Hot tubs are the epitome of spa indulgence. Whether a romantic Jacuzzi made just for two, or a tub with impressive views, there are hotels around the world offering guests utter relaxation and a spectacular setting for lovers of steamy, bubbling tubs.
After a long day of sightseeing or before a spa treatment, there's nothing better than having a soak in one of the world's most amazing hot tubs. We've searched high and low for some of the best show-stoppers, including the one-of-a-kind freshwater hydro-pool perched over a turquoise lagoon at Velassaru Maldives (pictured above). The incredible hot tub isn't your run-of-the-mill Jacuzzi and is large enough for a few of you to share, while offering unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean. Over in Portugal, The Yeatman's Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa has a special kind of hot tub that allows you to immerse yourself in bubbling water enriched with a unique conditioning grape extract. A relaxing soak in the barrel bath is enhanced with spectacular views over the Douro River and the historic centre of Oporto.
Here at home in the UK, there are some awesome hot tub experiences, like the runnymede-on-thames' HotTug, which combines a blissful soak in a hot tub with a cruise along the River Thames. It's the only HotTug in the UK and offers you a unique dip in the water - without catching a cold! Meanwhile, Cumbria's Gilpin Lake House offers a super-romantic couples' spa treatment which includes a walk through the woods to a private spa suite for personalised treatments and a private swim in a heated pool before time to relax in a Japanese Ofura hot tub with a glass of champagne as you take in the views down the valley to Morecambe Bay.
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