Move over France and Italy—Switzerland is vying for the role as the European honeymoon destination with its romantic landscapes and tucked-away hotels.
“Switzerland is in the heart of Europe, so what better place is there for a honeymoon,” says Alex Herrmann, director, Americas, Switzerland Tourism. “Switzerland’s pristine natural beauty, picturesque villages and the rich cultural heritage provide a stunning and truly romantic backdrop for every honeymoon, in all four seasons.”
A popular package for honeymooners is the Spa Above the Clouds package at Le Mirador Kempinski, located in the romantic region of Lake Geneva, featuring sweeping views of the lake, vineyards, charming villages, and, of course, incredible food and wine.
The 67-room hotel offers a private balcony in every room and suite, with views of Lake Geneva and the Alps. When couples book the package, they will receive a night in a jr. suite and one spa treatment pp at Givenchy Spa. In addition, guests will have unlimited access to the wellness center, gym, jacuzzi, sauna, hammam and pool; breakfast; and complimentary use of local public transportation.
Rates start at $393 pp per night dbl, and the package is available through Dec. 31. For more information, visit kempinski.com/en/montreux/mirador-hotel.
Pristine air, mountain lakes, pine forests—it’s no wonder nature-loving couples choose Grand Hotel Zermatterhof for their honeymoon escape. And did we mention it was also the location for The Bachelor’s season 16 finale?
Located in a car-free village in an alpine valley below the Matterhorn, this five-star hotel offers 81 guestrooms; four restaurants, bars and lounges; the spa and wellness zone Vita borni; and year-round activities.
Couples can choose the Suite Life package, which includes a 2-night stay in a medium, large or Chalet suite; breakfast buffet; a bottle of Dom Perignon upon arrival; an activity credit of $108 per day; free entry into the spa; and transfers from and to the station. When couples aren’t at the spa or enjoying the views, they can enjoy activities such as summer skiing and golf, or ice climbing and heli-skiing.
Rates for the package start at $998 pp. For more information, visit zermatterhof.ch/en/zermatterhof.
At Giardino Mountain, the appeal is in the view of the Upper Engadine mountain landscape with 78 rooms and suites, most of which feature balconies or terraces. Located in St. Moritz, the area is prime for winter sports, but there’s plenty going on in summer as well for newlyweds heading to the region.
With the High Life package in the summer season, guests receive a 3-night stay with breakfast buffet; Bundner afternoon tea on the terrace; Mediterranean dinner in Ristorante Guardalej; dinner by Michelin-starred chef Martin Dalsass at Talvo by Dalsass; free use of mountain railways in Upper Engadine; early check-in and late check-out; a helicopter flight over Piz Bernina and Piz Palu; and a day’s Cabrio car rental.
In addition, the property features the Dipiu Spa by Giardino with saunas, an indoor pool and a jacuzzi; restaurants with Michelin-starred chefs, such as Ristorante Ecco On Snow; and a fleet of aircraft, in case the couple would like to jet off to another destination in Europe.
Rates start at $2,055 pp for a small suite. For more information, visit giardino-mountain.ch/en.
For more on Switzerland, visit myswitzerland.com.