The Night Spa at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa wins “Spa Treatment of the Year” at Asiaspa Awards
Maldives.net.mv – The Night Spa’s open-air lunar rituals have been recognized as Spa Treatment of the Year at the 10th annual AsiaSpa Awards: a category that invites entries from spas and hotels across the whole Asia region, irrespective of size, location or wellness approach.
“We are incredibly proud of this accolade,” comments Sanju Upadhyay, Spa Manager at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. “The Night Spa is a unique must-do experience that the team has worked very hard to perfect. Guests sail to our private Island Spa for a lunar-inspired ritual under the Maldivian night sky. It really is quite magical.”
AsiaSpa Awards is fast establishing itself as the region’s benchmark for spa quality and innovation – reputed for transparency and objectivity in recognizing properties that “push the boundaries and advance the industry.”
Pioneering “after dark” treatments, The Island Spa becomes The Night Spa between 10:00 pm and 12:30 am every evening. Far from a standard in-room treatment, each open-air lunar ritual is a unique experience unto itself.
The Night Spa Treatment Journey
Guests are encouraged to book a “treatment-corresponding” Night Spa meal in the restaurant or their villa prior to be being collected from their villa by a member of The Night Spa team. The uniquely devised menu (billed extra) features healthy dishes designed to restore and revitalize the body in preparation for the ritual, from a pre-appetizer beetroot, apple, watermelon and honey health juice to a grilled fish main and coconut sorbet dessert.
Presented with a flower garland, guests are then escorted from their villa to a private dhoni to sail across the Resort’s lagoon. On arrival at The Night Spa, they are greeted in the torch-lit lounge with a welcome drink by their therapist, then directed to an open-air pavilion on the Spa’s private, starlit beach.
Devised in conjunction with Sodashi to attune the body with nature’s purest rhythms, each treatment combines the magic and mysteries of the infinite night sky with therapeutic-grade extracts, essences and techniques. Guests are invited to choose one of four 150-minute rituals – corresponding to the moon’s four phases. While each ritual can be enjoyed at any time, selecting a treatment in its linked lunar phase enhances its health benefits.
- REFLECT eliminates toxins, balances emotions and facilitates renewal during the New Moon.
- NOURISH provides strength and rejuvenation during the Waxing Moon.
- HARMONISE calms, restores and synchronizes the body’s rhythms during the Full Moon.
- RELEASE luxuriously cleanses and purifies the body and mind during the Waning Moon.
Each ritual begins and ends with a singing bowl healing energy session. Massage oils are selected to balance guests’ zodiac sign with the massages and scrubs designed according to the current moon’s phase. Extending the immersive experience, ritual-specific drinks and snacks are served after the treatment and a gift awaits guests on arrival back in their room.