Spa Talk: Raffles Hainan

Take your tranquil beach holiday to the next level of relaxation by indulging in a transformative spa experience at Raffles Hainan.
As the first award-winning signature Raffles Spa in Mainland China, the spa at Raffles Hainan has a lot to live up to. Spread across 1,400 square metres, and designed to look like a traditional Chinese village, modelled after the houses of ethnic tribes local to the island, the sensory retreat does not disappoint. The peaceful wellness village comprises of 12 private spa villas, eight single villas, four double villas, a beauty salon and spa lounge. For those feeling extra extravagant, two additional spa suites are located in the exclusive villa clubhouse and three double treatment rooms in the Presidential Suite, Royal Suite and Agile Presidential Palais.
This Raffles Spa focuses its energy on giving guests a transformative experience, meaning that guests journey from one non-specific state, to a decidedly more positive state on completion of a spa treatment. This ethos, we are told, is symbolised through the three stages of the lotus flower’s growth – bud (with corresponding treatments relating to the rejuvenation of the body), blossom, (with treatments focusing on enhancing natural beauty) and bloom (concentrating on holistic health and development).
In preparation for our holistic spa session, we stepped into our private spa suite, following the experience therapist, and spoiled ourselves with a luxurious steam shower in the private changing area. Upon changing into a robe and entering the next phase of our personal transformation, the therapist began our treatment with a foot washing ceremony. We were then lead into a treatment room to finish our transformative experience. The expert hands of our therapist helped to relieve all tension in the body almost immediately, allowing us to bloom by the end of the treatment.
Raffles Spa Hainan focuses on authentic holistic healing and wellbeing therapies derived from ancient Eastern and Western rituals, whilst fusing local elements, such as rose, coconut and Chinese herbs,
into the personalised treatments.
Signature Raffles Spa Hainan treatments include The Eternal Beauty of Lotus, a 120-minute journey involving a sublime Lotus Ceremony facial treatment with Lotus Regeneration Pearls, hydrating masks for the face and décolleté, and a unique Mystic Lotus Massage using lotus-infused essential oil.
If you are looking for a romantic spa experience with a loved one during this festive season, the spa offers side-by-side massage treatments for couples such as the Hainanese Ritual Experience, a three-hour journey that starts with a delicately fragrant coconut milk bath, followed by a 60-minute facial and relaxing Hainanese Lomi Lomi Massage – the Raffles Spa Hainan’s unique take on the famous Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage.
Make sure to visit the Raffles Spa next time you are on the tropical island of Hainan.