Spa holiday in Val Gardena: so much more than just a sauna and pool
WELLNESS. It’s an ominous, auspicious word. But what does it actually signify? Simply a steamy infusion or the bubbling of a whirlpool? One thing I’m sure of: wellness is much more than that. And if you want to find out how much more, then you must come to the Granvara.
The wellness experience begins before you have even roused yourself from your bed. In the new garden suite, a living tree awakens the senses. You feel as if you are in your own miniature kingdom. In a place you have only ever dreamed about. The day begins not in a narrow shower cubicle, but in a king-size MEMO bathtub that plays your favourite songs. It doesn’t get any better than this – or so you think! You step out onto the terrace for the first time and feel the sun on your skin. You gaze at the incredibly beautiful panorama. And you already find yourself mesmerised by the mountains...
Wellness in Val Gardena means experiencing nature up close and personal. The Granvara is a Relais du Silence, located in front of a quiet alpine backdrop, surrounded by a 15,000 m2 garden complex. From here, you can set off in peace to discover the mystical Dolomite mountains. Close your eyes and you will hear nothing but the rustling of leaves and birdsong. Switch off in a landscape that is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and that seems to act as a magnet to those in search of tranquillity. Enjoy this incredible mental detox! If you’ve ever stood in the lush countryside after a long period of absence, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Sport is also an important feature of a spa holiday in Val Gardena for me. If you prefer the indoors to the outdoors and enjoy setting your own agenda, then the new gym at the Granvara is perfect for you. Here you will find the newest machines and great views to motivate you.
Then it’s time for “wellness” in the traditional sense: splash around in the warm water against a backdrop of unique cliffs and infinite forests. Enjoy a massage in total serenity. Sweat your tensions away as you enjoy herbal fragrances. Time seems to stand still and yet, passes much too quickly. You could happily luxuriate in this experience forever.
Fortunately, the evening brings the highlight of the day, making your wellness experience truly complete. The new restaurant serves the finest gourmet delicacies, while the stars glisten through the glass facade. And once your appetite is satisfied, a sense of blissful tiredness overwhelms you. Not exhaustion, but a contented sleepiness – and with it a joyful anticipation of what tomorrow will bring.
To me, wellness is all these things. Wellness at the Granvara Relais & Spa Hotel. Wellness in Val Gardena, my place of eternal longing.
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