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The Banjaran Hotsprings retreat, Malaysia


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From £313 or $404 per night (September 2021, Booking.com)

The Banjararan Hotsprings Retreat is in a location unlike any other. This resort is set in and around the natural hot springs of Malaysia – an incredible destination with its lush greenery and secret caves. This place is totally unique and couldn’t be replicated in any other part of the world. Because unlike other spa retreats, this one was formed by nature millions of years ago.

Take a hot bath in the natural geothermic hot springs, where warm water comes up from deep below the earth. In the thermal steam cave, you can detox and relax in the natural sauna that’s nestled in the cave walls before plunging into a freezing ice bath. Then, meditate in the crystal cave surrounded by amethyst and quartz crystals.

The resorts wine bar, Jeffs Cellar, has been named one of the most unique bars in the world, and for good reason. Set within a 260-million-year-old limestone cave, this bar has to be seen to be believed. If you prefer to be out in the open, the Sky Bar is set allows guests to sit on a 30ft high terrace and enjoy a cocktail overlooking the hot springs and surrounding nature. After dark, the Sky Bar doubles up as the ideal spot for stargazing.

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