How’s your week so far?
I am so glad that it is almost weekend! Ever since I started working, I look forward to weekend a lot, because that’s when I got to spend more time with the little ones :D (Life sort of changes after you have babies… Weekends no longer equal to parties…)
Today I would like to share about my recent visit to the most exclusive spa in Johor Bahru – i-SPA.
i-SPA is located at Austin Heights Golf & Country Resort, apparently the first and largest one-stop family spa centre that operates for 24 hours a day. I have been hearing various people talking about it. And when the invitation came in, I knew it will be the perfect excuse to pamper myself a little.
And what is so good about it?
Let me show you…
Upon arrival, we were being greeted warmly by the friendly staffs :) And after registered at the counter, we were given a water resistance electronic key that we wear on our wrists.
We were being directed to the locker area to get ourselves changed.All our belongings were being stored in a locker. I would say it is pretty safe because the locker can only be opened when you scan it with your key after the locker keeper scans her tag.
Everyone, please meet my Ma Chérie kaki ->Kim! After we changed into our comfortable “spa attire“.
i-SPA provides kimono-style robe too, in case it gets chilly…
It was my first time here, so I have asked for a tour.
First stop, the VIP lounge…
*The view is so nice~*
There we learned about the establishment. i-SPA consists of 3 floors:
First Floor: Reception, Gents & Ladies Locker Area, Water Relaxing Hub, Changing Area, Restaurant, Manicure & Pedicure Parlour.
Second Floor: Lounge Bar, Children Playground, VIP Area, Movie Theatre, Cyber Cafe, Massage Area, Cafeteria, KTV Room, Snooker Area, Rest Hall.
Basement: Massage Room and Capsule Room.
Kim and I were discussing about how we should spend our day here…
Oh ya, did I mention that they provide us with matching slippers too?~ *Hehe*
So we decided to have our lunch first at the Forest themed restaurant located at 1st floor.Lunch was being served in buffet style with lots of excellent choices.It comes with free flow of coffee, tea and ice cream!After feeding ourselves with the scrumptious food, we headed to the movie theater to catch a movie. There are 2 movie theaters, showing Mandarin and English movies simultaneously.
Best thing about it?
You can enjoy the movie while lying on a huge comfortable reclinable chair…
After the movie, we headed for the…
We immersed ourselves in the jacuzzi spa and relax while the massaging jets creating wonderful bubbles and move water around us. Kim and I were sitting side by side, quietly enjoying some peaceful moment away from our busy daily lives and had a good conversation talking about our dreams…
About 20 minutes later…
We went into the sauna room. (Btw, I finally invented a pose that can hide all my tummy fats *applause*)
It has 2 sauna rooms and 1 steam room beside the spa. You can see I was wearing my swim wear, but in fact i-SPA provides paper bra and panties. Which means you really don’t need to bring your swim wear.
After sauna, we took a shower and went for the massage. The bathroom is really well equipped with shampoo, shower gel, and other amenities such as contact lenses solution, toothpaste, powder, comb, cotton buds, hair spray and so on…
i-SPA has an impressive menu of massage services, Chinese or Thai style; from head, shoulder, foot and leg; to cupping, scrapping, ear candling etc…
I booked myself a Chinese style head & shoulder massage and it was conducted at the rest hall by a very experienced masseuse. It was a 30 minutes massage and was so comfortable until I nearly doze off…
Here is the rest hall, secluded behind the tinted glasses to provide quietness and privacy.The rest hall consists of lines of reclinable chairs, each attaches with a screen, keyboards, mouse and headset. There you can rest, surf the internet or watch movies online.
Image Credit: I-Spa
After the massage, we went to the cafeteria located at 2nd floor to snack on some curry puffs and chocolate muffins.From her face you can tell that the massage is really good.
It was such a delight to have a cup of coffee and snacks after the wonderful massage.
Just when I took the first sip of my coffee, suddenly the “wedding march” song played on the speaker and about 6 dancers each holding a stem of rose started dancing beside me… O.O
What’s going on?
Then I realized that they were having a rehearsal for a surprise wedding proposal! *How romantic* :) Later I read from the page that the girl said YES! If you are curious like me, you can click HERE for the story :D
And It’s KTV Time!Karaoke experience redefined when one can lie down and sing at the same time!
Then, it’s dinner time…
(T.T) How I manage to lose weight if keep on eating like this…The selection was wide. Dishes consist of local cuisine, Japanese sushi, western food, salad bar, cakes, ice cream and a chocolate fondue~
Some of the facilities that we didn’t get the chance to explore are:
Manicure & Pedicure
Capsule RoomCapsule room is an interesting feature. (For your information, the entrance fee covers a 24-hour stay in i-SPA.) If you choose to spend a night here, you can reserve a capsule room at the counter at RM10 on weekdays & RM18 on weekends. A capsule room will be perfect if you are staying over night on your own; but if you are here with friends and family, you can reserve a bigger VIP rest room with 4 beds at RM100/room.Kim and I decided that we can share a room to save some money… *Hehe*
Well, so till here, my “mini vacation” has come to and end. It has been a wonderful experience to spend a day in such an exclusive spa with a good friend. You can read about her experience HERE. If you asked me, I would say it is a great place for family recreation and girls outing. Very friendly environment for the children and elderly. I might bring my mum along on my next visit :)
I think she will like it~
For those who are interested, below are the entrance fee list:
Weekends & Public Holiday
- Female RM 114.50
- Male RM 135.70
- Child RM 40.30
- Female RM 93.30
- Male RM 114.50
- Child RM 40.30
Complimentary services includes: Buffet & Dessert, Spa & Sauna, Snooker, Cyber Cafe, Locker, Dress, Cinema and Rest Hall.
Optional add-on services includes: Massage, Hair Saloon, Facial, Manicure & Pedicure, Karaoke, Capsule Room and Lounge Bar.
Thank you so much for reading, I hope this review gives you an insight of how i-SPA experience is like :) You can connect with them via Facebook to receive latest news and promotion deals!
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