In a country where relaxing in the spa and sauna is very much a national pastime, it’s a given Valais has plenty of spa hotels. And Valais manages to stand out from the crowd even in Switzerland. With all its fresh mountain air, 300 days of sunshine a year and natural thermal springs, which have been enjoyed by people here all the way back to Roman times and probably beyond, Valais is top of the list for truly special spa hotels.
Spa Experiences at Your Valais Hotel
The famous resort of Leukerbad in the north of Valais is Europe’s largest spa resort. Choose to stay in a Leukerbad spa hotel and you’ll be able to roll out of bed and have a whole town full of spas right on your doorstep. There are 65 natural thermal springs in Leukerbad with water temperatures up to 51 degrees flowing into baths, pools and treatment rooms for your pampering pleasure.
And while Leukerbad is probably the prime destination in Valais for spa lovers, don’t forget the rest of the region. Check out the spa hotels on offer in the main resorts of Verbier, Zermatt, Crans-Montana and Saas and you’ll be able to take your pick from a huge range. Many of Valais’ hotels have saunas, pools, spa baths and in-room treatments – perfect for relaxing tired muscles after a full day of fun on the slopes or hiking trails.
Valais: Region of Relaxation
Of course, it’s not just the facilities that make a stay in a spa hotel in Valais so enjoyable. The spectacular natural landscapes and panoramic views surrounding many spa hotels here are second to none. From soaring snow-capped mountains, lush valleys and beautiful forests to mirror-clear lakes and inviting alpine meadows, Valais is a place where taking a deep breath and leaving the stresses of the world behind comes naturally. Many resorts are also car-free, so it’s easy to slow down your pace here and take time for yourself. Pretty much the perfect recipe for a relaxing break.