As part of the Rubybox and Nokia VIP experience I got to visit Suncoast Hotel spa for the first time. The Spa is situated on the 9th floor of the Suncoast Hotel & Towers. Décor is contemporary and because the spa encompasses the entire 9th floor with only 7 treatment rooms it does feel very private.
I had a double room to share with my friend Amy; all rooms have an en suite adding to that privacy and comfort. The room also has a spectacular view of the ocean creating a feeling of calm. What I loved was how well trained and knowledgeable our therapists were and work in such harmony. The Spa offers treatments with either Babor or Phytomer and both product ranges and their key ingredients were explained to us so that we could make an informed choice.
I have always loved the idea of Babor and wanted to experience the products. And so, we were treated to Rhythms of the Back massage and a Babor System Gold facial. Rhythms of the Back is a 45min massage (R530) with the oil of your choice, the one I ended up choosing purely based on scent was ‘stimulating’. As the name suggests, Rhythms of the Back focuses on the back and neck, but also spares some attention to the feet and head. I absolutely loved everything about the massage and my therapist, I have to say again that they are extremely well trained, can answer questions with ease and every effort in made to ensure that you feel completely relaxed and at ease with zero disturbance.
The Babor System Gold facial is a 30 minute treatment (R400) and products are adapted based on your skin type. The following products were used on me (I have combination skin):
- Hy Oil
- Phyto Active combination
These two products are meant to be used together as part of Babor’s bi-phase cleansing method. The Phyto Active is specified according to your skin type.
- Rose Toning Lotion
I am in love. This contains natural rose extract and Babor’s signature detoxifying exract of Agrimonia eupatoria. The scent of this is beautiful and lingers on your skin and I find it to be very skin calming.
- Revitalizing mask (in salon mask and not available to purchase)
- Mild peeling
This exfoliator is intended for all skin types and even though I’m used to abrasive scrubs I found this surprisingly rough. It makes use of rounded peach kernels so im not the biggest fan.
- Daily Mattifying Cream
This is specifically for oily/combination skin types. It is also a great anti aging cream since it contains Alpine Stem Cells. It is a light gel like cream that leaves you matte and definitely kept my T-zone oil slick free.
I honestly can’t wait to go back to the Spa, perhaps for their signature Sea Whisperer massage (R600 for an hour) and I quite like the sound of the Cleopatra Milk Wrap, which is a full body treatment (R480). It is a complete cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising treatment that sounds heavenly.