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5 reasons to visit polynesian spa in rotorua

5 reasons to visit 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 business around these 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. Long story short – we enjoyed our spa evening.

Here are 5 reasons why we think you might enjoy the Polynesian Spa as well.


Soaking in outside hot pools is one thing. Soaking in 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. 


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.

Read more about the mineral waters of Polynesian Spa.


Family area is wonderful when you are planning to visit a 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.

Olivia loved the warm pools and was so tired at the end that she slept like a baby (well, she was one anyway =)).


Private pool is a great idea if you want to have some privacy or 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.

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


While Olivia and Florian were soaking in the geothermal pools, I was treated to a signature aix therapy. Oh, how good it was. 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. 

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