CHI, The Spa of Shangri-La Boracay is chosen as one of the best luxury spas in the world for 2015

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Hotel booking site Agoda identified CHI, the Spa of Shangri-La Boracay (hotel info) as one of the top luxury spas in the world for 2015. The selection included other topnotch luxury destinations such as the Royal Monceau Raffles in Paris, The Langham Auckland in New Zealand, Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Resort in Chiang Mai, The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra Hotel in India and Komaneka at Tanggayuda in Bali. Agoda, which is part of the publicly traded Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), based its selection from customer feedback and hotel ratings.

Shangrila Boracay Resort
Shangrila Boracay Resort

It is not really surprising that tourists had nothing but good things to say about their CHI experience. Aside from its location in tourist haven and top island destination Boracay, CHI, the Spa is not actually in the hotel, but is a detached “village” of 10 villas spreads over 5,714 square meters on a rocky peninsula jutting over a private bay. Visitors to the spa luxuriate in a quiet sanctuary far away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist body in Boracay. It is a little piece of the mythical Shangri-La for which the five-star hotel is named.

Shangrila Resort in Boracay Island
Shangrila Resort in Boracay Island

One tourist succinctly characterizes the vibe of Chi, the Spa, saying “Trips into town were always fun, but really, if you want the peace, quiet and your own relaxation, there’s no need to leave the resort.” Guests who want to experience the vibrant nightlife of Boracay can do so, secure in the knowledge that their excesses will be drained away the next day. All they have to do is to make an appointment, and keep it, of course. Spa treatments include many traditional Filipino relaxation and stress-busting techniques using local ingredients such as coconut oil, local herbs and plants, and heated stones. The spa also offers guests complete wellness packages, private Yoga classes, and their very own beach to soothe their cares and worries away. The “menu” prices range from PhP 5,600 to 9,500. Wellness packages range from PhP 22,000 (3 days) and PhP 35,000 (5 days).

Chi Spa of Shangrila Boracay
Chi Spa of Shangrila Boracay

The spa employs well-trained therapists and masseurs steeped in traditional Chinese methodologies as well. They focus on restoring the free flow of the body’s ch’i or universal life force, from which the name of the spa village is derived. It is said to affect a person’s vitality and well-being, with exercise, meditation, hydrotherapy, stretching, and body massage. Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine believe a blocked or imbalanced ch’i is responsible for chronic pain as well as many illnesses and diseases. It is not the first time that the Philippines has been selected for its luxury spa accommodations. Deverana Spa of Dusit Thani, and the Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan in Cebu had also been selected in 2014 and 2013, respectively.

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Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa
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Address: Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan, 5608 Aklan
Phone:(036) 288 4988

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