Ajourney into the senses, immersed in a tropical paradise where the sun reflects off the water and onto the skin in golden beams. Escape to Sandals Resorts on the island of Saint Lucia, where wellness envelops guests in a triumph of aromatherapy, pampering and candlelit romance.
Sandals Saint Lucia – You step off the plane and striking you full in the face is a warm, dazzling natural light, reflecting off the kaleidoscope of bright colors typical of the Caribbean: the green, yellow, red and blue of the water in all its hues.
And perhaps it is no coincidence that, according to legend, the island of Saint Lucia in the Lesser Antilles owes its name to the day Christopher Columbus discovered it, December 13, 1502, dedicated to Saint Lucy of Syracuse, the patron saint of eyes and sight. True or not true, the fact remains that December 13 is still a national holiday today.
A dip where the water is bluest… The island of Saint Lucia in the Lesser Antilles is a dream oasis waiting to be discovered
The journey from Italy is a bit long, but it is worth it. This wild, volcanic little paradise is the ideal place for those who want to disconnect, really disconnect.
Even in pairs, because here ‘love is all around,’ especially at Sandals Resorts-there are no less than three on the island, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa and Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia.
All three offer a luxury all-inclusive ‘Stay at one, Play at three’ formula, which gives the option of transferring from one to the other to fully enjoy all the wonders of the island.
Sandals Saint Lucia, wellness getaway for lovers
Relaxation in Over The Water Bungalows, the envied (and Instagrammed) stilted cottages on the water, combined with pampering and remise en forme in Sandals’ Red Lane Spa: that’s the perfect vacation combination.
At Sandals Resorts on the island of St. Lucia, an all-inclusive luxury experience for lovers
The spa-in all three resorts the concept is the same- revolves around a holistic wellness concept that uses aromatherapy, essential oils, and local ingredients such as coconut, ginger, brown sugar, roots, and tropical fruits.
“Three key words: connection, time, love,” Portia Thompson, Spa Manager and Patricia Brown, Spa Trainer at Sandals Saint Lucia, explain. It’s a real journey ranging from reflexology to hot stone therapy, from massages for expectant mothers to aromatic massages that pervade the senses, not to mention the very popular sea salt, bamboo fiber, papaya or coffee scrubs.”
At Sandals’ Red Lane Spa, couples massage on the beach lulled by the waves of the sea
A special mention, since the destination is very romantic, for couple’s massages. “The Tropical Paradise, which is done right in the tropical garden or on the beach by the sea, or, again, the Scent of Love Couples Massage, to light the fire of love with a hot oil massage by candlelight.”
Reconnecting body and mind: wellness in Red Lane Spa travels on a sensory journey of pampering, aromatherapy and treatments with essential oils and natural local ingredients
Sandals Saint Lucia, a joy for the palate as well
To end the day on a high note, simply choose one of the many restaurants that are scattered throughout the resorts: from Barefoot by the sea – barefoot on the beach – to Kimonos, which specializes in Teppanyaki complete with a chef show; from Bombay Club for a trip to the India of flavors, to the Italian Toscanini’s , to the flagship Gordon’s on the Pier, a charming pier restaurant at Sandals Grande St. Lucian.
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Raindrop Dreams, a journey of the senses
It is one of the most beloved signature treatments for Sandals Resorts guests, and it is not hard for me to see why. Raindrop Dreams gives 90 precious minutes of ‘escape from reality,’ where the goal is to reconnect with body and mind in perfect balance. The heart of the treatment revolves around the healing power of aromatherapy. The ritual begins with the application, one after another, of seven essential oils on the back, which are then blended during a deep relaxing and decontracting massage.
What is also special about the treatment is that before applying the oils, the therapist makes me smell them, one by one, with my eyes closed, asking me to inhale and exhale deeply three times. This ritual transports me on a journey of smells and scents that I sometimes recognize and that evoke feelings of indefinite well-being. The therapist then reveals to me the names of the chosen oils while also explaining their individual properties: lavender, thyme, basil, cypress, mint, birch, and marjoram. The ritual ends with a hypnotic full body massage, with special attention to the feet for a deeply relaxing effect. A pampering with long-term beneficial effects!
SANDALS RESORTS IN SAINT LUCIA – Sandals Grande St. Lucian – Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa – Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia – www.sandals.com