The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaaushi has a new aqua wellness center, the first in the Maldives. The new 7,735-square-foot center includes a hydrotherapy pool, ice fountain, steam room, and sauna. The outdoor pool is designed in zones that include a jet bath, air jets, shower jets, and a massage lounger. Each station targets a different part of the body and use varying levels of intensity and water temperature to ease muscle tension, boost the immune system, increase blood circulation, speed up metabolism, and improve deep sleep quality. After the pool experience guests can enjoy a healthy lunch in the garden and a choice of massage, meditation or yoga session.
The hotel also has a range of wellness experts to guide guests through holistic and customized treatments in private sessions. The specialist’s topics range from holistic medicine to martial arts to crystal healing to ayurvedic doctors. The resort also offers bespoke treatment menus at the spa including the Signature Spa Journey that use the different natural elements including earth, fire, water and metal while the Starlight Ocean Massage is a rebalancing and healing treatment under the Maldivian stars in the candlelit, overwater spa pavilion. “Now more than ever, travelers are looking for new wellness experiences to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit,” says Etienne Dalancon, the general manager at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. “We are excited to expand our spa offerings and provide unparalleled wellness journeys for our guests. The aqua wellness center and hydrotherapy pool are harmonious havens of wellbeing and aim to quickly reset travelers’ bodies so they can enjoy the Maldives to the fullest. Through these new amenities, we will not only offer access to world-class facilities and spa therapists, but also globally celebrated experts, who are ready to pass on their wealth of knowledge. Furthermore, our new healthy menu designed in collaboration with our poolside restaurant, The Ledge by Dave Pynt, will be a place for our guests to nourish from within and complete their holistic wellness journey.”