TanumStrand: Active relaxation in the beautiful archipelago
By Malin Norman | Photos: TanumStrand
With its own marina, a fabulous spa and adventure pool, conference facilities and several accommodation options, TanumStrand is a popular destination all year round, the perfect spot for a staycation – and a paradise for seafood-lovers.
TanumStrand is one of Bohuslän’s biggest spa and conference hotels, located on the cliffs of the archipelago between Grebbestad and Fjällbacka. Open all year round, it can accommodate up to 1,000 guests in 160 elegant hotel rooms and 99 cosy cabins, with great options for dining and activities for all ages – and even its own marina with 250 berths.
This is where land and sea meet to stimulate the senses in spring and summer, and where the fresh air and rugged cliffs give energy to body and mind in autumn and winter. As more people look for holidays closer to home, for sustainability or other reasons, many are taking the opportunity to visit.
“Many people say that Bohuslän has the world’s most beautiful archipelago,” says hotel director Marit Björnland. “We welcome our guests with open arms to come and experience the authentic atmosphere in this part of the archipelago. TanumStrand is a lovely staycation destination in a stunning setting right by the sea.”
Active relaxation, all year round
On the Bohuslän coast, every season has its own charm with lots to discover and, even though TanumStrand is a popular summer hotspot, the hotel sees high demand during autumn, winter and spring. “It’s a genuine archipelago environment, with the opportunity for active relaxation regardless of the season,” explains Björnland. “It’s a superb place for all ages and occasions. We offer training and yoga, spa treatments, lots of good food, and even an adventure pool for kids.”
With different accommodation options and activities both indoors and outdoors, TanumStrand is perfect for a romantic getaway, a fun-filled family holiday, a trip with friends, or conference and work events – perhaps with a few rounds of golf on one of the nearby courses, or a visit to the spa.
For guests looking for an active outdoor holiday, there is plenty to do. How about a guided archipelago tour with a kayak, or a refreshing winter dip in the sea followed by warming up in the old-style sauna? “Our guests love the old sauna on the jetty,” says the hotel director with a smile. “It’s the real deal, quite exotic for some.”
A paradise for seafood lovers
Many guests come for the culinary experiences alone. TanumStrand is home to several restaurants with different concepts, from the charming boat house Udden out on the jetty, to buffets or three-course menus in restaurant Latitud 58°. During the summer months, Beach Club serves street food and, in Café Vita Huset, parents can chill out with a ‘fika’ whilst the children play.
But, the real star of the show is the seafood – in particular, oysters that thrive in the clean, clear seawater. Fresh handpicked oysters from Grebbestad’s oyster bed are a treat, as well as lobster, clams, crayfish and shrimp. The Friday-night seafood buffet is a popular hit and, on Saturdays, the boat house Udden on the jetty serves freshly caught oysters and crayfish. “Seafood is best in the autumn,” assures Björnland. “You can go for a relaxed stroll on the cliffs, followed by a glass of Champagne and a couple of freshly cooked crayfish by the boathouse. It’s heaven!”
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