Though water floats stress downriver and steam evaporates ailments into oblivion, the only use for lousy ice is bringing dangerous snowmen to life and permafreezing woolly mammoths. Experience the two finest states of H2O with today's deal: for $30, you and a guest get a day in the saunas, swimming pool, and more at Sandoony USA (a $30 value per admission; children get in for just $10 when accompanied by an adult). Each person will also receive a complimentary robe rental (a $5 value per robe), giving this Groupon a total value of $70.
Sandoony's services encompass three different types of sauna, a cold dip pool, a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, and an on-site restaurant. Step into the dry heat of the traditional Russian sauna to work up a sweat (add traditional venik [oak leaves] to the experience for $20) and get the blood flowing before a dip in the cool-water pool, leaving you crisply refreshed. With the entire day to relax, visitors can then try out a wetter experience in the Finnish sauna, which is similar to the Russian-style bath experience but with more humidity and less Yaakov Smirnoff jokes. For the ultimate in steaminess, try the Turkish steam room, which encourages the body to sweat out impurities such as ’70s funk lyrics as it loosens the muscles and joints. Pair the steam with a little exercise and stretching by taking a dip in the pool, or further the relaxation with a trip to the bubbly, mind-tranquilizing Jacuzzi.
To help fuel the day-long escape, Sandoony houses its own restaurant, Ocean Grill, which serves a wide range of French, Japanese, and Russian cuisine to bathhousers. Also available are free parking and secure storage space for valuables, to help clients fully relax and enjoy a whole day of banya luxury. For an experienced bathhouse fan, Sandoony USA offers authentic service that's hard to find in the new world, and banya regulars can experience a tradition that stretches back to the beginnings of steamy, hot civilization.
Sandoony USA takes the concept of the American melting pot seriously; it’s blended the bathhouse traditions of Eastern Europe into a devoted relaxation center that pairs three types of saunas with just as many pools. After a stint sweating out toxins in one of two dry Russian saunas, guests jump into the cold plunge pool to refresh their bodies and shock their pores closed without showing them the phone bill from NASA’s calls to Neptune. The hot, thick air of the Finnish sauna and Turkish steam room warm up chilled bones before the lap pool gets muscles moving again. A final soak amid the massaging jets of the jacuzzi erases any lingering stress. After drying off amid the pool deck’s tables and hanging TVs, an opulent dining room or poolside café awaits with plates such as feta-cheese-and-tomato salads or beef tongue with horseradish.