Island Surf Beauty & Spa which provides all your beauty and relaxation choices opened its doors in September 2013 at Smugglers Cove Wailoaloa Beach and after becoming extremely busy opened their second larger spa in Denarau Road at the start of November 2014.
The Spas offer a range of spa treatments and products to suit your needs. The spas are under the operation of its Managing Director, Ian Thomson who originally was from Christchurch, New Zealand but had fallen in love with Fiji , its people , its warmth and beauty .
In the last 40 years, Ian had visited many Pacific and Indian Ocean islands as surfing and sailing has always been his passion . Once he arrived in Fiji, Ian decided that he had found his paradise and in 1998 purchased land in Fiji before returning home. In 2001 he moved permanently making Fiji his home .
Ian made a new investment and to keep his passion alive, he ran a sailing charter company for 12 years skippering boats all around Fiji as there was ample infrastructure to run his surfing and sailing business.
Growing up in Fiji, Priya has a drive to explore many different ideas and possibilities. She is currently also studying to be an accountant while at the same time co-running both spas and a surf boutique also at Smugglers Cove with Ian.
She has great focus on the beauty side of the spas and thus she is very attentive with the quality of responsibilities presented by all their therapists to maintain very high standards in both the spas. To support this, constant up grading and clinics are part of our philosophy to provide the best for our clients. Priya is a great motivator and monitors progress in all areas of the spas development.
Their Interest in such a business venture developed as Ian and Priya could see a large gap in the spa market in Fiji. You could either pay excessively for a good massage or if you wanted an inexpensive massage it tended to be in noisy and unhygienic environments.
The solution to this was to operate their spas with beautiful ambience and prices set realistically for locals as well as tourists . The business started on a small scale with just one spa two and a half years ago, situated at Smugglers Cove resort with just one beauty therapist and masseuse. As the demand kept growing they expanded doubling the size of the first spa with 4 therapists and opening the second spa in Denarau Road with 6 therapists a receptionist and driver for resort pick ups .
Their main objective from the start was to be the best value spa in Fiji by providing exceptional quality treatments at extremely realistic prices. The results came quickly to achieving their goal as the best all round value Spa in Fiji . Since the start we have received great feedback from all our customers with many return customers both tourists and locals .
We continue to grow and evolve taking care to always improve what we do and strive as a team to achieve the best .