When you want to simply unwind, relax your muscles after a strenuous hike, or offer the kids an action-packed rain program. Whether at the Bellavita Adventure Pool & Spa, at the hotel spa, or at an altitude of over 3,000 meters out in the wild nature - the Pontresina water worlds offer everything your heart desires.
It is hard to imagine Pontresina without the Bellavita Adventure Pool & Spa. Situated in the center of Pontresina and surrounded by the mighty mountains of the Bernina Range, the facility pampers young and old with a 25-meter sports pool, the water play garden, and the paddling pool. Children love the adventurous 75-meter Black Hole water slide, while adults can treat themselves to a treatment by the experienced Bellavita therapists.
Pure relaxation is also offered by the wellness facilities of the two hotels Saratz and Kronenhof, and both hotels welcome external guests in their spas. In addition to a unique wellness landscape with Sarazenbad, sauna, and indoor pool, the Hotel Saratz also has the Bagnera, the largest outdoor pool in the Upper Engadin. It is located in the middle of the 35,000 square meter hotel park and offers fantastic water experiences in the midst of the unique Engadine mountain scenery from June to October. Water lovers can let off steam in the heated pool, while the friendly team at Café Bagnera spoils guests with refreshing drinks and the finest snacks.
Guests can enjoy one of the most impressive wellness facilities in the Alps in the spa of the Hotel Kronenhof. The spa area with spacious pool, steam bath, floating grotto, sauna world, salt water grotto, and much more invites you to linger, relax, and enjoy. Once a month, the wellness oasis also invites you to the Night Spa from 7 p.m. to midnight where you can really switch off in an evening atmosphere and enjoy treatments at a special rate.
There are said to be about 220 mountain lakes in the Engadin, but many of them are not suitable for splashing around in or swimming, as the water temperature rarely reaches more than 17 degrees. Fortunately, however, there are the small high-moor lakes, which are relatively shallow and are quickly warmed by the sun due to their dark color. The best known and probably most popular bathing and swimming lake in the Engadin is the Lej da Staz, which lies in a wide clearing between St. Moritz and Pontresina. The water temperature here is around a pleasant 20 degrees and two wide jetties and a sandy beach make it easy to get in and out. If you don't want to venture into the water, make yourself comfortable with a book on your beach towel or grill your sausages at one of the numerous grilling spots located around the lake. The Hotel Restaurant Lej da Staz also offers cool drinks and snacks as well as comfortable beach chairs.
Lej Marsch and Lej Nair are also popular swimming lakes that attract many visitors in summer. Both hamlets are situated in a sunny and wind-protected location at the edge of the forest of St. Moritz and are easily accessible by a short walk or by bike.
Yes, you read that right. At over 3,000 meters above sea level, the highest open-air whirlpool in the world is located on the viewing terrace of Diavolezza. In the face of the proud giants of the Bernina Range, such as the mighty Piz Palü, you can really relax here at a pleasant 41 degrees. Even the strains of a demanding mountain hike are quickly forgotten here.