All posts tagged: Banyan Tree spa

Review: Banyan Tree Bintan, Indonesia

THE RESORT AT BANYAN TREE BINTAN Banyan Tree Bintan is just 45 minutes from Singapore (by high speed catamaran) and is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Private villas make the most of terrific sea views looking across the South China Sea, many have private infinity pools and the resort has played host to luminaries such as Tony Blair and Kofi Annan. Bintan was the second resort in the Banyan Tree portfolio to open its doors and remains true to the company’s ethos – with the same high standard of personalised service and authentic Asian spa experience. Read about Banyan Tree Phuket Set amongst tropical gardens, you could hide away for a day or a week and not see anyone else. The resort has a beach, spa, fitness facilities and golf course on site. Whether it’s a wedding, honeymoon or a tropical spa escape, Banyan Tree has it all. With activities for nature lovers, the adventurous or lounge lizards, the resort caters to all tastes. The same can be said …

Sugar cane and bamboo treatments in Mauritius

The award-winning Spa at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius has launched a new treatment, inspired by the heart and soul of its tropical home, using natural, locally-sourced ingredients from Mauritius. I’m visiting Mauritius in October, staying at this fabulous resort and look forward to experiencing the delights of this new therapy. Drawing inspiration from the abundance of exotic ingredients in Mauritius, the resort’s new Nature Touch treatment offers an alternative to the traditional spa experience. Specially-created to make the most of the natural benefits found within local ingredients including sugar cane and bamboo, this two-hour treatment features a 30-minute body polish, 60 minute massage and 30-minute rest and relaxation time in one of the Spa’s luxury private treatment rooms. The body polish blends number of ingredients indigenous to Mauritius; sugar cane, cucumber and mint, to create an invigorating scrub. Glycolic acid, naturally present in sugar cane, is renowned for its exfoliating qualities; removing dead skin cells, dirt and oil that can build up and lead to skin problems. The addition of cucumber, which contains the important health …