Spa Village, Pangkor Laut

The Spa Village is a unique retreat that extols the healing cultures of the region and offers a respite from the rest of the world. Malaysia, with its diverse history of people and cultures, and a vast abundance of natural resources, provides the inspiration for health rituals.

The Spa Village is a collection of low buildings and structures, featuring both indoor and open-air spaces, spread over four acres on a quiet bay between the sea and the rainforest. Designed to soothe and refresh the senses, the various buildings face the sea, and are interspersed with open courtyards, lotus ponds, a herb garden, and a reflexology path. There are eight treatment pavilions, a deluxe Belian Treatment Pavilion, “Healing Huts,” which include Chinese herbal, Ayurvedic and Malay Huts, a “Wrap House”, where the menu changes daily with Ayurvedic herbal, seaweed and Chinese herbal wraps, two bath houses, three Thai Pavilions, three Nap Gazebos, a herbal garden, a 50 metre lap pool, Fisherman’s Cove restaurant, Jamu Bar, library and Spa boutique. The Spa Villas situated over the sea offer direct access to the Spa Village. Programmes combine physical and spiritual health and well being, and are based on one of four umbrella concepts: rejuvenation and longevity, relaxation and stress reduction, detoxification, and romance. There are Chinese or Ayurvedic specialists on hand for individual consultantations.

Treatments at the Spa Village begin with the unique Bath House Ritual, representing various bathing traditions from around Asia. This starts with a foot bath and an invigorating Chinese foot pounding, previously only enjoyed by the concubines of feudal China. From there you will be escorted to the Bath Houses to enjoy the traditional Malay “circulating” bath, and a Japanese-style cleansing with a “goshi-goshi”” cloth, followed by a dip in the heated Rotenburu pool. The Shanghai Scrub, gently exfoliates and washes the body. In Shanghai, this treatment is traditionally offered exclusively to men.