I GRADUATED!!!!! ❥ 2nd Visit to Sparkling Hill Resort

Grad 2015

After four years of university, I’m proud and somewhat scared to say that YES, I’VE GRADUATED!!!!!!!!!!

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My dad was unable to make it to my convocation because of work, but my mom still came and it was funny too because she filmed me walking across the stage, only to realize later that she filmed the wrong girl. #amiadopted.

Since my mom was visiting Kelowna and she needed a place to stay, we made a reservation at Sparkling Hill Resort. And yes, I’ve already been once so if you’d like to see that post, feel free to click here.

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This time round I reserved a lake view suite instead of the mountain view. And because my graduation was in June, it was warm and the weather was simply beautiful and everything about the resort was just picturesque. Definitely more vivid colours and a slightly different scenery from the one enjoyed back in October.

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First thing’s first, we checked in then headed for dinner at PeakFine.

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View from our suite.

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With every restaurant, I like to give it two tries before I decide that I don’t like it. Unfortunately, even with this second visit, I wasn’t too wow’ed and my mom was completely unimpressed. Diet and nutrition definitely play an important role in health and wellbeing so for a wellness resort, Sparkling Hill could invest a little more time and effort polishing up their menu.

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The day ended with an evening stroll around the resort grounds and dessert at Barrique & Java.

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Their blueberry cheesecake was the bomb. Oh and what better way to end the night than with a nice cup of hot chocolate! Mmm~

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Also a hot, steaming bath. Would you look at those crystals!

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We followed up the next morning with a dip at the infinity pool and I finally tried their saunas and steams!!

Sparkling Hill ResortAqua Meditation 30°C 

Sparkling Hill ResortRose (Steam) 38°C

Sparkling Hill ResortCrystal (Steam) 42°C

Sparkling Hill ResortHerbal (Sauna) 60°C

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Sparkling Hill ResortFinnish – Classic (Sauna) 90°C  

Sparkling Hill ResortIgloo 10°C

I couldn’t take any photos so these are from the Sparkling Hill Resort official site and hopefully I matched all the photos to the correct names.

I did try all of them and my favourite was definitely the Rose Steam. The wall tiles were heated and embedded with rose petals and the entire room was just filled with such fragrant and soothing rose aroma. Super relaxing. Love love love!

The Crystal Steam was also a beauty. The insides were embellished with Swarovski crystals, which like I’ve mentioned in my last visit, is what Sparkling Hill is known for. The design was so extravagant and I’d never enjoyed such a luxurious steam room before.

The Igloo was quite special too and it’s recommended after a sauna or steam to reduce the body temperature. The room was decorated with chilled marble tiles and Swarovski crystal lacquer and I could even hear crackling ice! I’m not a big fan of peppermint, but that refreshing smell complimented the cool sensation of the room and really completed this experience.

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After the morning swim and the saunas and steam rooms, we were starved! Complimentary breakfast took place at PeakFine and we grabbed quick bites before checking out.

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Don’t really know how to end this post now since we just checked out then strolled around the area, but there you have it! My thoughts and feelings on my second visit here at Sparkling Hill Resort.

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    November 7, 2015 / 11:11 pm

    Congratulations!! You take beautiful photos.

  2. Anonymous
    November 20, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    Wow, the resort is gorgeous. This post really makes me want to book a stay with them. And congrats on graduating! Can't wait to read more about your future adventures!!!!!

  3. November 27, 2015 / 8:54 am

    You definitely should if you get the chance to. You won't regret it 😉

  4. Anonymous
    November 30, 2015 / 4:28 am

    Breathtaking scenery! The pictures of all the food got me hungry (despite the fact that I just had dinner). Congratulations on your graduation by the way!

  5. November 30, 2015 / 10:57 am

    The food was meh, except the cheesecake. Don't be fooled by the photos. And thanks!

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  7. September 29, 2016 / 5:08 am

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  8. September 29, 2016 / 5:18 am

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  9. August 28, 2017 / 6:47 am

    Congratulations to your Graduation !
    The spa area of the hotel looks so amazing, i really like when there is a big choice of saunas 🙂

    Greetings
    Amelie

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