Editor’s note: In the summer of 2011 the SpaTerre changed its name to The Spa at Paradise Point.
Located within the lush tropical landscape of the Paradise Point resort and spa in San Diego, California, SpaTerre is a getaway like no other. With blends of Eastern cultures and California influences, this intimate spa sanctuary transports guests’ minds, bodies and souls to another destination. From Bail to Thailand, this spa has recreated treatments once reserved for royalty. SpaTerre is a full service spa offering massage therapy, body indulgences, facial care, Indonesian and Thai rituals, and grooming and glamour. Uncover fresh, glowing skin with the pineapple scrub or improve circulation and remove tension with the seaweed body mask. Get pampered like a queen with the Javanese Royal Treatment direct from the palaces of Java. Relax the day away with one of the many massage therapies offered. SpaTerre also offers ritual baths, private couples rooms, and children services. SpaTerre has fifteen treatment rooms accentuated with bamboo beams, slate tiles, mahogany woods, and low relaxing lighting.
I had the pleasure of “vacationing” at SpaTerre during a recent visit to Paradise Point Resort and Spa. My husband and I chose one of the Ritual Baths. It was a treatment we could do together and was something to help us relax. Upon entering the Spa we were joyfully greeted by the staff. We were then taken to separate locker rooms to change into the plush robes and slippers. The locker room was beautiful and looked like an upscale bathroom in a hotel. The only hint of locker room was the lockers. There were comfy chairs set into a conversation area with tables, water, and magazines. Soft, relaxing music played and the scented candles filled the air. We then headed down to a private room. The room was very relaxing. The massage table was placed in the center of the room and in the corner was a large Japanese wooden bathtub. In the other corner is a free standing shower with loose stones as the floor. For the Ritual bath, a mud mask is applied from neck down, front and back, than washed off in the shower. Then you soak in the wooden tub for 20 min. The tub was filled with hot water with rose petals floating on top. You are served tea, water, and juice. Plus, a few light snacks. The bath removes toxins from your body and your skin is left softer and purer than ever.
Overall, the experience at SpaTerre was amazing. The atmosphere was wonderful and defiantly felt as if we were transported to another time and place. The treatment was heaven and even my husband enjoyed it. It was an experience we will never forget and will repeat again next time we visit.