Guest Author - Rachel Rome
Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island, Nassau is a top couples destination resort and spa. The spectacular oceanside setting, gourmet dining, plus the singles and couples spa menus equal a perfect vacation.
The "Sandals Signature Spa Collection" offers Red Lane’s luxury, top-notch service, and extensive spa services. Couples can book side-by-side or individual treatments, then swim in the outdoor, seaside Roman-style pool or enjoy Cable Beach’s sand and surf.
The Red Lane the spa is a European-style spa with a range of services. Karen Sprung, group spa and fitness director for Sandals (and Beaches) Resorts, boasts "We provide an extensive range of restorative, rejuvenating, and relaxing treatments in serene surroundings. Our facilities are an integral part of the resorts and an important addition to a Sandals holiday."
My husband and I began our Sandals vacation with the signature couples' massage in a candlelit room, perfumed with aromatherapy oils. Two technicians restored our tired bodies. (No wonder this is Sandals most popular treatment). After the reception sign-in, we strolled to the lounge, sank into comfy chairs, drank herbal tea, and chatted quietly until our masseuse called our names. The scent of lemongrass and subtle lighting and music relaxed me within minutes as I waited for my Swedish massage to begin.
On another morning, I soloed to an aromatherapy massage as my husband opted to play golf.
The spa menu fills a few pages and includes myriad choices under several categories. Body treatments include scrubs and wraps, from a 50-minute Caribbean Sea Wrap to an Exfoliation / Massage Combination, a Salty Margarita Scrub, Red Lane's signature salt & lemongrass scrub exfoliates your skin with a body polish of natural sea salt, followed by a botanical astringent of hydrating and clarifying lemongrass.
Facials like The Water Lily After Sun Soothing Wrap and Aloe Vera Wrap are good for sun-scorched skin. The Botanical Facial includes all the fundamentals, from deep cleansing through exfoliation, a mask, and hydration. Men can choose the It's A Guy Thing Facial.
The spa offers Hydrotherapy treatments in a special bathtub as you soak in a darkened room. The Mineral Salt Bath incorporates sea and mineral salts in warm water to treat aggravated skin and sore muscles. The Aromatherapy Bath helps alleviate jet lag, and the Seaweed Bath features marine algae, a facial, neck, and shoulder massage with the oil blend of your choice.
A spa manicure or pedicure leaves hands and feet just adorable at the beach or pool. Treatments can be booked online. For more information, visit the website at www.sandals.com/general/spa.cfm or call 1-888-SANDALS.