Croatia’s award-winning Lošinj Hotels & Villas has launched Space to Breathe, a new wellness package that harnesses the unique healing air of its location on ‘the Island of Vitality’ to boost respiratory health and immunity. Hosted at the group’s four-star flagship, Punta Vitality Hotel – Croatia’s first certified asthma- and allergy-friendly hotel – the new retreat offers an immersive programme combining local spa rituals, wellness sessions and fresh air fitness activities to strengthen respiratory health and support the immune system.
For over a century, the northern Adriatic island of Lošinj has been renowned as a haven of respiratory health thanks to its exceptional healing air. A hidden gem famed as the ‘Island of Vitality’, Lošinj was recognised by 19th century Viennese medical experts for the remarkable rehabilitative properties of its Mediterranean microclimate, long sunshine hours, abundant medicinal plant life and essential oils, and immaculately pure Adriatic waters.
With the pandemic accelerating the trend towards wellbeing and self-care becoming decisive factors in holiday planning, Punta Vitality Hotel’s Space to Breathe programme has been expertly created to strengthen respiratory health and enhance overall immunity. Activities such as breath training and guided climatotherapy hiking are complemented by wellness sessions including aquatic fitness and stretching, and unlimited complimentary bike rental. Daily immuno-elixirs are supercharged with immune-supporting ingredients like vitamins C, E and B12; local grape seed extract proanthrocyanidins – a photo-nutrient that boosts antioxidant activity; turmeric and ginger; as well as healthy gut probiotics. Guests are also encouraged to stay well hydrated with unlimited island-grown rosemary water, rich in inflammatory compounds and proven to sharpen cognitive function, improve circulation and boost the immune system.
Punta Vitality Hotel’s new signature Tranquility Pro-Sleep massage provides a one-hour immersion into the island’s bounteous natural healing properties. Mists of lemon hydrosol and a laurel and eucalyptus foot ritual provide an invigorating prelude to an olive pulp body scrub, which in turn gives way via warm compressions to a fragrant full body massage using wild-crafted Lošinj Immortelle oil. Known as the ‘oil of everlasting life’ for its regenerative and anti-ageing effects, Immortelle is an essential oil of the daisy family which is renowned for deeply nourishing the skin and replenishing the soul. Locally distilled with love on the island, Lošinj Immortelle has a distinctive chemical composition which is clinically proven to be superior to most Immortelle varieties.
Adjacent to the town of Veli Lošinj, Punta Vitality Hotel embodies the concept of Lošinj as the ‘Island of Vitality’. The first certified gluten-free and asthma- and allergy-friendly hotel in Croatia, the hotel prioritises its guests’ health and dietary needs to provide a rounded, revitalising wellness experience. Guests can unwind and reset amidst the awe-inspiring natural surrounds of fragrant pine woods and unending blue sea.
The ‘Space to Breathe’ respiratory health retreat at Punta Vitality Hotel starts from €650 (approx. GBP 593*) per person, including:
Seven nights’ accommodation in a Superior Sea Side room (based on double occupancy)
Daily breakfast and dinner at the hotel restaurant
Daily wellness sessions including aquatic fitness and stretching
One breath training and exercise session
One guided climatotherapy hiking excursion
One Tranquillity Pro-Sleep massage (60 minutes)
Unlimited bike rental
Free admission to the new Punta Fitness Centre, Vitality Wellness Centre & Spa, including indoor and outdoor seawater pools
‘Buy One Get One at 50 per cent off’ for additional spa treatments
Guests can also choose to upgrade to a Punta Sea View room for an additional €10 per night per room to enjoy more space and breathtaking sea views; or a Sea View Suite for an additional €25 per night. For bookings or further information email email@example.com or visit www.losinj-hotels.com/en/hotels-and-villas/hotel-punta/offers/wellness-getaway.
In addition to Punta Vitality Hotel, Lošinj Hotels & Villas’ portfolio of four-star properties includes the Hotel Aurora, Family Hotel Vespera and Apartments Punta, as well as two historic villas, Villa Diana and Villa Kredo. The stunning ‘Luxury Collection’ meanwhile includes the award-winning Hotel Bellevue; five-star Virtuoso hotel and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Boutique Hotel Alhambra; and three ultra-luxury villas, Villa Augusta, Villa Mirasol and Villa Hortensia. All are ideal for indulgent getaways, active breaks and family holidays.
Notes to editors:
A relatively undiscovered jewel to the north of Croatia, the intimate Adriatic island Lošinj – known as the ‘island of vitality’ – is famed for its rich nature; counting more than 1200 aromatic and healing herbs, more than 2600 hours of sunshine every year and the cleanest seas. At the end of 19th century, Lošinj was recognized as a ‘healing location’ due to its unique microclimate.
Set in the idyllic Čikat Bay and dotted amongst the pine forests, Lošinj Hotels & Villas’ Luxury Collection comprises two five star hotels (Hotel Bellevue and Boutique Hotel Alhambra) and three five star villas (Villa Augusta, Villa Mirasol and Villa Hortensia). Located across the island Lošinj, the group’s portfolio of four-star properties includes Punta Vitality Hotel, Hotel Aurora, Family Hotel Vespera, Apartments Punta, Villa Diana and Villa Kredo. All are ideal for luxurious getaways, active breaks, family holidays and more.
Lošinj is reached by private plane or luxury car transfer from many European airports (namely Ljubljana, Pula, and Zagreb).
*Based on exchange rate on 7 December 2020