World's Prettiest Places to Bathe

By Miriam B. Weiner, Staff WriterNov. 9, 2011
By Miriam B. Weiner, Staff WriterNov. 9, 2011, at 9:56 a.m.
U.S. News & World Report

World's Prettiest Places to Bathe

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Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa

Bath, England
Once a relaxation haven for Roman warriors and elites, Bath's hot springs have enticed travelers for about two millennia. Enjoy some steamy water accompanied by dramatic vistas in Thermae Bath Spa's rooftop pool.
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Molori Safari Lodge

Molori Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
No need for a safari when staying at these trendy digs in South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve. Just head to the hot tub: Its view of a nearby watering hole means you're bound to spot some local wildlife.
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Thermae Bath Spa

Bath, England
Once a relaxation haven for Roman warriors and elites, Bath's hot springs have enticed travelers for about two millennia. Enjoy some steamy water accompanied by dramatic vistas in Thermae Bath Spa's rooftop pool.
Read More:
Soak in the Scenery: 8 Breathtaking Baths and Backdrops

Molori Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
No need for a safari when staying at these trendy digs in South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve. Just head to the hot tub: Its view of a nearby watering hole means you're bound to spot some local wildlife.
Read More:
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Chena Hot Springs

Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Alaska's icy winds can chill you to the bone, but a dip in the state's gorgeous Chena Hot Springs is sure to help you thaw.
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Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Rome, Italy
Paying a pretty penny will get you a luxurious night in the Rome Cavalieri's Penthouse Suite, not to mention the entire city as a backdrop for a soak in your private rooftop whirlpool.
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Hot Water Beach

Waikato, New Zealand
Although most travelers associate beaches with chilly seawater, New Zealand's Hot Water Beach is warmed from below by natural springs. A little digging will reward you with your own sun-drenched spa.
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Pamukkale

Denizli, Turkey
These dazzling-white terraces formed by mineral deposits house pools of briny water said to have beautifying powers. Even though that's probably not the case, you'll surely find splendor in the scenery.
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Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island

Rangali Island, The Maldives
The trip here may not be easy, but the Conrad Maldives' private hot tubs and stunning ocean views are definitely worth the trouble.
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Jigokudani Monkey Park

Yamanouchi, Japan
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. And when in Jigokudani, do as the monkeys do. Snag a couple photos of these bathing primates and then head back to the Korakukan Jigokudani for your own soak.
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