Lilly and I finished our MA's this summer and as a graduation present my parents treated us to a day at Villa 32. It is a Relais and Chateaux rated spa and luckily reachable by the Taipei subway. It is located in the leafy neighborhood of Beitu. Below is the actua hot spring that feed the spa before it is piped into bathing pools. You can see the steam rising.
Villa 32 is a spacious garden and spa building. As expected you can't take pictures of the bathing areas but here is a shot of the exterior.
We spent more than 2 hours lounging in their shaded pools and felt very pampered as the staff attentively waited on us. After the soak we had lunch in the house. Their chef is a Michelin rated Italien cook. You can see a little half picture of him on the table. Lilly also liked all the floral arrangements around the villa.
For lunch we were served a simple summer meal of salad, steak or fish, and chocolate icecream with coffee.
A truely fantastic day. Thanks Mom and Dad.