New Gemology facial at St. Regis Macao
It’s almost Christmas, which means it’s a perfect time to think about pampering getaways to Macau! To mark the holiday season, Iridium Spa at the St. Regis Macao has launched a luxurious spa treatment in partnership with Gemology, a French skincare line that uses precious stones in its high-tech formulations. The treatment features refined diamond micro-powder particles together with poinsettia and orchid extract, plus a to-die-for facial massage using polished precious stones. The luxurious regimen targets tense, aging skin and are designed to promote circulation and boost collagen production. A diamond-infused mask with anti-aging properties diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and creates a luminous glow. The treatment is MOP2,200 – but the spa is currently giving away a full-sized Gemology skincare set worth MOP1,200 for anyone booking the treatment. And trust us, you’ll want to take the products home with you once you see the results.
38/F, St. Regis Macao- Estrada Do Istmo, S/N, Cotai, +853 2882 8898, www.stregismacao.com.
Looking for something different in the heart of Taipa Village? If you simply love creative fresh juice combos, Guava Juice is worth a stop to get your dose of vitamins. We love the Guava and pineapple version – it has a thick, creamy texture that’s more like a smoothie than a juice, and it makes for a refreshing mid-morning or afternoon snack. There are eleven guava juice combos available, and the floral backdrop makes it perfect for snapping those Instagram photos.
Rua Correia da Silva, No 49, R/C, Taipa, +853-6218-8733, www.facebook.com/guavajuicemacau.
Cocos Hung Heng is a very local shop that has been around since I was a kid. Situated right off the main drag of St Paul’s Ruins is this tiny little coconut shop that specialised in freshly made coconut ice cream. It’s easy to spot as it has coconuts hanging out the front! Their famous recipe has been around for decades and is still as healthy and sugar-free as it was 30+ years ago. The ice cream is made only from coconut meat and coconut water – making it sugar-and dairy-free – and at just MOP20, it’s a total bargain. Kids love it too, and it comes served in a cup for easy handling. Cocos Hung Heng also sells mango and purple yam ice cream, as well as coconut milk, coconut flakes, and freshly chopped and ready to eat coconut cuts.
Cocos Hung Heng 14 Rua da Tercena, Macau, +853-2892-0944, i.yp.mo/honghengcocos, Open 9am-1pm, 2:30pm-7pm.
Sally Victoria Benson grew up in Macau and is the publisher of macaulifestyle.com, the city’s leading lifestyle platform. She’s passionate about sharing Macau’s hidden healthy side and everything happening in the city.