We celebrated our anniversary with friends at the Yaarot Hacarmel (Carmel Forest) Resort.
It was lovely. There is a wonderful pine fragrance that greets you as you enter and fills the air throughout the hotel. Our room was ready early so we were able to check in and enjoy.
In brief, the food as delicious as it looks. At every meal there are scrumptious buffets of salads, every type of seasonable vegetable and fruit, soups, spreads and homemade jams, freshly baked breads, cakes, and desserts. The friendly waiters serve a wide variety of main courses....the fish and the steaks were delicious.
The indoor pool is a delight....probably about 20 meters, perfectly heated and boasting a beautiful sun mosaic on the bottom! It was fun to see the sun smiling at me as I did my laps!
Adjoining the pool is the magical spa...countless rooms, attendants in white all arriving on the hour to invite the next people to come and enjoy. The Swedish massages were fabulous. I must say that the facial I had was disappointing. The attendant asked me too many questions about which creams I use and telling me what I should use. Not exactly a sales pitch but almost...not relaxing at all.
We went to an exercise class that was booked as being Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates. It was a mish-mash of the 3 types of exercise...and it didn't work. It was a rigorous workout; at least half of the participants stopped working out before it was over. I suggest the resort re-evaluate this type of class and go for something more soothing and relaxing, perhaps Chi Qong or true Tai Chi.
I loved the tea bars, the beautiful lounges, and the magnificent setting.
Expensive but definitely worth it!
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