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Best Spas in Slovenia To Get Well & Stay Relaxed
Slovenia is a small green dot on the world map, situated right in the heart of Europe. With unspoiled nature and opulent spa and wellness offers, the country never ceases to amaze. Slovenia may be small, but with the diverse natural and mineral springs scattered all over the region, it certainly can satisfy every spa and wellness taste, even for the most demanding guests.
It was the Romans who first recognized the health benefits obtained from local waters. We can thank the Romans who developed highly sophisticated thermal springs, spas, and saunas, which we still use in some form today.
Spa and wellness tourism has a long tradition in Slovenia. Recorded mentions of Dolenjske Toplice/Spa dates back to 1228, and pools accompanying guest homes made their debut in 1767. In the modern-day, wellness and spa tourism is the only one that hasn’t suffered negative recession influences and instead has managed to grow and develop.
Why is that, you ask? Three main reasons:
- Spa and wellness offers are available and at your service all year round, in all weather conditions.
- Awareness of a healthy and holistic lifestyle is not just on the rise but becoming the new normal. The vast diversity of treatments, exercises, and products from all over the world are more available than ever. It seems like everyone is an expert on a balanced diet or mind-body wellbeing.
- The European population isn’t getting any younger, and the need to address more health issues with the aging is growing rapidly.
And who doesn’t want to stay fit and look gorgeous as long as possible, feeling healthy in every life stage?
Help is at hand with over 130 spa and wellness resorts in Slovenia and their exclusive and diverse selection of beauty-body-mind treatments. Slovenia is home to 87 natural thermal springs with water temperatures between 32 and 73 degrees Celsius. Visitors will be pampered at these springs and resorts, from medical therapy (related to the convalescence and rehabilitation) to aesthetic and cosmetic sessions of pure relaxation and pleasure.
To help you choose the perfect oasis of relaxation in Slovenia, let’s take a closer look at 15 certified Natural Health Resorts with their excellent medical services. Most are located in inland Slovenia, except for two resorts on the coast. All have their own specific features, treatments for different conditions, and healing characteristics of the thermal water.
Best Spas in Slovenia
Here are the top-rated spa hotels in Slovenia for you!
Čatež Thermal Spa, Čatež ob Savi
Are you feeling any back or muscle pain? Čatež Spa in eastern Slovenia near the Croatian border is for you. Set in lush nature, this resort is the largest and most popular thermal pool complex with regular guests from all over Europe. Health programs and wellness services, water programs, sports and recreation, golf, and fine dining are on site, along with 25 tepees in the Indian village and 20 lagoon cabins in the Pirate Bay for unique sleeping options.
Thermal water spring temperature: 58 – 63 degrees Celsius
Dobrna Thermal Spa, Dobrna
Thermal Spa Dobrna is Slovenia’s oldest working health resort from ancient Celt and Roman times. Anti-inflammatory thermal water, a pleasant bioclimate therapy, and natural peloids are the main factors that help treat various problems. Famous for centuries to treat a full spectrum of gynecological conditions, guests will find unique fertility programs available.
Thermal water temperature: 35 – 36, 5 degrees Celsius
Olimia Thermal Spa, Podčetrtek
Located in the countryside by the Sotla River is the Olimia Thermal Spa. The natural healing Olimia spring water, although slightly radioactive, is actually suitable for drinking. Pamper yourself with relaxation massages, the oriental rituals of a Turkish bath, and a rest in a Japanese garden. Visitors will also enjoy one of 9 different saunas, bathing in silicon-rich water and the playful excitement of an outdoor thermal park.
Thermal water temperature: 30 to 37 degrees Celsius
Radenci Health Resort, Sava Hotels & Resorts, Radenci
Terme Radenci is set in vineyard-covered hills along the river Mura. In 1869 the first bottle of “Radenska” mineral water was filled and later supplied to the imperial court in Vienna and Rome’s papal court. Here, witness a rare phenomenon when mineral water and thermo-mineral water come out of the ground side by side. Visitors can enjoy therapies available due to the water’s healing properties, including thermo-mineral bathing.
The modern spa complex offers medical and preventive programs for cardiovascular, kidney, urinary tract, rheumatic diseases, and metabolic disorders.
Thermal water temperature: 34 to 37 degrees Celsius
Rogaška Health Resort, Rogaška Slatina
A modern thermal riviera and pool complex with thermo-mineral water, wellness centers, and beauty programs are the most important reasons to visit Rogaška, but not the only ones.
The natural mineral water of Rogaška is Donat Mg, a one-liter bottle of this water contains over 1000 mg of magnesium – water with the highest mineral content in the world! Drinking the water helps with various diseases and health conditions, and bathing in the water is excellent for promoting body movement health (both in circulation and muscle movement).
Water temperature: 31 to 36 degrees in pools and 59 degrees Celsius in the spring
Šmarješke Toplice Health Resort, Šmarješke Toplice
Vitarium is a modern health resort Spa & Clinique Centre offering a broad range of effective medical wellness programs and services and pampering, bringing the utmost relaxation. (slimming programs, detoxification programs) and pampering.
Water temperature: 32 degrees Celsius
Talaso Strunjan Spa & Hotels, Strunjan
This spa has a prime location by the sea in the middle of a nature park known for its cliffs, Mediterranean diet, vegetation, and millennium-old salt pans. Talaso Strunjan is a thalassotherapy center where you can experience the effects of the sea climate, heated seawater pools, and the application of sea mud and sea salt in beauty and health treatments.
Terme & Wellness LifeClass Portorož, Portorož
Terme & Wellness LifeClass combines five local natural medicinal elements: salt-pan mud (fango), brine (Aqua Madre), the coastal climate, seawater, and thermo-mineral water. These natural foundations are complemented by the ancient wisdom of the Far East and the latest medical knowledge.
Terme 3000 – Moravske Toplice, Sava Hotels & Resorts, Moravske Toplice
The unique black thermo-mineral water found at this spa helps treat rheumatic illnesses, diseases of the respiratory system, and skin and rehabilitation following injuries or surgeries.
Water temperature: 28 to 38 degrees Celsius
Terme Dolenjske Toplice, Dolenjske Toplice
Experienced and highly trained experts provide a wide range of relaxation, pampering, and health programs at this spa, including pampering programs for couples.
Water temperature: 36 to 38 degrees Celsius
Terme Lendava, Sava Hotels & Resorts, Lendava
Terme Lendava, a place where Slovenia, Hungary, and Croatia meet, is the perfect mix of outstanding natural, cultural and ethnological features. It’s a magical place where storks nest and more than 4,000 vineyards in the Lendava hills produce fine wines.
In 1965, the unique thermo-mineral paraffin water with its green reflections was discovered. The water’s miraculous rejuvenating powers led to the building of the spa. Green water, with its high paraffin content, is the basis for balneotherapy.
Water temperature: pools 26 to 38 degrees and 62 degrees Celsius at the spring source
Terme Ptuj, Sava Hotels & Resorts, Ptuj
One of Slovenia’s youngest spas is located near Slovenia’s oldest town of Ptuj, a place where the winter is chased away by “kurenti” – Slovenia’s most interesting ethnological carnival event. This Thermal Park offers 4,200 m2 of pools and numerous water attractions, includes campsites for tents and caravans, and has holiday chalets for guests to stay on site.
Water temperature: 36 to 39 degrees Celsius
Terme Topolšica, Topolšica
Since the 16th century, Thermal springs in Topolšica (near Velenje) attract visitors with a beautiful, unspoiled mountain setting. The mountain climate offers an ideal environment for treating respiratory ailments, milder forms of chronic cardiovascular disease, and stress.
Terme Topolšica is a modern health resort offering spa and recreational services, quality hotel accommodation, wellness, medical services, and excellent cuisine.
Water temperature: 32 degrees Celsius
Thermana d.d., Hotels & Resorts, Laško
For all beer lovers, this must be heaven – some beer baths, maybe? With unique offerings and stimulating waters, which help re-establish energy balance, many visitors rest at Thermana each year.
Water temperature: 32 – 35 degrees Celsius
Zreče – Rogla Health Resort, Zreče
Here, warm acratothermal water, invigorating baths, soothing compresses, and traditional medical therapies strengthen health and improve wellbeing.
You can choose from a wide range of massages combined with healing herbs, essential oils, salts, and (volcanic) mud.
Water temperature: 34, 5 degrees Celsius
In between all of the spa treatments, there is so much to see in Slovenia; you can try getting having an enchanting experience in a castle or head to a cave. After that, it’s up to you to choose the perfect option for your health and wellness.
Which spa in Slovenia is calling to you?