When they go to France, most of the people in Belgium go to the Côte d’Azur or the Provence, but one could also stay closer to home, in the beautiful village of Quiberon, in Brittany. This is where the charming Sofitel Quiberon Thalassa & Spa is located. ‘Thalassa’, the Greek word for ‘sea’. Here, you can escape the city and its hectic life for a while and retrieve your inner well-being. There’s even a personalized detox programme if you like, so you won’t have to worry about putting on some weight during your stay. On the contrary: you’ll go back home feeling all fit & zen.
Sofitel Quiberon in Brittany is no ordinary spa resort. The hotel is well-known for its exclusive ocean water treatments. Seawater contains many living organisms and everything our skin needs. The only drawback? It can only be preserved for 13 hours. That’s why they make sure that there’s fresh seawater for the treatments and the swimming pool every day.
The personalized treatments are composed with great care. Our days were quite filled. The treatments are all very exclusive and unique, executed by the best experts. You can hardly find them anywhere else. My favorites were the Slimming Jet Shower, where they use high-pressure jets to blast your body with healing ocean water, which is good for your skin and circulation. I also enjoyed the Yoga very much, where a private teacher makes you more aware of your breathing. This enables you to reach a zen state more easily, which can be useful in stressful times. All the treatments in L’Espace Beauté I thoroughly enjoyed from head to toe. Like a full-body scrub and a full-body massage with the exclusive KOS oil, and a firming facial. You can both see and feel the results immediately, which is what I loved so much about it.
They work with natural and mineral makeup brand jane iredale, a brand that I fully support. The jane iredale products won’t damage your skin when you use them, on the contrary: they will improve your skin.
Willem enjoyed his Vichy Shower Modelage the most. They showered him with ocean water, while giving him a wonderful full-body massage. The perfect relaxation after his work-out on the Alter-G, an exclusive exerciser which makes you run with limited gravity, which enables you to train better. Normally this type of equipment is reserved for professional athletes, so he thought it was pretty cool.
During breakfast, lunch and dinner, but also when you’re in the pool, you can enjoy the breathtaking view. One of those views that you just can’t get enough of: you’re entirely surrounded Brittany’s magnificent nature and sea. Not only the hotel is worth its 5 stars, the kitchen and staff deserve a star as well. Here, you can enjoy a gastronomic meal prepared with fresh, local ingredients like the fish of the day and other seafood. It’s also definitely worth it to leave your hotel room and go outside. Quiberon is a very picturesque little town by the sea. I recommend renting a bike from the hotel to explore the town in a different way. A nice walk along the beach or in the dunes, having ice cream or a drink at one of the many outdoor cafés or even going shopping in one of the local boutiques: I’d go back anytime.
It’s the perfect way to spend time together. It also seems like the ideal location for a detox weekend right before your wedding, together with your mom and/or bridesmaids.
I would like to thank A Luxury Approach PR Agency in particular Cheryl Krekels en Andrée Senelle and the people from Sofitel Quiberon Thalassa Spa for the unforgettable trip!