Romantic over-water villas, palm-fringed beaches, refreshing cocktails, dreamy views – there's a seemingly endless list of reasons to love escaping to the Pacific Islands. The only thing that can make it sweeter? A pamper-session at a luxe spa, of course! Dreaming of getting away for a little indulgence? We've gathered some unbelievably gorgeous Pacific Island resort spas to get you started…
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Le Jardin Spa & Beauty at Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort – French Polynesia
Few destinations are as synonymous with the 'tropical island' idyll than screensaver-ready French Polynesia. Ticking all the right boxes (think thatched-roof villas, turquoise waters and sugar-white sands), the Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort also boasts one truly impressive spa.
Tucked away in lush tropical gardens, the resort's Le Jardin Spa & Beauty is a haven of tranquility. Offering an array of wonderful treatments using 100% natural ingredients (like raw-organic coconut body oil), its expert therapists will have couples feeling totally rejuvenated. Unwind with a massage, body scrub or facial before chilling out by the water. Sigh.
Deep Ocean Spa at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Hotel – Tahiti
Bora Bora – those two words alone inspire ideas of loved-up honeymoons and relaxing escapes. One of the destination's most-loved hideaways, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Hotel seems too exquisite to be real.
Adding to it all, the resort's Deep Ocean Spa is an absolute must-visit for wellness-lovers. Here, a collection of glass-floored overwater treatment bungalows allow guests to view the crystalline waters and colourful marine-life below while enjoying a massage. There are also lavish outdoor jacuzzis and sumptuous lounge areas that you'll never want to leave – try and tear your eyes away from those hypnotic ocean vistas! The spa's treatments involve mineral-rich deep sea water drawn from the depths of the South Pacific – it's the first spa in the region to offer thalassotherapy (seawater therapy). Our advice? Settle in, make like the surrounding waters and go with the flow…
Four Seasons Bora Bora Spa at Four Seasons Bora Bora – Tahiti
It seems that Bora Bora is the place to go for excellent spas, with Four Seasons Bora Bora Spa also promising a glamorous experience. A place where all the charms of Tahiti combine (you'll find an azure lagoon, exotic greenery and views of a majestic emerald mountain here), the Four Seasons Bora Bora and its spa provide the perfect setting for taking it as easy as possible.
What makes the Four Seasons Bora Bora really stand out is its extensive menu of treatments using French Polynesian ingredients (such as Tahitian black pearl powder, vanilla and monoi). Of course, its straight-from-a-daydream Overwater Spa Suite is enough to entice us to book a visit, with a glass-floor, outdoor tub and breathtaking Mount Otemanu views.
Rumours Waterfall Spa at Rumours Luxury Villas – Cook Islands
A fantastic option for couples wanting to escape the hustle and bustle, the Cook Islands really is paradise. Calling this amazing destination home, Rumours Luxury Villas features a multi-award-winning spa that's well deserving of the hype.
The knowledgable therapists at Rumours Waterfall Spa offer plenty of exceptional treatment options for couples. Various kinds of massages are on offer, as well as a range of Polynesian masks and body scrubs crafted from fresh local ingredients. Choose from heavenly concoctions like organic ginger and cinnamon; sea salt jasmine and vanilla; and honey and frangipani. The Hydra massage is a real must-try – you'll feel as if you're being massaged with warm oil under a waterfall. Hello, bliss…
Coral Reef Spa at Ratua Island Resort and Spa – Vanuatu
We can't get over the extraordinary beauty of this Vanuatu gem. A private island escape with ruggedly romantic villas, a laid-back atmosphere and over 140 acres of tropical gardens, private beaches, lagoons and coral reefs, Ratua Island Resort and Spa is eco-luxe living at its best.
Rounding everything out, the resort's overwater Coral Reef Spa takes the spa experience to a whole other level. After being greeted with a special welcome ritual in the breezy heritage Spa Villa, you'll be spoiled with personalised sensorial treatments. Yes, this wonderful oasis is really unique… in the very best of ways!
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