Wellness Meets Happiness

Who doesn’t need a break from everyday life once in a while? We all do, to release, recharge, rejuvenate – and come back home happier, with a burst of fresh energy.

It’s often a challenge to squeeze in time for self-care in our day-to-day. That’s where holidays come in, offering a much-needed escape from the frantic rush of regular life. Sprinkle those holidays with a little “me time” – massages, aromatherapy, meditation, facials… and your level of happiness is bound to skyrocket.

Ragusa Spa at Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel is all about rejuvenation. With its perfect balance of earth tones and Mediterranean aromas, it offers the most comprehensive array of spa treatments in Dubrovnik, and makes you feel special every step of the way. Ragusa Spa is an enchanting space that spans nearly 1000 square metres, featuring both an indoor and an outdoor pool. Adorned in warm, earth-inspired colours and scented with oleander and hibiscus, it offers a range of massages and treatments with a Mediterranean touch.

Katarina Đano, wellness manager at the Ragusa Spa of the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, recommends spending around two hours a day in the wellness area. “Our stress-release programme starts with a relaxing break at the spa zone, where the body prepares for what comes next in the sauna. Follow it up with the Spa Thermal Corcyra body wrap, which includes a body peel and thermal mud wraps from the island of Korčula. Next up is the Mediterranean Bath, offering guests a selection of teas and dried fruits, and then a short break on the wellness patio. By that time, you are already feeling different, relaxed and tuned out of your everyday worries. Then indulge in the Spa Hot Chocolate massage, a chocolate candle massage that also includes a foot rub. As the finale, I recommend the Facial Refresh, a vitamin face treatment, or another facial suited to your skin type”, suggests Katarina Đano.

You can also unwind in the Valamar Collection Girandella Resort in Rabac, on Croatia’s northern coast. If you’d like to dedicate some quality time to yourself, indulge in the relaxing atmosphere of the spa centre with its Finnish sauna, steam bath, aroma sauna, infrared sauna and whirlpool. There are two relaxation areas – one with 20 relaxation chairs and one with Kneipp bath and warm benches. It’s a sauna paradise.

But Valamar Riviera has many hotels with wellness areas: Valamar Collection Girandella Resort and Valamar Sanfior Hotel & Casa in Rabac; Valamar Collection Dubrovnik President Hotel, Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel and Valamar Argosy Hotel in Dubrovnik; Valamar Diamant Hotel & Residence and Valamar Zagreb Hotel in Poreč, Valamar Collection Imperial Hotel on Rab island and Valamar Koralj Hotel and Corinthia Baška Sunny Hotel on Krk island. Steeped in the scents of the Mediterranean surroundings that enhance their relaxing ambience, these modern hideaways provide the best way to escape the everyday and renew your mind, body and soul with a variety of services and facilities and professional staff. Don’t miss them.


Three Treatments With the Fragrance of Croatia That You Need to Try at the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel’s Ragusa Spa.

Carob Body Peel and Olive Oil Massage

Adriatic Sensation combines local natural ingredients to offer a touch of the Mediterranean. The treatment starts with a carob-based body peel, followed by a full body massage with olive and lavender oils as well as Mediterranean pebbles.

Duration: 75 minutes


Massage With Bay Leaf Sachets

The Laurus luxury couple ritual begins with a private steam bath, followed by a body peel with sea salt, a full body massage with warm oils, a facial massage with bay leaf sachets and a stint in the private Jacuzzi. It all ends with fresh fruit, tea and a glass of sparkling wine.

Duration: 180 minutes


Rosemary Flowers and Sea Salt

The Rosmarinus ritual starts with covering the body in thermal mud compresses, sea salt and rosemary flowers to relieve fatigue, followed by a full body massage with warm oil and a Mediterranean bath rich in salt and fragrances.

Duration: 120 minutes

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