The South Pacific conjures up images of coconut-palm islands, bright bougainvillea flowers, and overwater bungalows perched above turquoise lagoons. The reality is even more perfect when you float through the Pacific on a luxury yacht for charter with a spa including a massage room.
Yachts for Charter with Massage Room: The South Pacific Dream
The South Pacific is one of the ultimate destinations for a pampering and wellness yacht charter, with a host of ultra-luxury spa resorts in romantic destinations like Bora Bora and Fiji.
Yet on a yacht charter through the region’s dreamy islands and remote atolls, you won’t always be close to a town with a high-end spa, which is why a charter yacht with a massage room is such a perfect choice for an indulgent, relaxing vacation. Imagine heading back to the yacht to have a massage in the onboard spa, your muscles aching after a session on the water toys or a morning jog along a sugar-white beach. Alternatively, you might ask the massage table be set up out on deck, where you can feel the sea breeze play gently in your hair and smell the scent of frangipani flowers in the air.
Superyachts with spa facilities will generally come equipped with a professionally-trained masseuse among the permanent crew, while some guests elect to bring their favored massage therapist or beautician along with them on the trip. Chartering a yacht with a massage room means you can enjoy a treatment at any time of day at your convenience, without having to worry about booking in to a local resort.
Having said that, some of the spa resorts in the South Pacific are absolutely magnificent, and should not be missed during your holiday, particularly if you’re looking for specialist treatments or impressive thalassotherapy facilities. Here are a few of the standout spas of the South Pacific.
The Best Luxury Spas to Visit on a South Pacific Yacht Charter
The Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia
French Polynesia is spa heaven, and Bora Bora is the ultimate spa destination of the region. The Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa encapsulates the French Polynesian dream perfectly: thatched bungalows strung through a dazzling blue lagoon, where brightly-colored fish swim under the boardwalks and outrigger canoes float through the crystal clear water.
The resort’s award-winning Deep Ocean Spa is the first thalassotherapy centre in the South Pacific, using seawater therapies and Polynesian healing rituals to rejuvenate body and mind. Perched on the edge of the lagoon, the treatment rooms have glass floors so you can watch the lagoon below.
The Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Melanesia
Winner of the 2017 ‘Best Luxury Resort Spa in the South Pacific’ award, the Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa stuns with its range of treatment spaces. Will you head straight to the Wai Zone for aqua therapies from steam rooms to rainforest showers and ice pools; or perhaps you’d prefer a Fijian massage with seashells in a cabana under the coconut palms?
Signature treatments in the spa include hot stone massages, sugar cane and coconut body polishes, and heavenly lavender, mandarin and patchouli essential oil wraps.
St Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia
We’re back to Bora Bora for the final entry on our list, where the Miri Spa by Clarins inhabits its own private island in the aquamarine lagoon. A 13,000 square foot temple to wellness set among green lawns and swaying coconut palms, this sumptuous spa offers an alluring mix of Polynesian, Asian, and Clarins treatments. Finish your treatment with a cool drink on a chair overlooking the spa’s private beach and across to the spectacular views of Mount Otemanu.
When your day at the spa comes to an end, just board the tender in the lagoon and speed back to your yacht, to get ready to move to the next spectacular destination. And if tomorrow doesn’t take you to one of these superb South Pacific spas, your yacht for charter with massage room ensures you’ll never have to go a day on holiday without a massage.
Article by Jo Morgan