The history of the resort house «Sonyachna Dolyna»
(Sun Valley) begins with mineral water «Polyana Kvasova»
(Kvasova Polyana). This water is more than 500 years
old. The first mentions about it are found in the muniments
of the Hungarian king dated by 1463. Among natural healing
table waters of Ukraine «Polyana Kvasova» is
one of the most popular ones. One of the springs of
Polyansky mineral water deposit, which is 2 km away
from the center of Polyana village, has brought Poliansky
kvasova waters a great fame. As it is commonly known,
in Transcarpathia the springs were called 'Burkuts'
and mineral water - kvasova water, or kvass. Initially,
the water from these springs was exported by barrels,
but already in 1840, it was bottled and exported to
various countries of Europe under the name "Polyanska".
In 1914, an illustrated guide to the resorts and mineral
springs published by Balneotherapeutic Society of the
Holy Crown of Hungary described the Polyana spring,
as "first class water, splendid table water, which,
mixed with milk, is an excellent means of mucus dissolving.
So far, only facilities for bottling and packaging of
mineral water are found in this place. However, the
superb location of the spring, wonderful air, climate
and area that is protected from all sides by mountains
can be used as a resort".
"For the healthy this is a beverage with wonderful taste,
quenching one`s thirst mixed with wine, cognac or citric
acid" (advertisement, 1913). Mineral water Polyanska
had been marked in: Budapest 1842, Paris 1855, Vienna
1866, 1873, Budapest 1882, 1883, Kosice 1880, Vienna
1884, Budapest 1884, Sobrance 1881, Uzhgorod, 1883,
Maramorosh-Sziget 1882, Budapest 1885, 1895, 1911.
Diplomas and Rewards: Vienna 1873, 1894, Budapest 1885,
1896 (Millennium), Chernivtsi 1886, Luhosh 1911.
Chemical composition of mineral water had been studied
by university professors in Budapest; as well as by
doctors, chemists, pharmacists of Austria, Hungary,
and Czechoslovakia. According to these studies in the
springs of Polyana deposit in addition to a high content
of hydrocarbons, the presence of boron, iron, and lithium
Resuming the bottling of Polyana mineral water under
the name «Polyana Kvasova» started in 1946, this
time, from the bore of an eastern part of New-Polyana
area of a Polyana deposit, at the factory for bottling
mineral water «Polyana Kvasova» (at the location
of former factory) and Svaliava mineral water plant.
Mineral water is being distributed in Ukraine and is
exported to the CIS countries, USA and Canada.
In 1965, based on the mineral water
«Polyana Kvasova» from the bores drilled in the
western part of New-Polyana area deposits, on the left
bank of the river V.Pynya near the stream 'Nameless',
between the ridges of the Ukrainian Carpathians, at
an altitude of 340m above the sea level, there appeared
a resort «Sonyachne Zakarpattya» (Sunshine Transcarpathia).
In 2002, on the territory of this resort the first stone
was laid for the construction of a resort house «Sonyachna
Dolyna», and in 2005 the resort started functioning.
To have a rest in this resort house people started to
come not only from Ukraine but also from countries near
and far abroad. The surrounding mountain scenery, forests
and temperate continental climate have always enhanced
the first-class recreation. Multiformity, an unusual
beauty and richness of nature in this region is due
to the fact that the resort "Sonyachna Dolyna" is on
the verge of the mountain and foothill areas, surrounded
by a relatively easily accessible mountains covered
with forest. It is protected from cold winds by the
mountains on the north, west, and east, and is open
to the south. This preconditions a clean, clear, rich
with phytoncides and light air-ions healing air.
The most famous ancient Greek physician and naturalist
Galen wrote, "Nature is the best doctor". In addition,
an excellent complement to medical treatment became
the diagnostic center «Sonyachna Dolyna», which
started functioning in 2006, with the following divisions:
balneology, physiotherapy, laboratory, pneumatotherapy,
and massage rooms. The acidulous hydrocarbonate-sodium
water "Polyana Kvasova" became the main remedy, which
is widely used in the health centre «Sonyachna Dolyna»
pumprooms, as well as in mineral baths, intestinal lavage,
inhalations, and other procedures. Thanks to its remarkable
antacid and buffer properties, mineral water «Polyana
Kvasova» is the most powerful in treatment of all
stomach diseases with an increased level of acidity,
reflux-esophagitis, concomitant changes in a hole- and
pancreatostasis and chronic pancreatitis, hepatose,
hepatitis, diabetes. Gradually, therapeutic and diagnostic
facilities of the resort grew.
Thus, in 2007 the oxygen therapy was introduced, together
with ozone therapy.
In 2008, SPA-division started functioning; also, introduction
of cosmetic procedures, alternative medicine, and stone
therapy took place. This year lymphatic drainage started
to be used.
Year 2009 is the year of launching and development of
endocrinological, cardiological, neurological, gynecological,
urological treatment areas. In 2011, the laboratory
and ultrasound equipment was renovated for more modern,
with greater capacity for performance of more advanced
tests, a new technology of videocapsular endoscopy was
introduced, halochamber was opened (the salt cave) with
the introduction of speleotherapy.
In the course of functioning of the treatment and diagnostic
center «Sonyachna Dolyna», hundreds of people
underwent an examination and treatment complex. For
dozens of them many different diseases were promptly
detected and prevented. However, not only bodily, but
also spiritual health was improved and supported for
thousands of people, who took a treatment course in
«Sonyachna Dolyna». During a relatively short
period of «Sonyachna Dolyna» functioning, it
was on numerous occasions awarded with diplomas of village,
district and regional administrations.
For the day, «Sonyachna Dolyna» keeps on pleasing
its guests with comfort and professional approach of
the staff to their work.