Talise Spa at Jumeirah Vittaveli connects with culture

Maldives Promotion House – Talise Spa at Jumeirah Vittaveli, the luxurious Maldivian resort catering for couples, families and small groups, recently launched two new signature treatments that celebrate elements of local Maldivian culture.

The “Island of Life” is a 90-minute treatment inspired by the gentle movement of the ocean. The treatment combines long soothing strokes with deep pressure mirroring the ocean waves breaking. Using a blend of rose, ylang-ylang, geranium and sandalwood essential oils infused with locally-produced extra virgin coconut oil, the treatment has been designed to leave guests relaxed and rejuvenated.

The virgin coconut oil that forms the base for the essential oils is produced with handpicked coconuts grown on the Maldivian island of Kelaa. Zacoom Holdings, a small enterprise led by a group of local women, produces this valuable product on demand and is responsible for the cultivation, the picking, the grating, the production and delivery of the oil.

The “Boli Malaafath Neshun” is a 75-minute treatment and derives its traditional name from a local dance, still regarded as the most important dance performed by Maldivian women. Inspired by the ancient tradition of offering shells as gifts to the Sultan, the treatment is performed by four hands, with two therapists simultaneously massaging the body in a synchronised dance-like movement.

Jumeirah Vittaveli is keen to promote culturally connected activities for all our visitors,” said Gisele Clark, General Manager of Jumeirah Vittaveli. “The resort showcases local cuisine with our Maldivian cooking classes; while excursions are tailor-made to emphasise the natural beauty of the landscape and include snorkelling, sandbank picnics, fishing, and sunset cruises. We are now thrilled to add signature spa treatments to our offering, allowing guests to connect more with the local culture”.

The Talise Spa at Jumeirah Vittaveli has a total of nine treatment villas, all suitable for individual or couple’s treatments. Five of the villas are nestled in the lush gardens of the island, three spacious villas are over water while the luxurious Spa Ocean Suite offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

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