Spa Stars

Introducing Fiji’s wellness wonders – Visitors to Fiji can pick from more than 33 world-class spas.

 

It’s not surprising that people leave Fiji feeling more beautiful than they did on arrival – landscapes this stunning can only be good for the soul (and complexion). Mother Nature gave the country something of a head start – volcanic mud, oceanic minerals, vitamin-packed fruit and veg, and lush tropical blooms never did anyone’s looks any harm – but the earth-respecting locals are also to thank for Fiji’s beauty-boosting properties. Visitors to Fiji can pick from more than 33 world-class spas, including outposts from Pure Fiji and Senikai Spas. (Between beauty treatments, don’t forget to gulp down plenty of Fiji Water, sourced from a natural artesian aquifer in Viti Levu.)

Senikai Spas
Senikai Spas was founded by Debra Sadranu in 1998, encompassing an array of pampering spas across Fiji and the Essence of Fiji Rejuvenation Centre near Nadi Airport, which offers treatments and relaxation areas to inbound and outbound tourists (as well as appreciative locals) wanting to unwind between flights. Senikai Spa has developed its own range of Essence of Fiji products, harvested sustainably by women in Fijian villages; the brand has also released a new Nama range of ultra hydrating moisturising creams, made from iron-rich, grape-like nodules sourced from Fijian waters, and aimed at women aged 35 and above. Senikai Spas takes beauty seriously: the brand owns a Spa Academy that provides training for local women – and men – from low-income backgrounds, giving them access to industry experts and the opportunity to gain future employment in the beauty industry.

Pure Fiji
Pure Fiji is another Fijian wellness success story: treatments champion cold-pressed Fijian coconut, deep-sea plants, protein-rich nuts and tropical flowers. The brand is known for its blissful spas and world-class products, including skin-polishing sugar scrubs, nourishing hand-made soaps and moisturising coconut lotions. Like Senikai Spas, Pure Fiji has a deeply rooted respect for Fiji and its local communities, practising wild harvesting, setting up community projects, funding scholarships for children and providing training and small-business mentoring via village-based projects, such as the production of botanical extracts, paper-making and basket-weaving. Pure Fiji’s list of ingredients is longer than our arm span, but here a few of the key components that make the brand’s products so soothing…

Organic nut oils Pure Fiji relies on its secret blend of virgin coconut oil, dilo oil, sikeci oil and macadamia nut oil. This blend has been used for centuries in the South Pacific to protect, moisturise and nourish skin, hair and nails.

Passionflower This calming, soothing flower helps the skin to regulate its sebum content.

Ngi grass This nutrient-rich seagrass boosts skin hydration and helps skin to lock in moisture.

Cane sugar Cane sugar crystals are used in exfoliating sugar scrubs to boost cell renewal.

Green papaya Pure Fiji ferments its green papaya, using the skin, flesh and seeds. Green papaya has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties; papaya enzymes promotes skin metabolism. Papaya contains potassium, magnesium and vitamins A, C, E and B.

Hydrosols These aromatherapy products are co-produced with essential oils during steam distillation of plant material.

Mint This anti-inflammatory herb can be used to soothe skin and calm acne. Mint features in Pure Fiji’s Dilo range.

Honey Raw Fiji honey is made from coconut flowers, mango flowers and other rainforest blooms. Honey is high in vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and B3; it’s also rich in pantothenic acid, zinc and magnesium.

Lavender Famed for its soothing smell, lavender also helps to tone and firm skin. Its packed with antioxidants that combat the effects of pollutants on the skin; lavender oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Lemongrass This fragrant herb is high in antioxidants and naturally occurring anti-bacterials. It’s a natural insect repellent; its chief component, citral, has even been proven to repress cancer cells and reduce depression. Lemongrass is an excellent source of B vitamins, potassium, zinc, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium.

Pineapple Pineapple enzymes feature in Pure Fiji’s coconut creme scrub. Pineapple enzymes help to exfoliate and brighten skin tone.

Find out more about Senikai Spas, Pure Fiji and Fiji Water

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