West Sweden Info 2010 Winter
Karingo Oysters bar
Located 100km from Gothenburg on the archipelago island of Karingön, in the Bohuslän archipelago, Karingo can be reached from the city by car, boat or helicopter for an indulgent gourmet experience. As well as being able to enjoy oysters with champagne in the wood-stove heated hot tub, visitors can learn more about the cultivation of the oysters through presentations and stay overnight in a selection of stylish accommodation ranging from converted fishing cottages and boat houses to lofts and an island lighthouse.
Light, water, champagne and oysters on Orust island - a new Spa
HavSbadSpa is a new spa at Nösund Värdshus, an old spa resort on Orust Island. Built between the cliffs beside the sea, this airy spa offers sun and light therapy which is good for the circulation as well as giving the skin some colour. Salt water from the sea is heated enabling guests to enjoy an invigorating saltwater bath with wonderful views at sunset. And to top it off, champagne and oysters can be served and enjoyed from floating trays from the pool.
A taste and touch of the sea at new hotel in the archipelago
Marstrands Havshotell (Marstrands Sea Hotel) opens on koön, opposite side of the island of Marstrand, a former playground of Swedish Royals, in late November offering a scenic getaway beside the water just 50 minutes from Gothenburg. The 98-room hotel includes a spa offering traditional treatments from the Bohuslän coast, incorporating the likes of seaweed, salts and hot baths; two restaurants, an outdoor terrace with seating for 150 people and fine views to sea and across the island. A lively island in summer with plenty of yachts and boats around it, off-season you'll have the place to yourself. Koön can be reached by car over a bridge connecting it to the mainland.
Seafood safaris – the Big Five from the big sea