Sweden’s West Coast, which includes the regions of Bohuslän, Västergötland, Halland and Skåne, is a treasure trove of picturesque towns, stunning beaches and breathtaking islands that make it an ideal summer getaway. The West Coast’s spas and seaside resorts offer visitors the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. From exploring the archipelago to enjoying the spa’s many treatments, the West Coast is a destination that showcases Swedish summer at its very best. So pack your bags, grab your towel and get ready to explore the best spa hotels and seaside resorts that the West Coast has to offer.
Hotel Skansen in Båstad is the perfect destination for a luxurious getaway all year round. Located in the heart of historic Båstad, with stunning views of the beach, harbour and the Kattegat Sea. During the winter months, guests indulge in spa experiences at the hotel’s open-air bathhouse, which attracts visitors from across the globe. During summer, the hotel is bustling with tennis, paddle, boating, events and festivities. The hotel’s Sand restaurant serves up modern dishes made with local ingredients, and the cocktail bar is the perfect place to unwind, cocktail in hand.
Nestled fifty-two steps from the sea in scenic Apelviken, Varbergs Kusthotell offers a unique coastal experience. The hotel features 157 beautifully furnished rooms inspired by the local surroundings, each with stunning views of the horizon. Indulge in energising workouts in indoor or outdoor gyms or take part in several different fitness classes every day. Enjoy meals at the hotel’s restaurant and bistro, featuring locally sourced ingredients. The hotel’s Thalassotherapy spa is the only one of its kind in Sweden, using Kattegatt’s seawater and seaweed to create a harmonious spa experience that provides renewed vigour.
Photography courtesy of Varbergs Kusthotell
Vann Spa Hotell elevates the West Swedish spa experience with its 1,000-square-metre spa. The hotel’s design is inspired by the majestic Bohuslän granite landscape, and the panoramic windows offer a breathtaking view of Gullmarsfjorden. No two rooms are alike, and every detail has been meticulously crafted to ensure effortless relaxation. The spa boasts a range of indoor and outdoor pools and saunas, providing plenty of opportunities for relaxation. Vann is also a food lover’s paradise, with locally sourced and freshly prepared ingredients taking centre stage at the hotel’s two restaurants.
Photography courtesy of Vann Spa Hotell
Hotel Tylösand is a privately-owned hotel that offers a unique experience, blending modern accommodation with a passion for history and art. Acquired in 1995 by businessman Björn Nordstrand and international pop star Per Gessle of Roxette, this hotel offers 230 rooms and is the largest photo art gallery in Sweden. Guests can indulge in four exceptional restaurants, a state-of-the-art spa and a wide range of treatments including massage, facials, cryotherapy, radiofrequency, vacuum and laser treatments. The hotel also features a gym, a nightclub and a full calendar of summer concerts, not to mention the stunning Tylösand beach just a stone’s throw away.
Photography courtesy of Hotel Tylösand
Right at the picturesque Skrea Strand, the Falkenberg Strandbad resort offers more than just a spa experience. Think luxury, gastronomy and a plethora of activities – from whiskey tasting to cooking classes. Check in to a room with a breathtaking sea view, or opt for a pool or courtyard view. Family-friendly junior suites come with a sofa bed that can accommodate up to four people. The Ivory Spa package is a must-try, featuring a variety of treatments, rituals and access to The Retreat Club’s spa oasis, outdoor pools and open relaxation area.
Photography courtesy of Falkenberg Strandbad
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