An Escape from the Cold

Here are some hotels from across the globe, offering the most surreal hot spring experiences in the thick of winter.

 

Aqua Dome Hotel, Austria 

(www.aqua-dome.at/en/)

Only 2.5 hours away from Munich, this 4-star wellness hotel is said to be the best thermal spa resort in the Alps – its modern exterior alone is sure to turn heads. It boasts a wide array of thermal spa facilities such as twelve indoor and outdoor pools and specially designed lounge oases. But the true icing on the cake is definitely the natural mountainous backdrop, that can take anyone into a complete state of serenity and relaxation.  

 

Ma’In Hot Springs Resort & Spa, Jordan

(www.mainhotsprings.jo) 

Located right off the south-east corner of the Dead Sea, this oasis is the epitome of spa experiences in the Middle East. Its tranquil ambience and architecture, inspired by local Jordan culture is an invitation in itself for their guests. These very hot springs are rich in history, as the early Roman settlers bathed in these very medicinal waters. Tourists today can now enjoy a touch of Arabic hospitality through with thermal waters.

 

Chena Hot Springs, Alaska 

(www.chenahotsprings.com)

A true, authentic Alaskan destination – this resort is best known for its natural hot springs. Some believe that these lavish waters can relieve conditions such as arthritis and muscle pains; as well as providing breathing relief from the synergy of the minerals and steam. The outdoor hot spring lake is au naturel, giving visitors the opportunity to feel the real Alaskan hot spring experience. Their hot spring is also handicap-accessible. 

 

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Iceland

(www.bluelagoon.com)

The Blue Lagoon is no stranger to tourists from across the globe. Now, the country’s most sought-after destination has its own hotel. Located on the Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland, this 62-room luxury hotel is surrounded by the Lagoon’s blue waters – truly immersing guests in tranquillity. The rich geothermal waters are said to rejuvenate the skin and relax your mind – truly elevating your spa experience. 

 

Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa, Chile

(www.puyuhuapilodge.com/en/)

Nestled in the Chilean Patagonia lies a remote sanctuary that is sure to calm the body, soul, and mind. The spa’s pristine waters offer abundant therapeutic benefits, surrounded by a picturesque landscape of native forest and rich vegetation. Its untouched setting allows you to disconnect from our fast-paced realities and slow down to connect with nature.

 

The Springs Resort & Spa, Coloroda, USA 

(www.pagosahotsprings.com) 

Located in the charming town of Pagosa Springs, The Springs is home to the deepest geothermal hot spring in the world! In 2011, the ‘Mother Spring’ measured 1,002 feet deep, although it is still unknown as to just how deep the spring really is. Locals and tourists flock to the resort for this one-of-a-kind experience and to enjoy 100% mineral-water goodness. 

 

Terne di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort, Tuscany, Italy 

(www.termedisaturnia.it/en) 

Expect nothing but pure spring water at this resort in the Italian region of Tuscany. This retreat is located just above a volcanic crater, feeding sulphurous spring water into the resort – a gift of wellness from Mother Earth. The hallmark of this resort is its wellness facilities that are not just limited to the hot springs – such as a natural hydromassage with waterfalls and their en plair air whirlpools. 

 

Maruia Hot Springs Thermal Pools Resort, New Zealand

(www.maruiahotsprings.nz/accommodation) 

If you’re looking for the perfect nature escape, Maruia Hot Springs is the place for you. Situated in the middle of a national reserve, the resort is abundant in charming views and landscapes. They have a wide variety of activities such as hiking, camping – but don’t forget to take a dip in their mineral hot springs! 

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