Bersantai Day Spa
685 Karioitahi Road, Waiuku, Auckland, New Zealand
A day spa should be about relaxation in a tranquil environment. A place that transports you away from your daily life. While many day spas manage to do this while being located in a hotel or on a busy street and even in a mall there is nothing like spending the day at the Bersantai Day Spa, Auckland’s only cliff top spa. Balinese inspired you also get treated to panoramic sea views over looking Karioitahi Beach.
Bersantai is located within Castaways Resort where we’ve glam camped several times. As a birthday treat for Torrell (and a bonus treat for myself) I surprised him with a day at the spa. Located in Waiuku, the drive is about 50 minutes for us, close enough to home to get there and back with ease but far enough away to make you feel like you’re on vacation.
Upon arrival you ascend up a series of drive ways while capturing snippets of the coastal views until you pull up to what looks like a tranquil garden. As you walk up to the front door it reminded me of the big circular Hobbiton doors. After checking in we were given the softest bath robes I’ve ever worn and taken outdoors atop a hill where we soaked in the milky waters like Egyptian pharaohs.
Torrell and I love a point of difference whenever we do something. What enticed me the most about this particular day spa and what set it apart from all the others was the unique milk bath experience they offered. The milk bath on top of the cliff with a rugged coastal view all to ourselves was our enticing point of difference and a great way to start our day at the spa.
We headed back inside for our hour couples’ massage, I got the relaxation massage which was exactly that so relaxing and Torrell had a therapeutic massage to relax and help with some aches and pains.
You can purchase packages however I decided I wanted to pick and choose what we did I chose
Outdoor Balinese Stone Bath – $105 (Shared bath)
Therapeutic Massage (1 Hour) – $140
Relaxation Massage (1 Hour) – $135
You definitely are able to build your own experience for yourself, partner or group and there are ready made packages to pick from if that’s what you choose. As far as value for money goes, location, experience and the treatments you can select I would rank this as one of the best places to visit in Auckland. It encompasses everything a day spa should be; tranquil, relaxing and indulgent.
If you’re looking to create a special getaway spend a few hours at the day spa and check into one of the glam camping sites. My favourite spot is the glam camping coastal tents; enjoy some time off the grid for the night (remember no cell reception!) Seclusion, privacy, an outdoor bath and your very own view to enjoy undisturbed.
This day spa will exceed your expectations and any other experience you’ve had at a typical day spa.