On July 15th, we’re celebrating ikatan’s 15th birthday. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed since we created our Balinese-style Noosa day spa. In that time, our garden has been transformed from Australian bush to tropical serenity, with large shady trees and authentic Balinese touches that make people feel as if they’ve just arrived on an exotic holiday.
It’s been lots of work but endless fun too. I love working with my talented team of therapists and truly appreciate being recognised as one of Australia’s top destination day spas. We’ve won numerous awards over the years and in 2017 we were thrilled to win the Luxury Travel Guide award for Excellence in Service for the Asia and Australasia region.
With ever-growing demand from people who want to experience ikatan, we’re currently expanding by adding new treatment rooms.
Our birthday celebrations will be quiet and we like to keep it that way. If you do too, here are five reasons to celebrate your birthday (or organise it for someone you love) at a day spa.
1. Go solo
Yes! You can come to a day spa for some time out on your own on. It’s your birthday, so you can do as you please, and if you just need some time out by yourself we get that.
If you have a mid-week birthday or everyone is busy, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a break, destress and release tension. Your birthday is the perfect excuse to escape everyone and everything for a few hours or a whole day. This is your chance to really relax, recharge and rejuvenate.
2. Have a spa party (or sparty!)
If you have time, then organising a spa party with family or friends will be a popular birthday outing. Guests can spend time together having spa treatments then relax with high tea or shared platters including glass (or three!) of champagne or a pot of tea. Busy mums and teenagers love sparties.
For a special day with your romantic interest, runaway with your partner on a couple’s spa package. Relaxing together in a double treatment room will be a fine way to spend your birthday.
If your partner doesn’t book it for you, then you can always book a double package for their birthday. It’s a popular way to spoil your loved one. Plus you get to enjoy the treatments and pampering too.
4. Gift vouchers
Buying a day spa gift voucher for a birthday present means the birthday boy or girl can can book their treatment whenever they want.
Tip: Check the expiry date and conditions before you buy a gift voucher at another day spa, as some have short expiry time.
At ikatan day spa we give you a year to use your gift voucher and we’re happy to extend vouchers too. After all, it’s a gift and people should be able to use it when it suits them.
Many guests are brought to ikatan Spa not knowing they’re booked in for a spa package. While it’s nice to have a surprise, we generally find women in particular, prefer to know they’re having day spa treatments. Then they can wear appropriate clothing or sandals if they’re having a pedicure.
Unless you know exactly what treatments the birthday boy or girl likes best, they may want to swap treatments on the day, so surprising them a day early is a real surprise and helpful in giving the day spa time to change the treatments if necessary.
While we can often change treatments at ikatan Spa at short notice, many day spas can’t change as therapists or rooms are pre-booked for different treatments.
If you’d like to surprise someone, we find the best surprise is a gift voucher given a day or so before the birthday. That way there’s time to change treatments and organise food or wine. It’s still a surprise but something to look forward to and prepare for.
Would you like to celebrate your birthday at a day spa?