We were there in the middle of November and the weather wasn't cooperating during the last two days of our stay so we looked for something else to do since we couldn't be outside.
Had I known about this place at the beginning of our stay on the island, I would've gone there daily for a massage. I didn't want to get a massage from the ladies who offer their services while walking on the beautiful beach - am a bit of a "clean freak" and not really sure about the oils that they use. My best friend and I wanted a 4-hour treatment to fill our afternoon. I didn't have expectations as I tend to do that when travelling to developing countries - but were we more than pleasantly surprised?
When we arrived for our 3.5 hour appointment, the ladies who greeted us were so friendly and accomodating. The lobby area was basic but clean (Balinese/island style decor) so I felt comfortable right away - it also helped a lot when we found out the owners are originally from Portland, OR area.
The entire experience was sublime - my papaya facial was amazing; the massage was heavenly; my coconut/chocolate body scrub was superb and being "bathe" after having been wrapped in foil made me feel like I "princess". I wish I can have someone bathe me all the time! Ha! The therapist was very professional and I never felt rushed...this experience took "pampering" to the next level! When we were done with the treatment, I had one of the ladies do my polish change since my nails were chipping from scuba diving earlier in the week. They even gave us each a rum cocktail while getting my nails painted.
And did I mention the price was a fraction of what one would pay at high-end spas back in the States - Calistoga, CA or San Francisco or Miami (where I call home these days)? The staff there certainly don't skimp on service...true island hospitality!
If this is the only reason that I will come back to West Bay, it will be well-worth it! Until next time...