Losinj is a vitality island, nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean. A beautiful crown jewel of Croatia, its here you will find a combination of remote lighthouse islets, small fishing villages, and secluded coves. A paradise where beaches and sunshine vie for attention alongside cultural gems, ancient architecture and folk traditions. But even more importantly, the island of Losinj is home to the world-class and heavenly sanctuary of Losinj Hotels and Villas. Here the Roving ambassador found his home and experienced relaxation and leisure like no other.
Part of the Losinj Hotels and Villas family, the Wellness Hotel Aurora and the Spa Hotel Bellevue are known in international circles as being home to two of the best spas and wellness spaces in the world. Modern masterpieces amidst a majestic landscape, each offers world-class services, state-of-the-art facilities and stunning locations.
Wellness Hotel Aurora is a contemporary sensation. Located in the beautiful Sunny Bay,surrounded by a scented pine forest, its sits just 50 metres from the pebble beach and inviting sea.
Dining is an experience and the Roving Ambassador enjoyed regular themed evenings and gourmet delights. Enjoy sundowners overlooking a striking seascape and relax in the Aperitif bar for before or after dinner drinks. For a change of scene, we discovered a host of wonderful and vibey eateries in the nearby town of Mali Losinj; definitely worth a visit.
We were also very busy thanks to the hotel’s eight tennis courts, with private coaches on offer, a bowling alley, crazy golf, beach volleyball, boules, watersports, bicycle rental, and the many walking and hiking trails. There is even a hairdresser’s salon to glam up for the evenings festivities, as well as an Internet corner, newspaper agent, souvenir shop and pediatrician. Essentially the Wellness Hotel Aurora is your glamorous hoome away from home, providing all your every day essentials in a luxurious environment. The hotel also caters for corporate guest, allowing business to take a wonderfully casual feel.
But the piece of de resistance is the hotel’s wellness centre- Laurus SlowSPAAurora- where you can literally soak up the beauty of your surrounds. Across 10 treatment rooms, a team of top-notch beauty physical therapists offer unforgettable treatments, and massages using a blend of ecological essential oils, hydrolates and clays. They also stock SpaRitual products, aluxury vegan and environmentally-friendly lifestyle brand. The Roving Ambassador spent most of his time at the Outdoor Spa, a unique space, where weather permitting, treatments can be experienced as close to Mother Nature as possible. It’s easy to lose yourself to the Relax Zone, which boasts a Finish, Bio and Turkish sauna, aromatised showers with tropical effects, and a Laconium sauna with chromotherapy, unique to the Adriactic region and a must-try experience.
Also on the island of Losinj, you will find Aurora’s sister hotel, the Spa Hotel Bellevue. Situated against another gorgeous backdrop, it is comfortably nestled in a wonderful setting among the treetops of the centuries-old pine trees of the Cikat Park Forest. A VIP tour awaited the Roving Ambassador to experience the hotel’s amazing facilities first hand before its public launch in July this year.
In the idyllic spot, a scented pine forest sitting in the atrium welcomes you into the warm embrace of SPA Hotel Bellevue. Here it’s all about luxurious moments of peace, quiet and contemplation. The hotel first opened its doors in 1966, and has been special destination for rest and relaxation, looking after its guests in an elegant and stylish setting. The revamped SPA Hotel Bellevue will continue its tradition, yet in a designer setting. Superb fittings, modern design, unique fabrics and attention to detail have created a space that exudes comfort, style and elegance. Choose from views of the forest or the sea, whiles some rooms face the atruim, which boasts a garden and lounge area. The Roving Ambassador stayed in a Private Jacuzzi Suite: the ultimate indulgence. Situated at the top of the hotel, this luxurious space luxurious space boasts a private Jacuzzi and encompasses complete peace and quiet. A wonderful place for contemplation, it also provides deluxe provides deluxe amenities including a wonderful pillow menu; the ultimate indulgence in slumber comfort.
Croatia is renown for its elegant mix of Mediterranean and international cuisine with fresh seafood being a delicious delicacy and SPA Hotel Bellevue is no different. We were wowed by the team of skilled chefs who create a mix of daily dishes with tradition and contemporary elements all using the freshest ingredients; homegrown from the island. Dine at the Pin & Oli restaurant, Bava on the terrace and the lounge bar and Le Grand Bleu Club, while the pool bar was on hand to quench our thirst after a long day on the beach.
While the hotel is built with leisure in mind, there is also a professional offering for small business gatherings and conferencing.State of the art technology and technical support staff, combine for an idyllic location for corporate team building or meetings.
However, it’s not the just amazing accommodation that will ensure that we and the hotel’s future guests will keep coming back nor the unique architecture of the hotel. it’s also not the cooking prowess of the chef or the wonderful facilities on offer… instead SPA Hotel Bellevue has carved itself an international reputation as offering some of the best spa facilities in the world.
In fact the island of Losinj has been known for centuries for its healing climate and the Spa Clinic takes advantage of the terrain’s herbal and floral remedies and age-old concoctions. The Spa Clinic, known as La Vie en Rose, combines ancient techniques and modern knowledge in a beautifully restful environment.
But this is not just a massage and beauty parlour. There is such a wide range of treatments on offer that many guests only visit the hotel to partake in its offerings. With a range of cosmetic, holistic and medical treatments, there is something for everyone. Individual programmes can be designed too, performed under the supervision of experts, using the latest products and medical technology on hand. Treatments and courses include Anti-aging medicine, Nutrition, Aesthetic- beauty medicine such as laser treatments, Face Care, Styling treatments and many more.
In the Spa Zone you will find a number of saunas including the Finnish, Bio and Turkish sauna. There is also a Hammam whirlpool, which begs a dip and a variety of beverages and snacks on offer. To end off a day in indulgence, the Roving Ambassador retreated to the Relaxation Zones for post treatment comfort.
Here a winter garden, and a spectacular indoor and outdoor seawater swimming pool welcome you. For the energetic a well equipped Fit Zone is on offer with a Yoga and Pilates studio. Other activities include cycling, running, trekking, hiking, tennis, soccer, and watersport.
After a day or two of pure relaxation at the Spa Clinic, it was time for us to hit the pool again. The spacious outdoor seawater swimming pool is a jewel set among a crown of tall pine trees. Overlooking the warm golden beach, the crystal clear sea and pool provide a cool respite from the hot summer. Sitting in a nearby deckchair is also the perfect way to while away the hours, while attentive staff are on hand for every whim… another cocktail please.
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Getting there: The stunning collection of Losinj Hotels & Villas in the beautiful country of Croatia is brought to you by Air Namibia on their international route to Frankfurt, with a short connection flight on their code share partner Lufthansa to Zagreb Paradise awaits.
Special offer: Air Namibia Frequent flyers and Onboard Guests can enjoy special benefits and upgrades when travelling to Losinj with Air Namibia, including, up to 20% discount on holidays 7 days or more, upgrades to glorious suites overlooking the Adriatic, a complimentary massage in one of our wellbeing Spa’s and when booking 7 nights at The Bellevue (launching September 2014) you will enjoy two nights room only with our compliments!