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The Kokaa Spa at Kanuhura: The Weary Gypsetter’s Ultimate Escape

November 20 2017

The Kokaa Spa at Kanuhura: The Weary Gypsetter’s Ultimate Escape
The Maldives; an archipelago that lies in the scintillating kaleidoscopic waters of the Indian Ocean like a string of emerald jewels. An unrivalled destination for discerning gypsetters, the Maldives offers a world of luxurious leisure along wild, yet pristine, stretches of beaches that are nothing short of breathtaking—the perfect backdrop for a much-deserved holiday in paradise. For wild-hearted adventurers, there’s no better hotel than the phenomenal Kanuhura, imbued with five-star bohemian elegance. Here, free-spirited guests have ample choice of how they would like to spend their days; lazing on a beach, cocktail in hand, engaging in authentic Maldivian activities, dining on the finest food or indulging in exceptional spa treatments to realign mind, body and soul—Kanuhura’s Kokaa Spa being a haven for guests looking to relax in luxury. Here are the reasons why this spa is unmissable: 
It’s been deemed one of the best spas in the world
Not only is Kanuhura’s Kokaa Spa an exquisite and tranquil retreat, it has garnered international recognition and has been awarded two prestigious awards both of which put it on the list of the best spas in the world. The World Luxury Spa Awards named it the best Luxury Island Resort Spa while National Geographic named it the National Geographic Traveller World’s Best Spa for 2017.
It draws on healing rituals from around the world


Kokaa Spa

A spa treatment at Kokaa won’t be an ordinary spa experience. At this tranquil haven, you will be transported to faraway lands and bygone eras, with treatments and products—the majority of which are organic—that have been inspired by healing traditions and rituals from cultures around the globe. Ancient rituals and traditions have inspired the remarkable Kokaa treatment menu said to offer one of the largest choices of treatments in the Maldives. 
The name holds a special meaning
Kanuhura’s magnificent spa is named after the native all-white butterfly, “Kokaa” translated from the local language Dhivehi into English as “butterfly”. The name Kokaa is wonderfully fitting; a symbol that resonates deeply with the free-spirited nature of gypsetters, creative nomads who wander the world in search of the very best things in life. The theme of the butterfly acts as a golden thread which is carried very subtly throughout the spa, characterised by elegance and is the perfect setting for guests looking for a peaceful hideaway to escape to in order to feel refreshed and revitalised. 
It’s been designed with the utmost care


Kanuhura Spa Interior

Recently having undergone an incredible renovation, Kanuhura is a stylishly bohemian wonderland which has been carefully crafted to perfection. Each aspect of the hotel has been designed to be both elegant and whimsical, a haven for bon vivants who are sure to relish each aspect of the luxury property. The spa has been treated with the same thought and care as the rest of the hotel, designed to be a tranquil hideaway for weary guests. In-line with its namesake, the Kokaa Spa exudes elegance and grace, with lime-washed walls and a wooden structure complimented by a calm palette of gentle colors; whites, lilacs, slivers and aged golds, with tasteful displays of butterflies masterfully placed around the spa—all of which add to the serene atmosphere of this peaceful haven. 
The spa consists of nine nature-inspired treatment rooms (three of which can be used for couples), a beauty salon, a steam room, a dry sauna, refreshing plunge pools, jacuzzis, an air-conditioned fitness centre and a gorgeous outdoor beachside spa pavilion. At Kokaa, everything has been thought of for the ultimate holistic retreat.
The spa menu is extensive
Kokaa’s extensive spa menu has everything you could possibly wish for. The unique menu—which is close to a whopping 50 pages long—details a diverse array of services that range from exotic and unusual massages inspired by cultures around the world (including an incredible Maldivian and an unusual Marma massage), Ayurvedic treatments, relaxing bath rituals and luxuriant facials to body polishes, scrubs, hairdressing services, manicures, pedicures and the ultimate indulgence; incredible spa packages that take a holistic approach to wellbeing with sensorial experiences expertly created to uplift body and mind. Because Kanuhura doesn’t believe that adults are the only ones that deserve some pampering, the spa menu includes tailored treatments for teens and kids (from nine years of age), that also help to encourage self-care practices and habits from an early age. Kanuhura's Kokaa spa menu.
The wellbeing of guests is of utmost importance to Kanuhura, which is why they include fitnesses offerings on their spa menu too, ensuring guests are able to achieve total wellbeing on all levels. The professional fitness trainer at Kanuhura will guide guests on a journey in whichever way is best for them, from Zumba classes and Pilates to functional fitness sessions, beach bootcamp and a Maldivian Warrior Workout. 
Only the finest products are used
In-line with the high standards of the luxury Kokaa Spa, each treatment is paired with the finest quality products on the market, whcih are not only created to restore, relax and rejuvenate, but heighten the spa experience with sensorial and aromatic products that are created using nature’s finest ingredients. The best products from around the globe have been selected, the three brands that rose to the top where undoubtedly Subtle Energies, VOYA and Terres D’Afrique. Here’s what you need to know about each of the brands:
The products and treatments from Subtle Energies, the esteemed brand from Australia, have been carefully created and perfected over more than 20 years to ensure that each of their holistic treatments balances mind, body and emotions. Their signature programmes are a fusion of Ayurvedic methods and modern techniques with a special focus on the Marmas. 
The powerful products of VOYA Organics, a renowned Irish brand, are created using hand-harvested seaweed and a range of incredible certified organic ingredients that culminate in gorgeous products that are full of the healing benefits of Mother Nature. 
The Terres D’Afrique brand is a coveted South African range that draws inspiration from traditional remedies made from indigenous plants that are passed from generation to generation. These products are created consciously with strict sustainable practices in place and are used for both health and wellness practices as well as beauty rituals. 
Centre your chi on the outdoor pavilion


Kokaa Spa Pavillion

The Kokaa Spa takes a balanced approach to wellbeing and relaxation, which is why it offers wellness experiences in its tranquil sanctuary as well as body treatments. The beautiful sea-facing beach pavilion is the ultimate place for guided yoga classes and meditation sessions to the sound of the ocean gently lapping the shore—ideal to ensure your sense of serenity is taken to greater heights for total wellbeing.  
If you are looking for a holiday destination that is totally out-of-this-world, where you can indulge in the perfect barefoot island lifestyle and indulge in luxurious spa treatments to your heart's content (at one of the world’s best spas), then there is literally no better destination than Kanuhura. This unfettered paradise is the quintessential island hideaway for free-spirited world wanderers, where they can enjoy all the best life has to offer on this exclusive slice of paradise—a holiday that promises to be absolutely unforgettable.

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