Sunday, October 12, 2008

Island Spa


Although not a newbie when it comes to spas, the Island Spa at Island Cove has almost always been below my spa radar. Probably due to the proximity of the place to where i live. You often tend to overlook places that are near home.

But with nothing to do on a Saturday afternoon i finally decided to give Island Spa a try. The entrance to the spa is not really very impressive. But there is ample parking space which is a big plus for me.

As most spas are, the place looks alot better inside. The reception and waiting place area atmosphere is so relaxing that personally i wouldn't mind lounging a bit here.


Lounge

I chose the Couple's Massage Package B which was basically a combination shiatsu/swedish massage for 2 with your choice of oil.

There are 5 essential oils to choose from. Eucalyptus, lavender and peppermint. The other two i cant seem to remember.

The couples room is basically 2 adjoining single rooms separated by curtains. Not that impressive but it was OK.

Single Room

The attendant kept telling me that picture taking was not allowed inside the spa. I really don't know why, it was not like there were other guests that we could have disturbed while taking pictures. We had the place to our own that day. With the attendant constantly by my side all the way to the showers and sauna i wasn't able to take pictures there.

The showers were not bad but the water coming from the shower is a bit weak and slow. The sauna is decent but they really need a ladle with a long handle. The one they are using is like a big coffee cup and my hand was almost scalded while pouring over the heated stones.

The massage was also OK but i have had better. It would have been even better if the masseuses with no clients at the adjoining room had kept their voices down. Their conversations were very distracting.

Foot Spa Area. Looks better when dimly lit

Facial Room

Island Spa Medica Inc.

Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park

Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite

(046) 434-0988 / 434-7778

0917-505-6280

Open Daily 10am-10pm


Special thanks to the guards at Island Cove for helping me with my flat tire when we went out of the spa. i wasn't about to waste all that spa relaxation i got by changing tires! Hehehe!


6 comments:

Mauie Flores said...

they're weird no? don't they like free advertising exposure? they should even give you extra service for posting their pictures.

Kiko said...

Thanks for dropping by Mauie!

i have yet to see any other blog review ng island spa. probably dahil bawal nga magpic sa loob. weird talaga. :)

eMz said...

good one, thanks! ^_^

princess_dyanie said...

ay may napuntahan na rin ako na spa na bawal mag picture! arte noh? haha! buti nakapag take ka ng pics?

Kiko said...

@emz- your welcome! thanks also!

@princess_dyani- syempre patago kuha pics saka pakapalan ng mukha sa pagkuha pics kahit sinisita hehehe!
saang spa yung sinasabi mo? baka masimplehan ko kuhanan pics :)

PinoyTopTen said...

Marami pong salamat sa pagsali sa PTT. :)