Topping the two-day event is the association’s annual gala featuring the Canadian Spa & Wellness Awards.
Imagine a place where unlimited spa treatments and a 24-hour butler are included in the price. It isn’t heaven – it’s the Manumbalik Villa at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa in Cebu, Philippines. The one-bedroom villa (at approximately US$2,400/night for two guests) comes equipped with its own steam room, outdoor tub and vitality pool within the resort’s 10,000-square-metre “spa village,” which features a 24-hour gym, seven restaurants, landscaped gardens, pools and a white sand beach adjacent to a marine sanctuary. Organic body products are provided, and the villa guests can choose from 35 customized therapies, many of which include locally grown botanical ingredients. Did we say it isn’t heaven? We stand corrected.