Just about 10 minutes from Montreal sits a hidden gem of restorative sensory bliss, and I just felt compelled to tell you about it. My friend Darren and I spent just four incredible hours at Strom Spa of Nun’s Island (Ile des Soeurs in French) on his recent trip to Montreal. I could have stayed there much longer.
Feeling a bit low on energy after working hours, I needed a place to recharge. Spa near me into our BFF Google gave us a number of options. We chose Strom Spa of Ile des Soeurs based on the stunning pictures of the environment – fields of tall grass, a serene lakeside scene and beautiful stonework adorning a cascading waterfall and whirlpool. The website listed an extensive suite of services, from massotherapy to face and body treatments. I’m sold, and this is before I’ve even seen the menu.
We enjoyed the Thermal experience as well as the food, which was surprisingly good for a spa (I wouldn’t expect an elite spa to have the resources to indulge an elite kitchen as well). The food and beverage selection keep to a high standard like the spa services. There is something for everyone – vegetarians and all – and the dishes seem authentic, natural and appropriately indulgent.
I took my time in the outdoor whirlpool with the cascading waterfall and beautiful stone structuring.
Darren took some beautiful pictures of the waterfall and created really awesome geometrical-type falling patterns. I loved putting my hand in it!
I also took a walk through the tall grass and down the deck to the lake.
The beautiful natural scene gives you a good chance to do some thinking, gather strength and inspiration, and just reposition yourself back into a positive, thankful mindset.
Next time, I want to try their massage, face and body treatments and perhaps their yoga class, which are available on Wellness Mondays (see the links for more details). This summer, they have special activities and promotions for their 10 year anniversary, including music special events such as the Ode to summer, music tour.
If you live nearby, you might want to check out their Summer packages, B&B Sundays, Fridays under the stars and family Brunch too. You might very well see me if you go on the right day! The owners are right to hide a great spot like this away from the city. But I know about Strom Spa of Nun’s Island now, and there’s nothing you can do to stop me from going back there whenever I need a recharge ever again!
Photography of me by Darren Sleep, The Arty Plantsman
Swimsuit by Everyday Sunday
Strom Spa in Nun’s Island, Montreal – Thanks for letting us take pictures!
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