The Lapli Spa at the Discovery Hotel treats guests to the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation while visiting Saint Lucia with a mix of international E'spa rituals and all-natural signature treatments. Lapli, meaning both "rain" and "blessings" in Creole, encourages guests to heal and renew in an intimate, personal Caribbean-Zen setting.
The Lapli Spa's design reflects the Caribbean blues and greens of the sky and ocean. Extensive use of glass and an aqua colour scheme creates a relaxing and therapeutic ambiance that will have you relaxed as soon as you enter the spa. Three of the four indoor treatment rooms have private outdoor decks with open-air showers screened with tropical flowers. Outdoor treatment cabanas provide a private and relaxing experience while immersing guests in the natural beauty of Marigot Bay.
Lapli also features a Zen garden providing an additional space for relaxation and healing with ofuru wooden soaking tubs and massage cabanas.
The garden is designed according to the principles of Feng Shui, divided into sections radiating from a central circle. Available for private meditation, areas symbolise love and relationships, health, creativity, spirituality, career and life journeys, knowledge and understanding, security, and fame and recognition.
The spa menu features Susan Harmsworth's luxurious E'Spa products and treatments and therapists at Discovery Hotel's Lapli Spa are all E'Spa trained.
There are range of E'Spa facials incorporating facial massage, aromatherapy and holistic de-stressing; ultimate clay, mud and marine algae body wraps that include a mind calming Oriental head massage, lymphatic skin brushing and a full body rub with targeted essential oils; hot stone therapy for harmonising, relaxing and toning the body at its deepest level to restore balance through massage and placement on specific energy points; and a variety of massages to detox, tone, relax, de-stress, energise, or eliminate jet lag. All of the treatments are tailored specifically to the individual needs of the client.
In addition to the luxurious international E'SPA treatments, the Lapli Spa menu features local treatments which make extensive use of aloe vera, hibiscus, cactus, sea moss, bananas, cocoa, coffee, honey and other locally-grown fruit and herbs.
Bananas, the local pride, are used to firm, tighten and smooth away wrinkles
- Papaya is used to exfoliate
- Mangoes are used to rejuvenate
- Rich cocoa butter is used to heal and hydrate
In addition to the Spa's Vichy wet room treatments, there is a full range of massage and beauty therapies available. Manicures and pedicures also can be arranged.