Where to stay in Caldes de Malavella – getting sexy fun at Hotel Balneari Prats
If you ever asked me about a hotel where I would like to return straight away, I think the first place I would mention would be Hotel Balneari Prats. You must be wondering now what makes it so special. So let me tell you …
Back in September 2012 during a 3 -day trip full of beautiful places in Costa Brava, we ended the visit in a little town called Caldes de Malavella. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the first time you heard about it because before I went there, I had not either.
It was the best decision ever to invite me and a few more bloggers to that town where history, archaeology and thermal baths merge. I was already amazed by this hotel already once I entered my room and saw the jacuzzi in the room!!! Sexy fun times ahead :) One of my dreams came true. We stayed in the rebuilt part of the hotel, there are also some cheaper rooms.
The fun started when we were going to take a guided tour around the town and Dave came down in his bathing robe ready to go and get his spa treatment. I was laughing into tears.
Then, after the quick visit when I fell in love with Caldes, we came back and quickly changed into swim suit and with the bathing robes on we got down to the first wellness floor. I am a spa freak so I was really looking forward to my spa treatment.
I knew it was supposed to be a massage but I had no idea what to think of when they told me it would be a shower massage.
The moment of surprise came very quickly. My massage lady was waiting for me there … with make-up on and in a swim suit!!! What? What was going on I was asking myself!
She locked us in a room and asked if I wanted to put on their thongs. No, thank you, I was pretty fine in my bikini as I do not like thongs so only moved them a bit to show her more of my butt.
”Lie on the bed with your face down, please” she told me.
And then she put a sort of a curtain over my neck so my head was separated from the rest of the body. It felt like she was going to do something I should not see?! I was freaking out. From a few water facets above me the water started to run all over my body apart from my head. Woo hoo, that was the reason! I closed my eyes and let her do whatever she wanted.
The water streams were doing a great job massaging my legs, butt, arms and back. And my massage lady even helped it when moving parts of my body and massaging with her fingers. And it was just normal water but healing thermal water suitable for circulation, rheuma and arthrosis. My old bones needed it!
I wanted to stay there for ever…
Unfortunately, the 15 minutes passed quicker than ever and the shower massage was over. But thankfully not for me, as my friend Leyla was nice enough to give me her 15 minutes too so I just turned down with my face up this time and the massage continued from the front.
I was comfortable like never and really thankful for that relaxing night reaching 9 pm. My massage lady was all over me, completely wet. Why she was in swim suit did make sense to me now.
I was sad to leave. I met Kate who was going to get her shower massage now which made me really jealous. But … I was asked if Josep Morato could take a video of me getting the massage as other bloggers would refuse to show off their sexy butt in thongs (especially cute Jeff joked about it a lot) and I didn’t really care showing off mine if I could hop on that bed again and get a few more sexy fun minutes of the amazing shower massage.
So yes, for the third time I was there again and hoping for no end.
After, I ran outside of the hotel to their 32 °C degrees swimming pool to get some swimming done. The outside temperature was not that warm but soaking in the pool was pretty pleasant. Swimming for some 30 minutes, Josep took videos of us again.
This is the video where my butt getting the shower massage and then me swimming are the main protag0nists:
And that was not all. Balneari Prats has a great restaurant and we had to try it to agree. All sexy now, we had a very tasty dinner. It was our last night together and for most of us it was the last night in the region too.
So beautiful and upsetting at the same time. Kate even played a piano to emphasize our melancholic mood.
When we all said sad goodbye, I was not happy to go to sleep. Seeing the big jacuzzi next to my bed made it very easy to decide.
Yes, I worked in my jacuzzi until 3 am. I am sure that working in bikini with nice relaxing music on and bubbles all around was what I needed after busy days at TBU and TBEX conferences and exploring Costa Brava. And it was also what I would love to do every night. Yes, sometimes hard work of travel bloggers gets rewards like this!
The following morning, I also got big healthy breakfast in Hotel Balneari Prats, took a super shower, packed and the manager Araceli took me to Girona airport to fly back to Slovakia. Yes, the hotel manager herself, so nice!
Balneari Prats is named after the Prats family who started using thermal water from the Fountain of Mine to establish Baños Prats in Caldes in 1840. The spa complex continued to rise in the end of the 19th century and nowadays more neoclassical buildings belong to it.
The complex has its own fountain now close to the swimming pool. The hotel offers many different thermal services done with water high in minerals, such as massages, peeling, showers, mud therapy, facial treatments and more. The hotel is now promoting their package for 2 of a room with a shower massage for both – exactly what we did there.
PS: have a laugh reading more about my spa treatments at Balneari Prats :)
This trip was a press trip organized by Costa Brava tourism board. All the thoughts in the article are just my own as usual. For more information, please visit Balneari Prats website. I have to say I really enjoyed my stay there.