The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa Serves Up Nocturnal Nurturing
Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day fast approaching. And there are few places that inspire romance better than the Maldives. Of course, I wouldn’t really know considering that I was single when I visited the islands and had one of my best friends in tow. Fortunately, she is always a great “date” no matter what the occasion be it a candlelit dinner or a crazy couples massage. One experience I think we’d both agree would be better spent with the special guys in our lives is a visit to the Night Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. Available between 10pm and 1am, a host of enchanting nighttime treatments take place at The Island Spa, located on the resort’s crystalline lagoon. Individuals or couples are escorted from their bungalows to a private dhoni (a native Maldivian boat) for a brief sail to the torch-lit, open-air pavilion of The Island Spa. There they can indulge in one of four 2 ½ hour rituals based on the four lunar phases:
- Reflect, which celebrates the new moon, involves a Coconut and Maldivian Sand Scrub and a Shanthoshadhara massage to eliminate toxins and balance emotions.
- Nourish, which provides strength and rejuvenation during the waxing moon, features a Hot Poultice Massage and Hair and Scalp Nourishing Treatment.
- Harmonise, which taps into the body’s healing potential during the full moon, includes a Tropical Magnolia Body Ritual and the restorative vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls.
- Release, which cleanses and purifies the mind and body during the waning moon, highlights a Midnight Marine Seaweed Wrap and relaxing Sweet Aroma Cleansing Massage.
Who can resist that kind of nightlife?