Hot tubs have been known to be one of the oldest and basic ways to relax and relieve aches and muscle pain. Today, it is also one of the most sought-after indulgence. Called ‘caldarium’ in the ancient times by the Romans, hot tubs today have become a must-have feature of every luxury hotel around the world. But what really makes the ones in this list from those around the world?
Most top hotels are often celebrated for their remarkable facilities and mind-blowing food, but shouldn’t something be said about the additional courtesies that can influence your trip to go from great to extraordinary? Hotel hot tubs have become such a popular thing these days. They may not be the only deciding factor in choosing a place, but they definitely play a critical part in making your holiday experience extraordinary. Never mind those regular hot tubs you find in everyday hotels and prepare to have your mind blown away with some of the best tubs on the planet. From open-air hot tubs that give breathtaking views of mountains, pristine beaches, valley basins, and untamed wilderness to hot tubs that are incorporated right in your room, these 20 luxury hot tubs will leave you daydreaming of your next holiday in them!
20 Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy
Offering fabulous views of Lake Como and Bellagio, Grand Hotel Tremezzo is a 5-star property that boasts of 3 swimming pools, a state-of-the-art wellness center, and several dining options. Only a stone’s throw away from Villa Carlotta museum and botanic garden, the resort has one of the best spa facilities to be known, featuring a heated indoor infinity pool, sauna and steam room, and an attached outdoor whirlpool tub. Most rooms of this beautiful hotel offer mesmerizing views of the lake and mountains beyond and come with a private terrace that comes with its own hot tub! And if only watching doesn’t satisfy you, you can rent one of Hotel Tremezzo’s motorboats to explore Lake Como’s many hidden gems.
19 Amangiri, Utah, U.S.A.
Spread over 600 acres in the desert of Canyon Point, Utah, the name Amangiri literally means peaceful mountain, and it lives up to its unique name. Alongside an enormous swimming pool and a delightful patio, there is a mind-blowing hot tub situated at the base of the stone wall. This extravagant resort is perfect for desert lovers, offering king-sized lounges and daybeds to unwind while not in the water.
Regardless of whether you visit in winter or summer, the hot tub is the ideal place to look up at the limitless sky and gaze at the stars at night. Visitors here will also appreciate the water sports on Lake Powell nearby, hiking around Amangiri and exploring the national parks.
18 The Resort At Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Perched on a long stretch of shoreline at the base of transcending mountains, this stunning resort on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico is as sensational as it gets. Every single one of its 118 rooms includes an open patio furnished with a private hot tub that offers lovely views of the Pacific Ocean. A selected few rooms open precisely onto the sea, so you’ll feel like you’re, for all intents and purposes, drifting in the ocean. Relish in your private escape with the Resort at Pedregal’s generous rooms and suites, each with a private dive pool and sea views that offer you peace and privacy.
17 Astarte Suites, Santorini, Greece
Dramatically set on a cliff in Santorini, Astarte Suites is a sensational resort whose rooms have their own private cave-like hot tubs. This luxury resort commands radiant views of the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, and visitors will find themselves a short drive away from the dazzling Red Beach and the archaeological site of Akrotiri, which lies just 1.5 km away. This brilliant hotel entices visitors with the guarantee of unmatched extravagance and class, thanks to its conventional Greek style and charm, especially the flawless white-washed exterior. The wonderfully-designed rooms offer a serene calm and are sure to amaze even the most refined travelers.
16 Hacienda Na Xamena, Ibiza, Spain
A mere half an hour away from Ibiza’s southern chaos lies a small boutique hotel called Hacienda Na Xamena. Vividly set on a cliff 180 meters above sea level, this luxury enclave is cleverly hidden on the North side of the island and has everything you may need for a perfect honeymoon or a quiet getaway. All of the 75 rooms of Hacienda Na Xamena offer you splendid views of the Mediterranean Sea and the pine forests beyond. Apart from in-room hot tubs that boast of breathtaking views, the resort also has 3 pools, a suspended waterfall, and world-class spa amenities. Make sure you witness at least one Ibizan sunset from here; it’ll be more than worth it!
15 Nimmo Bay Resort, British Columbia, Canada
Situated in a fjord deep inside the Great Bear Rainforest in western British Columbia, the Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is accessible only by seaplane, boat, or helicopter. The resort has nine two-room cabins, all controlled by hydroelectricity produced nearby. By day, you can paddle-board or sea-kayak or take a guided climb up the 5,500-foot Mount Stephens. By night, soak in the red cedar hot tub that overlooks a waterfall from the magnificent mount Stephens before going to the main lodge for a supper of locally-reaped salmon. Heated to 104 degrees, both of the beautiful hot tubs of this family-owned lodge are filled with the clear water cascading down the adjoining waterfall.
14 Twin Farms, Vermont, U.S.A.
Concealed in the peaceful town of Barnard, spread across over 300 acres of farmland and forest in Southern Vermont, lies the all-inclusive resort of Twin Farms, an intimate setting that contains only 20 rooms and cottages, each painstakingly adorned in a one-of-a-kind and individual style, be it an extravagant Moroccan hideaway with painted roofs and fancy tile work like Meadow Cottage or a rural yet chic retreat with a fishing theme like Perch Cottage. What’s more is that each of these rooms have their own individual hot tub! But our favorite hot tub is the one in Aviary cottage. Take a look at the image above and tell us if you don’t agree!
13 Hilton Niseko Village
Offering 506 rooms along with an engaging choice of restaurants, Hilton Niseko Village is the definition of luxury. Boasting of lovely views of Mount Niseko in the slopes of Higashiyama, the hotel also has a gym, spa, golf course, and playground. But the most impressive thing here are the hotel’s superb onsen (natural hot spring) services. Hilton hotel is also located very close to the Niseko cable car and provides horseback riding in the summer and ski facilities in the winter. Furthermore, the hotel is very pet-friendly, so you can take your four-legged pals for on this trip of a lifetime too!
12 Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown, New Zealand
On the shores of Lake Wakatipu, just outside Queenstown, lies the incredibly lovely Matakauri Lodge. This stone lodge features one of the most stunning hot tubs ever seen, placed in the owners cottage on the edge of a private balcony and providing spectacular views of The Remarkables mountain range. But for those who cannot get this cottage due to its obvious high demand, worry not! An extra hot tub is situated outside the hotel’s spa, as well as a sauna and heated swimming pool. From the hotel, you can hire a boat to explore the lake, take a helicopter voyage through Milford Sound, or taste the famous local wines.
11 Noi Puma Lodge, O’Higgins Region, Chile
Cradled somewhere in the Andes Mountains between Río Los Cipreses National Reserve and the Argentinean border, the relaxed mountain way of life awaits you in an easy-going atmosphere rich with rural polish. NOI Puma Lodge’s 24 guest rooms and one condo include fantastic views of the Andes, the Cachapoal River, and encompassing country landscape. All of the cabin lodge’s 25 guestrooms come with wooden furniture and provide the solitude and sophistication of a boutique mountain chalet.
On the grounds of this eco-friendly hotel, you’ll also find a climbing wall, a wine cellar storing local Chilean wines, a library, and a mountaineering store for your benefit. Finishing with one of the most remote hot tubs, pool, and a spa, this is an ideal place to appreciate an unforgettable getaway in nature.
10 D-Resort Gocek, Mugla, Turkey
A concealed heaven of the Mediterranean known as Göcek is home to a most exceptional hotel. Gloating on an archipelago of lovely islands and a rich marina dotted with yachts, D Resort Göcek is a fascinating landmark set against the backdrop of green mountain ranges, one-of-a-kind bays, beautiful islands, sublime shorelines, and rustic market towns. The small town of Göcek is referred to by local people as "yacht heaven" and is the perfect destination for unwinding and cruising on its delightful and quiet waters. Located centrally in this beguiling little town, the luxury resort of D Resort Gocek is an exquisite boutique getaway that also has its own private beach!
9 Velassaru Resort, Maldives
You won’t find many hot tubs that mix in with the sea as effortlessly as the hot pool situated in the spa of Velassaru Resort in Maldives. Sitting on a private coral island, Velasaru also has steam rooms, yoga classes, and 10 spa treatment rooms that are made on poles in a lagoon. Get ready to soak in the exquisiteness of shimmering waters of a turquoise ocean lap the shores of a pristine white sandy shoreline. Cleverly hidden from the rest of the world, the gorgeous water and beach villas of this resort either float over the lagoon or are snuggled on the beach overseeing the majestic Indian Ocean.
8 Laucala Island Resort, Fiji
Fiji standouts among the most chilled-out islands on the planet, and it's not half terrible to take a glance at either. Purchased by Malcolm Forbes in 1972, the deliciously green Laucala Island then served as his private shelter. Today, its new proprietor is Red Bull tycoon Dietrich Mateschitz, who has saved no cost to make Laucala Island Resort, the perfect tropical hideaway. The price you pay gives you unparalleled luxury and complete security in one of its 25 exclusive villas—all of which are alluring versions of the traditional Fijian homes and open onto their own private pools. Take a dip in one of its hot tubs and all you'll hear are the delicate hints of melodic birdsong and waves slowly rocking against the shoreline.
7 The Scarlet, Cornwall, U.K.
Rich but chilled-out, The Scarlet Hotel has an emotion; it's a complete eco-friendly destination and is similarly consistent with its underlying roots, finished with works of art by local craftsmen. Located on the cliff tops overseeing the wonderful sands of Mawgan Porth, this boutique hotel is easily reachable by road, rail, or air but offers a green discount to any visitor who chooses to come by foot, coach, bike, or rail. And, in spite of the fact that England may not be celebrated internationally for its warm climate, the tubs of the Scarlet Hotel will keep you warm regardless of how hard the frosty winds attempt to disrupt you.
6 Banyan Tree Tengchong, Yunnan, China
Forget about one or two hot tubs, Banyan Tree Tengchong has a whole Hot Spring Village of 43 thermal pools! Boasting of old-style Chinese garden style architecture, the resort is located in southwestern China, an area well-known for its volcanic mountains. Apart from getting to the open-air public springs, you can also book a villa that comes with two of their personal hot spring tubs—one in the main room and one in your own garden, decorated with a Chinese canopy for security and shade. With so many thermal springs and hot tubs at your disposal, it’s not that difficult to achieve a state of complete Zen, don’t you think?
5 Hotel Villa Honegg, Lucerne, Switzerland
Sitting 3,000 feet above ocean level, Honegg Villa is a 5-star boutique property with probably the most stunning views in Switzerland. Visitors are given the isolation they need in a perfectly splendid environment. Moreover, the pool of Hotel Villa Honegg is a standout among the most remarkable experiences in Switzerland. You can see snow-capped pinnacles of the Swiss Alps and miles and miles of Lake Lucerne’s turquoise blue waters that surround this hotel. Customers also enjoy impressive culinary delights, a luxurious spa, captivating guest rooms, and a movie theater set right inside this 1905 mansion!
4 Belmond Khwai River Lodge, Okavango Delta, Botswana
The Private Suite at Belmond Khwai River Lodge, located on the edge of Moremi Wildlife Reserve, entices explorers with its open-air bathroom that includes a copper Victorian bathtub and a king-size four-poster bed with a gauze canopy. Be that as it may, it's the private deck donning a stunning hot tub that looks over the valleys of wildlife reserve that truly motivates appointments. This floodplain is a standout among other places on the planet to see exotic animals. The waters pull in many species, including elephants, panthers, and lions. You can also join a nighttime safari or simply absorb the majestic views of the grassland from your personal hot tub at sunset—it won't be long before you see a pride of lions gathering near your cottage!
3 Dunton Hot Springs Resort, Colorado, U.S.A
Somewhere deep within the Colorado Rockies lies a mining ghost town unlike any you’ve ever seen before. The outwardly rural and handmade lodges of Dunton Hot Springs are scattered around this lovely mountain valley. But, look closer and you'll discover a new world inside. With 21 one-of-a-kind distinct cabins, the resort of Dunton Hot Springs takes pride in the small, special touches. Delight in the sunset-streaked skies, relax to the sounds of cascading waterfall and enjoy every conceivable outdoor activity you can think of, from heli-skiing in the Rockies, to yoga or horseback riding, or even fly-fishing. And don’t forget to soak in your personal hot tub! Actually, these pictures themselves will help you remember.
2 Paresa Resort Phuket, Thailand
On the Thai island of Phuket, tucked away within Kamala’s Hills, this thermal pool of Paresa Resort seems to tumble effortlessly into the turquoise blue of the Andaman Sea. It's delightfully arranged, encompassed by lavish green rainforest and the twitters and peeps of the jungle’s native tenants, yet covered by a profound peacefulness. Paresa, translating to “Heaven of all Heavens” in Sanskrit, offers stunning views of the Andaman Sea; and what truly separates its hot pool from the limitless pools around the world are the floating islands placed within the pool, carrying deck seats, a table, wine glasses, and allowing you to experience one of the most unique al-fresco dining options in the world.
1 Hotel Nevai, Valais Switzerland
A lavish, boutique inn, The Nevai is a part of the Design Hotels group, a respected collection of hotels that only acknowledges the best cases of design-centered accommodation from around the globe. The hotel’s chalet style of architecture is seen both inside and out and falls completely in place with the traditional Verbier style that the village is celebrated for. The Nevai is conveniently located in the center of this lively, ski resort town of Verbier, and if you’re more interested in unwinding après-ski, the hotel′s spa and private-suite hot tubs will undoubtedly transfer you to a completely different world!