Spas and treatments are available in all kinds of places but campsites are not usually associated with pampering self-indulgence.
Recharge and refresh
Interestingly, campsites have also embraced this recent trend. Some have developed impressive, purpose-built centres with a range of the latest treatments and facilities, from thalassotherapy to hot stone treatments. Indeed certain continental campsites have spas that would put many UK centres to shame: havens of tranquillity, well equipped, from the latest technology down to the perfect fluffy robes, and exuding zen-like calm.
Many campsites consider themselves great holiday destinations, but also offer the chance to relax, unwind and indulge in their wellbeing facilities. Maybe you’re looking for a high quality modern campsite with the very latest in on-site spa facilities; or perhaps you fancy a great campsite where you can sneak off and indulge in an occasional massage.
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Choosing your spa campsite
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and treatments are a very personal thing. The bottom line is to ensure a balance between great treatments and a location with the right facilities, whether it’s numerous activities for the children to enjoy or a good restaurant serving local cuisine. So be sure to check with the campsite directly regarding your own specific questions and requirements.
- Campsites with bespoke spa centres, often as a stand alone complex with all the ‘trimmings’ you’d expect of a high quality establishment. Staying on-site is as convenient as it gets.
A number of Hungarian campsites are actually situated on thermal springs and have huge naturally heated pools, as well as a range of specialist treatments. Others in the Netherlands, Germany and Italy also boast impressive centres.
- Campsites which offer spa treatments
Examples: many sites have treatment centres within The main campsite. Camping Resort de la Rive in the Landes, France has just opened such a facility.
- Campsites close to spas or in centres renowned for spa facilities
Examples: some campsites in southwest France, around Bordeaux, are well placed for local spas offering grape pip body-scrub treatments; in coastal Brittany many campsites are not far from spas specialising in invigorating and cleansing thalassotherapy.
Best campsites for Spas:
Yelloh! Village le Chateau de Fonrives - Villeréal, Aquitaine
Camping Domaine de Chalain - Doucier, Franche-Comté
Le Grand Calme Camping (Adults only) - Saint Aygulf, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Camping Spiaggia Lago di Caldonazzo - Calceranica al Lago, Trentino - Alto Adige
Baia Domizia Villaggio Camping - Baia Domizia, Campania
Camping La Torre del Sol - Montroig, Cataluña-Catalunya
Camping Resort Sangulí Salou - Salou, Cataluña-Catalunya
with thermal pools/baths:
Castrum Thermal Camping Lenti - Lake Balaton and District, Hungary
Thermal Camping Sárvár - Upper Danube, Hungary
Camping Terme 3000 - Moravske Toplice, Slovenia