With its spectacular scenery of glistening lakes, lush forests, rolling hills and snow-capped Alps, Switzerland is renowned for its abundance of natural wonders. Stunning from every angle, this picture-perfect country captivates both visitors and locals alike with its fairytale-like scenery and offers a wealth of choice in the many ways they can experience and enjoy its natural beauty.
After an adventurous day of exploring Switzerland’s many mountains, forests and alpine villages, one of the best ways to take in the country’s spectacular views is in a relaxed and rejuvenating environment, such as the tranquil setting of a panoramic spa pool.
Switzerland director for Australia and New Zealand, Mark Wettstein, gives his top five picks of pools with the best views in Switzerland, all of which offer privacy, seclusion, and the luxury of open space.
Park Hotel Vitznau
Sleek, modern and stylish, this infinity pool is a destination and experience in itself. Stretching from the indoors into the open arms of the panoramic Alps, guests are greeted by Lake Lucerne, its rugged mountainous backdrop and the verdant surrounds. Come snow or sunshine, guests can indulge in a most elegant setting and be spoilt by the unbeatable vistas.
Nestled in the Simmental Valley amidst untouched and unspoilt nature, the Lenkerhof story began 350 years ago as a spa hotel featuring its very own sulphur spring. Today, it is a sprawling 2,000 square-metre property boasting a stunning manicured landscape, where the outdoor sulphur pool sits amongst the greenery and looks into the heart of the valley.
Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
Located on the edge of Lake Lucerne, this luxury hotel was designed with vistas in mind. Offering panoramic views of the surrounding Alps, the bathing complex designed by architect Mario Botta, is where guests can fully unwind in one of the natural hot spring pools, while marveling at the soul soothing beauty around them.
The Alpina Gstaad
Inspired by eastern traditions and the nature of the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland’s first Six Senses Spa at the Alpina Gstaad is the definition of refined elegance and sensory indulgence. Its outdoor pool overlooks the calm and refreshing greenery of the valley, allowing guests to take in the absolute open and unobstructed views of the upscale resort town of Gstaad.
An extraordinary boutique hotel built in 1905 and located in one of the most exclusive locations in Switzerland, Bürgenstock, Villa Honegg is the epitome of luxury. Offering complete and utter seclusion in an enchanted setting, guests soaking in the outdoor infinity pool or whirlpool will be mesmerised by the best views of the Alps cocooning Lake Lucerne.