V Botanical Spa Villas Review The Andaman Langkawi
Everyone loves a good massage, you could have it in any of the spas in the city center.
But when the spa villas are open-sided and the view is over treetops looking onto a secluded bay; you would stand like me at the threshold and drink in the view!
The brilliant sheen of the Datai Bay is a mesmerizing setting.
Soaking up the atmosphere. The sun’s ray warming my face and limbs as I sit sipping hot ginger tea, waiting in anticipation…
V Botanical Spa
With the villas right on a little knoll, we jumped in our buggy for a zippy drive up to one of the best on the island.
V Botanical Spa has open-air spa villas perched high on the rainforest hillside with breathtaking views of the secluded Datai Bay.
Touted as the first spa in Southeast Asia offering 100% certified organic food-grade products and offer them several unique treatments, the V Botanical Spa has also won awards as the Harper’s Bazaar Spa Awards 2014 for the Best Stress Management Retreat as well as the Asian Spa Awards 2014 for Eco-Spa of the Year.
Our personalized treatment was a languid session of the Urut Melayu (Traditional Malay Massage), a deep tissue oil massage with herb-infused coconut oil. The therapist uses long kneading strokes with thumb and palm pressure to activate the flow of blood in the heart (veins and arteries).
Eighty minutes of uninterrupted pleasure.
My therapist, Olai did a brilliant job ironing out the knots in my shoulders with her forearms and using her thumbs.
The massage strokes directed towards the heart aim to invigorate, while strokes going away from the heart are calming.
I drifted into a blissful sleep. When I awoke, all my knots were undone; my shoulder felt light and I was invigorated. It was balmy and so relaxing here.
The session ended on a high note with a bright wind expelling warm ginger/turmeric tea with a pleasant aftertaste.