Photo property of Alpina Dolomites Lodge
The Alpina Dolomites Lodge is a wellness luxury retreat in the Italian Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, perfect for every season throughout the year. Located on the Alpe di Suisi, Europe’s largest high-altitude plateau, the hotel offers an unparalleled mountain experience. Alpina's architecture is inspired by nature and built with a minimum impact on the environment. Created with wood, stone and glass, the interiors are cozy and elegant, with panaramic views of the Dolomites. Visit the Alpina Spa - one of the best in the country for detox treatments and water therapy. Relax in the indoor or the outdoor pools and the Finnish sauna after a day of hiking or skiing.
Photo property of Kenoa Hotel
Kenoa Beach Spa & Resort is a remote beachfront design hotel in Barra de Sao Miguel, 30 minutes away from Maceio, the capital of the state of Alagoas, just nine degrees south of the equator in northeast Brazil. Inspired by nature, the resort was designed and built using sustainable Brazilian materials in unexpected ways. There are 23 villa-style cabanas, complete with panoramic views of the Atlantic coast, interior gardens, terraces, a traditional Japanese ufuro tubs, and plunge pools in some. Relax under eucalyptus trees in Kenoa's many private outdoor areas. Watch the sun go down from the infinity pool. Visit the spa and try one of the Coffee Treatment.
Photo property of Areias do Seixo
Areias do Seixo is a destination hotel an hour outside of Lisbon, Portugal. Design, nature, and sustainability describe it best. The hotel is surrounded by pine trees and sand dunes, with the Atlantic in the distance, and is a perfect retreat for those looking to escape the world. Each room is different and tells a story. Choose one of Gold, Tree, Land or Love rooms, built with minimum impact to the environment and complete with log fireplaces, wooden patios, and views to the ocean, the dunes or the garden. Families and groups will love the villas and the townhouses available on the premises, with barbecues and outdoor swimming pools. Visit the spa for a dry sauna, or a turkish bath or therelaxation room and outdoor pool.
Silica Hotel is the official accommodation of the infamous Blue Lagoon in Iceland. Luxurious, private, and complete with its own hot spring, the hotel is a perfect destination for those looking to recharge and relax in unusual surroundings. Silica has 35 rooms, including private verandas with views to the lava fields. A designer's dream, the hotel does an excellent job of integrating the inside and the outside, inviting the landscape to be a part of every guests's experience. Swim in the blue lagoon and indulge in a traditional silica mud mask. Enjoy one of the spa treatments offered onsite, one can only experience in Iceland. Look around and truly take in this otherworldly place.
Photo property of Unique Garden Hotel
Unique Garden Hotel and Spa is a 300 thousand square meter detox and spa retreat in Mairiporã, Brazil. Surrounding a lush Atlantic rainforest and Cantereira State Park, the sanctuary is home to many rescued animals, rare birds, and tropical plants, and a perfect place to reconnect with yourself and nature. Choose a Cottage in the Mediterranean Village - the most central, close to all restaurants, spa, gym, pools, and the area for conversations and contemplation by the renowned architect Ruy Ohtake. The Flowers Cottage offer panoramic views and include a winter garden and fireplaces. The Presidential Cottage is the most spacious and exclusive with a private entrance and a courtyard.