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What do the Wellness Centres at Bernardin Hotels Have to Offer?

Wellness | 05. 06. 2018

In the most attractive part of Slovenian Istria, one can find an extremely rich and diverse range of tourist services, where everyone can find relaxation to suit their own taste. Have an unforgettable vacation in the Bernardin Hotels complex, where you will have at your disposal a wide range of quality accommodation facilities and options for the complete pampering of your body and spirit. Our offer includes a total of 6 attractive hotels, three sets of apartments and, for those who like a slightly different holiday in a neat natural environment, there is the Lucija Campsite, where you can spend your days and nights close to nature.

Best active holidays experience for all ages

The Bernardin Hotels offer families particularly favourable family spa packages, which include discounts for children, entertainment and numerous fun outdoor activities. In the embrace of the Mediterranean, couples can create romantic moments that they will remember fondly for a long time to come. You will enjoy a selection of top-class culinary pleasures, special romantic packages. 

You will have at your disposal a variety of massages in our Wellness Centres, along with selected spa packages at affordable prices. In any case, we have not forgotten about those of mature years who are still young at heart. We have prepared some really special and exciting offers for you too: we will win you over you with our hospitality, authentic cultural sights, excellent Mediterranean cuisine and many interesting entertainment programmes for adults. If you are an athlete at heart, you can choose from a range of sports activities.

The combination of pampering in the world of saunas, swimming in the largest pool complex on the Slovenian coast, the Sea waterp ark Termaris and in the Paradise Spa pool with its endless sea view, or nourishing the body with therapeutic healing or relaxing programmes is all that your body and soul could wish for. Regardless of age, gender and tastes, you can enjoy superb pampering in our modern spa facilities.


Seawater pools strengthen the health in a natural way. Seawater has a beneficial effect on the body; it protects the skin, alleviates respiratory problems, relieves pain and stress, detoxifies the body and strengthens the immune system. Seawater contains iodine, which enhances mental capabilities, helps regulate hormones and enables the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Sea air, due to negatively charged ions and sea salt particles, has a healing effect on the airways, bronchi and lungs.


Have an unforgettable experience in the city of flowers and enjoy bathing in the heated seawater pools at the Sea water park Termaris, the biggest swimming pool on the Slovenian coast. The pool complex comprises more than 1,000 m2 of water area. It is located in the St. Bernardin complex, within the Histrion Hotel, and in the summer season it is directly connected to the beach through a terrace. The Laguna pool complex is divided into two zones: Zone A, which boasts a 20 x 10 m swimming pool 1.80 m deep, with massage waterfalls, a round recreational pool 10 m in diameter, massage beds and side massage jets, and five whirlpools. This zone offers a comfortable treat for everyone who is looking for peace and rest above all. Zone B features a slightly more diverse water area that will be appreciated by young people, families with children and all those who enjoy water activities. Children can enjoy two swimming pools with slides, jets and geysers. The first swimming pool is large with dimensions of 25 x 7.5 m and a depth of 1.8 m, with resting bays. The second is an oval, two-level pool of 25 x 10 m, with whirls, geysers, water cannons and massage jets. In the winter, seawater is heated to 29–31°C in the pools and to 34–36°C in the whirlpools, while the air is kept at 30°C. You can relax in our Wellness centres Paradise Spa or Benedicta, with different saunas (such as Finnish and Turkish saunas), various massages and tanning beds in Paradise Spa.


The Salinera Hotel encompasses an indoor and outdoor swimming pool with seawater. The modern Syra Wellness Centre provides guests with various beauty treatments and massages. The outdoor pool complex comprises a large swimming pool and a small children's pool, while the hotel features a large indoor swimming pool with two smaller pools (whirpools) and a children's pool. The entire facility also includes saunas, a cold water pool and a rest area with deck chairs. The Salinera apartment village is located on top of a hill overlooking Strunjan Bay. All the cottages are no more than 150 meters from the sea. The guests of the Salinera apartments have at their disposal all the services at the Salinera resort: bathing in the pools, use of saunas as well as all the massages and treatments in the Syra Wellness Centre.


The Haliaetum Hotel in Izola boasts a modern indoor pool, a fitness centre and a restaurant. The Mirta Annex offers a relaxing wellness and spa facilities, where you can indulge in a herbal sauna, dry Finnish sauna, infrared sauna, Roman steam bath, ice moment, whirlpool and numerous other beauty treatments and massages.


It has been known for centuries that a sauna has many positive effects on the human body and spirit, not to mention that it strengthens the body's natural defence mechanisms and relieves many diseases. The modern spa and wellness centres of saunas of the Bernardin Hotels offer a wide selection of dry saunas, including a Finnish sauna, infrared sauna, herbal sauna, bio sauna and wet saunas, including the Mediterranean steam bath, the Thai steam bath, the Roman steam bath. You can refresh yourself in the “ice moment” (cold plunge basin). Saunas are characterised by the variety of rituals and body scrubs. You can choose from a variety of programmes that are a combination of the intertwinedtradition of the East and West and the science of well-being.

Finnish sauna

The Finnish sauna is the most common traditional type of sauna. This type of sauna has been known for over a thousand years. The air is heated up to 90 degrees Celsius, while the relative humidity is between 15% and 30%. It has an indirect impact on the human body, through heating the air in a closed, insulated and often wooden room. By pouring a mixture of water and fragrance over heated stones, a hot wave of steam is created, which additionally warms the room and accelerates perspiration and consequently the detoxification of the body. At this temperature, the human body consumes a lot of calories, so the sauna contributes to a lean body.

Turkish sauna

The Turkish sauna or steam sauna is also one of the oldest body cleansing and relaxation rituals. Water steam detoxifies the body by promoting the excretion of harmful metabolic residues. Unlike the Finnish sauna, the temperature is lower. It ranges between 45 and 55 degrees Celsius and the relative humidity is very high, reaching up to 100%. Due to the high humidity and inhaling the fragrance of natural essential oils and herbs, the Turkish sauna has a positive effect on the respiratory system. The heat opens the skin’s pores and thus contributes to natural skin cleansing, detoxification and improved well-being.

Herbal sauna

The herbal sauna is one of the modern versions of the Finnish sauna. The selected herbs are released into the room through steam and thus have a beneficial effect on the body. The herbal sauna is a perfect choice for those who are overworked and need relaxation, as it has proven to have a beneficial effect on the nervous system. The air temperature in the herbal sauna ranges between 40 and 50 degrees Celsius, while the air humidity is somewhere between 60% and 65%. The herbs most commonly used in this type of sauna are chamomile, peppermint, eucalyptus and, of course, the exceedingly popular lavender and other Mediterranean herbs.

Infrared sauna

The infrared (IR) sauna is a more recent type of sauna, which has become increasingly popular lately. Infrared radiation is a type of energy that heats the body directly, meaning that it does not heat up the ambient air – the process is called conversion. People feel infrared light as heat. This means that this type of sauna has a deep effect. Infrared heaters radiate infrared energy that penetrates 4 cm deep into the body tissue and is equal to the infrared radiation emitted by the sun. The IR rays promote blood circulation and cause perspiration. The key difference in the effect of the infrared sauna is that at a temperature between 40 and 60 degrees Celsius, the effect on the body is 2 to 3 times greater than in a Finnish sauna at a temperature of 90–100 degrees. The lower temperature is naturally much safer for those suffering from cardiovascular diseases, as well as for children and the elderly. The humidity in an infrared sauna is 45% maximum, making it much more pleasant to breathe. This type of sauna can also be used to warm the body before exercise,because it can be used with clothes on.

Roman steam bath

The Roman steam bath originates from the old European cultures. The Romans believed in relaxation in thermal water and dry-air baths. This version features a pleasant air temperature of between 42 and 45 degrees Celsius, while the humidity is relatively high, between 45% and 65%. The climate has a beneficial effect on relaxation, it opens the skin pores and is healthy for the respiratory system.

Ice moment

Ice moment (also called the ice cave or wet cave) derives from ancient Roman times. It is a room for quickly cooling the body after using the sauna. A special small basin is filled with cold water, which is only 8–12 degrees Celsius. It has proven positive effects on the body, because the interplay of hot and cold water on the body promotes revitalisation, improves blood circulation, skin condition and muscle elasticity.


The whirlpool provides a beneficial water massage to fully relax the body in the embrace of countless air bubbles. The whirlpool has many positive effects on health: it increases the body temperature, helps strengthen the immune system and releases endorphins, which that are considered the most natural pain fighters. A massage bathtub generally has a relaxing effect, resulting in energy recharge.


Massages are also a ritual that was practised by many ancient civilisations. They were known and used by the Chinese (TUI NA), the Hawaiians (Lomi Lomi), the Indians (Ayurveda), the Romans (Roman manual massage), the Swedes (Swedish massage featuring a technique of various pressure), the Japanese (Shiatsu massage, normally done on the floor) and many other nations around the world. There are about 100 different types of massage and massage techniques that are used for various purposes and for different parts of the body. Massage improves well-being and health, as it affects the blood circulation and lymph circulation, and stimulates the metabolic system. Body massage relieves muscle and joint pain since the tension in the body eases with the massage of the muscles and the stretching and softening of muscle fibres. That way, we harmonise the physical energy and establish a balance between the body and spirit. Treat yourself to a soothing and relaxing massage in our spa centres, where we will provide for your well-being, relaxation and regeneration of the body.


Why do people use healing and therapeutic programs? Not only to relieve pain and improve general well-being, but also to detox and regenerate the body. In addition to relaxation services, the wellness centres of the Bernardin Hotel offer numerous therapeutic/healing and beauty programmes. Therapies are performed by experienced therapists who will listen to your needs and ensure your maximum comfort.

The beauty programmes also include treatments for a well-groomed face, makeup, beautifully shaped and highlighted eyebrows, dyed or elongated eyelashes, and doing the nails on your hands and feet. Cosmetics experts in wellness centres will be happy to advise you on how to let your beauty shine in full.


The skin is the largest organ of the human body, a protector and a key element of the body's defence system against many harmful external and internal factors. Careful, regular and proper care of the skin is of key importance and essential for the general health and well-being of each of us. Skincare comprises care for the body, face and feet. It is necessary for dry, dehydrated skin, weak tone, water retention in the body, theacidity of the body, cellulite, weak muscular structure, widened veins and more. The skin on the face is very sensitive and exposed on a daily basis, therefore it needs special care. Foot care is practised for aesthetic reasons and for medical treatment of the feet.

Our experienced qualified staff will be happy to provide care for your face and feet and you can treat the skin of your entire body to numerous massage and therapeutic techniques from the extensive range of additional services that are available in the scope of the accommodation at the Bernardin Hotels.

Wellness for every season

The needs of our body change with the seasons and the weather conditions. Typical of spring are anti-cellulite treatments and various body care treatments (such as detox) for skin regeneration. In the summer we provide soothing care after sunbathing and dehydration and pampering with massages on the beach. Autumn is the time for skin care and muscle relaxation massage. In the winter we welcome sauna and body detox.  

Your holiday in harmony with nature: Lucia Campsite

The campsite extends over six hectares on the Seča peninsula near Portorož. It boasts modern facilities and can accommodate up to 1000 guests. It is a pet-friendly campsite, featuring a special outdoor shower that is suitable for bathing pets. The campsite guests have at their disposal modern and well-equipped sports facilities for tennis, basketball, volleyball, handball, football and miniature golf. There is a children's playground, so even the youngest will never be bored. Sanitary facilities are fitted with baby changing tables. In the immediate vicinity, there is a beautifully landscaped beach, as well as many walking trails and cycling routes. We also prepare various special offers each month, providing additional services and pampering at the Bernardin Hotels.