If you want a relaxing and well-being holiday in Charente-Maritime? Are you looking for accommodation that combines comfort and well-being, a thalasso center, which offers treatments, days of cures or complete stays? We toured the seaside resorts by the ocean, the aquatic areas of the Ile d'Oléron and the Ile de Ré, to select the best spas, balneotherapy facilities and wellness institutes to take care of you.
Opening photo: © gîtes and spa La Charmaie
On the Ile de Ré, and more precisely in Saint-Martin-en-Ré, the hotel and spa La Baronnie is a charming 18th century residence. Its classic architecture gives it a lot of elegance, which can be found in the decoration of the rooms and common areas. In the “Spa des Cinq Mondes” wellness area, you have access to a swimming pool. This moment of sport will make you all the more appreciate moments of relaxation in the jacuzzi and sauna. Before passing into the expert hands of a beautician for treatments...
To visit nearby: We tested for you a winter getaway for girls in Saint-Martin-en-Ré. You will feel the wild character of the island on the interpretation trail of the Lilleau des Niges Reserve (fr). If you fancy a more complete visit of the island, we have prepared a discovery trail for the Ile de Ré (fr).
Photos: © La Baronnie hotel and spa
In Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis, the La Charmaie lodges and spa offer you a complete relaxing stay in the countryside, in the heart of the Pays d'Aunis. The three lodgings occupy old buildings, completely refurbished to provide you with all modern comforts, while preserving their authenticity. Of different sizes, you will find your cozy nest there whether you are in love, with family or between friends. Your stay revolves around the wellness area, reserved for occupants of the lodgings and accessible only by reservation (at an additional cost). Jacuzzi, infrared sauna, relaxation area with massage seats, sensory shower, salt treatment, herbal tea and sunbathing in the garden for sunny days… await you. To get an idea, here is our article, we had a well-being and relaxation stay in Aunis !
To visit nearby: The Marais d'Yves Nature Reserve (fr) is a preserved environment of lagoons and marshes, where you can take beautiful walks and guided tours. It is a famous site for bird watching, see our article on this subject.
Photos: © gîtes and spa La Charmaie
In Pons, in Haute-Saintonge, La Grenade Bleue is a guest house, in a former cellar. It has been restored according to ecological concepts and combines different styles. Inside the house, its patio hosts an atypical spa, with sauna. It is a stone swimming pool with salt water, with hydro-massage jets. Oriental treatments add an extra touch to the exoticism of the place.
To visit nearby: Pons is a medieval city which has many attractions. We take you on our discovery of Pons and its historical treasures. And if you are a lover of old stones, here is an overview of the castles of Charente-Maritime. To have fun with your family, the Château des Énigmes and its puzzle trails will give children a taste of history.
Photos: © The Grenade Bleue
On the island of Oléron, the Spa les Gros Joncs is a large center of 600 m². Whatever your preferences, you will find your happiness there. Hydrotherapy and balneotherapy pools, hammam, beauty treatments and massages. To enjoy your treatments in peace, you can stay on site at the Les Gros Joncs campsite. It is a 5-star campsite, with top-of-the-range accommodation and an aquatic area to prolong relaxation.
To visit nearby: You can go around the island, following the coastal path, to the Lighthouse of Chassiron. On the way, take the time to admire the ballet of birds at the Grand Marais Papineau ornithological reserve. In Boyardville, you can take beautiful boat trips, especially to admire the famous Fort Boyard. In Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron, the Vignoble Vincent practices wine tourism and organizes tours to introduce you to Oléron wine.
In Châtelaillon-Plage, facing the Charente islands, the Châtelaillon Aquatic Center is ideal for the whole family. While the children are having fun in the swimming pool and the slides, you can take care of yourself. Modern and design, it is equipped with a sauna, a hammam and a sensory shower. In Châtelaillon-Plage, the Hôtel le Majestic welcomes you in comfortable rooms by the sea. Near the city center, the Hôtel d'Orbigny offers rooms with a view of Fort Boyard, in a "Belle" style period”.
To visit nearby: To inspire you, here is our wellness and thalasso getaway for girls in Châtelaillon-Plage. The walk from Châtelaillon to the Marais d'Yves (fr) allows you to walk along the coast, to take in a breath of invigorating sea air! You can admire some lighthouses of Charente-Maritime there and take an unusual visit.
Photos: © the Châtelaillon Aquatic Center
In Dolus d'Oléron, the Iléo Aquatic Center is the most famous on the island. Its balneotherapy area is open all year round. It is a very large center with sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, swimming pool and courses, gym. In summer, it expands outside, with pools with a very different atmosphere, from the surf wave, to the calm lagoon. Giant slides, its Pentagliss and entertainment will delight the whole family.
To visit nearby: A visit to Dolus-d'Oléron (fr) is one of the essentials, as is the citadel of Château-d'Oléron. To see a wilder aspect of the island, go to the Marais aux Oiseaux, a real sanctuary for many species. For an original and family visit, board the little train from Saint-Trojan-les-Bains.
Photos: © the Iléo Aquatic Center
The Manatea Spa is a care institute in La Rochelle. Qualified beauticians offer you a whole range of treatments and massages, from the Polynesian tradition. The products used are soft and natural. It is also the occasion of a beauty session: waxing, nail polish...
To visit nearby: Of course, do not miss a visit to La Rochelle (fr): the towers, the aquarium, the museums… You will not be bored. To discover La Rochelle in a different way, we take you on a bucolic trip on the Rompsay canal.