Mind, Body and Soul at Okeanos

Gladys at Okeanos Spa

What do I like best about the adult-exclusive Renaissance Marina Hotel? That it’s adult-exclusive, of course! As much as I adore other people’s children there’s a reason I have a pooch instead of Pampers. And, so I was treated to a signature coconut scrub pedicure & manicure treatment at the Okeanos Spa.

Taking its cue from the lush colors of the island, this spa is drenched in splashes of emerald green and canary yellows. Surrounded by the splendor of warm ocean breezes and smiling professions, my service included 2 hours of softening, detoxifying, purifying and polishing.

My gal was Gladys, a Scorpio born the day after mine and a gift for sharing stories about Aruba. Gladys has been turning fair maidens like me into Cleopatras for 31 years. She knows feet.

I warned her that mine were in rough shape having walked many miles in skimpy sandals the day before. That didn’t stop her from launching into a scrub-down that removed 40 years of filth. God bless souls who have a foot fetish.

The Okeanos offers specials and packages with names like the “Isle of Intimacy,” “Royal Romance,” and “Bachelorette Private Spa Party.” Cocktails like Mimosas and Pina Coladas are part of the intimacy. Scalp treatments, aloe facials, seaweed wraps, caviar extract for rejuvenation, it’s all part of the fun.