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Review: Aqua Sana at Center Parcs, Woburn Forest, UK

Aqua Sana Pool Center Parcs Woburn Forest The Spa Man

AQUA SANA AT CENTER PARCS SPA

Just 50 minutes from London St Pancras by train, Aqua Sana at Center Parcs, Woburn Forest is as large, as it is impressive. At 7,200sq metres it manages to impress on arrival and retain some delightful secrets so that the spa journey is interesting, varied and enjoyable.

Set deep in the forest, and cut into the side of a hill, the spa makes full use of the splendid views. And inside, the light and airy design blends with soft furnishings, a contemporary colour palette and leafy prints to ensure that the forest theme is evident in a stylish modern way.

There’s no denying, this is a massive spa project. Set over two floors, Aqua Sana boasts 22 treatment rooms; Pedicure Suite; two post treatment relaxation rooms; Serail Mud Suite and 25 experience rooms with varying temperatures from cold through temperate to hot, hot, hot.

Aqua Sana at Centre Parcs Woburn Forest Reflexology Foot BathsTHE SPA EXPERIENCE:

There are so many thermal experiences at Aqua Sana at Centre Parcs Woburn Forest that I missed half of them. I headed straight to the salt steam room to clear my sinuses and help to alleviate a touch of hay fever. The mix of heat and cold experiences is innovative, varied and includes some new features I haven’t come across before.

The six spas are; Fire & Ice, Mineral & Gemstone, Blossom, Herbal, Sensory and Salt; each one with a variety of multi-sensory experience rooms. There’s enough to occupy the most jaded person for a few hours and a spa devotee – a whole day or more.

Aqua Sana Woburn Forest Salt Steam Room - The Spa ManThis is spa on a grand scale (you might say for the masses). Center Parcs has over 600 cabins on site and the spa is also open to day spa guests. They assure me the numbers will be limited to around 160 at any one time. There are ample spaces to rest, relax and chill out throughout the spa with seating, sofas and chill out rooms, but if it’s a hot day and everyone wants to head to the pool it might get a touch crowded.

And speaking of the outdoor pool, I loved it. Powerful water jets and an infinity edge, looking straight out to the trees. It’s a pure forest experience.

Aqua Sana at Center Parks Woburn Forest Blossom Heat Room - The Spa ManTHE BRANDS:

Elemis, Decléor, CND Shellac and Vinylux, Lava Shells, Mii and Kissed by Mii

Aqua Sana Center Parcs Woburn Forest Lava Volcano Sauna

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THE BEST BITS:

The forest views

Salt steam room

Aqua Meditation Room

The outdoor infinity pool

Reflexology foot baths

Blossom Spa

Aqua Sana Woburn Forest Aqua Meditation Room - The Spa Man

ROOM TO IMPROVE:

I thought the spa cafe would have had fresh juices (aside from just orange). And on entry I didn’t understand how to use the reflexology foot baths and wasn’t shown.

THE DETAILS:

Spa Days start from £69 per person

Luxury Spa Breaks in Spa Suites at Aqua Sana at Center Parcs start from £249 per person per night, this includes an overnight stay in a beautiful Spa Suite, access to the spa on arrival and departure days, meals and a spa treatment each.

Treatments start from £16

Spa sessions for guests staying at Center Parcs start from £35 per person

www.aquasana.co.uk

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Alissa says

    Another great review. Feels like the reader is there with you!

    • The Spa Man says

      It was a great spa space, so much to do, and so lovely to have the connection with the forest. I would love to go again.

  2. Mark Burland says

    This read more like and advertisement than a review.

    • The Spa Man says

      Mark, thanks for your feedback. I try not to be overly critical. This is a great location and has had a lot of investment and it shows. this is built for the mass market and I tried to communicate that. I wasn’t ovely impressed with the treatment and in fairness to the therapist left that out.

  3. karen slough says

    fab spa. one of the best I have been to. so many different areas to use. very friendly staff especially waitresses in the café vitale. Free Bucks Fizz for friends birthday was a lovely touch for 6 of us

    • Hi and thanks for your comments. That’s such a lovely surprise for your friend’s birthday. I always recommend Aqua Sana at Woburn Forest to friends looking for a relaxing break in a spa with lots of facilities.

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