Overlooking romantic Mawgan Porth beach, this scintillating eco hotel blurs the boundaries between inside and out, with glass walls, flat roofs covered in sea thrift and infinity pools that seem to reach to the sea. At its heart is the womb-like Ayurvedic spa, with tented pods suspended in the dark for deep relaxation. There’s also an indoor pool and reed-fringed, rock-strewn outdoor pool, plus two cliff-top hot tubs perched between boulders overlooking the ocean. Bedrooms are in clusters on several levels, soothing, with funky touches, excellent lighting, gorgeous beds and sea and sunset views. As for the delicious food, executive chef Tom Hunter oversees with an air of calm, kindness and mutual respect for his staff that makes The Scarlet kitchen the warm and welcoming hub of the hotel. The Scarlet may be thoroughly green but there’s no sense of a hair shirt approach: once inside this adults-only sanctuary, the feeling is one of soothing, sybaritic luxury. Doubles from £240.
Name to Know: Our house managers, Jenny and Leanne, work in our beautiful designed relaxation spaces and love to help guests with questions that they might have. To make the most of your Scarlet moment, be sure to ask them what their best day would be both indoor and outdoor of the Scarlet.
See: The Sea. Gaze out over the Atlantic whilst soaking your muscles in water heated to the perfect temperature in one of the hotel’s cliff top hot tubs.
Eat: Working with the most amazing local growers, fisherman and farmers, the hotel serves food cooked in a modern European style with Cornwall at its heart. The philosophy is to care for each guest individually, so the seasonally inspired menus change daily with the seasons.
Buy: Some art from the hotel. They have created some beautiful open spaces to celebrate and display the South West arts. To browse the art online visit createcornwall.com.
Want to find out more? Visit the hotel's website.
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