Local ingredients, from Tamarind Oil and Bajan sea salt to Barbadian Moscovado brown sugar, take centre stage at the intimate new spa at Tamarind, which relaunched along with the renovated resort in November 2010.
Tamarind’s spa consultants and the stunning setting of Tamarind itself supply the rest of the magic, designed to rejuvenate each and every guest.
To introduce the new spa, Elegant Hotels has announced a special spring offer for guests of Tamarind and sister hotel, The House (Elegant’s adjacent adults-only boutique hotel): Guests can enjoy a spa treatment and treat a loved one to a second treatment of up to equal value for 50% off. For those who are in need of a lot of pampering, guests can always keep the second half price treatment all for themselves! This special Tamarind Spa offer is valid from March 1, 2011 until June 1, 2011.
The Tamarind Spa offers intimacy and attention to detail unmatched at other Barbadian spas, with two treatment rooms, a tranquil spa pool, and a small, highly trained team of therapists who create a customised wellness experience for each spa-goer. What’s more, guests can opt for treatment indoors or out! A special menu of mini treatments are available beachside, including Sun Treatment, Back Massage and Reflexology.
Tamarind Spa’s menu is extensive, offering a range of therapies to meet the needs and goals of its guests. These include treatments that incorporate local ingredients from the island, creating a meaningful sense of place as guests embark on their wellness journey. The menu also features internationally recognised brand names such as the organic Dr Hauschka Products. Romantics can enjoy a couples’ treatment, by request, surrounded by candles and rose petals. A sample of the Tamarind Spa menu is as follows:
Island-Inspired Scrubs and Wraps:
*Sugar and Oil Scrub: Barbadian Moscovado brown sugar is mixed with Tamarind’s signature oil to remove dead skin while repairing dry and damaged areas. It is followed by the moisturizer or oil of guests’ choice.
*Salt and Oil Scrub: This service uses Bajan sea salt to achieve a similar affect as the Sugar and Oil Scrub.
*Aloe Cooler: Designed to sooth skin after a day in the bright Barbados sun, this wrap treatment nourishes and rehydrates the skin using the healing powers of aloe – ideal for sunburns as well.
*Seaweed Wrap: Using Hibiscus Sea Weed, this wrap hydrates, moisturizes and balances the skin.
*Jet Lag Treatment: Perfect for guests just arriving from their travels, the experience starts with a back, neck and shoulder massage, and concludes with a luxurious pedicure. Guests will feel revitalized and ready to enjoy their vacation.
*Aroma Indulgence: Guests are treated to a custom blend of oils, designed to calm and relax the nervous system, during this indulgent massage. Signature oils include scents of coconut, lemon and tamarind.
*Deep Tissue: Ideal for athletes as well as older spa-goers prone to rheumatic issues, the firm pressure of the deep tissue massage helps alleviate pain. This service features Dr. Hauschka Skin Care’s Birch-Arnica Oil.
*Reflexology: During this foot therapy, the therapist works with pressure points to stimulate and balance the body.
*Prenatal Massage: Designed for expecting mothers, the experience is an ideal way to release tension and settle into a much-deserved holiday.
The former Tamarind Cove Hotel reopened in November 2010 as the new “Tamarind,” following a multi-million dollar renovation. In addition to the new spa, Tamarind features fully renovated and modernized guestrooms, and two completely redesigned and reimagined restaurants. Pool and communal areas at Tamarind feature contemporary sun loungers, day beds and decks, transforming outdoor spaces into outdoor ‘living rooms’ providing flexible spaces for dining, drinking, relaxing and events. Tamarind simultaneously offers a romantic atmosphere for couples and great amenities for families.