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Best Hotel Hot Tubs

Best Hotel Hot Tubs: Nimmo Bay Resort, British Columbia, Canada

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Nimmo Bay Resort, British Columbia, Canada

At Nimmo Bay Resort, two idyllic red cedar tubs, heated to 104 degrees, are secreted away in a wooded inlet, 200 miles north of Vancouver. After a day of wildnerness adventures or heli-fishing the area’s remote rivers and lakes, rotate between the naturally cold plunge pool and one of the two eight-person hot tubs for an exhilarating hot-cold rush. The tubs are filled by Nimmo Bay’s cascading waterfall, whose clear water trickles down from the top of Mount Stephens. —Christina Erb

Best Hotel Hot Tubs: Amangani, Jackson, WY


Amangani, Jackson, WY

This 40-suite resort’s hot tub clings to the western edge of Jackson Hole’s East Gros Ventre Butte and is a mere 20-minute drive from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The slate tub is 103 degrees and was designed, alongside the 35-meter, quartzite-tiled pool, to be the resort’s centerpiece. Since the winds can howl at 7,000 feet, it’s not uncommon for one of the resort’s staff to bring guests hot beverages in the colder months and cold beverages and assorted treats like sorbets and snow cones in the warmer months. —Christina Erb

Best Hotel Hot Tubs: Blancaneaux Lodge, near San Ignacio, Belize

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Blancaneaux Lodge, near San Ignacio, Belize

Francis Ford Coppola’s Blancaneaux Lodge has a hydroelectric plant that heats the 11,000-gallon hot tub with the excess electricity it generates. The tub itself was designed by Oscar-winning production designer Dean Tavoularis. Made from thousands of pieces of local granite and built by local stone craftsmen, it sits in a hillside amid the same kind of lush jungle paradise Coppola fell in love with while filming Apocalypse Now. —Christina Erb

Best Hotel Hot Tubs: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives

Overlook the Indian Ocean from the ultra-private two-person, 104-degree hot tub outside of Conrad Maldives’ Over-Water Spa on Rangalifinolhu Island. The resort is set on two private islands, linked by a bridge, and surrounded by a vibrant coral reef, among miles of idyllic white-sand beaches. Each secluded tub gives guests uninterrupted views of the bright blue water. Hotel staffers supply cool aromatic towels and fresh fruit juices. —Christina Erb

Best Hotel Hot Tubs: Regent Palms, Turks and Caicos Islands

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Regent Palms, Turks and Caicos Islands

The Palms’ multimillion-dollar infinity-edge pool and 10-person hot tub overlook the North Atlantic and sit on the coveted Grace Bay Beach. The 72-suite resort is home to a 25,000-square-foot spa and is just steps away from fine-sand beaches and turquoise waters. You might find yourself enjoying a chilled scented towel next to such high-profilers as Jamie Lee Curtis and U.S. Senator John Kerry (both former guests). —Christina Erb

Best Hotel Hot Tubs: Banyan Tree Lijiang Resort & Spa, Lijiang, China

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Banyan Tree Lijiang Resort & Spa, Lijiang, China

At the 125-room Naxi-influenced Banyan Tree, in Lijiang, in the Yunnan province of southwestern China, each Garden Villa features a lush private courtyard complete with its own two-person, 100.4-degree hot tub that looks out on the famous Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Ask for local plum wine and Chinese tea while you soak. —Christina Erb

Best Hotel Hot Tubs: Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown, New Zealand

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Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown, New Zealand

The hot tub at this alpine cedar-and-schist stone lodge is nestled in native bush on the edge of Lake Wakatipu near Queenstown. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors lift to expose the simple, cedar-timber hot tub to the elements—alfresco access to the garden and commanding views of The Remarkables mountains. It’s just minutes away from fly-fishing, bungee-cord jumping, and glacier adventures. —Christina Erb

Best Hotel Hot Tubs: The Hotel on Rivington, New York City

Lauren Coleman

The Hotel on Rivington, New York City

Settle into this coveted cedar hot tub—perched far above the Lower East Side’s bustling streets—with nine of your favorite friends and an order of Pearadise champagne cocktails. Visionary developer Paul Stallings (a catalyst for much of the downtown NYC neighborhood’s revitalization) also designed the hotel’s centerpiece tub with lofty extras: cool off in the outdoor shower in summer, or, in winter, toast your toes near the outdoor fireplace. —Christina Erb

Best Hotel Hot Tubs: The Ski Dream Home, Park City, UT

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The Ski Dream Home, Park City, UT

At nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, the 12-person stone hot tub at this opulent ski-in, ski-out home atop Deer Valley Resort’s Little Baldy Peak is ideal for an après-ski cocktail party. Guests can watch the sunset turn the Wasatch Mountain Range purple from the hot tub, which is surrounded by 1,000 square feet of heated outdoor pool, grotto, fireplace, and radiant-heated concrete flooring for below-zero-degree winter nights. —Christina Erb

Best Hotel Hot Tubs: The Singular, Patagonia, Chile

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The Singular, Patagonia, Chile

Facing the Last Hope Sound in the southern town of Puerto Bories, The Singular rewards visitors with a hot tub like no other on earth. Large metal jets spray into the aqua blue, bracingly hot square pool. As you ease yourself in, the rugged landscape of the fjord is visible through massive floor-to-ceiling windows. Care for a closer look and a dose of the chilly Patagonian air? Simply duck under the corner window panel and enjoy the outdoor section of this hot tub—and some of the world’s most remote countryside. —Jenny Adams

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