My 100th review! Ahhh... I need to pamper myself a little after all the hard work on Lunch, don't I?. Spa on Lunch? Oh, Yes?! (Hint, hint: JR, you know what to do! Plus that Lunch iPhone silicon cover too!)
The name Mandara originates from Sanskrit legend about the gods' quest to find the elixir of eternal youth and immortality. The legend has it that there are 10 stages of destruction & the ways to overcome it is to search for the Mandara girl who's the sacred mountain which flows the water of life.
Now, the wonder about Mandara Spa (other than being the leader in the industry) is that one can find it all over the world. About 50 spas in Africa, America, Asia & the South Pacific. I've been to the ones at Bali (Nikko Bali Resort & Spa), Krabi (Sheraton), Guam (Westin) & a few others. There are slight difference in expertise as well as pricing between all the Mandara Spas. A spa experience depends on your luck as to which therapist you get each time and if her touch is to your liking. So far, I found one I love at the Oasis Spa in Thailand with whom I go to regularly & another at the i Saguá Spa at Hyatt Regency Saipan (which is out of the way for me!). Not at Mandara Spa though, not yet... Still, Mandara Spa is my favorite when it comes to Spa at a beach resort or hotel. You can depend on it for its professionalism and also a sense of well being whenever you visit its spas.
Generally, I love the Swedish technique for massage and Mandara does it well. I'll have to try out the Mandara Signature massage (2 therapists performing the massage at the same time)! Blissful! Mandara also provides massages for couples. So, check it out!
Mandara Spa offers Balinese, Thai, Swedish, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy & Deep Tissue Massage. Take your pick and it'll be interesting to find out which one your body responds well to. Other than the Swedish massage, I also love the Ayuverdic massage which is commonly known as the hot oil massage. Mandara Spa sells its own blend of oils and those from Elemis too if you should prefer to use it. Both are great!
So, let's not wait... time to go for a great spa experience! Rest &Relax....................
Mandara Spa is a brand owns by Minor International whose chairman is William E. Heinecke.
On the hospitality front, Minor International Plc is one of the largest hospitality and leisure companies in the Asia Pacific region. The company’s hotels and resorts are operated under the Four Seasons, Marriott Resort & Spa, Anantara and other brands in Thailand, Vietnam, the Maldives, the Middle East and Indonesia, and its spa brands like Mandara and Anantara have consistently been named among the best in the world.