There is something very sensual about relaxing in a mineral bath or hot springs with your loved one. While your body reclines into the natural healing waters, the mind can go blank while the two of you connect on a different level.
The whole hot springs fad started with the Roman Empire, which turned bathing in natural hot spring waters into a common pleasure. Since then, hot springs – which are geothermally-heated ground waters from the earth’s crust – were discovered all over the world. Water cures became popular and resorts and wellness spas were developed surrounding these naturally healing pools.
Today, there are so many luxury hot springs getaways it was difficult to limit our list to five. The luxurious feeling of floating and relaxing with your honey is worth finding just the right spot, so check further if none of our faves are located conveniently for your getaway.
1. Glenwood Hot Springs – USA
This is one of the world’s largest hot springs pools and is only steps away from your room, Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge is one in a million. It is located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado near the beautiful Colorado River. Partake in a holistic spa treatment or soak your cares away in the natural mineral springs. Eat breakfast poolside, take a class in the fitness center or treat yourselves to a steam room cleanse. The surrounding environment is basically the foot of the Rockies and provides a stunning backdrop so be sure to walk around the grounds.
2. Tabacan Grand Spa – Costa Rica
With six active volcanoes, Tabacon’s hot springs are a product of all of the geothermal activity. Although there are several hot springs locations around the area, relaxing on the Grand Spa resort’s grounds is even more laid back, as you’ll be near your room for intermittent refreshments. The hot springs in this part of the world are 97 percent rainwater that has sunk into the earth, been heated and brought back to the surface bringing minerals along with it. The water is said to increase and repair skin’s natural defense system.
3. Blue Lagoon – Iceland
Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is one of the most famous geothermal hot springs in the world. The Blue Lagoon is filled with the bluest water because it’s composed of silica, algae and minerals, which reflect sunlight and add color. Although it is said that if the water is poured into a glass, it is actually a milky color. The temperature of the six-million liters of water is around 98 – 104 degrees and the pool is self-cleansing (every 40 hours). There are several packages, but we recommend the luxury package which will provide the ultimate experience. For a perfect romantic getaway, make reservations in one of the nearby luxury hotels.
4. The Hotel Royal – France
What makes The Hotel Royal in Evian les Bains, France, one of the top destinations in our book is its location. It is simply one-of-a-kind as it is situated on the French bank of Lake Geneva overlooking the French Alps. The city is known for its water, as most are familiar with Evian bottled water. Water spa facilities are available at the hotel or in the community day-spa. For an afternoon side trip, take a ferry across Lake Geneva and you’ll be in Lausanne, Switzerland in less than an hour. Or walk around the city of Evian, which is lovely and has all of the typical French fare from patisseries to boulangeries, where you can buy fresh bread to bring back to the room.
5. Terme di Saturnia – Italy
The Terme di Saturnia consists of several hot springs that are all within the Saturnia village in the Tuscany region of Italy. The water flows at 96.8 degrees in the thermal pools. To add to the enjoyment of being there, enjoy the rest of the resort’s and area’s relaxing possibilities. When the two of you are finished soaking in the therapeutic waters, there is a top-rated restaurant in the resort, an 18-hole golf course, spa treatments and, of course, plenty to do while wandering around the lovely municipality of Manciano.