Budapest is always surprising us on the travel front, and their thermal beer spa has got to be one of the more unusual aspects. Inviting you and your friends to relax in wooden tubs filled with freshly poured 36 degree warm thermal water combined with a jug of natural beer ingredients, they include malt, hops and yeast, all of which are said to have an amazing impact on your skin. Fortunately however, it is scented with herbs, and you can indulge whilst pulling yourself a pint from the taps situated on the side of the tubs!
Take a 30-minute beer bath in Prague, complete with an unlimited supply of Bernard lager and 30 minutes to relax on a heated lounger afterwards. Brewing quality Czech beer since 1991, Bernard is a family owned brewery known for their unpasteurised and uniquely bitter lagers. They claim that the hops, malt, and yeast give your skin extra nourishment. You can even turn it into a group retreat with exclusive rental including the use of three double bath tubs for up to six people and a BIO beer sauna at 60°C with beer essence for up to six people.
At the Ritz-Carlton in Denver, Colorado (known the “Napa Valley of Beer”), spa therapists eschew the tub altogether and apply suds straight to the skin in their Microbrew ex’beer’ience. Using two beers from the nearby Great Divide Brewing Co. A full body exfoliation using hops and malt sugar gently exfoliate while a luxurious cascade of water from the city’s only Vichy shower soothes tired muscles. Harnessing the benefits of craft beer, your skin is left smooth, tightened and deeply hydrated.
While all of these bring something a little unusual to the spa experience, and add an unexpected twist to a spa break, for a spa break with friends there really isn’t anything more spectacular than experiencing the beauty and wide variety of health, luxury and hospitality available on group spa days and breaks.