As if one needed more reason to book a stay at the Philippines' Amanpulo, there is one: the launch of the resort's Aman Spa. The new facility includes six spa treatment rooms in three pavilions, a Yoga and Meditation Pavilion, a Pilates Studio, a gymnasium and a Finishing Salon for hair, hand and foot treatments. Two steam rooms with cold plunge pools will open in March.
Amanpulo is situated on the island of Pamalican, 179 miles south of Manila, and is fringed by white sand beaches and a coral reef. The new spa wil only increase the serene environment: it's located on a slope above the treetops and with views of the Sulu Sea. The spa is composed of a series of pavilions constructed of native wood and other natural materials.
The spa experience begins with a pick-up by spa valet. Alternatively, guests can drive themselves to the spa as each casita has a private buggy for getting around the island.
Guests are welcomed in the Aman Spa's Reception Pavilion which enjoys panoramic views of the sea. This pavilion includes a lounge and retail space on the entry level, and a finishing salon on the floor below for manicures, pedicures and hair appointments.
Three treatment pavilions each feature two treatment rooms, four of which can accommodate two people. Each treatment room offers a deep-soaking bath tub, washroom, dressing area and steam shower, along with sea views. Relaxation salas are situated next to two of the three pavilions and are an idyllic place to rest post-treatment.
The Fitness Pavilion, located across the path from the Reception Pavilion ,has south-facing windows overlooking Manamoc Island. The top floor houses a gymnasium with state-of-the-art equipment. An external staircase leads to the Pilates Studio. The lower floor will house Aman Spa wet areas, including male and female lounges with steam rooms, cold plunge pools and outdoor relaxation verandas tucked into the tree canopy.