Pampered in Paradise
Surrender to the tranquil island vibe with spa treatments inspired by the abundant verdure of Boracay.
Make the most of tranquil Boracay with signature treatments comprising native technique and ingredients.
After a journey consisting of two flights and a zippy speedboat ride, the liberating breeze and tingle of the sun are the surest signs you have escaped reality. With pristine, powdery beaches and intensely cerulean water accentuating the archipelago’s undulating curves, Boracay’s untouched beauty makes the excursion every bit worthwhile.
With lush hillsides, sprawling terrain and tucked away coves, its rugged outdoors provide an idyllic backdrop for the ultimate spa session. Concealed in a peaceful reserve, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa provides luxurious accommodation and a heavenly CHI, The Spa that takes full advantage of verdant surroundings.
Any tension becomes a distant memory upon entering CHI The Spa village, poised atop a rocky peninsula overlooking a private bay. The self-contained sanctuary features a spa pool nestled in manicured gardens - an ideal spot to recollect after a treatment or yoga session. Deluxe villas are available for half or full day use and signature treatments showcase native Philippines healing concepts and focus on physical renewal and movement to release blockages.
During the brief consultation, guests are encouraged to discover their personal element sign, an assessment developed by CHI experts, based on personal preference for tastes and times of day. All treatments are based on the five elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth to harmonise physical energy and restore Yin and Yang.
Make the most of tranquil Boracay with signature treatments comprising native technique and ingredients. Most indulgent is the four-hour Tropical Serenity Ritual, composed of four distinctive Philippine treatments. All CHI signature journeys begin with a welcome footbath, selection of fruit and a fresh buko juice.
Follow the thirst quencher with immersion in the decadent Coconut Milk Bath Splash. Enjoy a private, leisurely soak in one of the oversized terrazzo tubs, filled with delectably rich coconut milk and tropical flowers. Encapsulating summer decadence at its best, you are guaranteed to emerge a vision of calm.
The most invigorating portion of the treatment is the Boracay Sand and Sea Body Scrub, using the finest white silica sand of local cowrie shells, natural sea salt and virgin coconut oil from flawless shores in the area. The therapist meticulously exfoliates from head to toe, stimulating lymphatic circulation and detoxifying in the process. This reveals smooth, supple and glowing skin – a satisfying metamorphosis as you surface from your terrycloth cocoon.
Several of the signature scrubs incorporate natural botanical products and recipes from the Philippines. The Sampaguita Skin Polish uses the country’s national flower, lending a floral fragrance to alleviate depression and headaches. Combined with ground patola, a local loofah plant, its moisturising properties uncover newfound radiance. Another version of the scrub uses fresh calamansi lime, pomelo, crushed coconut shells and shea butter.
Those seeking deeper pressure should opt for the Hot Dinu-Ot Muscle Relief massage, which uses a balm made from Philippine camphor, native lemongrass, five-leaf chaste tree and jackfruit tree bark, to soothe muscular aches and pains. Large banana leaves are then wrapped over limbs, steaming a herbal compress for long-lasting relief.
The pièce de résistance, Philippine Hilot massage, uses ancient local diagnostic methods passed down through generations. Expect to be slathered in fragrant coconut oil and warm banana leaves, as your therapist targets areas of energy imbalance and blockages. As chiming bells signal the conclusion, you will be more than ready to take on the world again – even if the most pressing decision in the serene haven of Boracay, is whether to sunbathe by the alluring pool, or on its untouched shores.