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5 Reasons to Visit Polynesian Spa in Rotorua (Also With Kids)

5 reasons to visit polynesian spa in rotorua

Are you traveling through the South Island in New Zealand and planning to visit Rotorua? Rotorua is famous for it’s amazing geothermal waters. And what could be better than soak in a thermal pool after a long day of exploring the area? But which one to choose? Read this post of ours to learn about 5 reasons why we loved our visit to the Polynesian Spa in Rotorua.


New Zealand’s geothermal paradise and Maori headquaters – Rotorua – attracts visitors from all over the world. Geysers, mud pools, hot springs, geothermal pools – you’ll find it all here side by side.

As a result lots of services built their businesses around this nature’s phenomena. Many offer treatments and an opportunity to soak in the mineral waters. How to decide upon which one to visit?

We were invited by Polynesian Spa to try out their services and we gave in.

After walking the 19 km long Tongariro Alpine Crossing my muscles were screaming for warmth and treatment.

Here are our 5 reasons why we think you might enjoy the visit to Polynesian Spa in Rotorua as well.

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The View Over the Rotorua Lake from Polynesian Spa is breathtaking


Soaking in the outside hot pools is one thing. Soaking in the outside hot pools with a view is a much more appealing story.

Polynesian Spa has the best location and the best views over the Rotorua lake. Especially during the sunset hours, when the lake and the sky turn pink.

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Polynesian Spa has a Unique Mineral Waters Mixture


Polynesian Spa’s mineral waters are sourced from two natural springs with Acidic and Alkaline waters – a unique combination met only on the Polynesian Spa premises.

Acidic waters take care of sore muscles and aches. Alkaline waters make your skin soft and nourished. This makes the whole experience not only unique and one of a kind, but also helps to improve your health and skin condition.

Read more about the mineral waters of Polynesian Spa before your visit.


Polynesian Spa Offers a Lovely Family Area


Family area is wonderful when you are planning to visit Polynesian Spa with your kids.

At Polynesia Spa family area is separated, so kids can get loud without bothering other guests – which makes it also easier and more relaxed for parents. 

Kids are also allowed to soak in the geothermal pools, so you can experience both – play time and spa treatment together with your little ones.

Olivia loved the warm pools and was so tired at the end that she slept through the whole night without waking up.



Polynesian Spa has Private Pools


Private pool is a great idea if you want to have some privacy. It is also a great for when travel in a group. In addition, you also get your private changing room and shower. There are standard and deluxe pools on offer – you decide which one to go for.

The pools give you privacy and also limit the contact with other guests.

We haven’t used a private pool since we were keen on trying several thermal baths. 


A Must Try When Visiting the Polynesian Spa in Rotorua is the SIGNATURE AIX THERAPY


While Olivia and Florian were soaking in the geothermal pools, I was treated to a signature aix therapy. It was amazing.

Especially after spending the previous day walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Warm water, mud polish, coconut oil and scrubing – it felt good to be treated and taken care of. 

After the treatment you get to use the private area and relax with a cup of tea and the views over Rotorua Lake from a different angle.

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