Maintaining the body and soul: Health, spa, and beauty in Samoa
Surrounded by tropical plants, greenery, and endless oceans, there’s no better place in the world than Samoa to rejuvenate and relax. If you feel like being pampered in paradise, you’ll find everything you need around the islands to feel well and look good, and probably even at your own resort.
Whether it’s the purpose of your entire stay, a treat for someone else, or a way to unwind after some of the many exiting activities Samoa offers, there are health and wellness experiences here to suit everyone.
If you’re planning to include a few yoga sessions in your daily or weekly routine, then staying in one of Samoa’s yoga retreats could be the perfect escape for you. On the other hand, you could join a yoga class as a guest provided you call and book ahead. Yoga retreats offer daily classes and can take place in a variety of tranquil settings from comfortable quiet studios to spacious gardens or on the beach in front of the soothing waves. Wholesome organic meals prepared fresh by experienced chefs, and other cultural and nature-based activities are also key features of Samoa’s yoga resorts.
In Samoa, with so much natural beauty around, nothing is done indoors unless it really needs to be. So, why not spoil yourself with a private spa service in a location of your choice. Most hotels and resorts offering spa services are only too happy to bring their spa services to you, which means you could be enjoying relaxing massages and facials, plus more, in the privacy of your villa or courtyard, or even by the pool. With nothing to focus on other than the sounds of rustling palm fronds and ocean waves, it’s a uniquely Samoan way to be pampered.
Many hotels and resorts in Samoa offer comprehensive spa menus and sauna facilities, but if not, there are plenty that offer day spa services with alluring and reasonably priced pamper packages. Popular treatments can include anything from relaxing full body massages, shoulder and neck massages, hot stone therapy sessions, natural facials, manicures and pedicures, and natural body exfoliating scrubs.
The best part is, once you’ve finished your treatment, most hotels will allow you to use their pool or private beach, so you can continue your day of relaxation.
For some people, the best way to relax and destress is to hit the gym and burn some energy. Many of Samoa’s larger resorts and hotels offer well-equipped gymnasium facilities which include resistance weights, treadmills, cycling and rowing machines and much more. If an occasional work out is your type of thing, make sure you check out your hotel’s facilities before you book – and don’t forget to pack the sneakers.
If you’re looking for a more unique gym experience that makes the most of Samoa’s beautiful coastal landscape, a stay at the Taumeasina Island resort will give you easy access to an outdoor circuit with gym equipment stationed around Taumeasina Island.