The Night Spa’s open-air lunar rituals have been recognized as Spa Treatment of the Year at the 10th annual AsiaSpa Awards.
“The Night Spa is a unique must-do experience that the team has worked very hard to perfect. Guests sail to our private Island Spa for a lunar-inspired ritual under the Maldivian night sky. It really is quite magical,” said Sanju Upadhyay, Spa Manager at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa.
Pioneering "after dark" treatments, The Island Spa becomes The Night Spa between 10:00 pm and 12:30 am every evening. Far from a standard in-room treatment, each open-air lunar ritual is a unique experience unto itself.
Guests are encouraged to book a "treatment-corresponding" Night Spa meal in the restaurant or their villa prior to be being collected from their villa by a member of The Night Spa team. The uniquely devised menu (billed extra) features healthy dishes designed to restore and revitalize the body in preparation for the ritual, from a pre-appetizer beetroot, apple, watermelon and honey health juice to a grilled fish main and coconut sorbet dessert.
Presented with a flower garland, guests are then escorted from their villa to a private dhoni to sail across the Resort’s lagoon. On arrival at The Night Spa, they are greeted in the torch-lit lounge with a welcome drink by their therapist, then directed to an open-air pavilion on the Spa’s private, starlit beach.
Devised in conjunction with Sodashi to attune the body with nature’s purest rhythms, each treatment combines the magic and mysteries of the infinite night sky with therapeutic-grade extracts, essences and techniques. Guests are invited to choose one of four 150-minute rituals – corresponding to the moon’s four phases. While each ritual can be enjoyed at any time, selecting a treatment in its linked lunar phase enhances its health benefits.
Each ritual begins and ends with a singing bowl healing energy session. Massage oils are selected to balance guests’ zodiac sign with the massages and scrubs designed according to the current moon’s phase. Extending the immersive experience, ritual-specific drinks and snacks are served after the treatment and a gift awaits guests on arrival back in their room.