As if our stay in Lake Como hadn’t been relaxing enough, we notched the relaxation scale up even further with a visit to the spa at Casta Diva Resort.

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I love a good spa afternoon. There’s no rush or need to do anything other than lie on a lounger or chill out in a jacuzzi. No urge or nagging thought on your mind that you should be doing something else. Basically the ultimate way to relax.

Casta Diva Spa

By far the most luxurious spa and hotel I’ve ever visited, Casta Diva Resort is all about 5 star luxury. With 73 suites and rooms and 2 private villas, the majority of which have a lake view, the resort retains an element of privacy. Each accommodation, villa and room, is individually and uniquely decorated.

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We visited solely for use of the spa which costs 50Euros for 4 hours. The spa, or Wellness Centre as Casta Diva like to refer to it as, is set over an area of 1,300 square metres (it’s pretty big!) and offers a truly sensory experience with water features and scented mists.

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There’s also an extensive treatment list and each treatment gets you two hours in the Wellness Centre too.

The Wellness Centre includes access to an indoor heated pool with jacuzzi, chromotherapy showers, ice cascade, Finnish sauna and Mediterranean Bath both with aromatherapy, Turkish Bath, Vertical Kneipp and a Salt room for halotherapy.

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Having checked in at the spa reception we were shown to the changing rooms and given a towel, flipflops and a bathrobe for the duration of our stay.

The outdoor pool is one of the real highlights of the spa at Casta Diva. It floats on Lake Como and means you can swim surrounded by truly fantastic views of mountain, lake and views of Tremezzo on the shore across from you.

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There’s a pool-side bar where friendly staff will take your order and deliver it to your lounger – I can vouch for the tastiness of the bellinis!

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When it comes to the other areas of the spa, the chromotheraphy showers are well worth a try, especially the one emitted a minty scented mist. The hydrotherapy pool with its atmospheric lighting (and lack of other people while we were there anyway!) it also worth devoting a good half hour to at least!

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What’s your favourite way to relax?

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