Isla Secas resort revamp to include new jungle spa hideaway

Luxury private island resort Isla Secas will reopen in 2020 following a major refurb which will incorporate the addition of a new tented spa.

Situated on the pacific coast of Panama, Islas Secas is a privately-owned archipelago of 14 beautiful islands in the Gulf of Chiriquí.

It will re-open as a full-service resort on 20 December 2019, following a comprehensive design enhancement of all public areas, restaurant and existing Casitas, as well as the new spa. 

Three additional tented Casitas will launch in March 2020 to provide guests with a true “under the stars” accommodation experience.

Islas Secas’s raw beauty and natural energy, renders the resort the perfect springboard for a holistic wellness experience. 

The Spa at Islas Secas is set within lush jungle foliage, creating a sense of seclusion and serenity.

At the centre of the resort and evoking the feeling of being in an ethereal secret garden, the tented spa will include two luxury couples’ treatment tents with a calming cream aesthetic and flashes of Panamanian colour. 

The tents will be open to the elements, inviting guests to enjoy a truly tropical, restorative and grounding experience. 

In keeping with the resort’s eco-conscious ethos, products will be ethical, natural and organic, where possible, taking inspiration from plants endemic to the island such as coconuts, wild jasmine and ylang ylang. 

Signature treatments will include the Big Chill massage, a relaxing way to experience the tropical climate. 

It will feature cold stones to and ease muscles and headaches, aromatherapy misting to cool and rehydrate, and elements of Thai massage and bamboo rolling to stretch and gently work muscles. 

The Top to Toe treatment will include a head massage and natural coconut oil hair mask, as well as foot scrub and rub.

Blending wellness throughout the resort, each Casita bathroom will come complete with a unique, highly bespoke Secascent Mixology Case, which will contain pipette bottles of essential oils so guests can create their own scents for shower gel and body lotions. 

An in-room recipe booklet will also inspire guests to turn bathing into an interactive and very personalised wellness experience.

Set off-the-grid, 33 nautical miles from the nearest town, Islas Secas is currently home to four individually-designed Casita sites, sleeping up to a total of just 18 guests on one of the islands. 

Each Casita has been built to feel like its own private sanctuary, offering awe-inspiring ocean views, complete with its own sprawling outdoor deck, plunge pool and thatched-roof cabana. 

SHA Wellness has also announced the launch of two new sustainable properties in different continents in the next two years.