Highland Holidays
Hot Tub Guide

Everything you need to know to make the most of your soak!

30th July 2021

Thinking about booking a hot tub holiday here at Ben Nevis Holiday Park? Or perhaps you’ve already got one booked and are planning ahead. Either way, good call! A hot tub in your accommodation makes your holiday really special and ensures you can make the most of the stunning views that surround our holiday park. Even at night when it’s cold, the water will keep you warm so you can admire the starry Scottish skies.

Your hot tub will be thoroughly cleaned before you arrive so once it’s turned on and warmed up it’s ready for use – but are you ready for your hot tub? Here’s what you need to know.

Suits you

Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit! Before you put it on, give it a thorough rinse in plain water; soap sud residue from the washing machine can create foam which can be hard to get rid of.

Clean up

It’s nicer for everyone if you have a quick shower before you jump in to remove traces of sweat and any products you put on your skin. Why not hop in the shower with your cozzie on and kill two birds with one stone?

No added extras

We hope this goes without saying but a hot tub is not a bath – please do not add any kind of bubble bath, oil or soap products. Skip the fake tan too.

Children and animals

Children are welcome – hot tubs are fun for all the family! Please do not leave young children unattended in the water. And while our lodges are pet-friendly, our hot tubs are not. Please keep your four-legged friends on dry land.

Drink responsibly

This means with both what you drink – and how you drink it! Please use plastic glasses when you’re in the tub – one smashed glass and it’s everybody out!
Now, we’re not going to tell you that you can’t enjoy a (plastic) glass of bubbly with your loved one in the tub, but please do take it easy. The combination of alcohol and hot water can cause rapid dehydration and make you feel so relaxed that there is a danger of falling asleep. So we advise:

  • Drink only in moderation
  • Drink plenty of water in between alcoholic drinks
  • Take a break from the hot water every 15 minutes or so
  • Look out for each other

Safety first

If you have heart problems or high blood pressure, consult your doctor before using the hot tub. If your problems are very mild, keep hot tub sessions to 10 minutes, keep temperatures moderate and avoid alcohol while in the tub.

Regardless of whether you have any conditions or whether you have been drinking or not, if you begin to feel even slightly dizzy, confused or nauseous, leave the tub immediately but slowly, and have a drink of water.

Well that’s all the serious stuff out of the way! All that’s left to say is… have an amazing time! Hot tubs are the perfect way to add an extra layer of luxury and relaxation to your holiday. We promise you once you’re soaking all your cares away, you’ll realise what a brilliant decision you have made.

Have fun!

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