The ultimate Swiss Alps spa break
There are a few things that make Spa Nescens, near the peak of the Swiss Alps, so special. The people will tell you it’s their focus on scientific wellness advice, along with promoting anti-ageing through better living. It’s all true. Their ethos is a life lived with good health and joy is longer.
The Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel in Interlaken, home of the Spa Nescens, has been through a few incarnations. It was once a hotspot for royals and writers in Belle Époque Europe of the early 1900s; hosted the rich and famous in the second half of the 20th Century and changed again when it recently added an enormous 5,500m2 spa, making it one of the largest and most lavish in Europe.
On arrival, a team of wellness advisors, dieticians and technicians get to work on your full-body analysis, where they measure water, protein, muscle and fat levels. Then their team of experts offer a full physiological, osteopathic and nutritional assessment. Their advice for living longer is to live better, which may not be exactly what you think. They stress good food and the occasional drink is part of living a joyful life and, as luck would have it, these are all on hand.
There are several Better Ageing programmes on offer, all designed to redress imbalances (like stress and fatigue) that can speed up ageing process . Most laudable is their aim to help guests make the lifestyle changes they’ll be able to continue at back at home.
The flight to Basel is around 90 minutes, then it’s another incredibly beautiful hour by train up to Interlaken. It makes the whole trip achievable for a weekend of good living and a return journey armed with the know- how to maintain wellness for every day of your life .