We’ve always enjoyed the Noosa Long Weekend cultural festival. Now rebranded as Noosa Alive festival, it promises to be just as much fun in 2017.
The 10 day festival spans two weekends, from 21-30 July, showcasing fabulous theatre, literature, music, dance, film, visual arts and cuisine. For those who want to get their grey matter working, there are also forums events, with art workshops if you’d prefer to get creative.
The events take place all over Noosa but much of the fun will be centered on Hastings Street and Noosa Main Beach at the Beach Club Marquee. The Broadway on the Beach cabaret, Salsa by the Sea and Flamenco Fire events sound like a great way to let your hair down, as does the final Flying Down to Rio party.
If all the festivities prove too much and you want to escape the crowds, or if you want to schedule some rest and relaxation as well as fun while you’re here, ikatan Day Spa is an oasis of tranquility.
Set in a tropical Balinese garden, many guests like to arrive early to enjoy a pot of tea or glass of wine in the garden. Once your treatment is over, you can head back to the garden for more drinks and a cheese or mezze platter.
Everyone has their favourite spa treatment and you can choose from a massage (hot rock and chi massages are always popular), manicure or pedicure, body treatment or facial to help you unwind. Whatever you pick, they’re all carefully designed to maximise your relaxation and boost your sense of wellbeing.
Here are a few pampering ideas to get you started:
1. Warmth of Bali Package
Ikatan is a Balinese day spa and many of their treatments are based on traditional Balinese medicines. This two hour package is a great introduction because it combines a chai spiced scrub with a body wrap, massage and facial.
The scrub, wrap and massage will relive anxiety and rejuvenate your body, while the facial cleanses and nourishes your skin.
2. Teman for Two Package
Teman means friend in Balinese and this package is ideal to share with a buddy, family member or partner. It takes place in a private double room starting with a foot ritual before a 60 minute Balinese massage.
The warm oil, aromatic fragrance and long, soothing massage strokes are guaranteed to induce deep relaxation and a sense of inner peace.
If you have time and book in advance, you can even follow your Teman for Two package with a high tea in the garden.
3. Signature Facial
If you want to look your best this organic facial gets results and takes you on a sensory journey. It includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, anti-aging serums and face masks as well as gentle massages for your face, scalp, neck and shoulders.
The 75 minute facial is completed with a serum, eye cream and moisturiser, followed by complimentary mineral makeup application.
4. Deluxe Manicure
Pretty hands always get noticed and our deluxe manicure will leave your hands and nails looking and feeling their best. You’ll enjoy the 6o minute manicure in our garden room, accompanied with a pot of tea or a glass of champagne.
You’ll be indulged with a hand exfoliation and full nail treatment, including cuticle neatening with nails cut or filed, buffed and painted. The pampering continues with a hand massage and hot towel hand hydration wrap while you enjoy a neck and shoulder massage.
You can choose your favourite nail colour from a range of nail polish colours and take the bottle home with you for touch ups.
5. Essence of ikatan Double Package
This 90 minute package for two people includes a foot pamper treatment, a Balinese massage and a mezze platter to share in the garden after your treatment with a glass of champagne or pot of tea.
If you want to stick around and enjoy another drink or two, ikatan has a boutique European wine list and craft beer option. They can even order a taxi to take you back to your hotel afterwards.
Other pampering treatments available
Day Spa Bookings for Noosa Alive Festival Pampering
Booking for festival events can be make on the Noosa Alive website.
For all your pampering needs book directly with ikatan Day Spa, either online through their website or by calling 07 54711199. Ikatan is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm.