Whether it is hot outside during the summer months or you are in need of limbering up after a hard day on the slopes, nothing quite beats diving into a pool for a swim. Not only can swimming pools be incredibly relaxing to laze about in (especially with a glass of something bubbly in one hand) but from an exercise perspective, they offer the perfect way to add cardio training into your workout routine, without stressing your bones and joints. Whatever your motivation, if you fancy a swim you are going to need a chalet or hotel with a pool. To that end we have pulled together some of the very best for you to choose from. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit!
Chalet Sagarmata, Verbier, France
“No expense spared, the service is faultless and the facilities world class.”
Delivering some serious ‘Wow’ factor, the inspiration behind the above quote from a previous guest is nowhere more obvious than on the ground floor of this seven bedroom Chalet, where the simply massive 25m salt water pool lives. Not only is this one of the largest pools in Verbier, but the views through the floor to ceiling windows alongside it are breathtaking. If you are looking for dizzying new heights of luxury in Verbier, Chalet Sagarmata could well be the place for you.
Chalet Grande Corniche, Les Gets, France
“Sophisticated and luxurious in stunning surroundings”
Grande Corniche is a fabulous luxury chalet offering a heady mix of luxury and technology. Just an hour’s drive from Geneva airport, the chalet can accommodate up to 12 adults and 3 children in 7 luxurious bedrooms. In addition to a number of unique features, including a snooker table which can be converted into a large dining table, water lovers will be able to enjoy a long soak in the outdoor hot tub or an invigorating swim in the infinity outdoor heated swimming pool, which has spectacular views across the surrounding mountains. Because the pool is heated, it is also a great place to head to for a gentle swim later on in the evening when the sun has gone down and the heavens above are filled with an astonishing array of stars.
Chalet Banja, Zermatt, Switzerland
“Excellent service with this small luxury operator and how can you go wrong when your chalet has its very own swimming pool!”
This newly constructed Chalet is setting new standards in Alpine luxury. Perfectly located just 5 minutes from the Matterhorn gondola, you will be able to ski to within 100 metres of your front door throughout most of the winter. In addition to a host of luxury facilities, stunning views of the Matterhorn and associated peaks, there is also a 10 metre private pool set within a ‘wellness’ area complete with its own sauna. Perfect for a few lengths in the morning to limber up before breakfast!
The Chedi Andermatt, Andermatt, Switzerland
This exclusive, luxurious 5-star hotel is beautifully designed and combines the traditional with the modern in its architecture. All 123 rooms and suites are sumptuously appointed and enjoy captivating views of the surrounding mountains. In addition to a great selection of restaurants, lounges and more, you will want to take advantage of the hotel’s incredible 2,400 square metre Spa and Wellness centre, complete with a state of the art gym, two spectacular pools, plus an extensive relaxation area. For your swim, choose between a temperature controlled outdoor lap pool or an incredibly long 35 metre indoor pool which looks out over the Alps. After your swim, why not retire to a deluxe treatment suite for a pampering session with organic products from SpaRitual, ila, REN and Alpienne used during treatments. Bliss!
The Omnia, Zermatt, Switzerland
The Omnia is one of the most iconic buildings in Zermatt. Entry is gained to the hotel by passing through a tunnel and then traveling up via a private glass elevator, which rises through the rock to the main hotel. With a contemporary alpine feel and just 18 bedrooms and 12 suites, The Omnia offers a sophisticated, exclusive environment for its guests to enjoy. The Suites are particularly spectacular with their own Jacuzzi, sauna and big bay windows. Heading down to the ‘Feel Well’ Spa, you will enjoy pure relaxation in the clever indoor/outdoor pool which extends out onto the hotel terrace. It is big enough for exercise by swimming lengths but alternatively you can just paddle out to the end of the pool and enjoy the views over Zermatt.
Residences at the Little Nell, Colorado, USA
The Residences at Little Nell offer the best of both chalet and hotel living… the privacy that comes with a chalet, combined with the convenience of The Little Nell′s hotel facilities which are just a few steps away. Each residence has its own private dining area, fully equipped kitchen, living area and stone fireplace and has been elegantly designed in-keeping with the beauty of Aspen. After a day on the slopes (which are only a short distance away) take to the spacious rooftop hot tubs and pool; what better way to relax, surrounded by the panoramic views over downtown Aspen and the surrounding mountains.
It is worth bearing in mind that this list of beautiful pools is definitely not complete. There are many more out there and our team of travel experts are here to help you find the perfect chalet or hotel. Call us on +44 1993 899 420 or click here for more contact details.