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Released: 04/05/2017

Escape To Paradise – The Banyan Tree Spa

The Maldives has traditionally been associated with honeymoon couples, but why should this beautiful collection of islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean be enjoyed exclusively by lovers? The Maldives is the perfect location for a solo spa retreat or a bit of R&R with a group of friends.

Offering barefoot luxury and surrounded by the turquoise Indian Ocean, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru or ‘circle of peace’ in Maldivian is the ultimate destination for spa aficionados to de-stress and rejuvenate. Situated on North Male Atoll, a mere 20 minutes from Male Airport by speedboat, paradise is closer than you think.

As soon as you step foot on the main jetty at Vabbinfaru the stresses of modern life melt away as you are greeted by your Maldivian “Banyan Tree Family”, who will go out of their way to make sure every precious moment you spend on their picturesque island is perfect.

The introduction of the resorts new Spa Sanctuary Pool Villas further heightens the resort’s position as a leader in spa and wellness; offering guests unlimited treatments in the privacy of their villa, providing a sanctuary for complete relaxation.

With private pool, Jacuzzi, outdoor tropical shower and a bedroom patio that leads out onto pure white sand and an expanse of sparkling blue ocean, there are numerous ways to rinse off post treatment.

Guests at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru now have the perfect excuse to stay cocooned in their villa and embrace the “Art of Doing Nothing”, a concept that encourages people to develop a sense of mindfulness, to become more centred and balanced. Every day, housekeeping light a different incense stick and burn a new variety of aromatherapy oil to delight the senses, all of which are available to buy in the onsite shop and online at banyantree.com. Throughout the day, guests can indulge in an array of unlimited signature treatments or allow professionally trained therapists to devise a programme tailored to their individual needs and requirements.

All Banyan Tree Spa Therapists undergo at least 350 hours of formal rigorous in-house training with the art of touch based on the stringent curriculum of the accredited Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket in Thailand and Bintan in Indonesia.

Drawing on Asian traditions that date back centuries, signature treatments include the Vabbinfaru – a deep issue massage that uses strong pressure with Bliss Oil, a blend or lavender and geranium and the Island Dew – a gentle massage specifically created for sensitive skin.

Face and body treatment utilize Banyan Tree botanical blends, which carry the heritage of traditional Asian remedies and the rich narrative of the locals they’re inspired by. These face and body products are developed by the Banyan Tree Spa Academy and crafted with meticulously sourced herbs and spices from nature’s own apothecary. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru also use GiGi Wax and OPI manicure and pedicure products.

Like the tropical and sacred tree from which it got its name, the Banyan Tree Spa offers guests a sanctuary for the senses – a place for physical, mental and spiritual renewal. To achieve this, the Spa focuses on a non-clinical and holistic approach based on traditional Eastern healing therapies. It emphasises on a ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach.

Spa treatments at the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru can be complemented by meditation and yoga, or guests can truly embrace the “Art of Doing Nothing” by relaxing in their private plunge pool or reclining with a book in their outdoor lounge whilst soaking in the view over the sugar-white beach and the crystal clear Indian Ocean. With no deadlines or targets to reach, breakfast, lunch and dinner can be taken anytime in the privacy of their own villa.

Fitness focused guests can visit the 24 hour gym on the island for the chance to lift weights or do some cardio whilst gazing at the picture perfect beach outside. Additionally, they can hire paddleboards and snorkeling equipment and go exploring for the chance to get close to marine life such as mata rays and turtles.

Food lovers can catch their own fresh fish or escape to an isolated sandbank and enjoy an intimate meal cooked by a private chef.

To find out more about Banyan Tree Spa Resorts please visit: www.banyantree.com

For recruitment opportunities please visit: careers.banyantree.com/JobApplicant/Search

If you are a spa brand interested in partnering with Banyan Tree please contact: pr-spa@banyantree.com


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