Architecture, facilities and design
Designed by the world-renowned Uruguayan architect, Carlos Gilardi, and prize-wining European designer, Elvira Blanco Montenegro,the SHA building is an architectural masterpiece where all 5 independent structures are interconnected by bridges. A total of 93 suites with private balcony, the residential complex include large swimming pools, waterfalls, and relaxation areas such as the Zen, Mediterranean and Tropical gardens. Each suite is decorated in a white and black minimalist style. There are also luxurious furnishings such as Philip Stark lamps, Bolon rugs and tiling from Porcelanosa At the spa complex, the SHA spa covers an area of more than 2,000 square meters which divides into the hydrotherapy and the treatment zone.It has 41 treatment rooms, a couple treatment suite, medical and consultation rooms and spacious waiting and relaxation areas. Guests can also enjoy massages and treatments outdoor in a unique environment of private palapas located near the infinity pool. Communal areas are adapted for people with reduced mobility and there are also three rooms that are specially equipped to cater to various guests’ needs and comfort. Nearby, there are also several championship golf courses and four marinas.
The guests of SHA
From royalties and politicians to Hollywood celebrities and supermodels, it is no secret that SHA has serviced many distinguished guests before. Some notable figures included Barbra Streisand, Donna Karen, Naomi Campbell, Kylie Minogue, Bruce Wilis and Alejandro Sanz etc. But of course, besides the rich and famous, there are also people like you and me who just want to relax and rejuvenate. From high executives to women worried about aging (SHA has one of the latest genetic analysis in the industry) and people who feel the need to change their lifestyle habits, every visitor to SHA has their own wellness objective. Whether is it to quit smoking, sleep better, lose weight, detox or simply for a relaxing holiday – you can find them all here. Most of SHA wellness programs are designed for 7 night or a 14 night stay so that guests can achieve substantial results and health aims. However, if you are pressed for time, there are also shorter programs that last around 3 to 4 days.
A Day at SHA
A typical day at SHA begins with a health check up with a doctor that will shortlist the best treatments to improve your health. A nutritionist will recommend you the best food for your needs. Then, begin the day with a breezy morning walk by the amazing nature surrounding the resort or a customized relaxing massage or shiatsu. At midday, you may join in a fitness class before having a delicious lunch at SHAmadi. After lunch, guests can participate in a macrobiotic cooking class or attend a health talk conducted by SHA experts in nutrition.In the afternoon, continue with your treatments according to your program or practise horizontal sun-worshipping by the beautiful infinity pool. In your free time, go ahead and make use of the hydrotherapy circuit of saunas and water-massage pools. Just before the sun sets, guests can also go for a yoga and meditation lesson before dinner
Sights around town
A historic Mediterranean port located along Costa Blanco, Alicante is the second-largest city in Valencia. During your stay, SHA guests can also take the opportunity the see famous sights around town such as the Castle of Santa Barbara, Archaeological Museum of Alicante,Gravina Museum of Fine Arts, Castle of SanFernando and the Gravina Museum of Fine Arts. If there’s time, you should also check out the charming whitewashed cobbled town of Altea or the rustic Tabarca Island.