Kihaa Maldives enhances spa treatments with locally-sourced coconut oil

Kihaa Maldives has introduced locally-sourced coconut oil in a bid to enhance its spa treatments.

The Kihaa Faseyha brand of coconut oil is 100 per cent organic and is sourced exclusively from palm trees grown on local islands of Maldives. The oil, which is rich in fibres, vitamins and minerals, is used in an increasing number of treatments at the resort’s spa.

The process of producing coconut oil involves gathering naturally fallen mature coconuts, and dehusking and shredding them. The milk-juice from the grated coconut is then squeezed and the residue discarded.

As a beauty treatment, well-refined coconut oil nourishes hair, acts as a natural makeup remover or facial night cream. It can be used as a body moisturiser, as an after-shave balm, and for soothing skin exposed to too much sun.

As a well-being treatment, good quality coconut oil, when consumed, is a great source of healthy fats, can increase absorption of calcium and magnesium and can improve sleep patterns. When used in food, it supports healthy thyroid function. Applied topically, the oil is said to have a benign affect on mosquito bites and acne.

For babies, children and pregnant moms, coconut oil is a good diaper cream and a natural baby lotion. It can be applied to limit stretch marks. Ingesting a couple of tablespoons a day may increase a mother’s milk supply.

Set within the sparkling waters of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa atoll, Kihaa Maldives is located on a picturesque 600m-long island festooned with jungle foliage, a white sandy beach which stretches the entire circumference of the island and a lively coral reef.

There are 124 villas, which combine contemporary and classic features such as elegant furniture, romantic four poster beds and exotic rattan lounge seats. Complementing these villas is the new 10-bedroom The Kihaa Signature Residence, the largest resort villa in Maldives. The residence comes with its own infinity swimming pool, an outdoor jacuzzi, luxury yacht, private beach and a Kihaa Spa, as well as a well-equipped gym featuring sauna and steam room.

The resort features an exquisite new infinity pool and bar along with a delightful extension to the Malaafaiy Restaurant. The new cosy Wine Loft and Hanifaru Bay Tea House offers private sand castle dining where guests can expect the same quality of service throughout.

The overwater Kihaa Spa is a serene sanctuary surrounded by soothing views and sounds of the ocean, where guests can fully enjoy tranquility and relaxation. The spa features six spa treatment rooms: three treatment rooms for couples, one treatment room for a person, one room for foot massage, manicure and pedicure, one room for Thai massage. Shared sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi are available, as well as spa relaxation lounge and spa boutique shop. The Kihaa Spa has been twinned with a tranquil garden spa offering a wide range of comprehensive spa experiences.

Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities at Kihaa, which is accessible by a 20-minute domestic plane ride from the main Velana International Airport. Guests can explore the area’s top dive sites featuring mega fauna including whale sharks and manta rays, and also visit the famous Marine Protected Area of Hanifaru Bay for snorkelling.

For more information and bookings, please visit www.kihaamaldives.com

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