If you desire and can afford the highest form of pleasurable indulgence in town, then follow me to one very special place -#13 Alexander Street, Ikoyi, Lagos.
It is a place that looks ordinary from the outside with no signage, yet, inside domiciles one of the “best kept secrets” in Lagos. Probably, the very fresh environment, courtesy of a well-kept garden, an asset on its own, that greets one on entering, serves as a tip on the iceberg of what is truly inside.
The serenity, warmth and desire to indulge truly welcome you to Clear Essence California Spa and Wellness Resort that combines best of accommodation options, spa, gardening, fitness, and leisure in Ikoyi, Lagos. The noise of gushing water from the artificial waterfall and very calming but melodious tunes from hidden microphones complement an outing in the garden dotted with rare flora.
However, the unique selling point of the outfit is the expansive spa centre manned by spa experts from Asia. A day of wellness at the spa gets you healthier and brings out a more focused you, because Clear Essence licensed trainers and therapists await to relax and pamper visitors, nurture the body and soul with an escape away from the stress and chaos of everyday world.
At the spa centre, you need not care for anything but leisure because the Balinese therapists are truly in charge. They use their talents to send you into a journey away from reality. Whether you are an avid spa-patron or have never experienced spa therapies, the intuitive experts will leave you feeling relaxed and pampered.
The spa offers 10 treatment rooms – a dipping pool, scented steam showers, sauna, a fitness centre with state-of-the-art gym equipment and certified personnel to ensure personalised spa experience.
On offer are different spa treatments including fitness and nutritional sessions, body massage, facial treatment, classic signature pedicure and manicure, California theme food and drink menu.
Again, the concept, according to Omolola Olatawura, sales manager of the outfit, is to make Clear Essence a spa destination, and hence it allows a total spa package inclusive of quality accommodation options to enable clients take time off for a spa escape.
Its 17 luxurious suites segmented into Comfort, Opulence, Vista and Luxury combine with the spa and wellness offerings to give clients intimate and luxurious retreat where all their needs – body, soul and mind are considered and cared for.
Of course, the well-appointed rooms are thoughtfully and elegantly decorated amid Clear Essence signature on bath and make-up amenities. Yet, they are affordable for those who appreciate quality, as the outfit offers the best of stay for those on both leisure and business purposes.
Sitting between 150-200 guests, Clear Essence’s The Pasadena caters for retreats, corporate meetings, private parties, product launch, among other functions.
While the spa started as a membership outfit in 2009, the sales manager says the door is now open to many who desire to indulge in a spa escape.
So, why wait; breeze in to discover for yourself an exquisite oasis sheltered from the rush and stress of Lagos life.
By: OBINNA EMELIKE