Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that Iceland has become the travel world’s latest hotspot. Despite the freezing temps jetsetters, including myself, are adding it to our bucket lists at a rapid pace. For many, the highlight of a trip to Iceland is the famed Blue Lagoon. And while I too long to dip in its geothermal mineral waters, if you’re a luxe lover, there an even better reason to push this destination up on your list.
Say hello to The Retreat at Blue Lagoon.
Scheduled to open this fall, the Retreat at Blue Lagoon will be a four part complex built into an 800-year-old lava flow on the southwest side of the lagoon. The first part will be the Lava Lagoon, a private swimming hole that’s an extension of the Blue Lagoon.
The Lava Cove, a subterranean spa, will feature a lava rock-heated steam room, fire pit, and sauna. VIP guests will be able to visit the Hidden Cove, a private spa that’ll boast a private chef, masseuse and butler.
Finally, the Moss Hotel, a 62-room luxury hotel with a cozy lounge and library, and the Moss Restaurant, where guests can sample the local cuisine over a seven-course chef’s tasting menu, round out the experience. Guest rooms will feature terrace access to the geothermal waters or balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow guests to gaze at the volcanic landscape.
As if it wasn’t heavenly enough, the Retreat will be powered by clean geothermal energy, so you can relax and indulge with an eco-friendly peace of mind. All this luxe doesn’t come cheap though, with room rates beginning around $1,000 per night.
From the looks of it, it’s worth every penny.