I wrote a heavy post and article for Mandala Spa Boracay for the Freeman that was published in April 30. A friend who was part of their Marketing team hooked me up with a free Hilogy treatment and perhaps check out what was the buzz all about. She and everyone else who raved about Mandala Spa Boracay definitely had something to say.
I got on a trike at 10 o’clock in the morning for my appointment and it just took me 7 minutes to get there. The trike was allowed to go up till the reception area but I wanted to walk in their pebbled and trellised walkway. Rona met me halfway and ushered me to the locker room.
See article here. To quote an excerpt –
Legend has it that the spa industry in Boracay was a favorite neutral ground for island mobsters – putting corporate and city life aside to partake of the tranquility and quietdom of near beach resorts along the White Beach stretch – and that the island’s anchor, Mandala Spa and Villas, was the destination of choice.
Mandala Spa and Villas surprisingly manages to insulate (and isolate) itself from the hurly-burly of White Beach. In Barangay Manoc-Manoc past the town proper to Angol, Mandala’s tree-lined driveway already signals euphoria to day spa dilettantes since 2001. Because I was to try their award-wining Holistic Treatment of the Year from last 2007’s Asia Spa Baccarat Award, it can be exciting to find out what make the spa heap awards (yes, and why Piolo Pascual incessantly comes back whenever he visits).
The only thing that I would suggest to everyone who is going to be visiting Mandala Spa and Villas to totally NOT be that tired enough that you’ll fall asleep in the middle of your spa treatment.
See, the Hilot Trilogy is a three-part process that involves ALL the senses. You have to be awake to experience the entire thing from the foot bath to the hilot to the bentosa treatment. Ah, money well spent if you did. I was really, really, really looking forward to this treat especially when getting spa treatments in Boracay is essentially one of the top activities in ANYONE’s itinerary when one is in Boracay Island. I had to thank Rona for all of that!
when royalty takes a bath –
The Treetment project of Mandala Spa
D’Talipapa for lunch then gelato for dessert
Then shopping for more dessert! Hahah. Toodles!
Hilot Trilogy is available at Mandala Spa and Villas and at Mandala Spa at Discovery Shores. Mandala Spa and Villas is located at Boracay Island, Malay Aklan. For reservations, please contact reservations@ mandalaspa.com or visit their website www.mandalaspa.com.