As part of the Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort being awarded Five Stars in the Forbes Travel Guide, we’re featured on their www.startle.com web site. Below is some of the Q&A that our resident Spa Expert, Jerily Kuthe (Spa Director) has answered for Forbes:
The best way to get an appointment at The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island is to book your appointment when you make your hotel reservations, this will ensure that you get the services and time slots that you want. The next best option is to book when you receive your pre-visit call from The Sanctuary staff, which usually takes place about two weeks prior to your visit. This is a popular Five-Star spa, so the earlier you book your appointments, the better, especially for weekend appointments. You can also make appointments through the concierge upon your arrival or by calling the spa directly to set up an appointment. However, if you’re not staying at The Sanctuary, you can still book a spa day at this luxurious getaway. Whether you call or email the spa directly is up to you, but we suggest you do it in advance to make sure you get your relaxation wishes granted.
Ideally, you’ll make your spa appointment at The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island at the same time you book your hotel accommodations. Since the spa is a Five-Star attraction, it tends to fill up; to ensure your desired services and time slots, we highly recommended booking spa services as soon as possible. If you don’t book your spa appointments at the same time as your hotel room, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island recommends making spa appointments when one of its staff make a pre-visit call; you should receive this call about two weeks prior to your visit to the resort. If you decide after you get to The Sanctuary that you want to add spa services, you should visit the concierge while checking in to have spa appointments set up. And if you’re not staying at The Sanctuary, a two-week window is recommended to ensure the services and time slots you’re after.
The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island can certainly coordinate your salon and spa visits. However, the Five-Star spa is a popular attraction, and advance reservations are highly recommended. Ideally, you’ll make your spa and salon appointments at the time you book your hotel accommodations at The Sanctuary to ensure the service and time slots you want. If you don’t book your spa and salon appointments when you book your lodging, the staff at the Five-Star spa recommends making appointments when the hotel makes its pre-visit call two weeks prior to your arrival. The earlier you book your appointments at The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, the easier it will be to coordinate your combined services at the times you want them.
The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island offers a spa shop located at the check-in desk that flaunts a variety of products for purchase; that means you can take a little bit of the spa home with you. Most of the products for sale are used in treatments, such as Tahitian Vanilla Body Lotion and Lemongrass Mimosa Body Scrub. Lotions, oils, robes and other products that you’ll experience during your time at the Five-Star spa can also be purchased. You’ll find brands like Naturopathica, Anakiri, DreamTime, Aveda and Epicuren in The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island’s shop, which only sells the best products for you and your body — fitting for a spa that’s received a Five-Star rating.
More to come later…