We read a review about this being a less attractive option because it allows children. That review (from another site) could not have been more wrong! We were never once bothered by children and found our entire time there relaxing! Other sites also warned us that anything less that 10 visits would not be worth our time, but when we asked, they said that anyone can benefit from a visit. The more times, the better; but, even one or two days would give benefits.
It is convenient to get to. You can arrive there by bus (the bus stops at the top), by taxi, by car, or by walking. The park is huge and there are ten pools and numerous areas to relax. Children are allowed in the two main pool areas, but there are plenty of options for those who are there without children. I think this makes Castiglione a terrific place to visit because you can have the best of both worlds: you can bring your children and you can also sneak away to relax.
There is food there that includes options such as a quick snack bar visit, a cafeteria-style grab your own food, all the way to a full-blown restaurant. The prices were reasonable and you could bring in your own food and drinks if you wanted.
The entire property was extremely clean. No litter, clean toilets, well-maintained grounds and equipment. There were lifeguards present and staff walked through the park to ensure that things were running smoothly...yet you never really noticed them. They were observant, yet unobtrusive.
The pools themselves were wonderful! You can go from hot to cold or cold to hot. Either way has its benefits. We felt safe leaving our things by the chairs and no one bothered our items while we were away. You can also walk all the way down to the sea and snorkel, which we did. We were able to swim in the thermal areas in the sea, which was very fun to do. We splurged and had a mud wrap and massage. The prices were so reasonable, it seemed silly not to indulge. The services were excellent and very professional.
We loved it here so much that we came back a second day, when we had only planned on spending one day. We decided that it was not necessary to go elsewhere on the island or to another thermal spa location because this one had it all! It was one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever taken!
I would definitely return here and I have already raved about this location to friends and family.
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