A first-timers guide to Aqua Sana Spa

9 June 2022

A first-timers guide to Aqua Sana Spa

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The spa sessions are three hours long and exclusively available to guests on a Center Parcs break. For longer lasting luxury, you can also browse our Spa Days, Spa Breaks and Luxury Spa Breaks. Keep reading to find out what to bring, what to expect and the range of experiences on offer – helping you make the most of your spa experience at Aqua Sana Spa.


What to bring

Here’s our checklist of the essentials:

  • Swimming costume or trunks
  • Flip flops or sliders (these can be purchased at our reception for £2)
  • A book or magazine to enjoy in our relaxation areas


What will be provided

Included in your spa experience is:

  • Complimentary towel hire. If you need another, just ask at reception
  • Complimentary robe hire
  • A wristband will also be provided so you can store your belongings in a locker
  • Hairdryers are available in the changing rooms
  • Complimentary products such as cleanser and toner at the cleaning stations in the spa and body wash, shampoo, and conditioner in the showers
  • Water stations are positioned throughout the spa to help you stay hydrated


When you arrive

Our friendly reception team will welcome you to Aqua Sana. You’ll hear calming music when you enter, helping you to feel relaxed. One of our staff members will check you into your Spa Session and hand you a complimentary hire towel and robe, as well as a wristband so you can access the lockers in the changing rooms. After you have checked in, make your way to the changing rooms - an open changing area with private changing rooms available - before heading into the spa.


Spa experiences

Our Aqua Sana spas have up to 25 spa experiences to explore, bringing together the healing powers of heat, water and nature, inspired by ancient wellbeing traditions from across the globe. Soak in our outdoor hot tubs and listen to the sounds of birdsong and bubbles as you gaze out at the beautiful forest backdrop. Bask in the heat of our fragrant thermal experiences, each bringing unique health and wellbeing benefits, and then cool off with an ice rub or refreshing rainforest shower experience – boosting circulation and releasing endorphins. Try our immersive relaxation and meditation experiences – sink into a cosy waterbed, let your mind drift away to the bubbling and rippling water or even gaze up at a magical changing forest sky. Several of our Aqua Sana locations also have unique and exclusive spa experiences, from the Treetop Sauna (Sherwood Forest) to the Forest Cavern (Longleat Forest) to the world-first Mineral Room (Woburn Forest).

If you have any questions about the different types of experiences we offer, ask your Spa Host for a tour of the spa and they will explain the benefits and what each experience is designed to do.

Seee what experiences are available at each Aqua Sana location, click here.


Spa treatments

For an extra touch of luxury to your spa day, treat yourself to an indulgent spa treatment. From massages to manicures, facials to full body treatments, you can enjoy some much-needed ‘me’ time and leave feeling renewed. If you are short on time but still want to enjoy the full Aqua Sana experience, why not book an express treatment? These last 20 minutes and range from our Elemis All Rounder treatment to a Mii Classic Makeover.

If you love the products used on your treatment, pop in to the Aqua Sana Spa Boutique to purchase a gift for yourself (or someone else!). Why not treat yourself to one of our collections at Elemis or Decléor? Our treatments are very popular, so it’s best to book in advance to avoid disappointment. You can add a treatment when you book your spa day or add a treatment to your existing booking.


Food and drink

Enjoy delicious refreshments at our bright and contemporary Vitalé Café Bar, exclusively open to Aqua Sana guests.  You will need to book your table reservation as you enter the spa at the Vitale reception desk. Indulge in an afternoon tea, a hearty panini or Mediterranean-style tapas dishes, or indulge your sweet tooth with a slice of cake or pastry alongside your coffee. With a wide selection of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan food, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Stay the night

Want to stay longer? Take a look at our overnight Spa Breaks and Luxury Spa Breaks and enjoy two full days in the Aqua Sana spa as well as three delicious meals during your stay.

Book one of our Spa Breaks and stay in an Executive Apartment in the heart of the forest, or treat yourself to a Luxury Spa Break and stay in a sumptuous Spa Suite, which includes a host of luxurious touches and gives direct access to the spa. Our Luxury Spa Breaks also include a 55 minute Voya Calm Seas Massage for both guests and a range of gifts and goodies for you to take home.

Spa Breaks and Luxury Spa Breaks are only available at selected villages.


Each Aqua Sana Spa varies across the different villages, click here to see the maps of our different spas.


You can visit Aqua Sana on a Spa Day or Spa Break without a Center Parcs booking. Click here to book your Spa Experience.

Vitale Cafe Bar, with bench seating and forest wallpaper
Outdoor pool at Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest, surrounded by plants
Image of an Aqua Sana treatment room with Massage table

Sophie Borrill

As Marketing Assistant at Center Parcs, I love seeing and hearing all the amazing moments from your break. I love sharing exciting updates and helping our guest get back to nature.

Sophie Borrill