Secluded Island Resort Perfects the Art of Relaxation
Soothing music, the scent of lemongrass and lavender, and the firm hands of Yani gently coaxing away all the stresses buried in your shoulders and back. The Sand Dollar Spa at The Meridian Club on Pine Cay is a perfectly calming oasis within which to unburden your cares and succumb to the treatments administered by their full time Balinese-trained massage therapist and aesthetician.
Since opening in 2009, Ni Nyoman Suwitiyan or “Yani” has been treating guests with an assortment of massage, exfoliation, and aesthetic regimens that are guaranteed to accelerate the time it takes to completely relax during your stay on this secluded island resort in the Turks and Caicos archipelago.
After spending five years at a luxury day-spa on Providenciales, Yani was ready to operate her own spa facility on a full-time basis. While living on “Provo” she had already made many trips to The Meridian Club to fulfill guest requests for various treatments; she knew that she would love to offer her services full time on this beautiful island retreat. As demand for her services grew, there was no looking back….and the Sand Dollar Spa was born.
“Pine Cay is the best place to work,” she stated in a recent interview. “I can’t imagine offering my spa services anywhere else!”
So what makes the Sand Dollar Spa one of the most relaxing spa experiences in the Caribbean islands? Guests will generally debate that the remote location nestled along one of the top beaches in the Caribbean may have something to do with it. But once they take in the compact and assured presence of Yani and experience her ’7-foot personality’ on the massage table they quickly concede that she is what makes this spa experience a magical one.
“Where else can you get the complete package?” asks a guest after completing a full-body scrub with Yani. “Amazing beach, secluded island resort, and a perfectly zen spa experience.”
After so many years of seeing visitors head straight to the beach without much thought to the health of their skin and protecting in from the affects of wind and sun, Yani has come up with a suggested treatment protocol to help with the tanning process as well as keep the skin well protected.
Get ready to welcome a freshly buffed you! A body scrub treatment at the Sand Dollar Spa will help you slough off the more than just dead skin cells while you are on holiday on Pine Cay. Using a Balinese-inspired blend of yogurt and rice to gently remove the upper layer of dead skin cells, the body scrub provides deep moisture to newly exposed skin, and accelerates skin renewal.
Body scrubs vary from spa to spa, as does the post-treatment time you will need before you can expose your skin to direct sunlight. Yani will work with you to decide when to schedule your body scrub treatment to maximize your benefits.
As you ease into your new-found routine of lazy days lounging at your private beachside Tiki, snorkeling or swimming in the calm, crystalline waters of Pine Cay, or simply walking the soft white sand beaches, the Full Body Relaxing Massage helps you find and cherish your most relaxed state.
Starting with the back and shoulders and working to the legs, feet, arms and neck, Yani’s practiced body techniques help your body find its purest state of calm. Her treatments offer long movements, gentle or firm pressure, careful manipulation and a deliberate focus on helping you detach from anything that is tethering you to life off this uniquely peaceful island.
Yani suggests you schedule your Full-body Relaxation Massage for anywhere between 2 to 4 days after arrival.
Full or Mini Facial
When exposed to sun, wind and salt water, skin will generally lose moisture. To help restore moisture levels, aid skin rejuvenation and flexibility, Yani recommends a Full or Mini Facial.
Treat your face and neck to a deep cleansing, exfoliation, purifying masque, and deep moisturizing treatment, all delivered with gentle massage movements to stimulate skin health.
Yani suggests you schedule your Full or Mini Facial Treatment a day or so after your Full Body Relaxation Massage.
Treatments for Youth
Yani will modify her treatment protocols for youth 12 years and older to introduce them gently into any of the treatments they wish to explore. She invites young people to learn about skin health and how to get the most benefit out of their spa treatments. Please feel free to discuss any concerns with Yani so she may customize your treatment.
Balinese born and raised, Yani has worked in the Turks and Caicos Islands since 2005 as a Certified Balinese Massage Therapist. Her services have grown to include a range of aesthetic treatments and specialty body treatments.
Yani is mother to a beautiful little girl, Angelina, who has the honor of being the first baby of the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2012.
Prior to getting her massage certification, Yani trained as a pastry chef and worked in a large hotel in Bali. If you are one of the lucky ones, you may just happen to be on property when Yani bakes up a batch of her special Chocolate Coconut Cookies!
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