Beachside luxury in Turks and Caicos
6 Treatment Rooms
When vacationing on an island famous for its powdery white beaches and 300 days of sun a year, you may think twice about heading indoors for a spa treatment. But the decadent treatments and sublime tranquility at Anani Spa, located at the posh Grace Bay Club in Turks and Caicos, make the very most of your time spent indoors. (Anani, an ancient Lucayan Indian word, means “water flower.”) The six-room spa is an intimate affair where spa-goers can let stress ripple away while partaking in primo services given by therapists using top-of-the-line spa products.
One quick look at the spa menu will tell you a great deal about the quality of services here — treatments mostly feature Elemis products, a luxe British line known for its top-quality, innovative ingredients. Massages, facials, scrubs and wraps are all offered, several with a tropical bent. The Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow involves a cleansing and polish before island flower-infused body lotion is applied to leave skin smooth and glowing. (You’ll feel a bit more ready to bare some skin at one of the resort’s three pools or the sugary white beach after this treatment.) Nourishing services like the Exotic Soothing Coconut Rub and Milk Ritual Wrap are ideal after a few days spent in the Caribbean sun.
Consider booking a treatment in the serene indoor/outdoor wet suite, which includes an outdoor bathtub, rainfall-style shower, and access to a small garden. But even regular spa rooms are spacious, with comfortable beds and crisp, cool sheets that feel delightful after an hour or two in the sun. Outdoor treatments can be taken in the beachfront spa cabana, popular with couples that want to be lulled by the ebb and flow of the sea. (Tip: If you’re looking for the utmost privacy, book a wet suite as the cabana is located by a walkway to the beach from the adults-only pool.)
A well-appointed manicure and pedicure area includes a window with lovely gardens view — not a bad sight to take in during the Sole Delightful Foot Treatment, which uses scented, therapeutic oils to condition feet.
The spa’s check-in area is just that — you won’t be spending much time here except to peruse the product displays. Instead, guests will head to dedicated changing areas to don plush robes. The locker rooms include showers and well-lit vanities for primping post treatment, and are a nice touch in a destination where most spa-goers could simply return to their room. Plus, there’s no reason to hurry back — the serene co-ed relaxation lounge features chic, cushy white chaises, magazines, fruit, tea, and water.
A small gym offers the basics, including treadmills, elliptical machines, and free weights, but a go at the resort’s catamarans, stand-up paddleboards or kayaks may be more in line with you vacation fitness regimen. Morning yoga classes are offered weekly and can be arranged privately for an additional fee.