas and 2 hammams, Trou Aux Biches Resort & Spa gives its visitors a chance to become one with the nature.
Kairali Ayurvedic Spa
Experience the soulfulness of a traditional India spa in Mauritius with Kairali Ayurvedic Spa. The spa features a bouquet of ancient and modern therapies, massages, facials, beauty treatments as well as specialized slimming and body firming treatments. For those who are inclined, Kairali Ayurvedic Spa also arranges for yoga and meditation sessions under experts who visit from Kerala, India.