The gift of spas

We discover the gem-infused treatments at the newly reopened The Gulf Spa

The gift of spas

It might seem like we’re inundated with spas on this tiny island. From healing hydrotherapy services to trendy oxygen facials and plain old hot stone massages (not that we’d say no!), it’s already quite stressful to decide what to book and where to drag your aching bones to.

However, sometimes, a soothing facial is just what we need, particularly in the busy festive season when our calendars fill up quicker than you can say “Christmas is coming...” Enter the newly revamped The Gulf Spa, at The Gulf Hotel Bahrain, where it’s pearls and palm water treatments you’ll find.

The 3,100 square-metre facility, which reopened last month, boasts areas for both men and women, with treatment rooms, hammams, pools, experience showers and ice fountains. Not to mention a ladies’ gym, a couples’ room, rooftop relaxation terrace and healthy
juice bar...

“The concept behind the spa lies in marrying tradition with modernity,” says new spa manager Lisa Mascoll, who was previously part of the pre-opening team for the über-modern Vie Lifestyle Lab in The Domain Bahrain. “The Gulf Spa offers everything from cutting-edge skincare technology to ancient Arabian healing therapies, to luxury organic treatments that pamper from head-to-toe. It’s the perfect blend of science, nature and luxury.”

Its treatments are specifically designed to purify, calm, renew and balance. For instance, the 150-minute Arabian Gold Ritual includes a basil and mint body scrub, gold clay body mask, facial, scalp massage and full-body gold-infused massage. Or, the 90-minute Precious Gemstone Facial uses an oil of diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires, as well as a nourishing honey mask. From chakra-balancing sound therapy treatments to 24-karat gold hammams and rose milk baths, this is a spa that offers unique treatments to seriously unwind with.

Or, perhaps, if you’re feeling a bit generous, there are gift vouchers available there, too... Hint, hint.
The Gulf Hotel Bahrain, Adliya (17 713 000).

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