Travel & Living

Valentine’s Day In Vaud: Love Is In The Air With These Romantic Experiences

The annual festival of love is just a few short weeks away and what better way to treat your special someone than with a luxury experience in Switzerland’s canton of Vaud?
Images: © Chalet RoyAlp & Spa, © Lavey-les-Bains, Miroir de l'Argentine © Brigitte Besson.

Between natural thermal baths, couple’s massages with precious oils, chalets among scenic mountain views and Swiss hospitality, nowhere does Valentine’s like Vaud.

1.    Luxury thermal bath experience at Lavey-les-Bains

Whisk your loved one away to Lavey-les-Bains: a natural, hot thermal spring at the foot of the Alps. With stunning mountain views and two thermal pools, Lavey has two exquisite options for Valentine’s Day. Couples can visit the retreat for the day, starting with a couple’s massage with precious oils followed by a full buffet meal at La Table Des Bains. Unlimited access to the baths, saunas and hammams is also included.

For an overnight experience, couples can stay at Le Grand Hôtel des Bains on a half-board package with unlimited access to the baths and a range of special Valentine’s Day spa experiences. Together, relax in a soothing multi-jet bath with essential oils, facial treatment, couple’s massage and a glass of bubbly to finish the day.

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2.    Sleep and dine in the heart of the mountains in Alpage de Solalex

Ever wanted to wake up at the foot of a mountain? Nature lovers won’t be able to resist a night’s stay at The Miroir de l'Argentine restaurant and hotel. Located among the pasture of Solalex in the Vaud Alps, the charming hotel is encircled by mountains creating a uniquely romantic setting. The restaurant focuses on cuisine honouring the land which surrounds it, serving seasonal and simple dishes with refinement and flair. For Valentine’s Day, couples can treat themselves to a regional dinner and a cosy night’s stay, complete with ski shoeing experience to truly immerse in the glorious mountain landscape.

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3.    Love me tender at the Chalet RoyAlp Villars

Just over an hour away from Geneva, the elegant and relaxed Chalet RoyAlp & Spa is offering couples a lavish Love me tender experience this February. Perched in the hills above Villars-sur-Ollon, the five-star hotel boasts draw-dropping views of the Swiss and French Alpes your better half will just love.

With bubbly, scattered rose petals throughout your room, chocolate, dinner at Le Rochegrise and generous buffet breakfast, a night away guarantees pure bliss with your loved one in the heart of the Vaud Alps. What’s more, the package includes exclusive use of the Private Spa for 90 minutes and unlimited access to the Spa by RoyAlp with its multi-sensory showers, sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, ice fountain and swimming pool with a fireplace.

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4.    L is for Lovers… and Lausanne

Made for lovers, Lausanne is a stunning city for a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day. Strolls by the lake, dining at gourmet restaurants or trendy eateries, relaxing in a spa or embarking on a candlelit dinner cruise on Lake Geneva – the possibilities are endless. The city is bursting with museums, high-end boutiques and luxury hotels such as Hotel Royal Savoy and Château d’Ouchy just waiting to make your Valentine’s Day memorable.

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5.    A sweet escape for two at Lausanne Palace

Retreat to the centre of Lausanne in this five-star hotel for a weekend exploring the quaint city. Lausanne Palace has been an integral part of the city scene since 1915, located between Place St-François and the Casino of Montbenon. The Sweet Escape package includes one night in a double room with a guaranteed upgrade, hotel credit, free minibar, and access to the luxurious spa for a swim, sauna or hammam. For a night cap, head to one of the hotel’s bars which provide the ideal setting for a perfect evening in Lausanne.

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