5 of the most breath-taking “rooms with a view”

Dodo's Tower

Eat, sleep, work: the beckoning call of your daily routine. There’s no better time for a change of scenery. But what if we said washing the dishes could actually be relaxing? Or waking up in the morning doesn’t imply your plain bedroom wall is the first thing you see? Here are 5 of the best views from around the world that make even the most mundane tasks enjoyable.

Naivasha, Kenya

A hidden gem in the clouds, this 115 foot tower on the beautiful wildlife estate of Hippo Point offers stunning views of exotic animals and landscapes. From giraffes to flamingos to families of hippos, this airy room allows you to spy on these fascinating creatures roaming around in their natural habitat.

Surat Thani, Thailand

Tired of waking up to loud alarm clocks, the bustling sound of traffic and the pending doom of going to work? A beachside getaway to Suralai in Surat Thani may be just what the doctor ordered. Coastline and mountain views at the foot of your bed welcome you to the dreamy sun and salty sea air, giving you a short break from reality. Do you still want to press the snooze button?

Oinousses, Greece

Basking in Greece’s sunny scenery while listening to the gentle hum of the ocean sounds quite heavenly, am I right? Watch sailboats float amongst the blue ripples and enjoy every slice of this island goodness while dining alfresco at Villa Levanda.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Cook, eat and unfortunately clean. The ever-devastating question of  “Honey, can you clear the table?” haunts all teenager’s dreams. But with this gorgeous view of waving water and purple-pink sunset at Casa Mar y Luna, I don’t think you’ll hear many more squeals of defiance.

Zermatt, Switzerland

For those of you who aren’t natural snow bunnies and wouldn’t gracefully slide down the side of snow-covered mountains, but more or less tumble, there is no need to suffer any longer. With mesmerizing views of the vast Swiss Alps from just outside your window, you don’t even need to leave the warmth of your onesie pajamas and fire-heated living room of Chalet Grace to get lost in this incredible view.

5 beautiful hot springs from around the world

Nea Kameni

Picture this: a cool summer evening, starry sky, achy feet from a long day of sightseeing and the buzzing feeling of a holiday high. A nighttime swim in an ordinary pool just isn’t cutting it for you, so why not go for something a little more au naturel? Uncover the secrets of a luxurious hot spring hidden in the depths of trees and earth. With wild thermal pools all around the world, your options for a sizzling dip are endless.

Colorado, United States

The state nestled between the mountains is filled with heated waterholes perfect for a summer afternoon or a wintery escape from the snowy slopes. Take Conundrum Hot Springs in Aspen for example. You can hike through 8.5 miles of grand scenery to find yourself immersed in the comforting warmth of this magical hot spring.

New Zealand

This secluded country could be renamed ‘hot pool heaven’ with thermal springs of all varieties popping up from north to south. For starters, a slightly more rustic option is the cloudy hot springs at Ngawha. Sworn by the locals to offer healing benefits, these natural baths have been used to relieve skin rashes and joint pain for centuries. But if you’re not staying up north and prefer a more lush and picturesque experience, The Lost Spring near Whitianga offers waterfalls, forests and a hot spring flowing in from 600 metres below the earth’s surface.

Santorini, Greece

All over the world, people inevitably think of sun, sea and sand when talking about Greece. Its organically lavish ways cease to amaze even the natives. So call me crazy, but I find it hard to be surprised that Santorini offers an experience such as this: a balmy mud bath-hot spring in Nea Kameni. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the calming atmosphere under the blue skies.

Costa Rica

With tour groups guiding you along the Arenal Volcano hike, you can’t help but wonder what treasure awaits you at the end of the trail. And trust us, you will not be disappointed with the final prize: beautiful hot pools surrounded by forest, fresh air and flowers – these warm waterholes are mother earth’s pot of gold.

South of France

For the fifth and final, hot springs may not be the first thing to come to mind when thinking of France, but there are wonderful choices for a cozy experience in the great outdoors. Rich with history and extravagant valley views, thermal baths in Bains de Dorres date all the way back to the Roman times. Best history lesson I can think of.

Source: www.aluxurytravelblog.com