Hotel Villa Honegg | Lucerne, Switzerland
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30 Incredible Hot Tubs Around the World

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Hotel Villa Honegg | Lucerne, Switzerland
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Soak It Up

Longing for a spectacular soak? The world's most breathtaking hot tubs can be found in places you wouldn't necessarily expect: at the bottom of snowy mountains, housed within igloos, inside treehouses, or atop cliffs. In anticipation of the days when we can travel again, check out our list of places across the globe where you can enjoy an indulgent bath. (Note: Some venues are currently closed to visitors due to the pandemic.)


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Dream Downtown in New York, NY
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The Lodge at Tarraleah | Tasmania, Australia
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The Lodge at Tarraleah

Tasmania, Australia
Some suites at this luxurious Tasmanian resort come with private hot tubs that overlook a 300-acre estate in the Tasmanian Highland Lakes District. The resort itself sits atop a 2,000-foot cliff, meaning that views at this resort are stunning no matter where you're located.


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Kimpton Hotel Vintage | Portland, Oregon
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Kimpton Hotel Vintage

Portland, Oregon
Those who book the Urban Soak Suite at Kimpton Hotel Vintage can spy the streets of Portland from the comfort of the outdoor hot tub, which accommodates two people.

Velassaru Resort | Maldives
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The St. Regis Lhasa Resort | Tibet, China
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The St. Regis Lhasa Resort

Tibet, China
The saltwater Golden Energy Bath at the St. Regis Lhasa Spa features water jets, gold tiles, and a serene ambiance. It's kept at about 82 degrees Fahrenheit, so it's more of a heated pool than a hot tub. But with views of the centuries-old Potala Palace (former home of the Dalai Lama), the Golden Energy Bath offers an experience like no other on our list.


HotTug | London, UK
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Skuna Boats

London
Not all of the world's best hot tubs are located in resorts — or on land, for that matter. Case in point: Skuna Boats, a company that provides excursions into London's canal waterways in floating hot tubs, which fit up to seven people. 2021 bookings are available beginning March 1.

Elsa's Kopje in Meru National Park, Kenya
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Elsa’s Kopje

Meru, Kenya
The hot tub at Elsa's Kopje is one of the few tubs in the world where you can get a first-class spa experience while catching a glimpse of hippos, lions, and elephants, all of which live in the adjacent Meru National Park.


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Banyan Tree Lijiang Resort & Spa | Lijiang, China
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Banyan Tree Lijiang Resort & Spa

Yunnan, China
Jetpool villas at the Banyan Tree Lijiang Resort & Spa come with views of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and private jet pools, each warmed up to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

Villa Oriana Relais | Sorrento, Italy
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Villa Oriana Relais

Sorrento, Italy
Set high in the hills above the coastline of Sorrento, the terrace of the boutique Villa Oriana Relais features a hot tub that provides one-of-a-kind views of the Bay of Naples. Make sure to visit during the summer months, as the hot tub is only open from May to Oct. 10.


L’Apogée Courchevel | Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, France
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Molori Safari Lodge | North West Province, South Africa
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Molori Safari Lodge

North West Province, South Africa
Located at the foot of the Dwarsberg Mountains in the Madikwe Game Reserve, this 20-suite lodge features a six-person outdoor hot tub that offers a chance to glimpse some of the reserve's wildlife, like elephants, leopards, and giraffes.

The Residences at The Little Nell in Aspen, CO
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Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort | British Columbia, Canada
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Rifugio Scoiattoli | Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy
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Rifugio Scoiattoli

Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy
Set on ski slopes overlooking Italy's Lagazuoi 5 Torri Giau ski area is the Scoiattoli refuge's "hot barrel" — basically a hot tub constructed out of fir-wood slats. Guests can reserve the hot barrel for about $195, a price that includes a bottle of champagne.

The Keating | San Diego
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The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Beach Resort | Sanya, China
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The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Beach Resort

Sanya, China
This Ritz-Carlton property is located on Hainan, China's only tropical island. Its 30,000-square-foot spa is one of the largest in the world, and here guests will find stone hot tubs with dozens of pressurized jets.

Cambrian Hotel | Adelboden, Switzerland
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Cambrian Hotel

Adelboden, Switzerland
Not all infinity pools have to be oceanside to be enjoyed. Case in point: The outdoor hot pool at Switzerland's Cambrian Hotel, which provides swimmers with panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains.

Regent Palms | Turks and Caicos Islands
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Hotel Villa Honegg | Lucerne, Switzerland
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Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa | Beaver Creek, Colorado
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The Osprey at Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek, Colorado
Located just steps away from the slopes is the outdoor pool area of The Osprey, which includes a heated deck, poolside bar, and hot tub. If the tub doesn't sell you on this lodge, the ski-in/ski-out hotel's proximity to a chairlift might.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa | Beaver Creek, Colorado
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Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa

Beaver Creek, Colorado
The "haute tubs" at the upscale Beaver Creek Resort are located outdoors beneath a mountain waterfall, and each can be rented out in one-hour increments. Guests also receive tub-side service, about which Luxury Travel Magazine wrote: "Think Vegas-style, poolside cabana service — with the most enviable location in the Rockies."


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The Shangri-La Boracay in Boracay, Philippines
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The Shangri-La Boracay

Boracay, Philippines
The Treehouse Villa at Shangri-La Boracay rises high above the resort grounds and nearby beach, providing guests with stunning views of the ocean from the hot tub that's built into the outdoor terrace.

Twin Farms in Barnard, VT
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Twin Farms

Barnard, Vermont
It's not the biggest hot tub. But considering guests who reserve the Aviary Cottage of this 1700s-era farmhouse will have the tub all to themselves, the size should be perfectly cozy. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the resort's 350 acres of forest.


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The Scarlet | Cornwall, England
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The Scarlet

Cornwall, England
The Scarlet Spa offers cliff-top hot tubs where guests can stargaze, storm watch, and gaze out across Mawgan Porth Beach to the ocean beyond.

Amangani | Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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Amangani

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The hot tub at Amangani offers stunning views of the mountains of Jackson Hole, one of the best ski towns in the U.S. And if spa-goers want to stretch out a bit, they can jump into the 115-foot-long heated pool that's adjacent to the hot tub.

Panorama Mountain Resort | British Columbia, Canada
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&Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Phinda Rock Lodge

Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
They might not be the biggest in the world, but the private hot tubs outside the suites of Phinda Rock Lodge offer one-of-a-kind views of Phinda's Private Game Reserve, which is adjacent to the resort and comprises about 70,000 acres.

Iglu-Dorf in Zermatt, Switzerland
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Iglu-Dorf

Zermatt, Switzerland
You might guess that hot tubs and igloos don't mix, but that's not the case at Iglu-Dorf, a resort that's basically a network of interconnected igloos situated in a mountain range. The resort says its most exclusive hot tub is the private tub found in the Romantic-Igloo Suite, though all wellness areas within the resort also feature Jacuzzis.


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Katara Suite at Excelsior Hotel Gallia | Milan, Italy
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Katara Suite at Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Milan
The largest penthouse suite in Italy is truly decadent. Measuring in at 11,000 square feet, it features two private outdoor terraces, 24-hour butler service, four opulent bedrooms, and a hot tub under a dome, which is, of course, located in the suite's private spa.


Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa | Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
This rooftop hot tub that looks out onto the Teton Mountains is a perfect place to relax after a day of hitting the slopes of Jackson Hole. Able to accommodate 22 people, it's the biggest of Teton Mountain Lodge's five on-site hot tubs.


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