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Europe’s largest mountain spa, Caldea is a must when visiting Andorra. Housed in a large mirror-covered church-like building in Escaldes-Engordany, it measures a whopping 30,000 m2. Reminiscent of a water park, this huge complex is filled with many different pools, jacuzzis, hydromassage jets and waterfalls. All this is fed by natural thermal spring water which comes in at a scalding 70 ºC, before being cooled to varying temperatures. The water is rich in natural elements such as sulphur, sodium, sulphates and calcium, and there’s even a special spa area for kids.
Parc de la Mola, 10, Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra +376 800 999
Located in the ski resort of Arinsal, the Hotel Princesa Parc offers guests a calming spa area, perfect for relaxing those muscles after hitting the slopes. Spend your time here sweating it out in one of two saunas, chilling out in the hammam, unwinding in the hydromassage pools, cooling yourself at the ice fountain and soothing your body at the marble caldarium. The spa also offers massages and various beauty treatments such as wraps and facials.
Crta. General d’Arinsal, Arinsal, Andorra +376 736 400
Situated right in the middle of the Pyrenees, next to the Grandvalira ski area, sits the 5,000 m2 area of the Sport Wellness Mountain Spa. A quiet haven in the middle of nature, it sits at 1,850 metres above sea level, and is the ideal spot for relaxing. The spa’s water circuit takes you through a ritual of bathing in hydrotherapy pools of varying temperatures, counter-current swimming, bubble massage beds and open-air hydrotherapy jacuzzis. When you’ve completed the circuit, ease your body in the Turkish bath, caldarium, sensation showers, tepidarium, ice fountains and Finnish sauna.
Crta. General 2, Soldeu, Canillo, Andorra +376 870 510
Attached to the Caldea spa complex, you’ll find Inúu, Andorra’s newest wellness centre. A world of peace and tranquility, it’s the ultimate silent escape. As well as large cascading bubbling pools, there are private spa areas and various treatment rooms. Complete your wellness journey with a treatment based around one of four themes – mind and body, aqua, sensorial or nutrition. The centre also has its own restaurant serving up delicious and healthy cuisine.
Parc de la Mola, 10, Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra +376 804 999
Located in El Serrat, in the northwest of Andorra, the Spa Xalet Bringué is an innovative Greco-Roman-inspired wellness area. Filled with tiles and images of ancient Greek and Roman statues, it has features based on old Roman baths, such as a caldarium, tepidarium and frigidarium. Other elements include a Finnish sauna, hammam, ice bath, Scottish shower and aero-massage jets.
Another of the Andorra’s excellent spa hotels is the Hotel Roc Blanc. Located in Escaldes-Engordany, this thermal spa offers all the latest in hydrotherapy treatments. Fed by natural mineral hot springs, the thermal waters here gush out at 70 °C, and are filled with sulphide and sulphur ions. The waters are particularly effective for treating bone problems, arthritis and respiratory issues. Other features include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and cardio area.
Plaça Coprínceps, 5, Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra +376 871 400
The Termes Carlemany Hotel Spa Centre is also located in Escaldes-Engordany and is an ideal romantic spa break for couples. With soft lighting, candles and soothing music, the spa area includes a Turkish bath, sauna, relaxation area, UVA room, hydromassage jets and jacuzzis.
Av. Carlemany, 4, Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra +376 870 050
The Espace Wellness at the Hotel Plaza is a zen space in the capital of Andorra de la Vella, which looks like it belongs in Thailand rather than a small mountain principality. With oriental decor and inspiration, it features elements such as a shower temple, hammam, sauna, jacuzzi, crystal fountain and spa circuit. All the treatments here also inspired by the Far East.
C/ NaMaria Pla 19-21, Andorra la Vella, Andorra +376 879 444
Located in the ski station of Soldeu, one of Andorra’s best, the spa at the Hotel Piolets is a 1,000 m2 area of mountain relaxation. Opening right out into nature, it features both indoor and outdoor spaces, with stunning mountain views. Features include contrast showers, treatment cubicles, a sauna, whirlpool baths and jacuzzis. There are also special family spa sessions here, so you can take the kids along.
Carretera General, Soldeu, Andorra +376 871 787
With lots of natural rock and oak wood, the Grau Roig hotel spa is a tranquil nature-filled oasis. Decorated with warming colours and subtle lighting, it offers a swimming pool, whirlpool, Finnish sauna and steam bath. Even the massage cubicles here feel at one with nature, with walls covered in living plants and grass.