mere 10 minutes outside Bucharest
Kids will be drawn to the Galaxy area immediately for
via taxi or the free Therme bus
leaving from Piata Romana,
families can bond over making
memories at Therme Bucharest, a
multisensory playground of sorts,
which combines the elegance of European spa culture
with kid-friendly elements, including an array
its wave pool and to whoosh down 1. 5 kilometers of
interactive indoor/outdoor waterslides. The (Tron-esque)
Quasar Space Bowl drops you into a futuristic watery
tunnel. Grab a single or double inflatable tube and slide
through the Pulsar with flashing beams of light and
unexpected dips and turns. Or, rocket down the narrow
Supersonic slide that’s built for speed.
Not just for thrill-seekers, the Galaxy area also offers a
calm family area dedicated to younger children. There’s
even a quiet reading spot for bookworms. For a more
subdued water experience, guests of all ages can float
down Sky River, and pause at the “chill zone” mid-way
through to enjoy the view. And while older kids roam
freely, parents can unwind in the Galaxy’s Relax zone
and get a full-body hydromassage. (Check the online
activities calendar for a schedule of daily events such
as guided meditations, yoga, fun water workouts,
mud treatments, sauna rituals and fairy-tale character
appearances in the Galaxy area.)
Another kid-pleasing zone, The Palm, is a huge urban
beach where winter doesn’t exist at the Sands of Therme.
Paint each other’s faces with colorful volcanic clay masks.
Or buoy up to the pool bar for a signature craft cocktail
while the kids get ice cream. For lunch, the Humboldt
Restaurant serves up 12 live cooking stations to please
even the pickiest eater.
And finally, consider the Elysium area of Therme
Bucharest a wellness wonderland. Six themed saunas,
a panoramic selenium and zinc pool and a spa are ideal
for unwinding. Try an Aufguss sauna ritual with a
therapeutic blend of aromatherapy and ice steaming on
hot volcanic stones. Or take a short rest on an infrared
light bed for healthy cell stimulation.
With so many unique opportunities for family fun and
relaxation — whether zipping down water slides or simply
bobbing in a mineral pool — everyone can enjoy the
natural benefits of Therme Bucharest. And, who knows?
The kids may just think you're the greatest parents ever. [
The Sands of
pool, above, and
one of many
saunas at Therme
A spa featuring attractions for all ages,
Therme Bucharest is perfect for bringing the family together.
BY DONNA SOZIO