Winter 2023

16 | LUXlife Magazine olynesian Spa is situated in the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, on the tranquil shores of Lake Rotorua. For over 50 years, it has been a sanctuary for guests from New Zealand and around the world, consistently nominated as one of the world's top 10 spas. Visitors have been drawn to its healing properties since the 1800s when the first bathing houses were established, enticed by the invitation to 'come take the waters in Rotorua'. Polynesian Spa takes great pride in preserving the historic elements that can still be seen at its incredible site. Water from two natural springs feeds into 28 different mineral pools, making the most of the geothermal marvels in its backyard. The sulphate-rich acidic Priest Spring relieves tired muscles, aches, and pains, while the sodium-rich alkaline waters of the Rachel Spring nourish and rejuvenate the skin. Polynesian Spa's mineral pools encompass deluxe hot soaking, heated recliners, and a cold plunge pool for hydrotherapy, offering the ultimate in relaxation. In addition, the Pavilion Adult Pools feature a deep alkaline exercise pool and a reflexology walk and house the historic Acidic Priest surface spring. The multi award winning day spa retreat offers an array of spa therapies. From Aix treatments to body wraps and exfoliations with natural New Zealand botanicals, mud massages, aromatherapy treatments, and facials, Polynesian Spa provides the perfect setting to unwind and savour nature's gifts. Many of the pools are located absolute lakeside, where geothermal steam gently unfurls across the natural reserve of Sulphur Bay. This mesmerizing and soothing spectacle is not just a sight to behold; it's an experience to cherish. For those seeking a more private experience, deluxe private lake view pools are available, allowing you to relish panoramic views over Lake Rotorua in peace and harmony. “It’s easy to unwind with Polynesian Spa’s central location in the historic government gardens overlooking Lake Rotorua. Polynesian Spa is just a five-minute walk to the central city shops and a threeminute walk to Rotorua Museum, the Energy Events Centre, and Millennium and Sudima Hotels.” "Unwinding is effortless with Polynesian Spa's central location in the historic government gardens overlooking Lake Rotorua. Just a fiveThe Original Geothermal Hot Pools Experience Polynesian Spa in Rotorua is home to New Zealand’s original and iconic geothermal bathing experience. The spa also offers a range of complementary treatments and therapies including massages, facials, and aromatherapy experiences. As the recently announced Most Relaxing Hot Springs Spa Experience 2023 – Australasia, we decided to take a closer look at exactly what the business provides for clients. minute walk to the central city shops and a two-minute walk to Rotorua Museum and gardens, the Energy Events Centre, Sir Howard Morrison Events Centre and the Millennium and Sudima Hotels." Polynesian Spa is nestled on the geothermal shores of Lake Rotorua, the second-largest lake on the North Island of New Zealand. This lake resides within a volcanic caldera formed by the collapse of a volcano's magma chamber during a major eruption approximately 240,000 years ago. Polynesian Spa offers a range of private and public bathing areas, complemented by wellness activities such as yoga, meditation, art, and sound healing, with activities easily tailored to cater to individual and group preferences. In addition to the wellness and hydrotherapy options, Polynesian Spa boasts a delightful on-site café, 88RA, named after the famous geothermal Priest and Radium Spring. The café serves beautifully prepared breakfasts, lunches, platters, and a-la-carte menu choices, along with freshly made juices and smoothies. If you have a sweet tooth, 88RA is arguably home to the best gelato in the country. No visit to Polynesian Spa is complete without indulging in a stint of retail therapy. A wide array of high-quality gifts are on offer, including luxurious products used in spa therapy treatments. There is also a full range of bathing suits, towels, and giftware available to enhance your visit. Company: Polynesian Spa Web Address: Contact Name: Vicki Jessop P