Utterly relaxed and rejuvenated is exactly how you will feel after spending a night at Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa. Situated on the gorgeous La Bella Vita Wine Estate in Paarl it has breathtaking views and the feel of understated luxury.
Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa has an holistic approach and it can be seen in everything they offer, from their wellness programs to their nutritious food and world class spa.
The accommodation at Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa
Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa boasts has 20 spa suites, 10 retreat suites and a deluxe retreat suite. The suites are all individually decorated and spacious creating a luxurious space to retreat to. Everything you will find in your room is of the highest quality and made with natural ingredients to help you on your path to wellbeing.
We stayed in one of the retreat suites with a balcony overlooking the stunning green gardens and pool area. It was such a treat waking up to see the mountains turn pink in the distance while sipping some delicious coffee.
The food at Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa
Their food like everything else at Santé is geared towards optimal health. The meals are all created using unrefined foods and you won’t find sugar, gluten, preservatives, colourants or additives in their food. I love the way that they nourish the body and the soul here as these two aspects always work hand in hand.
Whole food eating is something I strive to do everyday and it is great to see how inspiring and delicious the healthy food is that they offer at Santé. The ingredients are also super fresh and sourced from either their own kitchen garden or nearby bio-dynamic farmers and suppliers.
If you are not staying over you can still enjoy their healthy food by heading to the spa restaurant for lunch which is open 7 days a week.
The Spa at Santé
The day spa at Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa is a true experience in wellbeing. It really is the heart of the retreat with a heavy focus on hydrotherapy. They offer 4 spa programs to fit every individuals needs as well as a large spa menu. They offer everything from beautifying treatments to body wraps and facials.
The facilities in the spa are everything that you would expect and more. We opted to spend our time in the indoor pool with a few trips to the sauna in between. The spa stays open till about 8pm for guests so after sunset we just had to have our last jacuzzi session and it was so incredible.
How to get there
Driving from Cape Town take the N1 till you get to the Klapmuts/Stellenbosch turn off. Exit 47
Turn right onto the R44
Take a left onto Simondium road
Then turn left onto Simonsvlei road
The gates will be on your right hand side.