On a private peninsula off the island of Mauritius, One&Only Le Saint Géran is known as one of the most exclusive resorts on the Indian Ocean. Following a multimillion-dollar restoration at the end of 2017, the resort unveiled its new look and, most notably, the redesigned One&Only Spa.
Though there’s not a bad place to relax on the resort’s grounds, the One&Only Spa offers complete seclusion from the rest of the resort, and is nestled on the beach in front of the resort’s private lagoon. The 1,000-sq-ft space has panoramic views of the turquoise water, while lush palm trees graze the outskirts of the terrace.
Of the thirteen treatment rooms, including a Bridal Suite, a special few open to secluded gardens for those who crave a warm sea breeze while experiencing one of the spa’s many holistic treatments, which range from oil-infused massage treatments to mind-body-spirit therapies to luxe mani-pedis.
Its renovation also welcomes a refreshed menu with treatments for the mind, body and spirit. The spa has extended its partnership with luxury natural skincare range, ESPA, and renowned podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez, and has newly partnered with Biologique Recherche and Harmonia by Francesc Miralles. These brands have inspired updated treatment options, such as the ‘Only for You’ treatment by Biologique Recherche – your skin will be diagnosed and you will receive treatment options and product recommendations to suit your skin’s needs. In addition to skincare treatments, a Chakra Balancing treatment is offered, focusing on tension and blocked energy; the Essence of One&Only Le Saint Géran treatment, using indigenous materials to soften skin, relax the mind and release stress, contouring body treatments, sleep ritual, couples massage, maternity massage and manicures and pedicures from podiatrist, Bastien Gonzalez. Bastien’s services are nothing short of extraordinary, with a Global Massage Refoundation and award-winning Bastien Duo, a treatment for your feet, legs, hands and arms – the ultimate mani/pedi.
Men and children need not worry, the resort’s ‘Only Him’ program features a spa menu exclusively for men and the ‘Only for the New Generation’ spa menu is tailored for skin 12 to 16 years old. Also on the menu: moms-to-be can relax in the secret Garden Pavilion with the ‘Only Nurture’ package for the ultimate peace and quiet, and ‘Only Seclusion’ is designed for a romantic couples spa day.
For nutritional support, Harmonia by Francesc Miralles, a Chinese medicine practitioner, wellbeing consultant and medicine practitioner delivers programs like Disconnect to Reconnect to balance the nervous system; In Harmony, a program to rebalance posture, the musculoskeletal system and organs; Cleanse & Detox treatment; and Lifestyle Academy, where Miralles will teach you how to eat healthy, form a nutrition plan ranging three to ten days and engage in follow-ups with you.
If staying on land doesn’t suit you, a yacht might. Take your massage to seas aboard the resort’s Lady Lisbeth to spend the day exploring the water, beaches and neighboring islands with your own captain, butler and spa therapist. A full day lies ahead should you opt for this: breakfast at the resort before being picked up by boat, a personalized on-board massage, champagne picnic and snorkel session in the waters before watching the golden sunset sparkle over the warm water.
Last but not least, if you’re in need of a quick blowout before dinner, the One&Only Hair Salon, which uses exclusively Kérastase products, can give you a quick cut and blow-dry before dinner.
For more information, visit oneandonlyresorts.com
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