The Best Pacific Islands Spa Retreats

Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort is an adults-only destination with a heavenly spa
Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort is an adults-only destination with a heavenly spa | Courtesy of Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island / Expedia
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21 June 2021

Think French Polynesia, Micronesia, Vanuatu, the South Pacific – the mere mention of the Pacific Islands conjures up images of idyllic tropical landscapes. And with a unique approach to wellness, the region also boasts some spectacular spa retreats – bookable on Culture Trip.

Home to a smattering of stunning tropical islands that offer so much more than snorkelling and swimming opportunities, the Pacific Islands are the epitome of laid-back luxury. You’ll also discover a wide selection of luxurious hotels with outstanding spas offering state-of-the-art facilities and expert treatments.

Saletoga Sands Resorts

Resort
4.5/5 (328 Reviews)
Saletoga Sands Resorts
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A quintessential South Pacific resort, Saletoga sets a high standard with sophisticated stylish interiors, rustic chic villas that lead directly to the beach and a fabulously restrained spa. Whether you fancy a full-body massage, deep cleansing facial or quick mani-pedi, the treatments can be tailored to suit your needs. Other resort facilities include a large heated pool with swim-up bar and a casual restaurant that prides itself on blending fresh local flavours with international influences.

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Erakor Island Resort and Spa

Hotel
4.5/5 (131 Reviews)
Erakor Island Resort & Spa
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Located on its very own private 16-acre (6ha) island, Erakor Island Resort and Spa offers relaxation and tranquillity in abundance. Bungalows and villas here sit just steps from the water, and each boasts its very own private veranda, the perfect spot to enjoy a deep-tissue massage. Alternatively, pop to the lush spa where therapists make use of fresh, tropical ingredients such as coconut oils, papaya lotions, cucumber and lime in an array of rejuvenating treatments.

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Yasawa Island Resort

Spa Hotel, Luxury, Resort
4.6/5 (39 Reviews)
Yasawa Island Resort
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With just 18 luxury bungalows and 10 pristine private beaches, Yasawa Island Resort feels entirely secluded from the rest of the world. Its award-winning Baravi Spa, Fiji’s first beachfront spa, offers everything from waxing to mani-pedis, and you can also dabble in wraps, scrubs and massages while relaxing to the sound of the gentle waves lapping at the shore. Pay extra to enjoy a 50-minute treatment every day of your stay, no matter how long you’re here – it’s definitely worth the investment.

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Navutu Stars Resort

Resort, Spa Hotel
4.7/5 (130 Reviews)
Navutu Stars Resort 
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A secluded paradise hidden among Fiji’s Yasawa Islands, Navutu Stars will seduce you with the warmth of its staff, the comfort of its beds and its expansive array of health and wellness offerings. Whether you choose to indulge in a spa treatment making use of local coconut and aloe vera, or to get your zen on with a blend of ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, this unique bolthole is small but oh-so-sweet.

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  • Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort

    Boutique Hotel, Resort
    4.3/5 (235 Reviews)
    Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa
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    The only upmarket hotel in Aitutaki that looks out onto the island’s bewitching lagoon, this adults-only all-bungalow resort gives a whole new meaning to barefoot luxury. Nestled among exotic gardens and coconut palm-fringed sands, SpaPolynesia Aitutaki serves up everything from detoxifying body wraps and facials to reflexology and massages. All this can be enjoyed in the privacy of the spa, by the pool or on the beach. Opt for the latter to feel that crisp ocean breeze as an expert therapist pummels your worries away.

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    Iririki Island Resort and Spa

    Resort, Spa Hotel
    4.1/5 (468 Reviews)
    Iririki Island Resort & Spa
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    Just a three-minute boat journey from Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila, you’ll get the best of both worlds at Iririki Island Resort, which rises like an emerald out of aquamarine seas. Not only will you eat and sleep like royalty, you’ll also be treated like a king or queen at Iririki Spa, where five treatment rooms located at the highest point on the island look out over the magical harbour. Expect massages and facials plus various body therapies, including marine-based Thalgo treatments.

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    Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa

    Resort, Spa Hotel
    Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa
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    If beachfront bungalows, pristine turquoise oceans and an adults-only ambiance sound like your cup of tea, look no further than Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa. Set among 22 acres (9ha) of lush vegetation, the laid-back Tui-I-Lagi Spa sits right by the ocean with four open-air treatment rooms offering massages, body wraps and romantic candlelit soothing sessions. As for accommodation, opt for a room with a private outdoor shower to enhance your tropical experience.

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    Conrad Bora Bora Nui

    Resort, Spa Hotel
    4.7/5 (224 Reviews)
    Conrad Bora Bora Nui
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    A world away from the hubbub of everyday life on the remote Motu To’opua atoll, plush overwater bungalows look out at the endless blue sea at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui. For a special occasion, a two-storey overwater villa is also available with two master bedrooms, a pool, hot tub and sauna. Reef diving is second to none here, while there are seven treatment rooms in their own little wooden cottages at the hilltop Hina Spa, which boasts some of the best views in town.

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    This is an updated version of an article originally by Juliette Sivertsen.

    These recommendations were updated on June 21, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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