The World’s Best: Hot Springs

Love the relaxation of a hot tub, but not the chemicals and water jets? Filled with soothing waters in some of the most beautiful places around the globe, hot springs are a natural wonder. No matter what time of year, these springs average 100 degrees Fahrenheit to give you a relaxing, calming soak while taking in the beautiful views around you. Their geothermal waters are heated by the earth itself which makes them perfect to visit year-round. Many now also have their very own resorts so you can enjoy the full experience during your stay. These are some of our favorite hot springs around the world.

Blue Lagoon, Iceland


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Probably one of the most famous hot springs around the world comes straight out of Grindavik, Iceland. Blue Lagoon is one of the country’s most photographed spots and is described as the “one of the 25 wonders of the world”. Located in black lava fields, the lagoon boasts temperatures up to 102 degrees and is rich in mineral salt, sulphur and mud. These natural sources have also led to its very own skincare line. You can book in-water massages, take a tour, swim up to the bar or even host your next event here. Want to make your visit even more memorable? Check in to the Silica Hotel to experience even more of Blue Lagoon’s natural wonders. You’ll enjoy your very own bathing lagoon, spectacular views of the lava fields and private facilities. To book your next visit, see their website HERE.

Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado


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What began as an 1800’s ghost town has now been transformed into a five-star hot springs resort. Located in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, Dunton Hot Springs boasts six different pools with temperatures ranging from 85 to 106 degrees. It is also the only resort in Colorado to win the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List award. Due to the springs’ many minerals including iron and lithium, the water appears bright red in color.

Guests can stay at its exclusive resort nestled right in the Colorado Rockies with relaxing massages, breathtaking views and a cell-phone free experience. Looking for a more rustic getaway? Book a stay at the Dunton River Camp to experience “luxury glamping”. You’ll stay in one of its eight luxury tents along with two mountain bikes to use on the trails or property to take in the wonders of the camp. You can even rent out the property for family reunions, corporate retreats and weddings. To book your stay at Dunton Hot Springs, visit their website HERE.

Terme di Saturnia, Italy


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Once used by Roman nobles in the past, the geothermal springs at Terme di Saturnia are believed to have been created by the god Jupiter. Located in the Tuscan countryside in Italy, the pools and its two waterfalls average 98 degrees with waters that are high in sulfur. Guests can enjoy both the thermal pools and thermal springs, along with resort accommodations such as a spa, Roman bath, golf course and gym. It also boasts an impressive array of restaurants with traditional Tuscan cuisine and beautiful views of the grounds. Make your stay more relaxing by choosing from their grand suites or executive rooms to take full advantage of everything the resort has to offer. To book your next visit to Terme di Saturnia, see their website HERE.

From the mountains of Colorado to the lava fields of Iceland, the world is full of hot springs with perfect temperatures and unforgettable experiences. Want even more breathtaking views in unforgettable locations? Check out our favorite private islands available to rent for the ultimate tropical escape.

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