I arrived to Ystad Saltsjobad, which I was really excited about. Ystad is about one hour from Copenhagen so it is really close and very easy to arrive to and I still got the “get-away” feeling which I needed in between all my school work. I have planned this 24 hour get-away and my experience went beyond what I have expected.
My lovely friend and training partner, Cecilie and I checked in at Ystad Saltsjosbad and got this lovely room with sea view. The rooms are decorated in what I would say, is traditional Swedish style with a hint of more cosy-ness and charm. After entering our room in the afternoon we put on our bathrobes with bathing suits underneath. Then we were ready to hit the spa.
The spa consisted of different pool areas, sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi etc. We went through all the different pool and calmed the body down as we both needed. Calming down the body and mind while letting go of exhausted energy.
After the spa we went to this spa room were we drank a lot of water and ate some fruits and nuts. The atmosphere in this room in so calming and amazing at the same time.
After the spa we went back to our room to get ready for dinner at the cosy and chic brasserie, Vita. The food was tasty and the atmosphere was lively and fun with live jazz music. Our intentions was to take an evening walk but the atmosphere was so nice that we stayed at the brasserie the whole evening.
The following morning we went for yoga. Ystad Saltsjobad have some scheduled yoga classes which is either in the sea view room or outside. The weather was great for an outdoor yoga practice and a lot of people were showing up.
Me, posing with the yoga instructor who was absolutely amazing. She is specialized in yin yoga but our class was very dynamic with a lot of flow. Her was of teaching and energy was motivating and positive and it was impossible not to find her amazing. I was lucky to get a picture with her… and now that I see this, I kind of look a bit like her. My friend was laughing about it and said that that would be me hen I get older. I took it as a complement because she looks amazing and is in great shape!
Morning view from our room
After the yoga session we went straight to the breakfast buffet, which offered everything you can image. I am lactose-intolerent and I try to keep away from milk, cheese etc. but the breakfast buffet offered all kinds of yogurt, milk, etc. which was lactose-free. This made it much easier for me so I was digging in without feeling bad for my stomach about it.
After the breakfast it was time to leave and I could easily have stayed longer. This was my first visit at Ystad Saltsjobad and I will come back soon again. The hotel and spa is big and have many different areas and activities so you feel free, like you have many activities on one playground. The spa is great for both couples, families, and friends. I would say that most of the guests arrived were couples but I had a great time with my friend.
I had a wonderful stay and will definitely come back soon for my next spa get-away.