When you travel, whether in the United States or around the world, you bring back not just memories of what you did, but how you felt when you were there. More than just that feeling of being on an outdoor retreat, it’s the feeling that the place and people create in you. Here are some great outdoor spaces that make for an ambiance that visitors will never forget.
Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco
Some of the best spots for lounging outdoors around the world can be found in luxury retreats, such as this one owned by Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group. As you can imagine with something that has his name on it, this amazing getaway is chock full of surprises that can fulfill anyone’s fantasies of an exotic vacation. In addition to more public resting spots, such as the pool and the rooftop terrace, there are also Berber tents with their own jacuzzis and a master suite that has an infinity pool that you can laze next to in complete privacy. Throughout the property are scattered antiques of the region and beyond.
Great outdoor spaces don’t have to be in the middle of nowhere. You can experience an outdoor retreat in the middle of a city, like at Odyssey in the Metropole hotel in Monte-Carlo. It features a garden, lounge bar, and pool, and you can choose to book your own private cabana complete with a dedicated butler. The location allows you to have your downtime within easy access of all the sparkling nightlife that this city is known for.
Les Source de Caudalie, Bordeaux, France
Beautiful gardens, a vineyard, and an inviting pool are just some of the reasons to visit this hotel. They offer luxury retreats that come with the perfect south of France ambiance. To fit the overall countryside experience, the focus is on eco-friendly agriculture and top-shelf gastronomic offerings. But it’s the fields surrounding you that will truly capture your senses. Beautiful gardens, a vineyard, and an inviting pool are just some of the reasons to visit this hotel. They offer luxury retreats that come with the perfect south of France ambiance. To fit the overall countryside experience, the focus is on eco-friendly agriculture and top-shelf gastronomic offerings. But it’s the fields surrounding you that will truly capture your senses
Taking it Home with You
Chances are, you have a favorite outdoor space that really made an impact on you, either while traveling or from images that you’ve seen. Create a similar feeling at home that will instantly take you to that location, evoking a similar sense of luxury and comfort. Companies like Kingsley Bate, POVL Outdoor, Gloster, and Barlow Tyrie stylish outdoor furniture that will help you turn your backyard into a luxury retreat of your own. Complete the process by adding accessories that evoke the place that really inspires you whether it’s the beach, the mountains, or the south of France.
There are spots all over the world that can take a hold of your imagination and speak to you, even if you’ve never been there. Take a look at some of the great outdoor spaces in the world and find the ones that spark your dreams of luxury retreats. And, if you can’t make it there yet, create that same ambiance in your own backyard. There’s no reason you can’t have your own little slice of heaven just outside your door.