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Walk up the entrance and a magnificent oasis awaits. This is the entrance to the Miraval Life in Balance Spa at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts. Here, there is warmth and there is beauty and there is tranquility.
As described on the Park Hyatt St. Kitts website:
. . . [O]ur Miraval Life in Balance Spa offers guests the tranquil sanctity for rest and rejuvenation. The Spa features nine treatment rooms with a selection of body and facial treatments and massages including eastern modalities such as the Vasudhara treatment. A 1,750 square foot, 24-hour health club is also located in the Spa with both cardio equipment and weights. The one-of-a-kind Sugar Mill forms a tranquil location for yoga and meditation.
The Miraval Spa is exquisitely designed. Throughout the facility, there are many interesting seating areas and art work.
You can also enter the spa via the fitness center, which is connected by a bridge (Here is a review of the fitness center).
There is a mix of indoor and outdoor at the Miraval Spa. Even indoor treatment rooms have outdoor components. And, there is also the earth and the sky and water. And, of course, nature. I felt the balance of all of these components at the Miraval Spa.
Here are some photos of some of the treatment rooms:
Speaking of relaxation, guests can relax before or after treatments in these tents made of wood posts and white sheets. To me, there is something very spiritual here.
What I loved most was this —–> THE JACUZZI POOL. It is simply breathtaking and designed to be reminiscent of St. Kitt’s Brimstone Hill Fortress (similar to the adult pool at the hotel).
This is the sauna:
Look at these showers!!!
There is also a cylindrical building made to look like a Kittian sugar mill specifically for yoga and meditation.
You can look up and see the sky.
There is a brochure with a menu of treatments available at the Miraval. The offerings are luscious and, as expected, quite expensive. Most massages are in the $200 range, with the ultimate offerings being the various sojourn experiences, ranging in price from $400 to almost $700 per person. (but, hey, you’re on vacation in St. Kitts, and just think of all of the World of Hyatt points you’ll get for all of these treatments!)
As stated above, I was taken by the beauty and aura of the Miraval Spa. The hotel was at low capacity when I visited, so it was very quiet in the spa.
Here’s what impressed me: hotel guests are invited to use the sauna and jacuzzi and other such facilities at the Miraval spa without additional charge. That is how it should be, in my opinion, but I have been seeing a trend the other way recently.
Given that this is a luxury spa annexed to a luxury hotel, I would like to see even more offerings to hotel guests on a complimentary or reduced fee basis, such as outdoor yoga, meditation and fitness classes. At the time of my visit, they didn’t offer this.
Also, at the time of my visit, the spa treatments were only offered during limited hours. I would hope that, as the hotel has increased in capacity, the spa treatment hours have also increased.
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