Nature with VIP status: in summer, the glamorous Alpine village offers countless opportunities to relax and rejuvenate your body and soul.

When the sun regains its strength after the long winter, the Maloja wind takes its first breaths and the meadows and forests turn green once more. St. Moritz turns into the most beautiful open-air spa in Switzerland. At this time of year, for once, it isn’t the many celebrities strolling the quaint cobbled streets of this exclusive holiday destination who take centre stage. Nature is the real VIP. Countless wellness treatments and activities invite visitors and locals to relax and get active in equal measure.

Have you ever shared your yoga mat with a goat? Yoga with goats has a calming effect that can reduce stress and help people find inner peace. The same is true of ‘forest bathing’, the latest health trend from Japan. With its lush larch forests and mountain pines, St. Moritz is the ideal place to take this meditative experience to a whole new level. Even a walk around Lake St. Moritz is a great way helps slow the stressful pace of everyday life. And if you head out onto the water on a stand-up paddleboard, you can see the village with its galleries, starred restaurants and luxury boutiques from a whole new perspective.

The legendary grand hotels like Badrutt’s Palace, the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, the Carlton Hotel, the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains and Suvretta House also draw on the power of nature. They all offer spa treatments inspired by the local flora and fauna. Natural ingredients such as floral blends, quartz and junipers are used to pamper and sooth the senses. An absolute must for all spa guests in St. Moritz is a bath in the local healing spring water. The Alpine village has been renowned for its mineral water for centuries and respected naturopaths such as Paracelsus have been praising its healing properties since the 1500s.

St. Moritz’s exquisite ‘champagne climate’ and more than 320 days of sunshine every year ensure that summer is full of an exciting array of unforgettable experiences. And of course, the most luxurious open-air spa in Engadin is surrounded by the breathtaking backdrop of the Swiss Alps, as far as the eye can see.

More information: www.stmoritz.com/en/open-air-spa/

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