Enjoy this article I wrote for Vacayou about the Badrutt’s Palace Spa. – Travel in 2020 looks different than years past. As restrictions lift and people begin planning their vacations again, one thing is rising to the forefront as a crucial component of every adventure: health wellness.

In light of the global pandemic, health has never been more important. In addition, with various limitations, from financial to logistical, travelers are forced to prioritize; this means choosing only the best of the best. Combine a top-of-the-line destination with a wellness getaway and you get Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in Switzerland.

This historic hotel, which has roots in the 1800s, will be welcoming guests starting in July. It is the ideal spot to plan an overseas, European, historic, luxury vacation that will leave you feeling healthier after you leave than when you arrive.

Badrutt’s Palace is a treat for your body, mind and spirit. It is nestled in a small village called St. Moritz in the magical Swiss Alps, providing a true feeling of escape from the stress and tension in your daily life. St. Moritz is an excellent ski destination, which is why the most popular time to visit Badrutt’s Palace is during ski season (November through March). But the summer season (June through September) is also a spectacular time of year for a sweet Swiss escape.

The best treat for your health is at the hotel’s on-site spa and pool area. Walk through a tunnel from the main building to discover an enchanted heated pool encased by glass, presenting unparalleled views of the naturescape outside; so you feel like you’re swimming in the middle of the Alps, no matter the season. (With the snow drifting down in the wintertime is surreal.) After a relaxing swim, complete with the must-try jump off the granite diving rock, head to the spa.

The best way to enjoy a treatment at the spa during the Covid-19 cautions is to book a private spa suite. These personal suites provide you with your own private Jacuzzi tub, relaxation area, steam bath and garden. No need to interact with extra guests. Just relax in peaceful solitude and enjoy one or multiple treatments from the list. A favorite that’s oh so Switzerland: a cleanse with special alpine herbs.

Another unique treatment is called Sleep Treatment, which is designed to (you guessed it) improve your sleep by reducing stress and relaxing the body. Sleep is well-established as one of the best ways to help your body heal and boost your immune system, and a treatment like this is especially useful after lengthy travel and jet lag. The Sleep Treatment includes a soak in the jacuzzi, an aromatherapy massage, sound therapy and breathing techniques.

The Badrutt’s Palace Spa here also offers guided meditation, Pranayama (a type of yoga breathing) and Ayurvedic therapies — offerings you can’t find at just any regular spa.

After your treatment, you can float in the indoor infinity pool and make your own healthy hot-cold circuit by making alternating visits to the steam room, ice room, salt steam room and mist room. Then, head to the unique outdoor sauna that is made out of a repurposed former gondola. Unwind in the sauna and maybe take a few pictures; this is a once-in-a-lifetime treat that’s special to Badrutt’s Palace.

While the spa is the wellness highlight at this dreamy Swiss escape, it is accented by quality food at the one-site restaurants, which have made special arrangements to accommodate the current social distancing and health precautions. A foodie highlight is an authentic Swiss meal in a former historic farmhouse.

Retreat back to your comfortable room, which has everything you could wish for and more. Beyond rain showers and soft bathrobes, the suites come equipped with your own private butler. And for turndown each night, you will find a hot water bottle tucked under your sheets to keep the bed warm for you. That’s the kind of service and detail you can expect at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel.