Whether you’re preparing for a wild New Year’s Eve or pre-planning your recovery from it, these spas will give you a moment away from the stress of the year we’re leaving behind and a moment to gear up for the year ahead.
Take time to treat yourself this holiday.
Goa boasts an impressive list of top-ranked spas. Many of which are located in hotels – offering easy access. Here is my list of mid-range and luxury spas across town to leave you feeling like a million bucks.
SHAMANA SPA – GRAND HYATT
This rather luxurious spa has won several awards and is known for its outstanding services. Situated in the sprawling ground of the Grand Hyatt, they have a large variety of services to offer from their signature treatments Shamana Experience – INR 3950 onwards, Chocolate Fondue Wrap – INR 4500, Natural Season Treatments (Face and Body) – INR 4500 to Relaxation therapies. To their healing & detoxification, anti-ageing, hair and scalp spas are cheaper but worth looking into. They even offer Ayurveda treatments such as Sarvanga Ksheera Dhara, Patra to Shashtika Shaali Pinda Sweda and much much more.
Find it: Goa University Road, Bambolim, Goa 403206, 0832 711 1234
SPA BY CLARINS – W HOTEL, VAGATOR
As an extension of French luxury skincare brand Clarins, this eponymous spa is the only one of its kind in India. Combining high-end derma products by Clarins with aromatic essential oils and plant extracts, their trained professionals treat you to specialised massages to suit your skin type and stress levels.
With a sprawling indoor pool, steam and sauna facilities this spa is truly transportive. Plus, you will have an unadulterated view of Vagator beach to look out upon once you’re plush and pampered.
Their services include kid’s treatments, couples massages and tailored therapies for men so you can plan a day at the spa for the whole family.
Find it: W Goa, Vagator Beach, Bardez, Goa, Vagator, Goa 403509, 0832 671 8888
NEOMIS SPA AND SALON – LE MERIDIEN, CALANGUTE
An established franchise in Goa, Neomi’s has locations all around the State (including Miramar and Ponda). The most accessible to North Goan residents is their Calangute branch – an extension of Le Meridien Hotel. Neomi’s offers a standard menu of treatment options – including deep tissue and hot stone massages. Their ayurvedic therapies include the Shirodhara treatment for 60 mins which is typically used to combat insomnia, hypertension and anxiety among other mental and physical ailments.
For total indulgence try their 240 minute Sense of Ethereal treatment which includes a massage, wrap, scrub, facial, pedicure and haircut. Or better yet, customise a package for your needs – Neomi’s will tailor make a 150 minute experience exclusively for you.
Find it: 23/19, Gauravaddo, Fort Aguada Road, Near Calangute Mall, Calangute, Goa 403516, 077740 06014
TATVA SPA – PANJIM
Located off Miramar Beach in Panaji, Tatva Spa draws inspiration from the ‘Panchtatva’ elements which represent earth, water, fire, air & space from which life evolves. The Spa promises you an experience of invigorating indulgence. Amid the luxurious environs of this Spa, you can escape from your fast-paced lifestyle and surrender to a world of serenity and rejuvenation. With a Jacuzzi and sauna/steam room, the Spa provides a range of Ayurvedic and international therapies that caters to all age groups. It features steam and shower facilities and uses light therapy to create a soothing ambiance so that you feel relaxed, refreshed and re-invigorated.
Find it: Cidade de Goa, Vainguinim Beach, Panaji, Goa 403004, 099998 35852
ZAYO ZEN, WELLNESS & HEALING SPACE – ANJUNA
ZayoZen located in one of the most happening villages of Goa, Anjuna. It is the place you want to be if yoou want to enjoy some quality me time and pamper yourself. They would ignite your senses with their rejuvenating therapies, organic facials, shamanic rituals or Himalayan sound therapy to cleanse your body from all physical and mental stress. Among their most unique services is the ‘Mantra Chanting’ – the treatment involves repeated utterance of a word of phrase to attune the mind towards sound-based relaxation and psycho-spiritual healing. According to Zayozen, “Continuously repeated either silently or aloud, a Mantra penetrates the depth of the unconscious mind.”
Find it: Zayo Villa, 1086/1 Kutchem Bhat, Anjuna, Goa 403509, 89100 50461