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The vibe: Deeply rooted (we mean that truly, as you are literally tucked inside the super steamy Soufrière rainforest) one of the tiny country’s most luxurious hideaways,
The Rainforest Spa at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort is equal parts cortisol-lowering and visually stimulating. To strut between appointment ‘huts’, you’ll patter over wooden bridges and once settled and swaddled, there’s no need for your therapist to start the music, because the chirpings of the forest’s birds and bugs (less of the latter, we promise) provide the most organic soundtrack.
The treatment: If you’re looking to restore your stressed-out, glow-free visage, the
Natura Bisse Awakening Facial (60 minutes, $185) delivers in spades. You’ll start with a mind/body exercise, as you’re prompted to inhale
Natura Bisse’s Aroma Nectar Relax Oil—three times. Once you’re filled with whiffs of all things tranquil and idyllic, your therapist dotes on your face with a series of face massage techniques that begs the question, "Why don’t I do this at home right before be—oh right, I’m
lazy." And then before you have a moment for your brain to wander further, you’re quickly (and ever so gently) jilted back into serenity via the strokes of the softest paintbrush in the world across your face.
Then, suddenly, a precious vial is cracked—and the contents of the brand’s Oxygen Concentrate is massaged across all the high planes of your face and into all the nooks and crannies. A single serving just for you. After that, an incredibly gentle peel is smothered across your face while your therapist massages your hands and feet. Once that party wraps, you’re topped up with eye cream (again, super delicately applied), tinted moisturizer and of course, SPF. The SPF 30 Daily Defense Oil-Free Fluid feels super light, so you can carry on with your beach business.
Read on to find out the best poolside beauty treatments at the resort.