State of the Art Island Oasis
by Carol Bareuther
Relax. Restore. Rejuvenate. The Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort Spa is a destination unto itself. Escape the stresses of the world and enter a universe where tranquility rules and a full-service menu of spa treatments await to pamper as well as transform you into a whole new healthier person in body, mind and soul.
"We offer a wide variety of treatments, services, customized packages and monthly themed specials - we're full service," says spa manager, Denise Lindsey. The 2,200-square-foot, nearly million dollar state-of-the-art spa is luxuriously appointed with artistically inlayed earthtone travertine tile, graceful bronze statuettes and island mahogany furniture. There are three treatment rooms, a couples room complete with five-head showers ideal for washing off after an exhilarating wrap or scrub, white leather pedicure chairs and even a hydraulic hair salon chair where vibrating rollers massage your upper and lower back while you get a shampoo. Five massage therapists, two nail technicians, two estheticians and a professional hairdresser are ready to serve you Mondays through Saturdays and Sundays by appointment.
"Many of our treatments, from aromatherapy to massages, utilize oils, scrubs and aromatherapy products that are handmade and hand-mixed locally from some of the lush natural plant life that grows on St. Croix," says Lindsey. "For example, this includes the Re-nu-atam products such as Rose Hip and Collagen Face Oil, Aloe and Herb Toner, Hibiscus Face Exfoliant, and Noni Muscle Rub and Noni Healing Oil."
Weddings, golf and the holidays are an especially good reason time to visit the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort Spa.
For example, the Spa's relaxation room is the perfect place for the bride and her bridal party to get-away from all the hustle-and-bustle of last minute preparations and dress in serenity. The softly-lit, intimate sized space is equipped with two soothing lounges, a CD player ready to play the bride's favorite music, and a steamer to assure there are no clothing wrinkles for that walk down the aisle.
The 'his and her' Golf Package is extremely popular. For him, there's a round of golf, cart and club rental and lunch, while for her there's a massage, facial, pedicure and champagne lunch. This 3 .-to 4-hour package is priced at only $280. Monthly themed specials offer an oasis to sample that 'something special.' For example, spa-goers in December can celebrate their delectable treatments in two delicious ways. First, while sipping Castello Banfi's bright red, sweet and appealing Rosa Regale wine distributed on island by West Indies Corporation. Secondly, by nibbling organic Sweetface Chocolate candies handmade on St. Croix and uniquely flavored with everything from peanut and almond butter to ginger chili, molasses, coconut and peppermint. This is definitely the perfect pairing and not to be missed!
How about ringing in the New Year by indulging in one of a dozen spa treatments designed to boost your well-being? Here are twelve suggestions: Hot Stone Massage - Couples Massage Prenatal Massage - Breezy Beach Massage Detox Mud Wrap - Body Scrub - Spa Pedicure Spa Manicure - Reflexology - Waxing His & Her Hair Cuts - Special Occasion Make-up.
For reservations and information, call 340-778-3800.