Asian-inspired rituals added to Vakkaru Maldives Spa menu

Three new indulgent treatments offered at the uber-luxe Merana Spa

Vakkaru Maldives is taking wellness to the next level with the addition of three new Asian-inspired rituals to its indulgent Merana Spa menu.

Spa devotees will enjoy basking in a Merana Healing Journey, a series of physical postures and breathing exercises followed by a relaxing sound bath using crystal bowl instruments; a unique Shirodhara Treatment based on the principles of Ayurvedic therapy, where a steady stream of warm oil is poured onto the forehead and combined with an Indian head massage; and a Chinese Gua Sha Facial.

Merana Spa takes a holistic approach to treatments for rejuvenation, relaxation and overall mind, body and soul balance, and these new additions perfectly complement its existing offering of treatments that are inspired by ancient rituals infused with quality ingredients alongside modern skin and beauty advancements.

A popular treatment from its existing offering is the Signature Vakkaru Journey: an immersive, full-body journey inspired by the finest natural healing and moisturising elements of the coconut, locally sourced from the island. This 180-minute treatment includes a 30-minute coconut haircare experience, followed by a coconut and sugar body scrub, milk bath with coconut-based nourishments and finally, a heated coconut shell massage to leave guests feeling relaxed, balanced and rejuvenated.

Set above the sparkling azure water of the lagoon, Vakkaru’s spacious spa features eight single treatment rooms and four couple’s treatment rooms that boast see-through glass floors, bathtub, private sundeck overlooking the ocean, and two spa beds for side-by-side pampering.

Merena Spa is also home to a nail and hair salon with resident hairdresser, spa boutique and a Wellness Area complete with an outdoor relaxation area where guests aged 16 and above can find inner serenity and enjoy complimentary access to a warm whirlpool, cold plunge pool, sauna, steam room and luxurious sundeck that’s perfect for a spot of peaceful sunbathing.

Just a few steps away from the spa, guests can meet their fitness needs at the resort’s over-water gym, which is open 24/7 and offers personal trainers and yoga classes in a picturesque waterfront yoga pavilion.

Vakkaru is a timeless sanctuary located in a breathtaking enclave within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Baa Atoll. A lush and secluded floating paradise of palm-lined beaches and powder white sand, the five-star resort epitomises barefoot elegance.

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