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#101535 - 04/22/05 06:49 PM Spa Recommendations Please???
tomoonchild Offline
Does anyone have any spa recommendations for Ambergris? I have checked with Tropical Touch and was wondering if there were many other options on the island. I would like to take my best friend for an entire spa day (massages, wraps, facials & pedicures) without breaking the bank!

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#101536 - 04/23/05 01:41 AM Re: Spa Recommendations Please???
Latte Queen Offline
Try the Jade Spa at Mata Chica- I'm having my bridesmaids' luncheon and spa day there. Burga has been great in helping me plan this. Check out www.matachica.com

The only downside is that you have to take a boat there and back. Their captain will pick you up at the water taxi pier.

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#101537 - 04/26/05 05:46 AM Re: Spa Recommendations Please???
Marie Offline
Oh yes, I so agree with Latte Queen. I couldn't dive this year due to hemoglogin problems, so while I begged my husband to dive I made plans to go to Mata Chica. I'd never done a spa day before. I could get into this. Tropical Touch, I'm sure is fine, but this is more a spa day. It's $130 US. For this, you get a two hour aromatic massage in a wonderful good smelling place, and a facial, also a lunch and a drink. What I would suggest, they told me to take the 10-something boat. I'd see if there was an earlier one. I don't know. But, if you wish, that would give you more time. They have a jacuzzi, you can use their kayaks if so inclined. I had the time for the jacuzzi, but not for the kayaks, as the last boat leaves at 5:00. And, boat trip is included. Get the fish on lettuce salad. Yum! It is terrific. The price is well worth it. Also, if you want a more medical type massage, you could check out Dr. Patti Manners, chiropractor, in San Pedoro (226-4695). Chiropractors terrify me, but she will do what you need, no big manipulatins...ick. I'd had some painful back problems due to a huge cast I had on one arm due to a really difficult break. The cast was off, but the back still hurt. I saw her, too, and it hasn't hurt since. Have fun!

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#101538 - 04/26/05 11:57 AM Re: Spa Recommendations Please???
beaner819 Offline
FYI...Best massage I ever had was at Tropical Touch.

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#101539 - 04/26/05 04:39 PM Re: Spa Recommendations Please???
captjeff Offline
tropical touch I think the best in class ..now out side town and have brand new location near beach a few steps from ramons ..
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#101540 - 04/26/05 09:09 PM Re: Spa Recommendations Please???
JungleT Offline
Yep Capt Jeff, right on the pier in front of the O'Farrell House. My wife hasn't stop smiling and that was two weeks ago.

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#101541 - 04/27/05 06:58 PM Re: Spa Recommendations Please???
evirdhgih Offline
I also vote for Tropical Touch. We go down every year, and I have been going there for a couple of years now. The best Pedicure I have ever had. We were there for two weeks and not a chip in it. And I wear no shoes.

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#101542 - 04/28/05 01:21 AM Re: Spa Recommendations Please???
Anonymous
You might want to try Sol Spa. While I was down last month, I had their facials (great after all the dirt and grime on the roads) and a wonderful Sugar Glo wrap.
I'm not one for massages, but Butch swears by the Tandem at Sol Spa!
(I got Ada to get a facial too, and she didn't stop at that, before she left those toes were twinklin'.)

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