If you’ve got a spare wad of cash burning a whole in your pocket and feel you need some well-earned relaxation, look no further than Switzerland, a country littered with swanky spas and wellness centres. Many hotels come with their very own relaxation spaces, but if you really want to treat yourself, check out some of these options.
It doesn’t get much swankier than La Réserve, Geneva’s high-end hotel and spa complex that caters for the wealthy and political classes. With “anti-aging experts” on their payroll, La Réserve promises to help knock yourself back into shape, fend off the changes of those pesky years or just de-stress. Services include an indoor swimming pool, sauna and hammam, and a fitness centre, complete with tennis courts. The spa is only open to those above the age of 14.
Located near Lucerne on Mount Rigi, in the heart of Central Switzerland, Mineralbad & Spa Kaltbad offers you the chance to chill out in heated springs, complete with incredible views of the surrounding mountains. In their indoor or outdoor heated pools you can leave your troubles at the door and just focus on relaxing. The building, with a sleek yet classic design, is the brainchild of Mario Botta, a world-renowned Swiss architect.
A elaborately decorated swimming pool is the centrepiece of Victoria-Jungfrau’s huge spa and wellness centre that covers 59,000 square feet and overlooks the Jungfrau. Complete with sauna, steam and relaxation rooms, exercise areas and a small restaurant, there is little else you could wish for here. During your trip you can also explore Interlaken and the Jungfrau region, one of the most beautiful parts of Switzerland.
The folks at Lavey les Bains will happily tell you that their resort has the hottest thermal baths in all of Switzerland. They promise that their outdoor and indoor pools are kept at a balmy 32 to 36 degrees centigrade all year round. Top off your visit with some extra relaxation at the resort’s wellness suite.