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MartDM
01-15-2011, 10:45 PM
For those of you who have experienced the spa villas, I'm hoping you can give me some direction on this. I've read a couple of post suggesting that swimsuits are mandatory/highly advised while enjoying the verandah jacuzzi. Is this so?

Seems sort of contrary to the whole spa experience which, of course, typically involves you being in your birthday suit under a robe and any soaking in a jacuzzi or tub being au naturale. I'll do it if necessary/mandatory/customary of course, but I just think it's odd I'd be expected to into my swimsuit to soak for, what, 15 minutes, and then have to peel a soaking wet suit off to get my massage.

What was your experience?

HallsofVA
01-15-2011, 10:58 PM
It's not mandatory, but seems to be expected. We honestly didn't know that we needed to bring them, until they asked if we wanted to change into swimsuits. We offered to run back to the room to get them (not an easy task since we were far aft) but they said it was okay if we went without them.

Now, given how exposed that verandah is to the outside, if I were doing the spa villa on a port day, I think the suit might be mandatory, or you risk flashing everyone next to you in port. We were at sea, so maybe that's why they didn't push the suit issue.

jel0511
01-16-2011, 07:00 AM
I didn't know swimsuits were required until I received my confirmation call and it reminded me to bring one. There is a hook located next to the hot tub where you can hang your suit after your finished to let it drip dry. Mine ended up still being soaked and I just wore my cover up back to my room and I was given a bag for my wet suit. I wouldn't say they're required, just highly recommended.

MartDM
01-16-2011, 08:48 AM
OK, thanks to you both for the info!

I guess I hadn't considered the modesty issue on a port day since I'll be there on a sea day. Like I said though, barring personal modesty issues, it seems odd to require a suit at the spa where everything else is bare skin. But, hey, I'll just be happy to be there, even if I have wrestle out of a sticky wet suit midway through the experience :D

jdybnsn
01-16-2011, 09:05 AM
If you are in the first spa villa on the Magic I would definitely recommend one :eek: - we had a couple of CMs overlooking us, chatting over the railings, on the top deck during our couple's choice session. They may not have been partcularly aware of us, but we were in clear view in the jacussi, and we found their presence most distracting (not least, as we were on our honeymoon). ....:mad:

Frustratingly, the spa attendants had left us for our "alone" time, so we had no way of getting them moved along.

We complained after, but the spa and DCL just kept passing the buck back and foreward, and it took major persistence by us to even get the smallest compensation for what was a ruined (and expensive) experience).:mad:

HallsofVA
01-16-2011, 09:08 AM
The villas we were in had a bunch of additional coverings that seemed to have been added to keep it well covered from viewing. We couldn't see anywhere where anyone could see us. We did however hear folks talking, and weren't sure if they were above us, or in the villa next to us.

epcotrulz
01-16-2011, 09:29 AM
We've done the Spa Villa twice, both times in our birthday suit, both times at sea, no one ever mentioned wearing a bathing suit??

penguinaddict
01-16-2011, 09:47 AM
Hi everyone, glad I stumbled on this thread. We're headed on our first cruise and have booked the couples villa spa. Your info and tips are extremely helpful!

Another question for you folks: are we able to bring adult drinks with us? Plastic containers?? Wine in our own drink cups??

Thanks!

Shelebeen
01-16-2011, 12:18 PM
We have done this twice as well - both at sea and never brought suits or even considered it... no one mentioned it to us either.

They do have water available during the hottub portion and then you get the tea and fruit at the end. I am sure if you wanted to bring your own wine for afterwards, you could. I think you can also pay for champagne for after the massage/treatment portion.

MartDM
01-16-2011, 09:12 PM
Hmm, well now I'm confused again. I guess I'll bring the suit along just in case and if I can soak without it, so be it.

kcashner
01-16-2011, 09:17 PM
We did it on a port day, right at scheduled departure time and (as above) were reminded to bring swimsuits.

inkkognito
01-16-2011, 10:31 PM
The swimsuit reminder must be new. DH and I have done it in the buff at sea, and the way it is set up, you could close off the front and not be seen. Just remember, your neighbors CAN hear you...the people next door to us once apparently forgot that in the heat of the moment and my ears got way too much information on the goings-on on their villa deck. :scared1:

mindelmouse
01-17-2011, 06:12 AM
I don't remember be reminded to bring my suit, but I wore it there and took it off for when we got in the jacuzzi. My complaint about that experience was that the jacuzzi was so hot that after 5 minutes, DH and I got out and sat on the recliner in our robes for fear of passing out.

jaurban
01-17-2011, 08:45 PM
No suit notice for me and I did not need one. I did not find the edge of the tub close enough to the window to bother me. It was windy - in Cozumel, so I think she had part of the door to the verandah closed off. If there was a ship docked next to you though I might wear one.

Silly Little Pixie
01-17-2011, 09:12 PM
DH and I did the spa villas on the morning we went to Key West. No swimsuit reminder was given, and we were in the buff for our jacuzzi time. We pulled into port just as we were served the fruit and tea at the end of our experience. I was glad the robe was big on me and wrapped around me securely! I could definitely see where if you were having the jacuzzi time on a port day, some people might feel more comfortable in a swimsuit. On a sea day I would forgo the swimsuit again, JMO.

We loved the spa villa experience!

blallred
01-17-2011, 10:43 PM
I have done the villa experience before but I don't recall something. Do they drain the hot tub in between uses? I can't imagine getting in the water after a couple just had "relations" in it. Ewwww...

LuluLovesDisney
08-12-2011, 01:11 PM
I have done the villa experience before but I don't recall something. Do they drain the hot tub in between uses? I can't imagine getting in the water after a couple just had "relations" in it. Ewwww...

Did we ever find out the answer to this question?? I never thought people would have "relations" in the hot tub here. I mean, they know other people will need to use it after them!

tde1969
08-12-2011, 02:47 PM
Oh yes they do drain them. Not sure how much they clean them.

SuperRob
08-12-2011, 03:00 PM
I'm assuming that the swimsuit reminders are only for when they're going to be docked. But everyone knows what happens in the spa villa stays in the spa villa. :rolleyes1

WDWKevin
08-12-2011, 05:34 PM
A word of warning for the Dream... you are in FULL VIEW of the wing bridge!!! I was getting out of the Jacuzzi (in the buff) just as an officer walked on the wing. :rotfl2:

SuperRob
08-12-2011, 05:41 PM
A word of warning for the Dream... you are in FULL VIEW of the wing bridge!!! I was getting out of the Jacuzzi (in the buff) just as an officer walked on the wing. :rotfl2:

Pay it no mind. That's just the perk of being an officer on that ship. :rotfl:

AZMermaid
08-12-2011, 10:25 PM
My question is with this and the Rasul (spelling?). Are most people "intimate" during these experiences? I can't figure out if that is sort of a given!

SuperRob
08-12-2011, 10:47 PM
My question is with this and the Rasul (spelling?). Are most people "intimate" during these experiences? I can't figure out if that is sort of a given!

It's assumed by the staff. Some would even say "encouraged." :woohoo:

Makayna
08-12-2011, 10:49 PM
My question is with this and the Rasul (spelling?). Are most people "intimate" during these experiences? I can't figure out if that is sort of a given!

I find it weird that NOWHERE on the website does it say that this is a couple's treatment. AND, when you go to reserve it online, it only asks for one name, but all of the couple's treatments that SAY that they're couple's treatments allow you to put two names there. But it is FOR SURE still a couple's treatment, right? Can anyone just off the ship confirm that exotic rasul is DEFINITELY still a couple's treatment?! :confused3

girl_barrie
08-12-2011, 11:13 PM
We did the Spa Villa twice and never even thought about wearing a suit. We weren't in view of anyone as far as we could tell. If someone wanted to gaze at us in all of our glory, go for it! We're not perfect, but we work out... LOL:hippie: (Not an exhibitionist per se, but not ashamed of the human body at all.)
As far as if they clean the jacuzzi tubs, I know for a fact that they do. And they use a disinfectant. I am a little bit of a germ freak - so I asked. We also saw our spa girls drain, scrub & clean the jacuzzi with our own eyes on our last Spa Villa. We had become pretty friendly with our therapists & stayed pretty late afterward - chatting & sharing our huge plate of Palo dessert. :dance3:
The Exotic Rasul is MOST DEFINITELY a couples thing!! Even though only 1 party is named. You'd have a pretty tough time reaching some of those "out of the way" spots all by yourself!! :rolleyes1

SuperRob
08-13-2011, 09:04 AM
I find it weird that NOWHERE on the website does it say that this is a couple's treatment. AND, when you go to reserve it online, it only asks for one name, but all of the couple's treatments that SAY that they're couple's treatments allow you to put two names there. But it is FOR SURE still a couple's treatment, right? Can anyone just off the ship confirm that exotic rasul is DEFINITELY still a couple's treatment?! :confused3

Count on Disney to be discreet. But of course it's a couple's thing. As long as you booked the Couple's Spa Villa (which you did), you're good. They just need one person's name on the reservation.

Makayna
08-13-2011, 09:35 AM
Count on Disney to be discreet. But of course it's a couple's thing. As long as you booked the Couple's Spa Villa (which you did), you're good. They just need one person's name on the reservation.

I meant the exotic rasul. But, I see that someone else said that it's FOR SURE a couple's thing, so I think we're good. :)

myheartlivesatwdw
08-13-2011, 09:40 AM
I have done the villa experience before but I don't recall something. Do they drain the hot tub in between uses? I can't imagine getting in the water after a couple just had "relations" in it. Ewwww...

:sick: