Euphoria Retreat is a luxury wellness destination in Mystras, Greece. Residing at the foot of Mount Taygetus and surrounded by a dense forest, the detox and healing centre has been inspired by Byzantine architecture. The 45 rooms have been designed with soft colours, onyx marble, and Zen minimalism, with private terraces facing the archaeological site of Mystras, the citrus valley and the forest. Olive oil has been added to the fabrics of the mattresses, helping produce soft skin and anti-ageing effects even as you sleep. The 3,000 metre otherworldly spa includes a Byzantine Hammam, a Tepidarium, a Salt Room, a Sphere Hydrotherapy pool, a steam room, a Finish sauna, an outdoor hot tub; and is built over 4 levels, representing each step in your journey. Wander through pomegranate groves and olive trees. Breathe in the scents of mountain herbs. Take in the ancient energy of the region. Let nature become your healer.
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Slow Gili Air is a boutique spa hotel consisting of 10 luxury villas in the jungle of Gili Air - a 2 km long, car-free Indonesian island. Slow was created by three Belgian friends (an architect, an ad man, and a dive instructor) and encompasses everything about the island lifestyle, with its approach to design, cuisine and day to day activities. Choose a one or a two bedroom villa with a private pool and a terrace, surrounded by a coconut garden. Make sure to visit the spa - one of the most unique corners of the resort. Designed to reflect the curves of the island, with bamboo walls and sky lights, the spa creates a peaceful ambiance. Try one of the signature treatments using fresh aloe vera, cultivated on-site.
Fordypningsrommet Fleinvær (The Arctic Hideaway) is a remote retreat created by musician Håvard Lund. Located on the island of Sørvær in the Fleinvær archipelago outside of Bodø, Norway, the getaway is especially catered towards creatives looking for inspiration. Enjoy views of the Arctic Sea, mysterious islands and icy mountain peaks in the distance, all framed by large windows and cozy interiors. The Hideaway consists of a collection of 10 tiny houses, each created for sleeping, eating, and bathing. Enjoy a complete and total escape from everyday life, raw nature, and surreal landscapes. Creatives can apply to be the artist in residence and receive a complimentary stay.
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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. Visit the spa for a dry sauna, a Turkish bath, the relaxation room and the outdoor pool for unparalleled ambiance.
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Aire de Bardenas is a modern hotel on the edge of Bardenas National Park – the largest desert in Europe, located in the northern province of Navarre, Spain. Surrounded by a wheat field, the hotel presents a unique setting, combined with a futuristic design and award-winning architecture. Stay in one the “cubes” or “bubbles,” with views to the desert; some with private gardens and large outdoor bathtubs. See spectacular sunrises and sunsets over the completely unobstructed horizon.