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Immerse yourself in the great outdoors with these hotels

When it's finally safe to travel, do so at these exotic locales set within stunning examples of nature.

Vacationing is the last thing you can do right now, but it’s probably the first thing on your mind. Instead of feeling stifled, this is the best time to browse the pharmacy of great outdoor travel destinations for the best balm to cool your cabin fever, until the world gets the green light to throw open its gates again.

  • The Retreat Hotel

    The Retreat Hotel at Blue Lagoon Iceland

    Set amidst a sweeping volcanic landscape of fissures and solid lava formations is the Retreat Hotel, which overlooks the turquoise geothermal pools of the Blue Lagoon. Its spa is the draw here – the mineral-rich waters fill indoor and outdoor baths, and the milky-blue hue is a result of its high silica content. What the hotel offers city dwellers is an experience of tranquillity and well-being in an otherworldly environment that seems to segue into the surrounding igneous rock. Its 62 suites overlook the lagoon, which is situated in a Unesco Global Geopark – these are sites of geological significance. Just last year, it emerged first in the Resort Hotel category of the AHEAD Europe hospitality awards.

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