Island Escape in the City
Orange County has forever been ingrained in our psyche thanks to television shows, The OC and Laguna Beach—two guilty pleasures that we secretly indulge in. More than a place to scour the shore for perfectly sculpted surfer bods or take on the shopping mecca that is Fashion Island, Newport Beach (Laguna’s neighbor) is home to a decadent spa experience that satisfies your every sense. The Spa at The Island Hotel (which was recently a Four Seasons Resort) offers a sumptuous selection of signature body rituals that evoke the essence of the Asian and Pacific islands. Infused with traditional Indonesian and Thai practices, the treatments tend to both body and spirit.
The Island “Boreh” Bali Spice Remedy, based on an ancient Balinese therapy, uses fresh ginger, clove, and spices grown and blended in Indonesia to increase circulation and relieve muscle and joint aches and pains. The treatment consists of a gentle scrub and a ritual-based massage designed to stimulate, warm, and increase circulation. At the end of the treatment, your therapist returns you to the meditation room where you are met with a tray of “fruit sushi” (unbelievably tasty sushi-sized coconut rice bundles topped with fresh, sliced tropical fruit) and hot ginger tea.
For more information call (866) 554-4620 or visit www.theislandhotel.com.