NEWPORT, RI, January 2005 -- Says Vogue (April 2005): When the spa must come to you, just call La Ligne St. Barth.”
This is no secret to Wimco’s villa guests on St. Barth in the Caribbean where St. Barth Spa offers its Mobile Spa Unit with a wide range of spa services for the convenience of villa guests who prefer their facial and massage poolside in the privacy of their own island villa.
St. Barth Spa is the natural outcome of creating equally natural skin-care products made by La Ligne St. Barth, an island-grown laboratory and production facility that emerged some years ago to fill the needs of year-round residents and guests who were looking for just the right antidotes to sun-splashed days and nights that ended in the morning.
La Ligne St. Barth skin care products for both men and women incorporate such natural ingredients as avocado, ivy, camphor and other plants and herbs, many found indigenously on the island. Papaya is used in an exfoliating cream; the maracudja of Guadeloupe goes into cream facemasks. Even mango and pineapple have their rightful place at the spa treatment table.
St. Barth Spa utilizes this line of holistic products exclusively for facials, massages and other treatments that include, among others, “a nourishing hand massage with the scent of bourbon vanilla, delicate lily or Caribbean tiare flower …”
Says Janis Gordon, Vice President of Marketing for Wimco, “Adding in-villa spa treatments to the list of offerings available to our guests won’t come as a surprise to our clients who know that we’re always upping the ante as regards what they can expect from Wimco. A villa is your home away from home – the way you dream it can be. We want your vacation home to be well beyond your expectations of your regular life home.”
Because of the popularity of in-villa spa treatments, Gordon recommends that treatments be booked at the time reservations are made.
"You don't have to book a specific treatment, just a block of time," she advises. "That way our villa team can provide exactly what you want when you want it."
Destination specialist Wimco, the Newport, RI, and London-based luxury vacation villa and hotel reservations company, with its Caribbean partner, Sibarth Villa Rentals, has represented vacation villas on St. Barth and on 11 other Caribbean islands for over 21 years. To date the Caribbean collection stands at over 750 villas.
Wimco staff visit each villa and explore the surrounding region for choice dining and cultural attractions before the property is offered to the public. Wimco can tailor-make villa holidays to suit each client’s needs for private chefs, yoga instructors, yacht charters or simply a restaurant reservation.
The Vendome Guide to St. Barthelemy is a colorful, in depth destination guide to the island that is available through its publisher, Wimco. Wimco’s 2005 international villa inventory can be previewed on line at www.wimco.com (US) and www.wimco.co.uk (UK and Europe). By phone, please call toll free 1/800/932-3222 (US) or 44 0870 850 1144 UK).
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