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Alfresco Pampering: The Best Outdoor Spas

Alfresco Pampering: The Best Outdoor Spas

These hotels are offering pampering services in outdoor settings, so you enjoy your spa treatment with the added perk of a relaxing playlist compiled by Mother Nature. 

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Private Cabanas at Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod

If the Cape Cod shore isn’t quite relaxing enough, turn up the chill at Chatham Bars Inn’s private spa cabanas. First, take advantage of the heated pool and hot tub in the spa’s Japanese Zen garden, then opt for the 60-minute rejuvenating scrub – a signature treatment incorporating ingredients from the on-property 8-acre farm, finished with a light massage. Those who are serious about bolstering their wellbeing might consider booking one of the adult-only Spa Suites. Plump bedding, oversized hydrotherapy tubs, saunas, steam showers, yoga mats, and a wellness-themed mini library make this the perfect place to stage your own private retreat.

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Private Terrace Treatments at Hotel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf, St. Bart’s

Boasting 23 rooms (including 13 bungalows), each with its own terrace and plunge pool, Hotel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf is well suited to bubble vacationing. The St. Bart’s hotel, which is set to open in October of 2020, is home to the Diane Barrière Spa – a French company which believes in personalizing each treatment to the guest’s specific needs and desires. Savor your holistic spa experience poolside or in the complete privacy of your own space.  

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Oceanside Pampering at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Florida

The only thing more calming than the beach is having a massage on said beach. This can be arranged at The Atlantic Hotel, a boutique property boasting the biggest full-service spa in Fort Lauderdale. Book the hotel’s signature Atlantic Massage – Swedish with a spine-tingling Moroccan oil scalp treatment to finish – and receive the treatment right on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. 

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Spa Tents at The Resort at Paws Up, Montana

It’s hard to imagine a resort better suited to pandemic vacationing than Paws Up, a Montana ranch with glamping and cabin accommodations and its own outdoor spa. The Paws Up Spa Town is composed of a collection of spacious canvas tents, arranged around the edge of a pretty, pine-fringed meadow. In the privacy of your own adequately ventilated treatment tent, enjoy the massage of your choice – everything from deep tissue and reflexology to myofascial release and lymphatic drainage. An additional super cute detail: when you book a 60-minute spa treatment, your dog gets a free 15-minute massage of their own (Paws Up is a pet-friendly resort). 

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Spa Hales at Four Seasons Hualalai, the Island of Hawaii

The sunny west coast of the Island of Hawaii provides the perfect tropical conditions for outdoor spa experiences. At the Four Seasons Hualalai, treatments are held in little hales – traditional Hawaiian structures – so you get a pleasant tropical breeze during your experience. Try the lomi lomi massage – an ancient healing technique incorporating long rhythmic strokes – then enjoy some chill time in the spa garden before reluctantly heading out. 

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Treatments in a Tree House at Marigot Bay Resort & Marina, St. Lucia

When it comes to isolated spa locations, it doesn’t get more perfect than the treehouse at Marigot Bay Resort & Marina in St. Lucia. Couples can enjoy private treatments in the rainforest canopy, surrounded by balmy breeze and birdsong. The spa’s extensive menu is inspired by the island’s Amerindian heritage and incorporates a selection of indigenous ingredients. Case in point: the signature moon phase rituals, which combine three treatments aligned with the lunar phases. 

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Waterfront Spa at Amanyara, Turks & Caicos

Amanyara means “peaceful place,” which will make complete sense when you arrive and find yourself cradled between a marine national park and a nature reserve on Providenciales Island. In true Aman style, wellness features heavily at the resort in the form of immersions and programs tailored to each guest's goals. Treatments and classes – from yoga to Thai massage – are offered outdoors on the sala, which has curtains for privacy. Not bothered about being pampered in public? Relax by the pool and enjoy reflexology or a hydrating hair mask with scalp massage.

Sunsets in Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey offer a mesmerizing sight with vibrant colors against the backdrop of fairy chimneys and rock formations. It`s a serene and unforgettable experience, perfect for capturing stunning photographs and enjoying the natural beauty of the region.

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Vietnam is a stunning blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. From the lush rice terraces to the serene waters of Ha Long Bay, its landscapes are captivating. The warmth and resilience of its people add a unique charm, whether in bustling cities like Hanoi or historic sites like Hue. Vietnam offers a profound experience that merges breathtaking scenery with a vibrant local culture, leaving visitors enchanted and inspired.

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Explore Madeira`s stunning coastline: rugged cliffs, volcanic formations like Ponta de São Lourenço, and charming fishing villages like Funchal. Discover the natural beauty and vibrant culture of this Portuguese gem!

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Elevate your date night at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas! Start with a meal at one of the property`s 40+ restaurants, then head to the stunning new High-Limit Gaming Lounge in The Palazzo. Whether you`re spinning the slots or going all-in at the tables, you`re in for an unforgettable experience. Ready to get lucky? Link in bio! ...

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The pool at @krallerhof is an elegant and inviting oasis, nestled within the beautiful surroundings of the Austrian Alps. It offers a serene retreat for guests to relax and unwind, with both indoor and outdoor options available. The pool area is meticulously maintained and features luxurious amenities, providing a tranquil escape for visitors to enjoy during their stay.

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Point Reyes: A coastal gem with diverse landscapes, wildlife, and stunning views. Perfect for hiking, beachcombing, and stargazing.

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The Busan Air Cruise, also known as the Sky Capsule Train, is a popular attraction in Busan, South Korea. This unique train ride takes passengers on a journey above the city, providing stunning panoramic views of Busan`s coastline, mountains, and urban landscape. The futuristic capsule-shaped cabins offer a comfortable and immersive experience, making it a must-try activity for visitors exploring Busan.

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"Checking into Estelle Manor, the closest thing to a Saltburn-esque staycation you`ll ever experience in the UK. Imagine a beautifully restored Jacobean manor on the cusp of the Cotswolds and nestled within 3,000 acres of Oxfordshire parkland, with extravagant interiors to match (expect bold artworks and intricate details around each corner), a Riviera-style pool to lounge by, and three different restaurant to sink your teeth into. The addition of the hotel`s new Eynsham Baths (an incredible spa modelled on traditional Roman baths) really takes the hotel up another notch, despite it already being in a league of its own." - @ginagoesto ...

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A scenic coastal drive in Africa.

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At The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, HaSalon is the spot for upscale, experiential dining. With an energetic atmosphere, exceptional service, and the freshest eats, HaSalon nails high-end, upbeat interactive dining. ...

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Atlantis Ibiza: Famous for its cliffs and coves, perfect for adventurous activities like cliff diving and snorkeling.

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