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How to Spend Great Family Holidays in Malta

Malta is the best destination for a family holiday with kids. It’s an island country located in the central Mediterranean Sea, it’s small but with a rich and turbulent history. The country is an archipelago with the three largest islands being Malta, Gozo and Comino. Malta played a crucial role in the struggle of power between the ancient cultures of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. But why are over 2M tourists so curious to travel to Malta every year? First of all the capital of Malta, Valletta is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites plus it has been crowned as the European Capital of Culture for 2018. There are various beautiful architectural masterpieces as well as the oldest Megalithic Temples in the world, which were also included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The weather & the best time to visit Malta

Moreover summer is almost all year round, winters are very short just 2 months long. I would suggest to visit Malta in September or beginning of October to avoid the heat of the hot and dry summers. Malta in September is warm, sunny and dry. The temperature is around 26°C to 29°C. Nevertheless take enough sunscreen and a hat to protect your skin from the vicious sun.

Streets of Malta's Capital, Valletta

Streets of Malta’s Capital, Valletta

Maltese people & Maltese culture

The medieval Malta is a small island with the population of 460,297 citizens. It’s full of lovely villages, reminiscent of when the Knights of Saint John settled the island. Maltese’ hospitality is renowned for it’s warmth and kindness. Additionally they adore babies and children, so if you travel with your little one and he gets fussy, don’t worry, people in Malta will smile and wave at him to help you out. The official languages are Maltese and English, making it easy to travel on the island. The Maltese language by the way is a fusion of Arabic and the Sicilian dialect of Italian. Because of being under British rule from 1800 until 1964 there are various English influences like driving on the left side of the road. Nowadays Malta is a part of the EU so the local currency is the Euro. Everyone who visits Malta can find something to fall in love with. No wonder that movies like Troy, Game of Thrones, Gladiator and Assassin’s Creed were filmed on this ancient island.

Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta

Getting around in Malta

There are various ways to explore and get around Malta. The public transport mainly bus rotates daily and frequents between all the towns including the coastal road. A one way ticket costs 2€ but you can also get a 1 week pass for 14€ to save some money. Because of high numbers of tourists and locals buses driving between St. Julian and Valletta are often crowded. Most families own cars but because the number of vehicles per household is one of the highest in Europe there is a lot of traffic going on on the roads of Malta.

MCabs Personal Driver Service in Malta

MCabs Personal Driver Service in Malta

A great and efficient way to travel in Malta is by private driver. Because we were visiting the island with our baby we decided to arrange personal transport from and to the airport with MCabs. We arrived pretty late and our driver was already expecting us directly at the arrivals gate with my name on a sign. It’s an amazing feeling to know that everything has been taken care of in advance. We arrived at our destination safely and without any hustle.

You can also find ferry services between Malta and Gozo, and even Malta and Sicily.

Where to stay in Malta

 St. Julian's (Maltese: San Giljan)

St. Julian’s (Maltese: San Giljan) in Malta

On our family holiday to Malta we decided to book a hotel which was based on the seaside town  St. Julian’s (Maltese: San Giljan). It’s situated next to Sliema, a former fishing village that turned into shopping and eating area and it’s north of the Malta’s capital, Valletta. St. Julian’s is known as a tourism-orientated area full of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. Honestly I was surprised that so many 5 stars hotel were located in this town, it’s not a very charming place, the atmosphere wasn’t very appealing to us and there is not much to experience as a family. Nevertheless we were lucky to watch the beautiful fireworks from our balcony dedicated to the Independence Day of Malta on the 21st of September.

Where to go in Malta with kids

As I already mentioned Malta is indeed an open air museum with numerous scenic towns. The main attractions of it are spread all over the island that’s why we decided to experience MCabs’ Full Day Tour to save some time and patience while we were also traveling with our baby. It was the best decision to see everything in one day on our family vacation in Malta.

Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta

Visit capital of Malta, Valletta

We were picked up from our hotel at 9:30 am and headed straight to beautiful Valletta. It’s a must visit and wander through the charming narrow streets of Malta’s tiny capital Valletta, built by the Knights of St. John on the peninsula. It’s founder decreed that it should be “a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen”, and it retains it’s 16th-century golden-stone fortresses. Don’t be fooled by it’s size because Valletta is “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world”.

View from the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta

View from the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta

James, our guide was showing us the most significant areas and buildings of Valletta. He told us a lot about Malta’s history like the meaning of Order of St. John. Besides on another day you can also visit the famous St. John’s Co-Cathedral if you don’t mind standing in the long queue, or the Casa Rocca Piccola, a 16th century palace repleted with impressive paintings and antique collections. Enjoy the picturesque view of the Three Cities and Grand Harbour from the Upper Barrakka Gardens. If you make it there at 12am you can witness a midday gun salute, firing the cannons. Surely but right Valletta spoils it’s guests with numerous cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy a glass of local wine or beer Cisk on the terrace.

Exciting Corsairs of Malta Tours

Exciting Corsairs of Malta Tours

Fun things to do in Malta: Pirate Tour

There is another great guided walking tour that introduces you to Malta’s shady mysterious past and I  would definitely recommend it to everyone. Corsairs of Malta Tours are full of provocative and captivating information, on the other hand if you are traveling with little ones it can also be organized to be innocent children’s ears friendly. I didn’t expect that there are so many dark secrets about the corsairs, the Order of St. John and Malta’s cruel history. All these intriguing facts have just recently been exposed and the tour guides are continuing to research this shocking topic. That means more and more of these violent but colourful facts will be added to every tour.

The Most Famous Fishing Village in Malta, Marsaxlokk

The Most Famous Fishing Village in Malta, Marsaxlokk

Things to do in Marsaxlokk, Malta

After spending 2 hours in the capital of Malta we’ve been driven to one of the most famous fishing villages in Malta, Marsaxlokk. The brightly colored fishing boats, morning markets and restaurants serving freshly caught fish among the harbour are the main attractions of this peaceful place. Interesting fact though every boat has an eye painted on the bow, the symbol of health and protection. It ensures that the fishermen are being kept safe while they are out to sea.

The "Silent City", Mdina

The “Silent City”, Mdina

Things to do in Mdina

We tasted the local seasonal fish lampuka at one of the restaurants in Marsaxlokk. My tip let your tour guide know what your budget is for the lunch so you won’t be surprised with the bill. Afterwards we made our way to an ancient capital of Malta: Mdina. Located at a high point in the heart of the island, medieval Mdina has been dubbed as the “Silent City”, which perfectly describes this place. Approximately 300 residents mainly aristocrats and nobility live in the fortified city that traces back to 800 BC. There are limited cars and all this contributes to the peaceful and timeless atmosphere.

The View from the Top of Mdina, Malta

The View from the Top of Mdina, Malta

We were exploring magical Mdina, walking through it’s walled, narrow laneways and visiting some churches. We could also enjoy the 180º view of the island from the top of Mdina. Afterwards we were invited for a drink in one of the gorgeous cafés with unique views over the countryside, Fontanella Tea Garden. Regrettably I didn’t try their homemade cake but this place is famous for it!

Rotunda of Mosta, Malta

Rotunda of Mosta, Malta

Rotunda of Mosta, Malta

Rotunda of Mosta, Malta

Why you should visit Rotunda of Mosta

Our final destination after the exciting day of getting to know the best of Malta was the Rotunda of Mosta. Mosta is at 66m high the third largest unsupported Dome in Europe after the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Golden limestone from the outside and amazingly colorful and quiet inside, this gorgeous building is indeed impressive. There is a tragic and fortunate story behind it: During WW2, a half tonne bomb was dropped on the building, going through the roof, it didn’t explode or injury anyone, this was regarded as a miracle. There is a small room in the church which shows a replica of the bomb.

Replica of the Bomb

Replica of the Bomb

Around 6pm we were brought back to our hotel bursting with memorable impressions of Malta. My partner and I were truly amazed on our first day what this tiny island has to offer and our baby seemed to enjoy his first trip as well. It was doubtlessly worth to plan a tour with MCabs, our guide James showed us the best of Malta and introduced us to the authentic Maltese culture. Loved it!

Visit Malta’s the Three Cities of Cottonera

The Three Cities of Cottonera, Malta

The Three Cities of Cottonera, Malta

One of my favorite parts of our family trip to Malta was to be transported back in time and explore three fortifies cities of Cottonera: Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua. The most common and easy way to get there is to use the 58m high Upper Barrakka lift in Valletta that you can take downstairs for free. This lift will bring you down in 25 seconds from where you can enjoy the  beautiful view of the harbour. It is also possible to combine the ferry ticket to the Three Cities for the lift as the quickest alternative to get back into the city from the Valletta waterfront.

The streets of Senglea, Malta

The streets of Senglea, Malta

The three cities are mine kind of area: tranquil streets, picturesque views and colorful details of the architecture. This is where the Knights of St. John first settled in the 16th century and many of the buildings and forts are older than in Valletta.

Pinterest Top Things To do in MaltaVittorioso also known as Birgu existed since the Middle Ages well before the arrival of the Knights. It’s also the most popular and impressive one. Vittoriosa’s waterfront is truly impressive with various sizes yachts and a fortress on a peninsula. Senglea Cospicua suffered great damage in WW2 and needed to be rebuilt. Today they are full of golden limestone houses blended with historical buildings, charming narrow streets and  appealing restaurants. The Three cities are indeed an open air museum where you can get lost for the whole day.

Food in Malta

Maltese Traditional Snack, Pastizzi

Maltese Traditional Snack, Pastizzi

While you are in Malta it’s crucial to taste the traditional cuisine which offers you an influence of cultures like Sicily, Arab and Malta’s own. The prices in Malta are a bit high for the EU standards: 10-15€ for pizza or pasta and 20-25€ for mains. A typical and very popular Maltese snack is pastizzi: Deep fried pastry filled with ricotta or any other delicious mix of vegetables and meat. It’s extremely tasty but you need to be careful not to exaggerate with it’s consumption because one pastizzi which costs around 30-40 cents contains about 500 calories. Yes, I know calories don’t count on vacation but there should be a limit.

Traditional Maltese Pizza, Ftira

Traditional Maltese Pizza, Ftira

The best place to dine in Malta

To experience high quality and traditional delicious food I would suggest to visit Nenu the Artisan Baker in Valletta. This place is not only serving local authentic cuisine but also lets you immerse into the history of Malta. Relics of the old bakery can be seen in the restaurant and their traditional delicious Maltese pizza, ftira is made in an oven that is between 80-100 years old. Ftira has a thick but fluffy base and often topped with different local specialities like cheese, fish, meat, olives and even potatoes. We’ve tried one with the seasonal local fish Lampuka. In addition to it we ordered the local favorite beer Cisk and Malta’s very own soft drink, Kinnie, which is made with bittersweet oranges and aromatic herbs. Kinnie reminded me somehow of coca cola with a zesty orange aftertaste.

Octopus Stew with Potatoes

Octopus Stew with Potatoes

We also ordered a traditional octopus stew with potatoes, which was my flavorful highlight of the night. Before our mains were served we were being treated with fresh-made Maltese bread and delicious dips. Important to mention that Maltese hospitality is a top class in service: The staff is quick, helpful and friendly. Nenu’s menu offers great choice of Maltese food with decent portions. This place is also very beloved by locals so I suggest that one makes a reservation.

Amarino Ice Cream in a shape of Flower

Amarino Ice Cream in a shape of Flower

For a tasty cooling dessert on a the hot day I would highly recommend to visit the small but wow ice cream café Amorino. This place is not only serving delicious Italian ice cream with natural ingredients and amazing flavors but also shapes your ice cream into a flower, a true masterpiece. You can also ask to taste some flavors before you make your final decision and add as many as you want to your floral creation.

If you are searching for some other interesting holiday destinations in Europe, you can find some inspiration here!

Liège, Belgium

Belgium Day Tours: Main things to do if you visit Liège

Historical side of Liège, Belgium

Historical side of Liège, Belgium

If you are wondering what cities are worth of day tours in Belgium then definitely visit Liège. Liege offers various tourist attractions and it’s the third largest city in Belgium after Brussels and Antwerp. This charming place is also the largest city in the French-Speaking region of Wallonia. In just one hour from Brussels by train you will reach the medieval and historical treasure of Liège.
Not everyone knows but Liège is one of Belgium’s most important industrial centers. The city was one of the first places in Europe to start mining coal and has a long tradition in manufacturing. Due to the industrial heritage I didn’t expect to discover such beautiful architecture and variety of interesting museums and churches.
Delicious patisserie in Belgium

Delicious patisserie in Belgium

Where to stay in Liège, Belgium?

We stayed at Appart-Hotel Léopold Liège Centre in the historic heart of Liège surrounded by lovely bars. It’s next to the Liège’s old City Hall which you can admire from your window at night when it’s gloriously lit up by red spotlights. Our room was tidy, with clean bedding, towels and a comfortable double-bed. It also contains a kitchen with basic kitchen utensils, nice bathroom with a great shower, towels, soaps and shampoo. There is free Wi-Fi and a flat screen TV but unfortunately with mainly French channels. Although we could still enjoy the nature documentary on BBC.

Marvel at the Liege-Guillemins Station

Liege-Guillemins Station, Belgium

Liege-Guillemins Station, Belgium

First things to see in Liège is futuristic and iconic central station. The breath-taking building was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and is made of steel. The modern building completed in 2009 might remind you of a sci-fi movie and it’s an ideal spot for photography.

Best of Liège: Learn About Art at the beautiful Grand Curtius

Grand Curtius Liège, Belgium

Grand Curtius Liège, Belgium

The Grand Curtius Museum is an archeology and art museum from the 17th century. The impressive red building belonged to a wealthy entrepreneur from the city and it was his personal idea to bring together four different museum collections in order to form the large collection.

Places to visit in Liège: Montagne de Bueren

374 steps of the Montagne de Bueren, Liège, Belgium

374 steps of the Montagne de Bueren, Liège, Belgium

With a steep 30 degree slope and a good amount of 374 steps Montagne de Bueren has been nominated as the most extreme stairway in the world. Climb the stairs, take amazing pictures and enjoy the panoramic view of the city.

Visit the Collegiate Church of St. Bartholomew

Collegiate Church of St. Bartholomew Liège, Belgium

Collegiate Church of St. Bartholomew Liège, Belgium

Founded in the 11th century, this gorgeous church was built in the Mosan style. Mosan describes a medieval style of architecture and metalwork centered mainly around Liège and is characterized by a mix of styles popular in neighboring countries: France and the Netherlands.

Popular drink of Liège, peket

The alcoholic drink peket is made from juniper berries so it’s basically gin. It can be drunk straight as a shot but is typically mixed with fruit flavors, usually lemon. There are various flavors and you can taste them in the La Maison du Peket.

Where to eat in Liège?

Burger place in Belgium The Huggy's Bar

Burger place in Liege, The Huggy’s Bar

Yes, of course you can try the traditional Belgian food à la my grandmother can cook it at home. I would suggest to taste burgers from a new and hip place The Huggy’s Bar. The great fact about this place is that all ingredients are produced in Belgium, the majority in Liège. The philosophy of the company is to keep close attention to a positive environmental attitude.

What to eat in Liège, Belgium: Burger from The Huggy's Bar

What to eat in Liège, Belgium: Burger from The Huggy’s Bar

First place where you can pair Huggy's self-brewed beer with burgers

First place where you can pair Huggy’s self-brewed beer with burgers

The Huggy’s Bar offers a casual and laid-back atmosphere with a friendly service. There are 40 various burger combinations paired together with Huggy’s 8 self-brewed beers. We ordered the Avocado Burger with beef and bacon, cheddar, guacamole, tomato & red onions and Huggy’s secret sauce and the Chimay Burger with double bacon, beef, red onions, rucola and chummy cheese of course. Our order came with an unlimited amount of coleslaw and tasty Belgian fries. The burgers were very juicy and sumptuous with fresh products. If I have to give one point to criticism it would be only that the buns were too soft and fell apart. A grilled version of them could make it the best burger. Nevertheless we enjoyed it. Definitely try the Trinity beer if you prefer a bit more character in your glass. My personal highlight was a Galler Chocolate Milkshake which left me speechless for a moment.

Loved it!

If you are planning to visit some other cities in Belgium you can find more tips here.

stella and dot jewelry reviews

Review of a successful online jewelry store Stella & Dot

I’ve discovered a new online shop with beautiful collections of fashion jewelry and accessories with the name Stella & Dot. A great fact about it is that Stella & Dot offers unique design as well as quality. Most of the exquisite necklaces are made out of gold or silver which gives the jewelry durability. I think it’s a big problem nowadays to find a lovely bijou that lasts more than one season and won’t cost a fortune just because of it’s design.

stella and dot jewelry reviews

Stella & Dot Jewelry Review

The story of Stella & Dot

The story of Stella & Dot is also very interesting and inspiring. It begins with Jessica Herrin who has finished Stanford Graduate School of Business and afterwards gone on to co-found of the one wedding website at the young age of 24. After a while Jessica decided to start her own business focusing on designing of jewelry and DIY jewelry kits.

In 2007, Jessica decided together with co-founder Blythe Harris to start a new brand with the catchy name Stella & Dot. They named their business after their grandmothers which is very charming in my opinion. And on top of it these two ladies were mentioned in fashion Bibles like Vogue and InStyle! Impressive, right?

Trendy Jewelry for Women

Stella & Dot feminine Jewellery

Stella & Dot feminine Jewellery

There is a full range of women’s jewellery at Stella & Dot for every taste from bohemian until classy elegant. I love their jewelry because it has a statement. There are various timeless pieces but also jewelry with modern details. As I already mentioned most of the bijous are crafted out of silver, gold and unexpected, contemporary materials.

I personally prefer modern simplicity that will give me as a woman a cool attitude and emphasizes my trendy style. That’s why my favourite ones are these

Stella & Dot trendy jewellery fashion

Stella & Dot trendy jewellery

Nevertheless for those who prefer a bold collection to make simple outfits more interesting there are numerous choices for that too!

Stella & Dot bold jewelry with statement

Stella & Dot bold jewelry with statement

You can also get some inspiration from the Stella and Dot customers who post their pictures on Social Media. There are many very interesting and inspiring looks!

How about to become an independent stylist?

I’ve never thought that it could be a lovely profession on the side being an independent stylist. But actually it sounds like fun. If you feel like you have good taste and want to help people to look beautiful and confident then it could be something very interesting.

Stella & Dot offers plenty of support for beginners, they will set you up with your personal website and provide training. It means no experience is needed to start being your own boss. Ok, you need to invest a bit of money into it but there is nothing for free which has good quality.

I think it’s pretty cool for a business woman to try to be an independent stylist. There is not much to lose and furthermore you can choose your working hours and work from home, organize girls-jewellery parties or just visit people with your collections. Sounds very flexible to me!

 

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Top Paying Affiliate Programs to Make Quick Money Online

How I make money with Pinterest affiliate marketing

It’s always great to know that you have a passive income on the side that doesn’t need much effort or a huge investment. Here you will find Top Paying Affiliate Programs that in my opinion are awesome to make extra money online. You can implement these affiliate links into your blog or Pinterest profile. Did you know that selling on Pinterest is very lucrative and it helps you to make quick money online?

I’m sure you’re familiar with Pinterest website, otherwise you wouldn’t read this article.  How many times you saved a pin for your favorite recipe or new travel tips? Every time when you click on the Pinterest images and land on the website where you can purchase something the owner of the pin makes money online. Pinterest Affiliate Marketing gives the opportunity to earn money online even if you don’t have a blog or special social media skills.

What is Affiliate Marketing & Affiliate Program?

Affiliate meaning is simple, you are getting paid by a company to promote or recommend their products or services.  Brands have realized the value of personal recommendations over basic paid advertising to reach for more customers. Some merchants do require a blog in order to be approved for their affiliate programs and affiliate links, nevertheless there are many that don’t. (Anyhow you can check my course how to start a blog within 1-2 hours with the secret link for the lowest but very reliable domain price, just 1$ a month!). By applying for these merchants, you can promote their products simply by creating beautiful pins and adding them to your Pinterest profile.  Furthermore you earn money per sale it means when someone clicks on the pin and makes a purchase.

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

This is an easy explanation how to start Affiliate Marketing. I’ve heard from many bloggers that Pinterest is a great platform to get your blog ranking high in search engines but I’ve never paid much attention to it for a long time. My main intention was also to promote my blog with travel related pins and not to make money. Then I discovered that more and more bloggers are using Pinterest to make extra money online and it made me curious. So the first thing I did was

  1. Converted my Pinterest profile into a Pinterest business account. It’s free and super fast. Afterwards you will be able to access your analytics so you can see the information about your audience and their preferences.
  2. Used SEO especially in the username & bio. Board titles are also very important, they need to be simple and easily understandable. Just think what do you type in the Pinterest search box when you’re looking for something. And of course each board needs to have a good SEO description in full sentences with keywords.
  3. Choose a specific niche for your your affiliate programs to join. Here are some examples of Affiliate Marketing Examples where you don’t need to have a blog to apply. Simply use the Pinterest link with implemented affiliate links. Nevertheless you can also implement them into your blog articles.

Top Paying Affiliate Programs

Most companies affiliate through ShareAsale that’s why you need to signed up here gratis first. And these are the top paying affiliate programs you can apply for, I know it because I’m using them as well:

Cricut has a 45-day cookie and pays a 12% commission.

Erin Condren has a 30-day cookie and pays a 7% commission. Everyone is promoting planners because they are one of the top sellers on Pinterest.

Craftsy is a lovely affiliate for crafts and DIY projects.

Stella & Dot – 30-day cookie and pays 5%-12% commission

Pretty Darn Cute Designs has a 30-day cookie and pays a 25% commission.

Tailwind has a 90-day cookie and pays 50 cents per sign up for the free trial. Afterwards 15%  if someone upgrades to paid version.

(Cookies is a tracking method that gives you more time for the buyer to decide to buy the product. If he or she clicked on the link and landed on the website it can take “x” amount of days until the person decides to purchase the product or services and you will get commissions anyway.

How to promote Top Paying Affiliate Programs with Pinterest images

               4. It’s important to stay active on the Pinterest to be the first in line of the search engine results. Nevertheless it’s impossible to spend the whole day in front of your laptop or PC so there is a great solution created by Pinterest, TailwindTry it out to organize and automate your pins, sign up and first 100 pins are for free. All Pinterest pros are using it at the moment.

                 5.  Use high-quality images with titles and insert affiliate links in your pins. The secret of being successful on Pinterest is to create visually beautiful pins that are standing out from the others so it will make people want to click on them. You can take your own pictures, find some on the website of the merchant or some programs that offer downloading of pictures for free.

                6. Create pins in the size of 600 x 900 but also find more niche specific group boards and join them. Repin their pins to get noticed by the others. There are also plenty of various Facebook groups where bloggers help each other with Pinterest pins. If you need a list of Facebook Pinterest groups just subscribe to my blog and write in the comments that you would like to have it and I will send it to you! Important to mention that you need to pin to the relevant board.

Don’t expect to see your bank account getting filled with dollars immediately. It will take some time, let your pins with affiliate links circulate on the Pinterest network while others repin them. Good luck with your new pins and if you need some inspiration just check or follow my Pinterest page!

 

The Best Spa & Sauna in Luxembourg: Chalets Petry Spa & Relax

If you are searching for holiday house with spa and sauna in Luxembourg as a getaway from the chaotic city then Chalets Petry Spa & Relax would be in ideal wellness destination. Why Luxembourg? Because this smallest member of the EU community is famous for it’s breathtaking and diverse nature. It’s 480.000 friendly citizens speak French, German and Luxembourgian here. I was searching for a perfect holiday home and stumbled upon the website of Chalets Petry Spa & Relax featuring 6 brand new chalets with sauna and jacuzzi.

Luxury holiday house in Luxembourg Chalets Petry Spa & Relax

My intention was to rent one of the wellness chalets in Luxembourg for a family vacation with the baby so I didn’t hesitate long to book a holiday home online. The arrival date was at the end of June right on the brink of summer to show it’s best sides.

Wellness in Luxembourg at Chalets Petry Spa & Relax

Holiday home in Luxembourg Chalets Petry Spa & Relax

Wellness chalets in Luxembourg are located in beautiful Bettel. It’s very easy to find the way to the chalets especially if you are using a GPS. There is also a sign on the road with a logo which leads you directly to your destination. Our first impression when we arrived was simply “Wow!” The brand new houses standing neatly in a row next to each other, the picturesque view of a field with the forest and horses in a background. It seemed to be a perfect escape to get charged up with positive vibes and energy.

Wellness holiday house in Luxembourg Chalets Petry Spa & Relax

It took us a bit of time to find the reception, which was at the beginning of the road near the chalets. The holiday homes are run by a lovely and helpful couple. Check-in processed very fast, we needed to give our credit card for authorization to pay the 300€ bond, just in case something gets broken in the house. Afterwards we got our keys and could finally park our car next to the house and see the inside of our new home for the next 2 nights.

View from the balcony of the holiday home Chalets Petry Spa & Relax

Holidays in Luxembourg: Wellness & Spa Chalet

Kitchen & living room of one of the houses Petry Spa & Relax Luxembourg

As soon as we opened the door of our chalet we were immersed into a cozy and homecoming atmosphere. The 3 level house was spacious, clean with decent fresh fragrance. We knew that all 6 houses are identical and provide a private balcony, a BBQ on the ground floor and a terrace with jacuzzi in the spa area. On the top floor there were 4 rooms with 2 double beds and a private modern bathrooms and 2 smaller single bed rooms. There was also a huge fancy bathroom on the ground floor, another double bedroom and nice fireplace in the living room. We didn’t use the fireplace but there was also free firewood provided.

Kitchen of one of the houses Chalets Petry Spa & Relax

Bathroom on the ground floor Chalets Petry Spa & Relax

The whole house was fully equipped: a TV in every room, Wi-Fi, beddings, plenty of towels, shower gel and shampoo and even bathrobes with house shoes. Moreover the kitchen had everything you need and even dishes for babies and toddlers. A great bonus for parents is that a baby chair and baby bed are available. A basket of fresh fruits, Nespresso coffee and a variety of teas were also a great compliment. To conclude the only thing you need to bring with you are your clothes and a good mood. For an extra price food can also be arranged. Nevertheless there are supermarkets close by.

Double bed room on the top level Chalets Petry Spa & Relax

Interesting to mention that we saw a couple at the chalet who came with their dog. This means that furry friends are also welcome! And if you have toddlers they can be occupied at the playground so the adults can enjoy the luxury spa. And last but not least the chalets get cleaned every day and you also receive new towels. If you don’t want to be bothered you can just let the owners know.

Bathroom on the top level Chalets Petry Spa & Relax

Private Spa, Sauna & Jacuzzi at Chalet in Luxembourg

Outside Jacuzzi in the private wellness area of Chalets Petry Spa & Relax

Sauna in the private spa area of Chalets Petry

The private spa & sauna area of the Chalets Petry needs some special attention. The entire bottom level offers the ultimate spa experience. There is a bathroom, sauna, infrared sauna, comfortable chairs and calm music to relax. Outside you can sit on the terrace, enjoy the view of the pond or just lay in the bubbling warm jacuzzi. For the full treatment it’s also possible to book a massage for an extra fee. We didn’t do it because  the soothing, harmonious surroundings and the private spa alone helped us to unwind our minds and bodies.

Private wellness room in Chalets Petry Spa & Relax

Holidays in Luxembourg: What to do?

Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to explore the surroundings because we were focused on the spa experience and enjoying family time with our baby. But there are plenty of things to do and that’s why I would suggest to stay more than just 2 nights to get maximum out of your holiday. You can go for a hike, a castle visit or even drive to Luxembourg city.  For any information you can ask the owners of the chalets. They will happily provide you with brochures and a great directions so you will reach your destination!

Perfect Wellness in Luxembourg

Beautiful outside area with the pond of the holiday home Chalets Petry Spa & Relax

All in one we enjoyed our stay at the Petry’s modern holiday home and had a memorable experience. It’s definitely a perfect wellness and spa destination in Luxembourg. We could rejuvenate ourselves and restore our energy at the luxury spa and the tranquil surroundings of Luxembourg. The friendly owners and staff let us feel like home so we wished we could stay longer.  I will doubtlessly recommend everyone to visit these holiday homes as a family, friends or just a couple because it offers everything for an awesome getaway. I haven’t written anything about prices because it varies depending on the season but you can easily find them here.

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