As UAE residents, we often longingly look over the fences
of local five-star hotels wishing we too could be here on our holidays enjoying
the luxury sun loungers and complimentary cold towels and iced drinks delivered
on golf buggies. If only...
Well, as it turns out, we can get a taste of the good
life with a new deal from The Westin’s Heavenly Spa. Their Be Centred package includes
a full-day beach and pool pass, buffet lunch at Blue Orange and a 55-minute
signature Heavenly Massage for just Dhs499! The massage alone ordinarily costs Dhs375!
Let us break it down for you...
The massage bit...
You pick your oil – renewing white tea and aloe, refreshing
green tea and grapefruit, or relaxing camomile and lavender – then your therapist
delivers a full-body massage, kneading out knots so you can really relax on
those luxe sun loungers like you mean it. You also have access to the sauna,
steam room, whirlpool and gym.
The buffet bit...
Blue Orange is one of those huge hotel all-day dining
venues offering more choice than you can shake a menu at. Take, for example,
the humble beetroot: over the five different food stations in operation (local
cuisine, south asian dishes, roast meats and veg, salads and desserts) you can pick
up beetroot and orange salad, beetroot and blue cheese gratin and creamy
beetroot dip. Who knew you could do so much with that purple bulb?!
The beach bit...
Lounge on plump-cushioned sunbeds on the beach, in the
manicured gardens or by one of the four pools (including one for serious
swimmers with lane dividers, and another with a long and winding waterway that
takes in two pool bars – bliss!). Expect those wonderful attendants on their
golf buggies to firstly check you’re allowed to be on the premises – this is
exclusive living after all – and then, once reassured, serve you mini-slushies
as your stresses evaporate into the sunset. Sigh!
INFO: Be Centred
package costs Dhs499, available from Sunday to Thursday until 31st December 2011 subject to availability
at The Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai. Call 04 511 7901 to make a reservation.