The Retreat Blue Lagoon Hotel


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In the land of fire and ice, The Blue Lagoon has long taken centre stage thanks to its otherworldly vistas and geothermal healing powers. And, for a front row room, The Retreat seals the luxury deal. Taking wellness seriously is top of our 2024 list and this magical spot between craggy, volcanic rocks, is a good place to start. Lapping up the mineral-rich waters of The Retreat’s private section of the lagoon is an experience to remember. Keeping a minimalist approach, floor-to-ceiling windows in the 62 sleek suites frame close-up views over the moss, lava or lagoon. Three on-site restaurants include Michelin-star Moss, spearheaded by chef Agnar ‘Aggi’ Sverrisson, whose tasting menu showcases Iceland’s produce to perfection. Check in for ultimate relaxation, as you please – unlimited access to The Retreat Spa and Retreat Lagoon is included.

Doubles from £1,260. 00 354 420 8700,

Words by Megan Dickson.

This review was taken from the February 2024 issue of Food and Travel. To subscribe today, click here.

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