The Milky Way…one of nature’s most coveted indigenous spas
Flirty, fabulous, sun-drenched Palau provides the perfect place to escape from Los Angeles and well, reality. The archipelago of more than 586 balmy islands keeps a little secret called the “Milky Way” where creamy waters give off a cloudy mystique with a bottom made of white limestone. Some say it makes the perfect rejuvenating facial.
But most Los Angeles tourists who go there prefer to take their treatments at a spa, like the Elilai Spa by Mandara at the Palau Pacific Resort(http://www.palauppr.com/luxury-palau-,spa-en.html) which offers Balinesian style pampering in a knock-down gorgeous setting.
Situated at the secluded end of the Palau Pacific Resort, The Spa Villas are built on an elevated area overlooking the private ocean bay, comprising of two double Deluxe Spa Villas and three single Spa Villas. The double Villas feature in-room private bath, steam shower and relaxation deck. The Tranquility Centre is located next to the beach offering an amazing ocean view, housing the Spa Reception, retail Boutique, manicure and pedicure area.
The treatment menu is lengthy, with such signature options as:
–Milky Way Escape: This luxurious package begins with a refreshing peppermint foot ritual followed by an aromatic coco vanilla body scrub to soften the skin and prepare for the detoxifying white body mud, which will set while the guest is wrapped in a comforting spa cocoon. Next, the guest will luxuriate in a Milky Way bath, soak and finish with a muscle melting warm stone massage. Rates start at $270 for two hours and twenty minute treatment.
–Mandara Massage: Thesignature treatment is performed by two therapists working together with a unique blend of five different massage styles – Shiatsu, Thai, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Swedish and Balinese. Rates start at $140 for fifty minute treatment.
–Elemis Skin Specific Facial: The facial combines the power of absolutes with true premium grade essential oils, to treat the skin at the deepest level, gently but surely. Specialized Eastern massage movements help to stimulate and oxygenate skin, whilst bringing the body and mind into balance. Rates start at $95 for sixty minute treatment.
services, including the Relax Massage Course, Facial Treatment, Foot Spa and total body
Another Palau visitor favorite is Melusch-Dil Skincare and Wellness Center — a one-stop beauty salon and spa offering an array of pampering and relaxing procedures and convenient beautification services. This full-service spa and salon features everything from massage (signature Aromatic Aruga Massage, Swedish, Shiatsu, Therapeutic “Filipino,” foot, back and Indian Head Massage) and body scrubs to hair salon and nail services and facial treatments (deep cleansing, bionic, Jet Lag, Oxygenerating, silk peel and non-surgical facelift). Rates range from $10 for manicure or pedicure to $150 for CO2 Mask Facelift. For more information and special offers, visit: http://www.melusch-dil.com/.
Located in the westernmost corner of Micronesia, Palau is an archipelago of more than 586 islands with about 20,000 inhabitants. Consistently ranked as one of the world’s best dive destinations, Palau is the ultimate paradise for the adventurous traveler, boasting some of the most spectacular water features and beaches as well as the world famous Rock Islands and Jellyfish Lake. With more than 1,450 species of fish and 500 species of coral, some have called Palau the “8th Natural Wonder of the World”, while others have identified Palau as “One of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World.” For more information about Palau, please visit www.visit-palau.com.
United Airlines (www.united.com) just introduced special airfares for in visiting Palau, Micronesia, for travel from now through December 15, 2011 and again January 10-March 31, 2012. Roundtrip airfares are as low as $1,250 from Los Angeles, and a stopover in YAP is permitted for a fee of $75.