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Julian Dean Unwinds at Polynesian Spa During Rotorua Bike Festival

In Spain they use a noun to describe a commotion, an unusual busy-ness, or the drama and difficulty you experience when trying to get something done. They call it ‘jaleo’ and this is always the word that comes to mind when our city gets overrun with visitors during the holiday season - especially when we are trying to enjoy the things that as locals we get to enjoy here often such as biking, being at the lakes, restaurants and of course, the Polynesian Spa.

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Endangered gulls at Polynesian Spa

They may be noisy but did you know that the black-billed gulls at Polynesian Spa are the most threatened gull species in the world?

Sulphur Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, a unique hot spot on our shores, is home to the black-billed gull, as well as the more common red-billed gull. The gulls of Sulphur Bay are also rare as they are not usually found in geothermal environments; these species are typically found along braided rivers, mostly in the South Island.

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Wrap up the perfect Christmas gift for Her

Christmas is just around the corner and because we know deciding what to buy can be the trickiest part, we’ve put together the perfect gift guide that includes some of New Zealand’s best beauty and wellness brands for the special women in your life.

The Polynesian Spa Shop is open from 8am to 11pm and with our complimentary gift wrapping service, Christmas shopping will be complete in no time.

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Wrap up the perfect Christmas gift for Him

Christmas is just around the corner and because we know deciding what to buy can be the trickiest part, we’ve put together the perfect gift guide for the men in your life. From health maintenance products to beachwear, the Polynesian Spa Shop has even the trickiest men sorted.

The Polynesian Spa Shop is open from 8am to 11pm and with our complimentary gift wrapping service, Christmas shopping will be complete in no time.

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Wrap up the perfect Christmas gift for Kids and Baby

Christmas is just around the corner and because we know deciding what to buy can be the trickiest part, we’ve put together the perfect gift guide for the wee ones in your life. From organic cottons to soothing skin care products, there’s something for every family.

The Polynesian Spa Shop is open from 8am to 11pm and with our complimentary gift wrapping service, Christmas shopping will be complete in no time.

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Why mornings are better

Mornings are better for a variety of reasons. While long walks on the beach and coffee dates are high on the list, a morning soak at Polynesian Spa aims to start your day the right way by granting you some much-appreciated ‘me’ time.

Here’s the top five reasons why mornings are the best time to visit:

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Polynesian Spa Keeps Evolving

Health and wellness aren’t just buzzwords thrown around, we believe they can be tools to living a well-balanced life.

Over the past five years Polynesian Spa has undergone significant developments to create the perfect sanctuary to stop, relax and reset.

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Envelop yourself in Aix therapy warmth this winter

On these freezing cold winter days as we rug up layer after layer to keep the iciness at bay, there’s something beautiful about taking to the waters to warm up.

You may be wondering what an Aix therapy is – first introduced in Rotorua in 1903, Aix combines a full body exfoliation, with multiple jets of warm water streaming across the entire body, finishing with an oil relaxation massage.

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Bathe Smart

Polynesian Spa is the perfect place for many to unwind, relax and reset, welcoming visitors from all over the world to bathe in the spa’s geothermal mineral waters.

For the experience to be the same for all, bathe smart etiquette is required from all guests visiting Polynesian Spas.

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Unlock nature’s gift at Polynesian Spa

A visit to a spa shouldn’t just be a treat – consider it as health maintenance. At Polynesian Spa, we know the secrets to rejuvenation and through our blog we’ll share our wealth of knowledge with you as you embark on your health and wellness journey.

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“A hug in a bottle” – aromatherapy oils for massage

A common question we get asked by visitors to the Spa Retreat is “what products do you use in your therapies and what makes them special?”

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The perfect way to end a day mountain biking

After a day racing through the Whakarewarewa trails on your bike, the best way to relax and unwind is at Polynesian Spa by slipping into natural mineral hot pools, on the shores of Lake Rotorua.

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Spring has Sprung

Spring has finally sprung which means daylight savings is just around the corner.

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BOP Steamers Recover at Polynesian Spa

The BOP Steamers regularly frequent our facilities as part of their recovery regime.  This week we bring you Keith Roberts, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, view on the restorative benefits of Polynesian Spa’s thermal pools.

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Wrap yourself in Rotorua

From spouting geysers to bubbling mud pools, steamy geothermal hot pools and colourful sinter terraces, the volcanic activity found in Rotorua has drawn visitors since the 1800s.

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NZ Conservation Week: Sulphur Bay Wildlife Refuge Rotorua

Since it’s Conservation Week from 1 – 8 November, we thought we’d let you know a bit more about the unique hot spot on our shores - Sulphur Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Polynesian Spa ambassador: Makaia Carr

We’re really excited to announce that Motivate Me’s Makaia Carr is Polynesian Spa’s ambassador.

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Polynesian Spa family experience refreshed for summer

Families will love the look and feel of the refreshed Polynesian Spa Family Spa area this summer after $500,000 of investment to upgrade the experience.

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Making time as a couple to relax, recover and rejuvenate

Taking time to relax, recover and rejuvenate is important to health, happiness and overall well-being. It’s also important to spend time as a couple and share these moments together.

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Realise your resolutions at Polynesian Spa

Taking time out for oneself, connecting as a couple, catching up with friends, eating well and discovering true relaxation are just some of the New Year resolutions that are in mind at this time of year.

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Polynesian Spa sports ambassador: Julian Dean

Taking on the role as Polynesian Spa sports ambassador, we’ve teamed up with four-time Olympian road cyclist and Orica Green-EDGE performance manager, Julian Dean.

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Spokes and soaks – the perfect combination

Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa Forest is home to one of the world’s best trail networks and in 2015, it was awarded the International Mountain Biking Association prestigious gold-level status – one of only six in the world.

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Expert advice from our retreat manager, Helena Keenan

Health and wellbeing are two words that have received a lot of attention recently, but they are definitely no new concept - Polynesian Spa Retreat manager Helena Keenan has spent the last four decades honing her skills throughout the world.

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Wellbeing Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s lovely to acknowledge mothers and what they do year-round for us, so we’ve come up with a few ideas from the Polynesian Spa Shop for you.

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Relax and reset during the long Easter weekend

The end of daylight saving is just around the corner and as the flurry of long weekends come to a close, Easter weekend is your moment to relax and reset for the coming winter months.

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