The Spa at The Twelve Apostles, recently voted ‘Best Spa in Africa’ in the 2012 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels Awards, and named ‘Best Spa Hotel/Resort in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean’ in the 2012 The Spa Traveller Awards, is the perfect place to indulge in some Valentines Day Pampering, and I was lucky enough to experience it first hand.
Firstly this is one of the most magnificent spa’s I’ve ever been too. It’s like walking into an all-white, ice princess’ cave of pampering with its ethereal, all-white crystal grotto interior. It also boasts two outdoor Gazebos – which are a must on a beautiful day.
(Above, a warm welcome at reception)
The spa facilities include:
* 9 Treatment Rooms ( for dual or single treatments)
* Rasul Chamber (offering traditional Arabic cleansing ritual using steam and mud)
* 2 Mountain Gazebo’s ( for outdoor treatments over looking the sea)
* Tourmaline salon for mani & pedi’s
* Tranquillity Lounge
* Health Bar
* Spa Menu ( offering healthy meals)
* Plunge Pools
* Flotation Pool
* Separate male and female change rooms ( With rain showers, slippers, gowns & beautiful appointed)
* Fitness Centre
So to my delight we walked up to one of the two gazebo’s and enjoyed a couples, 90 min full body massage. SPOIL! I loved that facing down while being massaged, their was a beautiful pink crystal and gorgeous smelling fynbos below you. So often, even though you’re going to probably close your eyes, you great a blank floor.
Being in the mountains and finishing off your massage over looking the ocean alongside your partner, was truly romantic, and there’s just something special about being out in nature! Talking about romance, we finished off with bubbles and oysters – happiness all round! So very lovely! I’d book fast! The spa was busy even for a Monday night, clearly very popular and it’s easy to see why once you’ve had the 12 Apostles experience.
The Outdoor Bliss couples’ spa experience starts with a Rasul mud bath covered with rose petals and aroma oils, followed by a move to the outdoor enclosed Spa Mountain Gazebos, where couples are treated to a dual Swedish massage. The Gazebos’ unique location, between the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, ensures that a treatment there is an exclusive and highly romantic experience. The spa rendezvous finishes with a bottle of sparkling wine and an indulgent spa lunch. (4hrs, R2050 per couple)
Lose yourself in the breathtaking views during the Moonlight and Romance experience, as you and your partner are revitalised in The Spa’s mountain gazebo. The treatment includes a romantic picnic with sparkling wine, a touch point foot ritual and your choice of a 60-minute massage. This treatment is best enjoyed during a summer sunset or a moonlit evening. (3hrs, R2590 per couple).
The romantic at heart can also enjoy a day of pampering in a special couples’ treatment room, covered in roses and lit by candle light. The Dinner for Two spa package includes a relaxing 90min dual Body Deluxe Treatment, as well as a special three-course sunset dinner at The Twelve Apostles Hotel’s scenic Azure Restaurant to complete a perfect evening together. (4hrs 30min, R2290 per couple). The package includes use of The Spa’s Hydro Pool, Plunge Pool and Flotation Pool, which is complimentary when booking any treatments at The Spa.
* The spa also offers an extensive offering of treatments. See the menus here.