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The pursuit of a healthy, balanced body and mind can feel all the more elusive in a fast-paced, digitally connected and stressful world. At Sparkling Hill, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to disconnect from the world and reconnect with themselves. Here’s why you need a wellness resort on your bucket list.

What to Expect from a Wellness Resort

Wellness is defined as ‘the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal.’ At Sparkling Hill, our aim is for guests to have a truly relaxing and rejuvenating stay. That can mean many things, from a detox from digital devices, more quite time & serenity, and a better night’s sleep. The foundation of our wellness resort is European-inspired approach to health and wellbeing, and our wellness retreats integrate the best traditional European health spa treatments and holistic clinic services.

Wellness resorts often go hand-in-hand with wellness retreats, though you may find that some resorts offer day-use access. At Sparkling Hill, our KurSpa facilities can only be used by guests staying overnight, which enables all guests to settle into a more a relaxed state of being.

Must-Try Experiences at a Spa Resort

Put simply… eat, sleep, spa, repeat! Here are some health & wellness experiences that we recommend when staying at Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa:

  • Book at spa treatment: Our KurSpa offers over 100 spa treatments and it’s the easiest way to slip into your wellness state. We love the Crystal Rain treatment, which uses nine essential oils to relax stressed muscles and reduce inflammation.
  • Give yourself the silent treatment: Our Serenity room is a silent space which allows for total quiet-time. Relax and unwind on one of our loungers and take in the glorious mountain view.
  • Meet with a wellness specialist: As part of our team of in-house wellness professionals. our Wellness Architect Dr. Pieter Strauss has decades of experience in clinical psychiatry and brings a profound understanding of human psychology to Sparkling Hill’s wellness programs.
  • Get comfortable with cold: If our Igloo isn’t cool enough for you, try the -110 degree Cyro Cold Chamber, which gives the nervous and circulatory systems a boost.
  • Hydrotherapy: Our spa’s name, KurSpa, blends the German word for ‘healing’ and the Latin word for ‘water’, epitomizing our philosophy of ‘healing with water’. Our Kneipp Hydrotherapy uses thermo-therapy to cause the blood vessels to expand and contract, stimulating the circulatory and lymphatic systems while reducing swelling and inflammation.

Woman on lounger in KurSpa at Sparkling Hill


Why Choose Sparkling Hill for your Wellness Retreat? 

Sparkling Hill Resort offers a unique and luxurious wellness retreat experience that sets it apart from other resorts and destination spas, including being surrounded by 3.5million Swarovski crystals! If that’s not enough to tempt you, consider these reasons to add our wellness resort to your bucket list.

  • Unparalleled Setting: Nestled in the picturesque Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Sparkling Hill boasts breathtaking views of Lake Okanagan and the surrounding mountains. The serene natural setting provides an ideal environment for relaxation and rejuvenation, plus access to over 15kms of hiking trails.
  • Gourmet Dining: We offer a range of gourmet dining options, with menus inspired by locally sourced ingredients in PeakFine and an authentically Austrian restaurant in Gerni’s Farmhouse.
  • Recreational Activities: In addition to spa treatments and wellness programs, Sparkling Hill offers a variety of recreational activities to keep guests entertained. From hiking and biking trails, and nearby golfing at Predator Ridge, there are plenty of opportunities to stay active and explore the beautiful surroundings.
  • Crystal-themed Design: Sparkling Hill’s unique architectural design features over 3.5 million Swarovski crystals, creating a stunning and serene ambiance throughout the resort.

Ready for your wellness journey? Book a stay with us.