The Art of the Bath: Maldives resorts Where Guests Can Soak Away the Stress

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March, 2024

While traveling is an enriching experience, sometimes we need to take a little time to recharge during a trip. Bathing combines the art of stillness with scent and heat to create the ultimate vacation de-stress moment that appeals to multiple senses. Whether you crave some solo “me time,” need to soak sore muscles after a day of adventure, or want to enjoy a luxury indulgence, Maldives resorts can certainly draw up something perfect.

Maldives Luxury Spa resorts take the bathing experience to the next level by offering luxe bath rituals ranging from steam rooms, jacuzzis, fragrant aromatherapy retreats to spa services dripped in everything from chocolate to gold. Whatever your aching bones desire you can find it at these world-class, award-winning properties with bath treatments sure to make guests say ‘Ahhhh!' Here’s our guide to some of the most sumptuous.

Patina Maldives: Wonderful Watsu

Patina Maldives: Wonderful Watsu

Within the soulful space at Patina Maldives, you will be liberated through therapeutic prowess, clean products, scientific technologies, and the ebb and flow of water.Water therapy has been an integral practice in traditional ancient medicine, including warm plunge pools and cold showers. Experience a state of deep relaxation and discover the healing properties of water with our Wonderful Watsu treatment at FLOW Spa. As you float, a skilled therapist continuously supports, stretches, cradles and rocks you. The union of these motions in 360-degree water creates deep mental and physical relaxation where your muscles are free to release more tension. Watsu is ideal for targeting joint mobility, pressure point muscle release, injuries and anxiety-induced tension.

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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi: Jet Off to the Maldives for Healing Hydrotherapy

pool at kids club

For the ultimate in relaxation, enjoy a session in the custom hydrotherapy pool in the Aqua Wellness Centre at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. The brand new state-of-the-art Wellness Centre has a custom-built Hydrotherapy Pool, ice fountain, steam room and sauna, all surrounded by a lush botanical garden facing the Indian Ocean. Designed in zones, with each station targeting a different part of the body, this relaxing spa features a jet bath, air, and shower jets, along with massage loungers using varying levels of intensity and water temperature to ease muscle tension, boost the immune system, increase blood circulation, speed up metabolism, and improve deep sleep quality.

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Baros Maldives: Serenity Healing Therapy

baros island

Best Experience for:    Honeymoon, Activities, Wellness, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving

Baros invites guests on a revitalising journey where the art of restoration converges with the embrace of nature – offering an exclusive haven for those seeking an exquisite celebration of balance and well-being. This thoughtfully curated journey begins with a 45-minute immersive water therapy session in the crystalline waters of the Baros lagoon, followed by a 90-minute tranquil healing massage incorporating natural ingredients sourced from the island’s lush botanical garden.

The aquatic symphony of Flotation and Immersion takes centre stage as guests begin their Serenity Healing Therapy by the beach, expertly guided by Baros’s resident yogi. Following this immersive aquatic experience, guests are guided to Serenity Spa’s serene garden treatment villas. The journey continues with a ceremonial foot bath featuring a salt scrub, setting the stage for the healing massage therapy. This personalised approach to water therapy is tailored to individual preferences, leading to a state of natural breathing and apnea — an invitation to experience tranquillity in its purest form.

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The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives

Unique, lobster shaped, Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort located above the clear turquoise waters of the beautiful Dhaalu Atoll, offers a spa heaven on a remote tropical island. The largest overwater spa in the Maldives features the corporate Iridium Signature Legacy treatment package for 4 days, as a complete holistic experience for body and soul. This experience includes four procedures and individual counseling on wellness therapy, as well as the use of the extensive Blue Hole Pool hydrotherapy, which uses warm seawater and a multitude of hydromassage jets to provide more effective therapeutic physical and psychological advantages.

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Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives: Cooling down by sweating

Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives

Taking a sauna bath at such outside temperatures? Sweating in a steam bath in summer? Why not! It cleans the skin and will help you to feel pleasantly relaxed… and afterwards the 30-degree temperatures here at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives will appear pleasantly cool. You can also utilize our Hydrotherapy facilities at Fehi Spa after intensive exercise at the Gym, which helps to reduce muscle soreness the next day. We have separate ladies and gents steam – sauna – plunge pool Hydrotherapy facilities for our guests’ use at Fehi Spa.

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Water Your Way to Relaxation at COMO Cocoa Island

Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi the swimming pool

A thrid of COMO Cocoa Island is occupied by the COMO Shambhala Retreat, the island's wellness centre, which offers Asian-based wellness therapies, nutritional advise and exercise in the resort's state-of-the-art new gym. A highlight is the hydrotherapy pool with high-pressure jets used for water-based treatments. COMO Cocoa Island is also providing activities to complement the holistic wellness offering, such as a PADI-certificate dive centre, reef diving, wreck diving, UV night snorkeling and whale shark expeditions.

A cleansing COMO Shambhala Bath treatment gently exfoliates and softens the skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and relaxed. After dry brushing your body, our expert therapists will apply COMO Shambhala’s Body Scrub, combining the exfoliating benefits of sea salt and sugar with a nut oil base, as well as luxurious shea butter. Once this has been absorbed into the skin, enjoy an invigorating bath, before the session concludes with the long calming strokes of our signature COMO Shambhala Massage.

Circuit Instruction sessions, held in the shallow water of our heated Hydrotherapy Pool, can be enjoyed as an individual booking, or for up to six guests.

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Water Therapies for Optimum Health at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

SLUMBER GURU is evening villa ritual

Enveloped by endless Indian Ocean views, Anantara Kihavah' over water Maldives spa offers transformative world-class treatments, crafted with the healing properties of indigenous plants and fruits in mind. The spa resort also houses the region's only Cocoon Medical Spa, featuring restorative facials, Vitamin IV Infusions and other detoxification therapies.

Taking the importance of a good night’s rest to a whole new level, SLUMBER GURU is evening villa ritual begins with a soak in a luxuriant essential oil bath surrounded by candles. Let go of all tension in a deeply relaxing massage using lavender essential oil. Unwind to your choice of tranquil music throughout the evening. Sweet dreams then await in a bed dressed in 1,000 thread count.

BATH RITUALS: Anantara Milky Bath Collection features Romance, Balance or Rejuvenation. The exotic aromas of a milky floral bath inspire deep relaxation. Also treat your skin to a smooth, shimmering glow as you relax in the soothing caress of a coconut and peppermint bath.

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Immerse yourself in blissful Baros moments


Submerge Your Senses by ELEMIS: Sink into a state of pure relaxation with a muscle-relaxing bath accompanied by delicious rehydration in the form of fresh fruit juice and roasted coconut. Gently entrancing full-body brushing further calms the mind while assisting your body’s immune system. The ceremony concludes with a full-body intuitive massage by one of the highly trained therapists.

An other cleansing ceremony designed to revitalise the body and uplift the spirit. Beginning with a steam bath and followed by a detoxifying Thousand Flowers full-body wrap, stress dissipates as toxins leave the body. This bewitching ritual concludes with an aromatic herbal bath and a recharging Abhyanga oil massage, further detoxifying the body and boosting the immune system.

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Soak the seaviews of an epic private bath at Maldives luxury resorts

SLUMBER GURU is evening villa ritual

Those seeking an even more personalized bathing experience can delight in luxe in-room soaking options at Maldives resorts, allowing you to seek solace in the comfort of your own private water villa. If spending the day lounging in a relaxing bubble bath is your idea of paradise, then consider these decadent Maldives bathing options.

Facing the sunset, the Ocean Pool Villas offer the best experience at Kandolhu Maldives. This lavish over-water villas with pools include an open and airy bathroom overlooking the Indian ocean's majestic view.

Every Wind Villa with Pool at OZEN LIFE MAADHOO is infused with fresh and vibrant colour tones. Sophisticated design highlights and plush furnishing create an appealing indoor vibe perfect for an inspired stay. Adding a delightfully sensual touch is the seductive bathroom with a stand-alone ellipse-shaped bathtub with an uninterrupted view of the horizon.

Stretching along the northern end of the island, these exclusive water villas with pool at Kanifushi Maldives offer ultimate overwater luxury. Contemporary interiors, huge picture windows offering brilliant ocean views, a luxurious bathroom, and world-class amenities – all designed to indulge your senses. A highlight is luxurious bathroom lagoon facing bathtub and a lagoon facing bathtub and aromatic bath amenities.

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