5 Star Hotels Spa Spain

SO/ Spa Health Club – the wellness oasis in Sotogrande

New to the Costa del Sol, the SO/ Spa Heath Club Sotogrande brings a new level of refinement and style to wellness in Southern Spain.

Reception at SO/ Spa Health Club Sotogrande

I returned to SO/ Sotogrande to visit the recently opened SO/ Spa Health Club. This striking new building that appears to seamless blend with the landscape, thanks to its living roof. Inside this modern, clean architectural lines are softened with arches, traditional materials, and surprising murals that catch the eye.

SO/ Sotogrande, an upscale resort in the elite enclave of Sotogrande takes a holistic approach to sharing the best of the Andalucian luxury lifestyle. Here is a harmonious integration of the past with the vibrancy of the present, and healthy balance between refined indulgence and luxurious wellness, writes Andrew Forbes (The Luxury Editor).

There are two areas: SO/ FIT and SO/ SPA.

25 Metre Lap Pool

8 Treatment Suites

Beauty Salon Suite

Hammam Suite

Recovery Zone

Luxury Changing Rooms

Flotation Experience

Cryotherapy

Hydrotherapy

Hot & Cold Plunge pools

Sauna & Steam Room

Yoga & Relaxation Pavilion

SO/ FIT is a is a comprehensive fitness centre that is executed with avant-garde flair. Open 24/7, the spaces are equipped with the very latest in fitness equipment and complemented by classes and personal trainers.

The 20 metre indoor saltwater pool is part of an impressive aquatonic wet space including thermal and hydro pools, and hot tubs that connect the inside with the outside terrace and garden with views to the golf course and Mediterranean.

SO/ SPA is the sparkling new sanctuary to health and wellbeing. Guests are greeted and offered an herbal infusion in the eclectic yet calming reception. Then it’s on to the luxury changing areas, beautifully equipped with everything you need.

Your spa therapist will meet you and take you to the private treatment rooms. Each of these architectural statements are a private oasis of zen tranquillity. Here curated, signature treatments with the expected SO/ playful twist are provided by trained therapists; and all with views of the golf course and countryside.

The treatment rooms are probably the best I have seen – double height spaces, filled with natural light and very well sound-proofed. The massage beds are wide, perfectly prepared with soft heated mattress, and the little details that count like the dish of flowers floating in water below the head rest.

Additional spa services include cryotherapy and flotation.

This is quite a spectacular spa.

Also, I am told that salon services including on-trend cosmetology, can be experienced in the health club or in the guest rooms and suites.