Promotion: Water is life
Since Roman times, people around the world have been using water in all its forms to cleanse, heal and relax the body.
While hot water stimulates the production of white blood cells thereby strengthening the immune system, cold water is a great recharger, reducing inflammation and helping to boost circulation. Where better then to spend the summer holidays than in Switzerland’s St. Moritz, where it’s possible to have amazing experiences in, on and around water, both hot and cold.
View of Lake St. Moritz in summer; the outdoor pool at Kulm Spa St. Moritz
In the 19th century, St. Moritz was a very popular summer holiday destination, to which loyal customers retreated year after year “to take the waters” of the healing springs that date back almost 3,500 years. Today, the stunning natural landscape, with its glaciers, creeks, rivers, lakes and snow-capped peaks, plus the modern spa facilities offered by hotels such as the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz (www.kulm.com) make it the perfect place for a truly restorative holiday.
For example, on the slopes of Corvatsch, there is a designated 2.5 hour “Water Path” around six small mountain lakes, while the much larger Lake Silvaplana and Lake St. Moritz provide ample space for everything from paddle boarding to kite surfing and fishing, depending on how active you want to be. At the hotel, after a long day of water-based activities, the in-house spa provides multiple opportunities to continue with water therapy, whether it’s a swim in the indoor lap pool, a session in the heated outdoor pool with its various water jets while being mesmerised by the stunning panoramic view or a hydro-massage or herbal bath in one of the treatment rooms.
For summer 2016, the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz (www.kulm.com) has put together a “Water is Life” package designed to completely re-charge the batteries, because – as experts inform us – the only way a body can begin to heal is when it is really relaxed and the comfort of water stimulates the body’s natural ability to relax. Included in the package are three nights’ half-board accommodation, a boat trip, lunch out to sample delicious fresh fish straight from the lake, a sailing excursion, a guided hike along the Water Path, a hydro jet massage bath and early morning stand-up paddling, as well as unlimited use of the Kulm Spa St. Moritz.
Corvatsch water hike; stand-up paddle boarding on Lake St. Moritz
Prices start from CHF1,585 (approx £1100) per person sharing a double room.
To book, call the Kulm Hotel St Moritz on: +41 81 836 8000