SPARKLE SPA IN TAIPEI, TAIWAN
SPArkle is more than just a clever name, it’s also the way to describe how you’ll feel and look after a visit to this premier spa in Taipei. Sparkle is a high-end boutique day spa that integrates elements from both the Eastern and Western areas to create a beautiful and contemporary atmosphere. Their goal is to provide the ultimate luxurious relaxation experience. Count me in! I came from a 14 hour flight from LA to Taiwan which was arduous and the humidity left me longing for some much needed rejuvenation and relaxation. Luckily, Sparkle specializes in the kind of tranquil treatment your body needs.
You definitely get that luxurious and modern vibe when you walk into the spa. It is a perfect serene and western feel mixed with hints of exotic Asian culture, different from any other spa in Taipei.
Sparkle is located in a high-rise building on the 17th building and you will immediately see its sparkly sign.
The spa itself is aesthetically beautiful, hip, and modern with great colors and sleek furnishings.
Everything is just very appealing to your senses from the decor to the aromas. Every little detail is accounted for in bringing you the absolute best experience.
They start you off with an iPad for you to browse their extensive treatments and the amount of care you need on your visit. While you mull it over, you’re provided a soothing and delicious cup of tea. They also provide a variety of other treatments from massages, facials, hydrating and rejuvenation treatments, and even pregnancy spa treatments!
After picking out our treatment, we were led to a beautiful, private room. There are 5 rooms total. What I love about the spa is it is secluded and private from all the hustle and bustle in the city. Most spas in Taiwan are street level and you can still feel the rush of people and traffic. However, at Sparkle we opted for a couples massage and the room (one of five) was spacious, modern, and had a fantastic view of the city with Sparkle being on the 17th floor.
The amenities in the room are incredible. Blair, the manager at Sparkle, informed us that the room is created to be your one stop for everything you need when traveling to freshen up. They did think of everything with a shower (with a steam option), sauna, and almost every single skin, hair, and face product you could need. Again attention to detail is key because they even had contact lens cases and tweezers!
You are also provided with great quality skin and hair products to wash your hair to moisturizing your face.
Everything is so convenient together in one room with such a luxurious and modern setting.
The private sauna room was such a luxury to have because most spas are shared with general public. This was a very special experience to have it all to myself and sweat it out!
In addition to all the great amenities, Sparkle also provides comfortable bathrobes and a closet where you can put all your belongings.
It was tremendous during the day with the natural light just pouring in and an amazing view of the city on the 17th floor. This truly is what made Sparkle Spa different from others – this fabulous view where you can soak and relax in the bathtub.
Lina and Cherry were our therapists for our couples massage and facial. All of the staff at Sparkle speaks English so foreigners can feel very comfortable asking for exactly what you need.
Lina was such a great masseuse, she knew exactly which areas to massage and the right amount of pressure needed. She also would check in to ensure the pressure point was ok. It is truly a fantastic massage to get every single knot out. Cherry was equally impressive. Her purifying facial treatment makes your skin feel smooth and enriched. The masks and deep cleaning creams they use are detoxifying and pure. On top of that, her arm, shoulder, and head massage makes all your troubles melt away.
All of this happens on their brand new massage beds that were so comfortable I could have just slept on them all day long.
I could also lounge here all day!
After your treatment is finished, you’ll be greeted with a tea set with light refreshments and fruits for the nourishment you need to continue your travels.
Taiwan is known for having great spas, beauty salons, and massage parlors and after trying a couple on my recent trip, I can safely say Sparkle is as good as it gets. I really didn’t even realize we spent over 3 hours at Sparkle because the time just whisks away when you’re indulging in paradise away from the crowded city. At Sparkle, California cool meets far east spirituality to make for a comforting spa experience that is perfect for travelers! Big thanks to the entire Sparkle team, they definitely know how to deliver an unforgettable experience