Have you ever been to Switzerland? Doug has always wanted to go, but to be honest, It wasn’t too high on my bucket list…. but now that we have been there I can’t wait to go back!
Doug and the boys and I took a train from Paris through the Swiss Alps to Bad Ragaz. The train ride alone was a scene out of a movie, with everyone so friendly and little Swiss towns sprinkled on the picturesque lakes.
The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is one of the most amazing resorts I have ever visited- and I have stayed at some stellar vacation spots! There are 4 different hotels on the property, yet it never feels big or overwhelming.
The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is 150 years old. There is so much history one the grounds it add to the layers of intrigue. It has just reopened this July after spending $45 million over 5 months renovating. We found the guests to be mostly Swiss, with Germans coming in as a close second.
There are 98 rooms in the main hotel- and all are suites. All the water is from the therma spa. This resort is the top rated wellness resort in Europe for a reason. They even have a water bar in the lobby- where you can choose from regional water, international water, Swiss water, you name it.
What is Thermal water you ask? I learned that it is a precious gift of nature – unique in effect and rare in composition. Ever since the discovery of the mystical thermal spring in 1242, people have drawn on its powers to maintain the health of body, mind and spirit. The special mineral composition and the temperature of 36.5°C trigger positive reactions throughout the body. The Grand Hotel uses this water for baths, spas, pools, top drink….. it is rick in health and you feel rejuvenated within a day of stepping onto the property.
Now lets talk about dining! There are 8 restaurants in total on site. There is one Michaelian Star restaurant, IGNIV by Andreas Caminada. Chef Silvio Germann really shines and is only 29 years old! Another famous Swiss Chef, Sven Wassmer, opened his restaurant “Memories” this month. (Chef Sven’s second restaurant on the property). Chef Sven and his team hope to receive a Michaelian star in February for “Memories”.
Doug and I dined at many of the restaurants, but because Memories was so new, we were excited to experience all it has to offer and give him 5 stars. Our meal was beyond words and truly sensational. Grand Resort also has a traditional Swiss restaurant on property, which our boys loved, (we got to dip bread in fondu- YUMMMM, every kids dream) a Japanese restaurant, a cigar lounge… we were there 4 nights and feel we need at least another week to experience all The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz has to offer!!
The hotel beacons you to relax. It is set in the Swiss mountains with trees, church bells, and greenery all around. I felt like frolicking in the beautiful scenery that was all around me by the pool all day. The food was fresh, the water was healing, and the air was so clean.
We loved the spa, the gym, the thermal waters, the legends and history. The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is built on wellness and we left feeling rejuvenated like no other place has left me. Our boys never wanted to leave and it is safe to say we will be back!! With my whole heart, I couldn’t recommend a visit to The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz more.
(Above) The boys playing Mini Golf in the Swiss Alps
(Above) Family photo before we dine at the authentic Swiss Restaurant
(Above) Relaxing in between spa treatments
(Above) 2 words: couple massage
(Above) The grounds of the spa are second to none
(Above) Admiring the Thermal Baths
(Above) The boys loved the Tamina Therme
(Above) Our suite came with a custom Fooze ball table in it! The boys never wanted to leave.
(Above) A morning stroll to breakfast couldn’t be more picturesque
(Above) Even the walk to the pool feels like a scene from the best romantic movie
(Above) Pool days make us happy, relaxed, and fills our souls!
*For more info on the resort, check out their website HERE