Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives


Peace and beauty fill our minds as we walk along the wooden pier to the stilted over water villas that are home to Meera Spa. Encircled by aquamarine waters, the luxury spa reflects its Sanskrit meaning, ocean. We can’t help but be inspirited by the glorious natural surrounds and enter with our hearts already lightened.

Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Welcomed with a Scented Moist Towel
Greeted with a smile and a cool moist scented towel, we’re directed to a lounge where we’re served a choice of water infused with herbs or fruits. A brief consultation follows ensuring any area of concern or focus, and personal preferences are determined. A selection of aromatherapy oils is offered and we both choose Breeze for its calming properties.

Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Detox Waters
Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Choice of Massage Oils
Led to our couple’s treatment area, we begin with a foot bathing ritual. Tea tree oil is dropped in the water for its antiseptic properties. A scrub of salt with rosemary and mint exfoliates, and a lavender soap removes the last grains.

Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Entry to Couple's Room and Location for Foot Bath Ritual
The treatment room is spacious and boasts glass floor panels allowing us to peer into the crystal clear waters below and observe the goings on of the underwater world. We amaze at a wealth of colourful fish, small and large, and even spot an eagle ray glide by. A balcony opens up with cushioned recliners – a consummate spot for after treatment contemplation of life, love and Mother Nature’s extraordinary gifts.

Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Couple's Treatment Room - Note the Glass Panels in the Floor
Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Couple's Treatment Room Patio
In conjunction with an incredible location, it’s the details that take a spa to luxury levels. Supple mesh spa underwear, none of those puffy baby-diaper-resembling panties, are provided along with organic cotton robes and slippers. Support is placed under ankles or knees, depending on whether you’re supine or prone, relieving pressure on the back. The massage bed is soft, long and the hole for the head is comfortable – something we’ve found challenging to get just right.

The specifics of the rituals too have been expertly composed. Once temperature, music and comfort levels are assured, the session continues with deep breathing of our chosen scent and the wiping of feet with a warm wet towel.

Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Bathtub in Couple's Room
Our Traditional Balinese Massage (90 minutes, $180US) involves long deep strokes using the palms and thumbs. Pressure is checked on to achieve optimum levels, and tension is quickly released from our bodies. Our therapists are experts: reading our muscles and working extra time on tightness and knots. We both find ourselves in a conflict over whether to remain conscious and continue gazing at the marine life below, or to give in and drift off into a semi-conscious state of bliss. The rhythmic ripple of the water’s surface and calming effect of the massage lead to the latter.

Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
No Need for a Flower Bowl When You Have a Glass Floor Over a Natural Aquarium
Encouraged to reawaken with the gentle touch of the therapist and a mist of scented water, our eye masks are slowly removed. This too sees upmost care in detail with hands shielding our eyes until we readjust to the light.

Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Relaxation Lounge
Hot ginger tea and chilled water are served with slices of fresh green apple and a bowl of raw almonds completing the experience. And, we’re left to relax on the deck, soaking up the magnificent views until ready to move on.

Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Ginger Tea, Apple Slices and Almonds
Meera Spa, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
View from Our Spa Patio
Reasons to visit: incredible location; professional attention to detail; skilled therapists.

Meera Spa
Gili Lankanfushi
Lankanfushi Island
North Male Atoll
Republic of Maldives
+960 664 0304


25 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I want to go there. Sounds just heavenly. Great post and review. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thanks Eileen. It's just about as close to heaven on earth as you get I suspect. ;-)

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  2. Monica and Co.
    This making viewers go illuminated green with envy just has to stop.
    The neighbours here are complaining about the green flashes that appear off my balcony.
    And the flashes are scaring the limited bird life that we now have in suburbia!
    But I am lad that it scares the living daylights out of the bloody crow colony of
    squawkers that we have here - so there is one redeeming feature for my vivid green
    flashes!!!
    Detox water?????????????
    I say no more - but I do wonder??????????
    Cheers
    El Colin Cordobes, the middle one.
    PS: Looks perfect sea conditions for Junior Cordobes and I to show our water skiing prowess.

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    1. Maybe you've mistaken all of this green illumination - perhaps you have a special power like one of the heroes in the Marvel comics instead. ;-)
      No complaints from me about our lifestyle. Detox water - happy to take.
      And... remember what I told you about giving hubby ideas - no encouragement please. ;-)

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  3. Ah!!! Love those foldable canvas chairs! Haven't seen any around for a while now.

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    1. Such a simple invention but very flexible, change the canvas and you have a whole new look. ;-)

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  4. just looking at these beautiful pictures makes me feel a bit more rejuvenated already - i can imagine that spending a day here would leave me feeling like a completely new person! :)

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    1. With the haze that has currently blanketed KL, these pictures are cheering me up too :-)

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  5. really miss the Maldives! Jo has friends living in Male too.. hope we can go back to visit soon:)

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    1. Air Asia will begin flights at the end of October. Hopefully with a convenient schedule and direct flights, the islands will be more accessible.

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  6. What a gorgeous and soothing place! The detox waters look lovely as does the ginger tea!!! :)

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    1. Linda, ginger tea is one of my favourite spa beverages. Apparently it's good for the tummy too.

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    2. Yes, it is! It is also good to ward off a cold, best thing if you feel a cold coming on.

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    3. Those natural remedies are often the best aren't they?

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  7. Looking out of the window to the hazy KL sky and then seeing these pictures.... It looks amazing!

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    1. Certainly makes you want to hop on a plane doesn't it!

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  8. Too comfy! I could easily fall asleep there. ;)

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    1. All the time in the world is yours here. Nap, wake, massage, nap, drink some tea, gaze at the views - it's all just for you. ;-)

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  9. Monica and Company, do you have a Complaints Desk?
    Yes, because this post is torture. After reading this article and drooled over the pictures, I have no desire to immerse myself in my work ... Frankly, I think this is not cool... Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah....

    You fully capture the essence of wellbeing... I love everything: the massage oils, the scrub of salt with rosemary and mint exfoliator, and the lavender soap.
    I confirm that Ginger tea is excellent for the tummy (one of my favourite spa beverages too).

    Have a lovely week and thanks for sharing ; -)))))

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    1. Hee hee... there are definitely no complaints from this end ;-)
      With the dreadful haze that has enveloped KL at the moment, the time we took these photos seems so long ago.
      It's all in the details right? The choice of soaps, oils, natural products - they all make a difference.
      Wishing you a lovely week ahead also.

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    2. There's justice in this life... I feel better now... ah ah ah... This is an absolutely stunning SPA with beautiful and quality attention to detail too....
      Bye for now. See you soon for another complaint ;-)

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  10. The last photo is great, the contrast between the sea and sky.."

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    1. That dark blue line where the sky and sea meet is actually the point where the shallow water ends and it falls off to a 60 metre drop!

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  11. Are you still in Maldives, Monica? That place is a paradise! Gosh, you're making me so jealous! xoxo

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    1. Back in KL now Shirley. If there is paradise on earth, this is it ;-)

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