Traveling is exhausting, so every so often I treat myself to a day of pampering. Booking a day at the Spa is a great way to relax and unwind when you’re staying at a hotel. The Oriental Spa Garden located inside the Hotel Botanico is Tenerife’s ultimate Spa experience.
The 3,500 square-meters spa is situated in its own garden within the extensive lush tropical grounds of the hotel, its striking design inspired by Asian splendor.
On our recent trip to Tenerife, my friend and I decided to book ourselves in for full day body treatment. The Oriental Spa Garden facilities are exclusively accessible for guests of the Hotel Botanico and for Club Spa members ages 16 and above.
To get to the spa, you have to walk through the hotel which is located on the first floor. We donned the robes from our room with our bathing suits underneath since the plan was to hang out by the pool after our treatments.
Once we reached the reception desk and checked in, one of the staff members walked us through the rest of the way.
Once you exit through the hotel door, you walk through a long corridor. From a distance, you can see the Spa pool area and surrounding gardens. Along the way, we passed the hotel fitness center on the right before reaching two wooden Thailand-style doors that automatically open.
The detail on the wooden doors and Oriental artwork were incredible. It was apparent that these were antique doors that had been brought in from Asia.
Once inside, we found ourselves at another reception desk where we were offered a choice of either water or juice. The Spa had us each fill out a questionnaire sheet to help determine which treatments would work for us.
We had a hard time deciding which treatments we wanted to sign up for. The Oriental Spa Garden offers many Body Treatments choices (Peeling, Therapeutic Baths, Beauty Luxury Body Wraps, Acupuncture, Electrotherapy) and combination treatments. We then had to decide what type of massage we wanted as well as which facial treatments.
I signed up for the Beauty Luxury Body Wrap (chocolate fondue reaffirming), Volcanic Stone Relaxing Massage, and Rasayana (regenerator) Facial.
Once inside my treatment room, I was given a disposable thong underwear to change into and was asked to lay flat on my back. I was covered from my neck down to my toes in chocolate fondue and wrapped in a type of seaweed. I couldn’t move my arms. Of course, my nose immediately started to itch. I sat there for what seemed like five minutes twitching my nose to try to get it to stop. Luckily, the therapy lady walked in and undid my wrap so that I could relieve the itchiness.
As I was all covered in chocolate, I was told to jump in the shower to wash off. It took me a few minutes but I got most of it off. Once I was all fresh and clean, I was escorted to the next treatment room where I had a 50 minute Volcanic Stone Massage.
My friend, Jill, signed up for a different type of treatment then I did. It was a combination treatment: a Peeling Wrap followed by a Therapeutic Bath.
As I lay on my front for my Volcanic Stone Massage, the oil was applied to a tissue that was directly below my face through the donut-shaped pillow, and I inhaled the gorgeous fragrance. The therapists started with pressure points on my neck and shoulders, and I could tell from the first touch on my neck that the therapist knew exactly what she was doing.
I relaxed even more as my entire back was massaged with hot stones while listening to the soothing music playing in the background.
After my massage, I went to another room for my facial treatment. Each facial treatment is tailored to your individual skin. After a gentle cleansing and steaming, my skin was exfoliated. A soothing mask was applied and allowed to set for 20 minutes as she massaged my hands and feet. My skin felt refreshed and glowing after my facial treatment. Once I was done with my facial, I was escorted to the lockers and offered some water.
Since I finished my treatment first, I waited for Jill in sun loungers which were like water beds. Once you laid down you didn’t want to get up because they were so comfortable. I could have happily stayed there the whole time.
The Spa area has an indoor heated pool as well, but it was so glorious outside that we wanted to get some sun.
Under the waterfalls of the Oriental Spa Garden pool, you will find a whirlpool in a volcanic cave. It doesn’t get any better than that.
If you end up with Spa hair afterwards, you have nothing to worry about. The Oriental Spa Garden also has a Hair/Nail Salon on the premises.
With an extensive treatment list including (to name a few): full body massages, foot treatments and aromatherapy massage, the spa had an abundance of treatments and was beautifully designed.
Hotel Botánico & The Oriental Spa Garden
Avenida Richard J Yeoward 1, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
Disclaimer: The Oriental Spa Gardens offered us a discount on our spa treatments to try them out. All of the opinions are my own.