Ocean Essence Day Spa
Ocean Essence Day Spa
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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With over 12 years experience the original over water day spa in San Pedro . We pride as being the number one spa on trip advisor and have all certified and well experienced massesuse
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  • Susan T
    San Francisco, California12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Massage
    Arely was my masseuse, excellent professional work. We were at the end of the pier, nature sounds. She does not speak English but Spanish but intuitive and sweet. I recommend Arely and Ocean Essence Day Apa.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 3, 2023
  • Ely P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Spa in San Pedro!
    We had an amazing time with Silvia and Liz as our massage therapists! The calming atmosphere on the docks was a perfect way to unwind after a great trip to Belize, and the massages felt incredible! We will definitely be back, and we recommend trying them out yourself!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Kiera R
    Meredith, New Hampshire19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic services, wonderful service!
    What an amazing and beautiful experience! My husband and I enjoyed a couples moonlight massage, both Sylvia and Liz were experienced, skilled and attentive. It was the perfect relaxation after the long trip to Belize. At the end of our trip I also got a fantastic pedicure that still looks good 10 days after we left the island! (I am so sorry I did not get the name of the lady who did my pedicure, but Liz and Sylvia can tell you who she is) when we return to San Pedro we will definitely be coming back!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 28, 2023
  • GeneralShamu
    New York City, New York1,136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prenatal and Deep Tissue Couples Massage
    We booked an hour long session for a couples massage over the water. The location and view are fantastic. The deep tissue massage I received was stellar as well. My wife felt that the pre-natal massage she received could’ve been more substantive though. Tricky balance it is for anything prenatal for someone seven or more months along though….
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Matt T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Massages by the Ocean
    Perfect experience! Three of us just finished massages at Ocean Essence. Great spot by the water, you hear the waves during. They make you feel comfortable the whole time. The massages were so great we all left feeling relaxed. Thank you!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • joe
    Tahoe Vista, California4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unmissable massage experience in Belize
    Outstanding massage experience at this Belize retreat on the water! Therapists Arely and Silvi are truly gifted. Their techniques melted away stress, immersing us in pure relaxation. The ambience perfectly complements Belize's charm. Unmissable!"
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Janet
    Gulfport, Mississippi1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    2023 Girls Trip
    The whole experience was just fantastic. All the ladies made us feel at home and at ease. This was the first time for me to get a message over the water and it was a wonderful experience. Me and two of my friends went together. Ms. Sylvia gave me my massage and she was very professional but still made me feel very comfortable. A strong thunderstorm came over during this time and the ladies were very quick to secure everything and made sure that we were ok. I will definitely make this a priority the next time I am on San Pedro Island. Thank you Ms. Sylvia, you did not disappoint!!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 31, 2023
  • chipandcindystravel
    Alabaster, Alabama98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best massages in San Pedro and its over the water!
    We had 2 couples massages. One in the day spa and one at the end of the pier. All four were excellent! Arely and Janet and Kimberly and Sylvia were all extremely professional and gave excellent massages. The atmosphere - being over the water with the breezes - just adds to the overall experience. We don't even try other places. We have been coming to this one for 10 years. Wonderful!
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Paula S
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peacefu and Relaxing!
    My husband and I had the most incredible couples massage experience. Silvia and Liz were amazing and fun. The combination of skilled hands, soothing ocean sounds, and breathtaking views made this a truly unforgettable escape. From start to finish, the staff's hospitality and attention to detail were exceptional. If you're seeking ultimate relaxation, look no further – this spa is a slice of paradise!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Kerri C
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing day on the beach
    My friend and I had wonderful massages with Sylvia and Liz. We were walk ups and they responded very quickly to our requests. It was very peaceful getting our massages at the end of a dock on the ocean, but we did not feel exposed at any time. The massages were so relaxing and the ladies applied the perfect amount of pressure. Prices were more than reasonable and we got a great deal! This spa is associated with The Beach Bar, so prior to our massages, my friend and I were also able to have drinks and lunch while lounging in the pool. It was a perfect day and I’ll be sure to bring more visiting friends here.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 19, 2023
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Ife T
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
OMG, the breeze, their hands, ahhhhh! Shaila and Ginni did an awesome job for my husband and I on his birthday for a couples massage. My husband noted Shaila did a great job with his scalp massage too that he enjoyed. They also went the extra mile and helped me celebrate his birthday with a bottle of champagne I requested upon booking. A nice special touch! Unforgettable massage. Will definitely return when we come back to Belize.
Written July 11, 2021
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Thank you for your review. So pleased that your experience at ocean essence was so special . We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to make sure that everyone gets exactly what they want and expect especially on a special day:)
Written October 15, 2021
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Chantelle E
Indianapolis, IN17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Matty and Monique make any spa I’ve been to pale in comparison!!!! They greeted us warmly, let us take photos of the view and when WE were ready gave massage instructions. Matty and Monique had extremely soft hands and melodic massage strokes. I could’ve stayed for hours!!! We went at 5pm for a couples massage excellent time to go approaching sunset. The breeze on the water, the aroma therapy and even a short rain added to the beauty of the massage!
We HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend them. It’s the best money you’ll spend.
Written August 23, 2021
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Your review is highly appreciated. Our therapists are the best on the island and we take pride in that .So pleased your experience with ocean essence was the best :)
Written October 15, 2021
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Janet
Gulfport, MS1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The whole experience was just fantastic. All the ladies made us feel at home and at ease. This was the first time for me to get a message over the water and it was a wonderful experience. Me and two of my friends went together. Ms. Sylvia gave me my massage and she was very professional but still made me feel very comfortable. A strong thunderstorm came over during this time and the ladies were very quick to secure everything and made sure that we were ok. I will definitely make this a priority the next time I am on San Pedro Island. Thank you Ms. Sylvia, you did not disappoint!!
Written July 31, 2023
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Stacy
Tampa, FL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Was visiting the Caribbean Villas for breakfast and noticed the Ocean Essence cabana over the water on the docks in front of resort. Decided to check it out and schedule myself a long overdue massage for the day if possible. Wasn't sure if I needed to schedule ahead of time or what but to my surprise, the ladies were able to squeeze me in within the hour. Left my husband in the hammock on the beach while I went back to have the most amazing 60 minute massage from Addy. The atmosphere was perfect being directly over the water and the ocean breeze coming strong through the Cabana. Addy was incredible, ensuring I was comfortable from start to finish. My hip had been bothering me from snorkeling two days before and she worked her magic! Never bothered me the rest of my trip while in Belize. Highly recommend while on vacation in San Pedro, you stop by and see Addy at Ocean Essence. You won't regret it. And when you are done, treat yourself to a mimosa from the bar at Caribbean villas on the beach 😉 James will take care of you!
Written January 3, 2022
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Vitty Vegas
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
First time in Belize and couldn’t leave without visiting a spa for some extra island relaxation. Glad I trusted the locals and booked my massage and natural facial with this little place.
Shamille has the hands of an angel. She hit all the right spots, listened to my needs and wants and delivered one of the most amazing massages I’ve ever had. I get massages every month back home and have visited lots of fancy and glitzy spas in Las Vegas. Let’s me tell you that my experience today did not fall short, and as a matter of fact, left me wanting more. The sound of the waves crashing and the Caribbean breeze on my skin made during my massage and facial me feel just amazing and so lucky to be able to experience this little hidden gem.
Written August 3, 2021
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Thank you for your review . This experience that you had is one that makes us love our job and glad you chose ocean essence :)
Written October 15, 2021
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Cathy F
Poipu, HI53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
My husband and I booked a 90 minute couples with Ocean Essence and really enjoyed it. Kimberly and Martha were our therapist. I also had a manicure with Silvia post massage.
First, compares to the USA o
The price for this service was very reasonable. $90 for a 90 min massage is definitely a fair price, especially when you enjoyed the service. Their massage room is built out over the water and there was a cool breeze and the sounds of the ocean beneath us. We are both regular massage goers and this was as good as any service I’ve had at home.
After the massage, during my manicure, I chatted with the three therapists as they didn’t have a client after us. I enjoyed their conversation and pride in their business. I asked if in Belize they had to go to school to learn and be licensed. They do. I then asked if they have a problem on the island with people trying to sell massage services that are not licensed and they told me it is a problem, especially in areas like Secret Beach. If you want someone who has been trained, licensed and does a good job, go to Ocean Essence Day Spa in San Pedro.
Written February 3, 2023
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reneeam82
San Jose, Costa Rica5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Tiffany and Shaila are beyond fantastic. I had one of the best massages and pedicures ever with them. They were amazing. My brother and sister in law and mother in law also has massages by them and we all couldn’t stop talking about how awesome they were. The price was really good and location was beautiful on a dock with ocean breezes with top notch massage therapist! Highly recommend this place!
Written February 20, 2020
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Makayla F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I was staying at the hotel in front of the spa and was looking for something to do on the day that the rest of my group was gone. I thought the massage would be a perfect way to spend some of my time. Was able to get right in in the morning. I wasn't sure what to expect since it was such a small set up and was much different than the massage places here in America. I decided I was on vacation and decided to go for it. Got the 60minute Swedish Deep Tissue and Kimberly did a fantastic job. The breeze and water sounds accompanied by the soft music she played was wonderful. It was a very peaceful environment. I would definitely stop by again if I ever find myself back on the island.
Written April 11, 2023
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Dee Dee H
New Albany, IN17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I had a deep tissue massage with Arely on Thursday, February 1, 2024. To my surprise and elation she used hot stones during my session!!. I used to have massages on a monthly basis back home so I've had quite a few massages. I would place this massage in my TOP 5 BEST massages!! Arely was attentive and asked me several ties during the session if the pressure was ok or whether or not the stones were too hot. The actual building isn't much to look at but that did not take away from my experience. When I was face down on the massage table I could look through the cracks of the floor (pier) and see the ocean. It was relaxing being able to hear the ocean and feel the breeze coming into the open air building. At the end of my massage I was relaxed and felt like the "kinks" I had in my neck from traveling were gone. Ocean Essence Day Spa was recommended by the resort we were staying at, Xanadu Resort. The price point for the quality of massage that I received was surprising, $65.00 US for. a 60 minute session. If we go back to San Pedro I will definitely schedule a massage at Ocean Essence Day Spa.
Written February 5, 2024
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Karimah S
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The manager was rude when I called to ask about the prices….told me I couldnt
Afford it. The ladies are nice but clearly have a hard time working under these conditions. The manager is not onsite but sending clients causing a double booking so some guests had to wait for their service. The lady had to call another therapist to come in to help out. The spa needs renovation….its run dung!!
Written November 24, 2023
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