A Little Break from Reality: Galgorm Resort and Spa

I love a good spa day. I mean who doesn’t?! That opportunity to completely switch off and unwind in beautiful surroundings doesn’t come along often, so when it does, seize it!

It was my wonderful Mum’s birthday a few months back and given the fact that it was going to be her first without my Dad, my sister and I decided to treat her to something a little more special this year and take her to Galgorm Spa for the day!

We booked the Dawn Package which entitled us to use of the Thermal Village from 8am and a light breakfast served in Elements Café for £49.00 per person. 

We have been lucky enough to have visited Galgorm a few times before so we knew what we were doing and where to find everything though if it is your first time visiting the Spa, the staff are more than accommodating and willing to help.

We spent a few hours enjoying the quiet time in the Thermal Village without too many people about. We enjoyed the jets of the Outdoor Jacuzzis and Jacuzzi pool before we put our robes back on and headed for breakfast at Elements.

The choice was limited (expected) but was filling enough to keep us going through to lunch. It was nice to just enjoy a leisurely breakfast in such lovely surroundings safe in the thought that we could relax some more afterward in the spa.

After breakfast we headed to the indoor fitness pool for some (non-fitness) swimming. Mum completely zoned out on the water beds whilst my sister and I enjoyed a splash and mini Insta photoshoot. 

It amazes me the level of detail that goes into each area. For example, the pebble flooring surrounding the pool is designed in such a way to massage the pressure points in your feet as you walk and stimulate blood flow. The indoor area contains a large Sanarium, snail shower and snow cabin. The Sanarium is set to a lower temperature that the other saunas in the Thermal Village at around 50-60 degrees and is infused with scents to encourage relaxation. The -10 degrees Snow Cabin is a perfect way to cool down after a spell in the Sanarium to encourage circulation and to help with any respiratory problems. I myself enjoyed a simple Instagram Boomerang and hot footed it out of there.

After this we headed to the original indoor pool and used the various massage water jets to work our muscles before enjoying some more time in the various saunas and steam rooms. 10 minutes in the Aroma Grotto really opened up my airways. 

Before leaving we treated ourselves to a little cocktail and snack in Elements. I got a watermelon mojito and whilst it was delicious, it was very pricey at £11 as were the loaded nachos at £7.50.

After our spa day, we got ready and took mum for a lovely meal in the on-site Italian, Fratellis. On Monday’s they have an amazing offer for buy one main, get one free which is a great saving. The service was impeccable and the food and cocktails were wonderful. 

We left, very full and super relaxed for a night cap in the notable Gin Library which houses the most far reaching gin menu in the Country!

What is your favourite way to relax and unwind? Tell me in the comments below!

Thanks for reading!

Lynsey xox

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