Spas of French Polynesia

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The spas of French Polynesia offer experiences of true relaxation and rejuvenation through a variety of locally inspired Polynesian spa treatments and massages using natural oils, fruits, and flowers from the islands. Soothing lagoon waters, gentle ocean breezes, and the beauty of the islands serves as the perfect backdrop for a superb Tahitian spa experience.

Manea Spa at the Pearl Resorts

For Polynesians, ever since ancient times, massage has always been part and parcel
of traditional healing practices and philosophy of life. In the Polynesian vernacular,
this ancestral practice is called “Taurumi”. Manea Spa invites you to experience
this rich massage tradition of Polynesia. Experience a treatment using the best
natural products long used by the ancient Tahitians, such as vanilla, sandalwood,
coconut, pineapple and tamanu. Mixed with monoï, these form the essential products
used for your Taurumi massage. MANEA SPA products are made exclusively in Tahiti
to a formula that retains the intrinsic natural properties of our flowers and plants.
Let yourself be carried away by the magic of Manea Spa.  Recommended treatments

Monoi Vaipihapiha at the Moorea Pearl Resort

Dedicated to the ones that want to rebound with the relaxing emotion of the water!
Your relaxation will be increased by the combination of the monoi oil massage and
the intermittent treatment of the water on your body, balanced as hands are moving
along your body.

Monoi Maitai at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort

A delightful and serene couples massage experience! Choose from a selection of fragrant
Monoi oils and allow yourself to unwind as you are massaged from head to toe!

Monoi Pape Miniti Vanira at Le Tahaa

Just the lagoon, the sky and you. Experience a gentle, body shaping massage using
Vanilla oil of Tahaa. A tranquil, body-shaping massage available individually, or
as a couple!

Hélène Spa at the InterContinental Moorea Resort

The very first spa in French Polynesia, the Helene Spa is a magical place where
one can discover the natural alchemy between ancestral Polynesian traditions and
French savoir-faire. The Hélène Spa is a temple dedicated to sweet living in these
secluded islands where serenity lies as in the most beautiful Paul Gauguin paintings.

Hopuiti Arrival Ritual

The Hopuiti Arrival Ritual, to erase fatigue after a long trip! The Hopuiti indulges
you in a tropical shower and fresh and exotic flowers footbath. A natural massage
of hands and feet with mild monoi oil, a purifying traditional “river bath” culminates
with a natural massage of neck and shoulders with mild monoi!

Le Spa at the Sofitel Resorts

Le Spa offers a delectable array of massages and beauty treatments for individuals
or couples alike.

Le Spa at Sofitel Moorea Beach Resort is a hidden sanctuary. Behind beautifully
engraved doors, Le Spa offers a peaceful haven overlooking the tranquil bay and
white sands of the beach. Delicate white curtains, a soothing water feature and
dominant use of local stone and timbers create a setting at one with nature, while
the reception area is open to the elements to allow cool lagoon breezes to drift
through. Offering seven treatment rooms including one for couples, you can experience
a delectable array of massages and beauty treatments.

Le Spa at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is spread over two over-water bungalows,
with outdoor Jacuzzis and five beautifully designed therapy rooms. Tahiti’s local
plant life and traditional Tahitian techniques are blended with Thalasso therapies
to infuse an unparalleled sensation of relaxation and well being for body and soul.
Also on offer are world-renowned beauty treatments from an exclusive partnership
with Lancôme.

Recommended treatments include:

Le Spa Signature Treatment at the Sofitel Ia Ora Moorea

Exhilarating Massage with Hot and Cold Shells. This massage of your face and body
includes stretching movements, warmth and freshness that will surprise and delight
your senses!

Le Spa Double Decadence at the Sofitel Marara on Bora Bora

Take a plunge into a bath for two of essential oils and be carried away on a spa
voyage. Includes a signature massage and an essential hydrations facial for each

Lagoon Spa at the Hilton Moorea

The Lagoon Spa embraces healing traditions of the islands to create exotic treatments
using enchanting native ingredients such as coconut milk, ginger, fragrant tiare
flowers and aromatic vanilla beans. Treatments can be experienced at the spa – including
the popular couple’s massage – or in the privacy of your own room. The spa rooms
have open-air balconies with spa gardens, massage tables and tubs for scented baths.

Body Bliss – Tropical Coconut Rub and Wrap

Freshly prepared coconut is blended with local monoi to gently exfoliate and polish
the skin. Relax in the ritual as coconut milk is poured over your entire body before
being cocooned in a comforting linen wrap. Delight in absolute bliss that will leave
your skin fresh, dewy and youthful. Perfect after a long day in the sun!

Hina Spa at the Bora Bora Hilton Nui

Hina Spa is an elegant South Seas spa experience! Embracing the healing traditions
of the Pacific, the spa’s exotic treatments use native ingredients such as coconut
milk, ginger, fragrant tiare flowers, Tahitian grapefruit and aromatic vanilla beans..
Spa guests are greeted at the main hilltop spa building with a spectacular 360-degree
view of Bora Bora’s famous Mt. Otemanu and the islands of Tahaa (the vanilla island)
& Raiatea. The three open air treatment bungalows are built into the top of the
black lava hill. Each has its own Jacuzzi for two and a full bathroom with shower…and
everywhere there are fresh island flowers.

Hina Spa Signature Treatment – Bora Bora Indulgence

A 2 ½ hour pampering package that includes a footbath using saltwater from the lagoon
and fresh island flowers, a vanilla body wash and exotic coconut body scrub, a full
body massage and mini facial.

Deep Ocean Spa at the Bora Bora InterContinental Resort & Thalasso Spa

Redefining the spa concept in French Polynesia, the Thalasso Spa is a true destination
spa – offering healing spa therapies by treatment, by day, and by full customized
weekly regimen. This is the first luxury hotel in the world to offer a deep sea
water thalasso and balneo therapy center and spa which uses the mineral rich water
drawn from the Pacific Ocean at a depth of over 800 meters. The Spa includes a large
lobby with several salt water drinking fountains (for interior cleansing), a Algotherm
cosmetic and active wear boutique, state-of-the-art fitness center and many indoor
and outdoor therapy rooms, rain showers and Jacuzzis. The principle of this spa
is to combine the energy of the ocean with the gentleness of the spa’s sights and

Deep Sea Water Treatments

Experience a “Pearl Rain Massage” or a “Seaweed Body Wrap and Scrub
on Floating Bed”. Truly unforgettable spa indulgences – Invigorate and rejuvenate
your bodies and senses!

Miri Miri Spa at the St. Regis Bora Bora

Miri Miri Spa’s world of pampering and well-being is as enchanting as the fabled
gods and goddesses of Bora Bora who weave their ways through our legends and music.
Whether you choose to drift into a massage under a cabana in the balmy air, or enjoy
a facial in one of seven beautiful treatment rooms, you will be seduced by our unique
fusion of ancient traditions, fresh, natural ingredients and a peaceful sensibility.
The 13,000 square-foot Miri Miri Spa is a Starwood Spa Collection.

Tahitian Hot Stone Massage

Warmed basalt stones, slick with monoi oil help your skilled therapist penetrate
deep into muscles as tension gives way to delightful relief. The heated stones are
placed on various acupressure points to relieve stress and invigorate your body.

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Nestled at the lagoon-edge, and surrounded by tropical groves and the pristine Pacific
waters, sits The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. With breath-taking ocean
views, the haven of our kahaia tree-inspired spa captures the unique balance that
defines Bora Bora, surging energy meeting luxuriant tranquillity. Indulge in the
exquisite natural scents of sandalwood and frangipani, as you journey through the
rich hardwood textures, over walkways suspended above tree plantations and the beautiful
lagoon below. Inside, a warm and welcoming sanctuary awaits, in which to retreat
and restore balance to mind and body. The Spa layers European, Eastern and Polynesian
therapies to create a totally holistic experience.

Taurumi Mind and Body

This uniquely harmonizing ritual has been inspired by the culture of Polynesian
massage and its deep understanding of touch. These skills have been passed on from
generation to generation, to restore balance and embrace harmony in mind and body.
The ritual begins with a softening skin brush and body scrub with refreshing spearmint
and aloe polish and a centering pressure point scalp massage. Once body and mind
are prepared, the Polynesian-inspired massage begins, using a unity of ancient and
modern techniques embracing the concept of taurumi, meaning “health in the hands.”
A warmed oil blended with local monoi and extracts of fragrant kahaia is used, transporting
you to a deep state of relaxation. Specialized pressure and stretching movements
connect the mind, body, heart and soul.