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Sea Zen, a winter retreat by the ocean with lots of ‘Hygge’.

hygge fire picAh, the crisp wind is in the air at Wye River. Autumn is in full throttle and winter not far behind. So what’s special about Sea Zen at this time of year?

We recently found out the Danes are the happiest people in the world. And ‘Hygge” has a lot to do with it.

The Danish idea of  ‘hygge’ (pronounced hoo-ga), means ‘coziness’ or ‘happy relaxing ambience’. In their freezing winter Danes love to stay inside, relax, eat good food, munch on their famous cinnamon buns, be with friends and family, read books and be cozy.

cinnamon-rollsSea Zen is ‘hygge’ to the max. A small but warm cozy space with wood heater, massive spa and a warming aromatherapy steam shower in the ensuite. Add to that our Foxtel TV, lovely selection of books, magazines and movies. And the fluffy thick bath robes and huge bath towels…and the coffee machine for lattes and cappuccinos.

There’s the Sea Zen giant comfy bed. And perhaps best of all, the relaxing and alluring day bed, where you can sit and gaze out to the sea for hours on end. Or what else to do when it’s cold outside? Sit with your favorite drink and read. “Hygge, hygge.”

read books take naps2And if you do want to venture out it’s a short 60m to a spectacular bracing walk along our beautiful beach (you’ll probably be the only people on it and that’s ‘hygge’ too.)

Book now for your winter ‘hygge’ holiday retreat at Sea Zen.