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Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle While on Vacation

p1Eating healthy… Exercising… Staying hydrated – all while on your Vegas vacation? Does this sound like a recipe for a dull, monotonous jaunt away from home? Or, are these smart ways that can help us feel good and maintain a healthy lifestyle while on vacation?

For many travelers, a vacation equals a guilt-free experience that involves buffet lines, ice cream shops, or bars with any thoughts about healthy eating and exercise frequently left at home. But it doesn’t have to be like this. By following a few simple guidelines, you’ll find that keeping healthy while traveling is quite easy.

Healthy Eating

When it comes to managing your health while on vacation, what you put into your system is one of the main considerations. If you’re traveling to Las Vegas and think that the only options are buffets or unhealthy restaurants, think again. You can find healthy eats at 17° South Booze & Bites at Tahiti Village. Lean sirloin steak, crisp, green salads, and other healthy options are expertly prepared and will leave you feeling satisfied without the extra calories.

Or, head over to SkinnyFats – an innovative restaurant whose menu features half “skinny” choices and half “fat” choices. This option allows you to cater to anyone in the group. You can also try EATT, a new dining spot that delivers a healthier take on French food, located in the West Valley.

The bottom line is: there are numerous options, if you’re looking to dine out without resorting to unhealthy choices or over-the-top buffets. One way to minimize the intake of “bad foods” is to follow the rule of never eating two bad meals in a row. Follow a heavier meal with a salad or smoothie instead of another calorie-laden option.

Move Around

Though you can take cabs, shuttles, monorails, and more around Las Vegas, try to move as much as possible. You can preemptively burn off calories by heading to the pool and taking an early morning swim, then head over to the in-resort fitness center to do some lightweight training. You’ll not only feel great after a quick workout or walk around the city, but you’ll be less likely to want to counteract your exercise by eating poorly. Find a resort that offers a pool and fitness center to help you stay active.

Relax and Rejuvenate

After your exercise, there’s no better way to unwind than getting a massage at the spa. Tahiti Village’s Mahana Spa offers a variety of massage packages, including Tahitian hot stones, aromatherapy, deep tissue massage, and the signature Mahana relaxation massage. And, of course, no spa visit is complete without getting a facial as well. All of Mahana Spa’s facial treatments are fully customizable for your skin’s unique needs.

Keep it Fun

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t indulge. If you get off track, just make a healthier choice the next time around. It’s all about balance after all. Las Vegas is a city of fun and you won’t want to miss a moment.

How to plan your time off and boost your happiness

If you overlook your vacation time at Tahiti Village, you won't be able to overlook our beautiful tropical beach pool!
If you overlook your vacation time at Tahiti Village, how will you overlook our beautiful tropical beach pool?

Research proves that Americans who take time to plan how they will use their vacation time in the year ahead are happier than those who do not. Simply having something to look forward to – like a trip to Tahiti Village! – improves your happiness. But nearly half of American households fail to take the simple step of planning their time off, a step that can be made much easier by having a timeshare.

Here are some simple steps from our friends at Vacation Better to make sure that you don’t make the mistake of not using all of your vacation time:

First, confirm your paid time off benefits. Don’t take someone else’s word for it, confirm what you have available by asking your manager or HR director. After this is accomplished, the next important step is to review your calendar for the year to see when you could actually take a vacation.

Now, the fun part: this is where your dreams and goals come in. What are you going to cross off your bucket list this year? Where have you been wanting to travel? What are you dying to try? You don’t necessarily need to know what you’ll do with every vacation day—just plan the days off now. Getting it on the calendar is what matters most.

Finally, it is time to talk with your boss and colleagues about your plans to take time off. But don’t be anxious: nearly all senior business leaders believe vacation time benefits their employees – and the company.

It’s time to stop feeling guilty about trying to take a vacation each year and remember there are many health and wellness benefits that come along with an annual vacation. You work hard all year, you deserve to have some well-earned, time off. With a timeshare you are ensuring that you take a vacation each year since it is already prepaid!

Call 1-800-775-8463 to book your Tahiti Village visit!

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Ladies’ Night Out in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is known for its high energy and exciting night scene, making it the ultimate destination for a memorable ladies’ night out. With so much to see and do in this city, it might be difficult deciding exactly what you should put on your itinerary. Luckily, we’ve done the hard part for you. Check out this all-in-one guide on what to do for a fun ladies’ night out, from start to finish.

 

Pamper Yourself at Mahana Spa

There’s no better way to prepare for a night out on the Strip than with a relaxing massage and facial treatment. At Tahiti Village’s Mahana Spa, you can choose from a variety of massage packages including Tahitian hot stones, aromatherapy, deep tissue massage, and the signature Mahana relaxation massage. And of course, you can’t go to the spa without getting a facial as well. Each facial treatment uses Dermalogica skin care products and is fully customizable for your skin’s special needs. This will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated for the rest of the day!

 

Indulge in a Gourmet Brunch at Wicked Spoon

After a refreshing spa session, you’ve probably worked up an appetite that only a brunch buffet can satisfy. That’s where Wicked Spoon comes in. Located in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Wicked Spoon is unlike any other Vegas buffet you’ve ever had before. From roasted bone marrow to asiago gnocchi in lamb ragout, this buffet offers mouthwatering, out-of-the-ordinary dishes you won’t find in other buffets. Another highlight of Wicked Spoon is its delectable gelato bar, featuring flavors such as strawberry balsamic and salted caramel peanut. The buffet also has a bottomless beverage option for brunch that includes mimosas, champagne, Bloody Marys, house red or white wine, or PBR draft.

 

Do Some Retail Therapy at Grand Canal Shoppes

It’s not considered a night out unless a little splurging is involved. The best place to do some retail therapy is the Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian and The Palazzo. The 500,000 sq. ft. upscale shopping mall includes designer boutiques such as Burberry, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade. With over 200 stores to choose from, it’s a shopaholic’s paradise. You’ll definitely find the perfect outfit and accessories for your night out. Need a brief break from shopping? Take a gondola ride inside the shopping mall to a scenic waterfall atrium and garden!

If you’re staying at Tahiti Village, the resort provides complimentary shuttle service to Town Square on the weekends. Town Square is a great option for shoppers who don’t want to go too far from the resort but still expect a variety of stores. The mall includes many popular styles such as MAC, Sephora, ALDO, and bebe.

 

Keep it Light and Fresh for Dinner at Giada

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing dinner option, Giada at The Cromwell is the ideal choice for you. Owned by Emmy Award-winning celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, the restaurant serves classic Italian cuisine with a modern, Californian twist. Some of the must-try dishes include Marsala herb chicken meatballs, chicken cacciatore, and vegetable Bolognese rigatoni. Giada is also the first Italian restaurant on the Strip that features an antipasto and pizzetta station. Guests can eat in the dining room, lounge or on the outdoor patio which offers incredible views of the Bellagio fountains and Caesars Palace.

 

Sing Your Heart Out with Celine Dion

Finally, your night out in Vegas wouldn’t be complete without seeing a live show of none other than the legend herself – Celine Dion. Performing at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Celine’s show features her biggest hits as well as a collection of timeless artists from all generations and genres. Some of these artists include Elvis, Billy Joel, Queen, and Prince. Celine performs with 31 onstage musicians including a five-piece horn section and a 16-piece string orchestra. It’s a show that you won’t soon forget!

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Exploring the Exciting Tahiti Village Activities

tahiti-village-resort-activitiesIf you’re looking for a unique, off-the-Strip Vegas experience, then Tahiti Village is the destination for you. From high-energy luaus to tropical poolside lounging, Tahiti Village is the perfect island getaway with plenty of exciting activities for the whole family. Here are the must-do activities the next time you’re staying at Tahiti Village!

Celebrate In Tahitian Style

There’s no better way to get into the true Tahitian spirit than with a festive luau show. At Tahiti Village’s Summer Sunday Luaus, guests can experience live Polynesian entertainment by Hot Lava. This dynamic group has wowed audiences worldwide and is Las Vegas’ most popular Polynesian performers. You’re guaranteed to have a memorable evening filled with lively hula dancing, drumming, and Samoan fire twirling. To top the evening off, the luau also includes a buffet dinner with mouthwatering Tahitian dishes and cocktails. An island-style dinner AND show? This is definitely a must-see attraction while you’re staying at Tahiti Village!

Float Away to Your Happy Place

Surrounded by palm trees, tiki torches, and a sandy beach entrance, Tahiti Village’s pool is truly a tropical paradise in Las Vegas. The pool area encompasses over 18,000 sq. ft. with numerous thatch umbrellas and lounge chairs available. The pool is seasonally heated so guests can enjoy it all year long. During the summer, it’s heated to the mid 70’s and over 80 degrees in the winter. What stands out about Tahiti Village’s pool is that it also includes one of Las Vegas’ longest Lazy Rivers. Grab a complimentary pool tube and float your way towards pure relaxation. After a long day of pool lounging, there’s nothing more perfect than enjoying a refreshing cocktail at the full-service tiki bar right by the pool.

Relax, Rejuvenate, and Revive

Looking for some well deserved “me time?” Then, head over to Mahana Spa for a refreshing massage and facial. Tahiti Village’s skilled therapists offer a range of massage packages including Tahitian hot stones, aromatherapy, deep tissue massage, and the signature Mahana relaxation massage. Can’t decide on just one massage? Don’t worry – Guests can combine their top two massages with the Island Fusion package. While you’re at the spa, be sure to also get one of Mahana Spa’s facials for the ultimate relaxation. The best part is that all facial treatments are fully customizable for your skin’s unique needs. So, go ahead and treat yourself to an afternoon of pampering. You deserve it.

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Things to Do During the Day in Vegas

Although Vegas is well-known for its impressive nightlife offerings, there are also plenty of exciting daytime activities to consider for a good time. Whether you prefer educational activities or are looking for something more outdoorsy to do during the day in Vegas, there is something for everyone. Here are a few of the best things to do in Vegas during the day to help you plan your next trip.

Day Trip

Las Vegas is within driving distance of some of the most spectacular natural attractions on the West Coast. If you are looking for something fun to do, consider taking a day trip to one of the many stunning areas just outside the city. Hoover Dam is a popular draw for tourists looking to experience one of the most impressive dams in the world.

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Those looking for awe-inspiring landscapes perfect for sightseeing and plenty of hiking opportunities can head to Mount Charleston, Red Rock Canyon, or The Valley of Fire—all just a short drive away from Vegas. For a slightly longer trek, visitors can make the most of their Vegas trip with a drive to the Grand Canyon.

Find a Thrill

Vegas has plenty of daytime opportunities for thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline rush while on vacation. Head over to the Stratosphere Tower towards the end of the Strip for four different thrill rides to choose from. This includes something called Sky Jump where you can jump off the side of the 1,149-foot-high tower for a free fall from the 108th floor.

Another great adrenaline pumping activity to consider is the popular New York-New York roller coaster. The coaster hits speeds up to 67 mph and is the world’s first roller coaster to feature a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive!

Hit a Museum

Las Vegas is home to some of the most unique museums seen anywhere. Whether you want to learn more about the mob, or if you’re simply looking for something fun to do with the whole family, the eclectic museums of Vegas have just what you’re looking for.

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A few of the most popular museums in Vegas include The Mob Museum, The Neon Boneyard, Discovery Children’s Museum, Las Vegas Natural History Museum, and the National Atomic Testing Museum. Many of these museums offer fun themed events ideal for keeping the entire family entertained!

City Views

Vegas is a sprawling city that seemingly goes on forever. For the perfect way to take in Vegas from above, head over to the High Roller at The LINQ. The 550-foot-tall High Roller holds the distinction of being the world’s tallest observation wheel and the enclosed glass cabins offer unparalleled views for as far as the eye can see. Another great option for finding the best views of the city is the Stratosphere Observation Deck, which holds the distinction of being the tallest freestanding observation tower in the country.

Relax at Your Resort

Visitors looking for a fun daytime activity without leaving the comfort of their Las Vegas resort can find plenty of exciting things to do around the hotel. Pick a hotel with a great pool and lazy river and spend your day soaking up rays and beating the Vegas heat by the pool. Many resorts also offer interactive daytime activities to keep you busy. For something more low-key, simply head to one of the resort’s restaurants for a refreshing drink and great food.

Regardless of how you choose to spend the day, finding the right Las Vegas accommodations is essential to ensuring you get the most out of your trip. Be sure to consider the amenities and services when deciding which resort you want to stay at. Vegas is full of enough exciting activities to keep you having fun from morning until night!

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5 Spa Treatments to Recover from a Long Day or Night in Vegas

Pampering is in order following a day or night of Vegas-style entertainment and revelry. Recharge and rejuvenate at the luxurious Mahana Spa in Las Vegas, where you’ll find an array of spa menu items and treatments to help you recover. Check out the top 5 spa treatments you’ll want to receive after a fun night on the town.

Sunshine Rescue Wrap

The Sunshine Rescue Wrap is a 50-minute treatment that will have you feeling refreshed in no time. First, your skin is gently dry brushed to exfoliate away dead skin; then a warm oil blend is applied to nourish and moisturize. Next, you’ll be wrapped up to let the treatment do its magic; during this time, a warm oil scalp massage and cold stone facial massage will delight your senses and stimulate your circulation.

Tahitian Hot Stone Massage

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After a night out, your body can feel less than optimal. Indulge in a Tahitian Hot Stone Massage to work out the aches and leave you feeling relaxed and ready for more Vegas fun. The combination of heated river rocks and expert massage techniques are sure to relax tight muscles and help you feel brand new.

Revive Treatment

Short on time? The Revive Treatment takes only 25 minutes but will have you feeling like you spent an hour on the massage table. One of our trained massage therapists will expertly relieve your tired, aching muscles and help you recover from a long night in no time.

Foot Revitalization

If you danced the night away, try the Foot Revitalization treatment. This extensive treatment takes 50 minutes and includes a pampering foot soak and massage that spans from your knees to your toes. You’ll be amazed at how treating your feet can make you feel fabulous all over!

Brightening Facial

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A long night out can really show on your face — combat the damage caused by lack of sleep and inadequate hydration with a Brightening Facial. This luxurious treatment resurfaces the skin and offers nourishment with a high-potency cocktail of vitamins, antioxidants, and peptides. After your facial, your skin will look and feel like you enjoyed plenty of sleep — even if you didn’t.

Spa Treatment Tips

If you’re headed to the spa after a long night, make sure to drink plenty of water before and after your treatment. Water helps facilitate recovery and helps the body remove toxins; it’s especially important following a massage. The Mahana Spa menu has great add-ons such as the Peppermint Foot Scrub and Scalp Massage, both of which feel fabulous after a night on the town. Don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your Vegas suite to come to the spa? No worries — you can get any massage in the comfort of your suite for an additional $45.

Indulge in a spa treatment when you’re in Las Vegas, and you’ll feel refreshed and ready to head back to out for another round of Vegas style fun.

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The Best Shows and Attractions in Las Vegas for Adults

While it’s true that Las Vegas has something for the whole family to enjoy, sometimes an adults-only evening is in order. If you’re in the mood for a night of excitement with your sweetheart – or even if you’re heading out solo, check out our picks for the best grown-up fun in Sin City.

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Mahana Spa

You don’t have to leave the luxury of Tahiti Village to enjoy adults-only luxury — visit the Mahana Spa for a Couples’ Massage with your romantic partner. A Couples’ Massage will work out any tension you might have while enhancing the bond between you and your loved one. Afterward, you’ll be ready for anything!

Zumanity

This eye-popping show is part of Cirque du Soleil; however, it’s a bit more risqué than the usual Cirque du Soleil performances. While some acts are comedic, others are downright sensual. The entire show is geared towards offering the audience a unique take on human nature and the art of seduction in a truly Vegas setting.

Absinthe

This jaw-dropping show is ideal for both singles and couples. Prepare for burlesque-style entertainment that includes everything from sexy dancers to circus acts.

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Photo courtesy of Alex Butterfield via Flickr. CC/BY

The show is led by a “ringleader” and his sassy assistant; the bawdy show will have you on the edge of your seat thanks to the antics of the talented cast.

Fantasy

This dazzling performance features 14 scantily-clad showgirls who perform amazing routines — one of which is a breathtaking aerial act. The ladies of Fantasy dress like cowgirls, rock stars, and salsa dancers; these are just a few of the costume changes that take place. In between acts, you’ll be treated to hilarious stand-up comedy.

Crazy Horse Paris

You’ll feel like you’re in France when you take in this world-famous cabaret show. There are 13 dancers in the troupe, all of whom were taught their seductive skills at the original Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris. This show is not for the modest; however, if you’re seeking a show that’s erotic and envelope-pushing, you should enjoy this one.

For something a little more low-key, head over to 17 South Booze & Bites for some tabletop gaming and a few handcrafted cocktails. No matter how you and your special someone are looking to enjoy your visit to Las Vegas, there are plenty of adults-only shows and attractions to choose from.

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5 Best Places to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vegas

Las Vegas is a great place for couples to be on Valentine’s Day, thanks to an abundance of romantic destinations that will have you and your sweetheart feeling the love. Before heading out for an evening of romance this Valentine’s Day, check out our picks for the most romantic places in the city.

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You don’t even have to leave the luxury of Tahiti Village to experience Valentine’s Day romance. Visit Mahana Spa and enjoy pampering as a couple. In addition to couples’ massages, the spa offers facials, wraps, scrubs, and more. After a day at this luxurious spa, you and your partner will be relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready for even more Vegas-style romance.

Eiffel Tower Restaurant

Gorgeous views and romantic Parisian ambiance await at this posh restaurant located on the 11th floor of the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas.

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Eiffel Tower Restaurant” by Britt Reints via Flickr. CC/BY

For an unforgettable Valentine’s Day, make reservations for one of their special packages such as the Weekend Gala Dinner or the incredible VIP Package, which includes caviar with dinner and a limo or helicopter tour of the Strip.

Andre’s

Treat your sweetie to a taste of the good life at Andre’s. This restaurant boasts elegant décor and an incredible menu of gourmet delights. It even has a cozy cigar bar ideal for post-meal relaxation. Andre’s special Valentine’s Day menu spans five courses and features delicacies like blood orange pannacotta with foie gras mousse, grilled center cut rib-eye, roasted carrot risotto, and red velvet cheesecake — paired with wine or champagne.

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Treat your valentine to a dessert that’s as sweet as they are at Serendipity 3 — a Las Vegas ice cream parlor that’s casual yet still exceedingly romantic. You and your loved one will feel like teenagers again when you bond over burgers and fries, followed by one of the establishment’s incredible sundaes. Serendipity is also home to the $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae — a record-breaking confection made with fine chocolate and real 23-karat edible gold leaf.

The High Roller at LINQ

For couples looking for a breathtaking thrill this Valentine’s Day, consider the High Roller at LINQ. Cuddle up with your sweetheart on this observation wheel, which happens to be the world’s tallest.

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The Money Shot” by Don McCullough via Flickr / CC BY

You’ll enjoy amazing views during your 30-minute air-conditioned ride; afterward, hit the LINQ Promenade for a romantic stroll and fabulous shopping and dining.

Tahiti Village has everything you’re looking for in Vegas accommodations. In addition to the Mahana Spa, you’ll love the tropical-themed pool area and incredible lazy river. There’s also a fully-equipped fitness center for when you feel like a workout and elegant, comfortably appointed suites for when you’re ready to relax. Book your suite today and prepare to experience a tropical oasis in the heart of Vegas!

Indulge in the Pampering of Mahana Spa

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If you are feeling tense or frazzled, Tahiti Village is waiting to welcome you into the warm and vibrant world of the Pacific Islands. As soon as you pass through the front doors, you will be immersed in a tropical paradise, far from the stresses of daily life. A short walk takes you to Mahana Spa, where our relaxation experts are waiting to soothe and pamper your cares away.

 

Massage

If your muscles are aching for a massage, the skilled therapists at Mahana Spa offer a range of specialty packages. The options are endless, starting with the Mahana Relaxation Massage, which combines a perfect blend of light to medium pressure to ease your tense muscles. You can also add extra techniques and products including Alluring Aromatherapy, Tahitian Hot Stones, and Bora Bora Therapeutic Deep Tissue massages. If you find yourself having a hard time picking just one, you can opt for the Island Fusion package, which allows you to combine your two favorite massages into one fabulously relaxing experience.

If you are enjoying your stay in Las Vegas with your special someone, you can relax together with the Couples Escape Massage. There is even a Maternity Massage that will leave the expectant mother feeling refreshed and more ready than ever to tackle the approaching joys and demands of motherhood.

Other Treatments

For a treatment that leaves you feeling beautiful, as well as relaxed, consider one of Mahana Spa’s facials or body rituals. A professional skin care therapist is waiting to cleanse, exfoliate and revitalize your skin. If you are pressed for time, you can enjoy a 25-minute Island Mini Facial. When you have a little more time, consider a full treatment, such as the Serenity Sugar Scrub or Salt Glow, which will leave your skin feeling hydrated and more beautiful than ever.

Products

The experts at Mahana Spa understand how important a healthy body is to your sense of well-being, this is why they use only the finest products. The Pure Fiji products, used during massages, contain only the freshest natural ingredients.

For skin care treatments, such as facials and body wraps, Mahana Spa exclusively uses products made by Dermalogica, a company dedicated to supporting and promoting skin health.

With services for women, men, and even teens and children, every member of your group can feel like island royalty when they visit Mahana Spa.

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Indulge in The Pamerping Of Mahana Spa

 

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If you are feeling tense or frazzled, Tahiti Village is waiting to welcome you into the warm and vibrant world of the Pacific Islands. As soon as you pass through the front doors, you will be immersed in a tropical paradise, far from the stresses of daily life. A short walk takes you to Mahana Spa, where our relaxation experts are waiting to soothe and pamper your cares away.

Massage

If your muscles are aching for a massage, the skilled therapists at Mahana Spa offer a range of specialty packages. The options are endless, starting with the Mahana Relaxation Massage, which combines a perfect blend of light to medium pressure to ease your tense muscles. You can also add extra techniques and products including Alluring Aromatherapy, Tahitian Hot Stones, and Bora Bora Therapeutic Deep Tissue massages. If you find yourself having a hard time picking just one, you can opt for the Island Fusion package, which allows you to combine your two favorite massages into one fabulously relaxing experience.

If you are enjoying your Stay in Las Vegas with your special someone, you can relax together with the Couples Escape Massage. There is even a Maternity Massage that will leave the expectant mother feeling refreshed and more ready than ever to tackle the approaching joys and demands of motherhood.

Other Treatments

For a treatment that leaves you feeling beautiful, as well as relaxed, consider one of Mahana Spa’s facials or body rituals. A professional skin care therapist is waiting to cleanse, exfoliate and revitalize your skin. If you are pressed for time, you can enjoy a 25-minute Island Mini Facial. When you have a little more time, consider a full treatment, such as the Serenity Sugar Scrub or Salt Glow, which will leave your skin feeling hydrated and more beautiful than ever.

Products

The experts at Mahana Spa understand how important a healthy body is to your sense of well-being, this is why they use only the finest products. The Pure Fiji products, used during massages, contain only the freshest natural ingredients.

For skin care treatments, such as facials and body wraps, Mahana Spa exclusively uses products made by Dermalogica, a company dedicated to supporting and promoting skin health.

With services for women, men, and even teens and children, every member of your group can feel like island royalty when they visit Mahana Spa.