Sometimes even a well-earned getaway can be stressful. So when the chaos of Nairobi gets you down, take a break in one of its relaxing spas.
You may find yourself in Kenya and in need of some downtime. After all, we know that simply navigating traffic in Nairobi has been known to break the bravest of travellers. So why not carve out some time for mind and body pampering at one of Nairobi’s 10 amazing spas.
Staying true to its Thai Sanskrit translation, Devarana Spa is often described as absolute heaven. Located not too far from the capital’s centre, it offers health and beauty healing treatments inspired by age-old Thai therapies. The discerning client who needs a time out should try the signature ‘Heavenly Nantha Garden Experience’, which promises to bring Heaven’s gate to life using fresh tropical leaves and flowers grown in Kenya combined with aromatic blends of ylang ylang. This spa is a perfect urban retreat where art and science merge to reveal phenomenal ambience and understated serenity.
The phrase ‘entim sidai’ translates to ‘beautiful forest’ in the Maasai language. Visitors can look forward to enjoying a pampering session hosted by nature in its entirety. The Entim Sidai Sanctuary and Wellness Spa sits in a pioneer farmhouse built in 1924 and is surrounded by 20 acres of mature indigenous forestry, vegetation and incredible bird life. Aside from an eclectic mix of treatments named after words and phrases from the Maasai culture, the spa also boasts a one-of-a-kind glass-walled nail studio located in the middle of the forest. Additionally, you can opt to receive treatment in a glass-walled room located within the forest.
The Saffron Day Spa & Salon is a gorgeously-designed facility with highly professional staff and the kind of attention to detail that keeps you coming back for more. Their signature treatments such as the Moroccan Hamman & Gommage are the most popular thanks to their invigorating and yet relaxing effects.
Expect nothing short of five-star quality service from a spa nestled within a five-star hotel. Drawing inspiration from the Banyan Tree, Angsana Spa uses a refreshing blend of treatments with special emphasis on the use of natural ingredients such as native flowers and fruits. The brand focuses on aromatherapy and a fusion of techniques from the East and West. Their signature Angsana Massage uses Euphoria Oil, extracts from Ylang Ylang, Litsea Cubeba and Sweet Basil to induce deep relaxation, relieve tension and aid blood circulation. The Javanese massage and facial also comes highly recommended for the weary traveller.
Described as a sanctuary in the city, Wild Earth Day Spa is a boutique therapy facility with full service relaxation and treatments catering for men, women and children. With a design inspired by Morocco, the spa offers relaxation and rejuvenation guaranteed to revive all of the body’s senses. Allow yourself to be pampered with a massage, body scrub, manicure, and a fabulous hair style at this Kenyan gem.
Aromatics Spa invites guests to step into a space where therapies from the East and West blend harmoniously and tranquillity prevails. They also have a dedicated skin care clinic and a team of highly-trained skin practitioners ready to cater to each unique skin, beauty and wellness requirement you may have.
Housed in a luxury Nairobi hotel, Kaya Spa at Tribe Hotel reflects the mysticism of the enchanted Kaya forests and the warmth and personality of Kenya. The spa has five treatment rooms and a Rasul Chamber; all promising a variety of indulgent treatments including body bootcamp treatments, traditional Thai massages and other ancient healing therapies. Kaya Spa additionally offers a range of pregnancy-safe treatments focused on relieving body aches associated with pregnancy, and post-natal symptoms such as stretch marks, dry skin and cellulite.
Offering total wellbeing from top to toe, Serenity Spa offers premiere wellness and holistic services from two suburban locations known for bringing much-needed calm to Nairobi’s frenetic pace. They accommodate couple treatments as well as group bookings, and also have hair salon services. Clients visiting their Gigiri location will be treated to a colourful display of trees within a lush garden that comes to life with the beautiful birds that inhabit the space.
For the visitor seeking to achieve all-round wellness, Revitalize Wellness Center has fitness, meditation and yoga classes, luxurious spa treatments, salon services, and a café with a healthy menu just in case the nibbles strike. They place great emphasis on the use of natural and organic skincare products that are clinically proven and scientifically tested. This spa has consistently been praised for its lush gardens, great customer service, and friendly and professional staff.
Based upon the principles of body, mind and spirit, the Ayush Ayurveda and Yoga Holistic Centre focuses on rejuvenation of the mind and body using Ayurveda yoga, spa therapies, reflexology, aromatherapy and Ayurveda treatments. Discover unique treatments that help to reduce stress, increase resilience, and revitalise the body and mind. Experience the healing touch of 5,000-years-old Ayurveda through customised therapies created by the resident Ayurveda doctor and performed by specially trained therapists from Kerala and Kenya under the guidance of the doctor.