If you haven’t heard of Bota Bota, you’re missing out! Montreal’s Old Port is home to one of the coolest spas: Bota Bota. It’s on a boat docked in the Old Port, just waiting for you to climb aboard and treat yourself to an unforgettable experience. Here are five reasons to visit over and over again:
1. The Water Circuit
They offer an ongoing promotion during weekdays: $35 to do the Water Circuit either before 11:00am or after 6:00pm. This includes: multiple Nordic Baths of varying temperatures (from hot tubs to cold baths), a dry sauna, a steam room, two large swimming pools, and a silent hot pool at the front of the boat with a breathtaking view of the city’s skyline. This circuit is the epitome of relaxation. Depending on what day and time you visit, the price can go up to $70.
2. Space Treatments
If you really want to get pampered, you can throw in an extra treatment or two. They offer: massages (therapeutic or relaxation), facials, manicures, pedicures, and mom-to-be treatments. These different additions cost anywhere from $10-$135. If you’ve had a long week and need a little rejuvenation, you know where to go.
3. Easy to Access Food and Drinks
When you arrive at Bota Bota you are given a robe, a towel, and a wristband with a FOB inside that allows you to walk around freely without having to carry any of your valuables. The FOB acts as a key to your locker as well as a personal ID number so that you can order food, drinks, and treatments that will then be charged directly to your card. Enjoy a refreshing Mojito, a delicious spaghetti squash salad or some seared salmon while takin in the sun on the deck.
4. Fitness Classes
For either $20 or $45 with access to the water circuit, there are pilates classes every Monday evening. Yoga classes are also on offer, combine it with the water circuit and you just might be the most relaxed you’ve ever been. An evening of fitness and relaxation at Bota Bota is the perfect detox, both physically and mentally.
5. The Atmosphere
You’ll forget all about stress. Bota Bota is all about soothing the senses: the smell of essential oils, the sound of ambient spa music and the feel of comfy seating. There is also an entire floor where you can’t speak.
Don’t let stress get the best of you, go refresh! Bota Bota won’t break the bank, so check out their water circuit and enjoy a treat from everyday life.
Location Info: corner McGill and De la Commune West