Perhaps one of the most exciting moments of entering a holiday hotel—besides the master bed and spa facilites—is whether the bath lives up to expectations. Some resorts go all out in decadence, showcasing city views in all its glory, whilst boutique hotels may keep it subtle and quaint for a more intimate experience. Either way, soaking up a bubble bath allows time to reflect, rejoice and relax at the end of a day out exploring. These are eight of the most luxury hotel baths from around the world for an opulent soak.
If the crystal blue seas and magnificent waterside villas in Maldives aren’t enticing enough, there’s another motive—Joali’s decadent bathtubs. With its accommodation perched directly on stilts above the ocean, or at the nearby beach, the luxury resort is no stranger to five-star design. Water babies get the best of everything here, and the lavish bath feature will draw you in even more for a good soak, pre- or post-swim.
Prices start from US$1,930 for a one-night stay| Email [email protected] to find out more
Four Seasons Bora Bora
With luxury resorts placed all over the world, Four Seasons offers consistent quality service and accommodation for its guests. In French Polynesia, the hotelier’s Bora Bora location is home to a collection of overwater bungalow suites, beachfront villas, and an award-winning spa. Stay in one of the magnificent rooms, for a bubble bath treat awaits.
Prices start from US$3,300 for a three night stay| fourseasons.com
For a city stay, Aman Tokyo boasts stunning metropolis views from its minimalist Japanese-designed rooms and suites. What’s more, the hotel emphasises Japan’s traditional long hinoki (Japanese Cypress) bath-salt soaks which takes place in the volcanic-rock bathtubs, available in every room—whilst overlooking the panoramic skyscraper lights.
Prices start from US$10,705 for a three night stay| aman.com
Deemed as an understated luxury boutique, Upper House showcases some of the finest rooms, suites and penthouses in Hong Kong. Designed by world-renowned architect André Fu, the stylish accommodation comes with a spacious bathroom and an impressive bath. Inspired by the joys of a spa, the limestone-clad, free-standing bathtub looks over the stunning city views.
Prices start from US$1547 a three night stay| upperhouse.com
Eco-conscious retreat Fivelements Bali is nestled on the banks of Ayung River for a jungle escape. If you’re looking for an outdoor bath, nature takes the reins at this resort, where a petal-sprinkled bathtub awaits, amidst the sounds of the flowing waters and birds chirping nearby.
Prices start from US$467 a one night stay| Book now on Compare Retreats
Lion Sands Game Reserve
Head to the African Plains at Lion Sands Game Reserve and book the Kingston Treehouse for an elevated outdoor experience. The bathroom sits ten feet above the ground, with a bath which takes in picturesque views of Kruger National Park’s landscapes—peer a little closer, and maybe a lion or elephant will come into sight.
Prices start from US$3897 for a one night stay| more.co.za
Song Saa Private Island
Cambodia’s Song Saa Private Island is a spiritual healing eco retreat, a creation by Rory and Melita Hunter. The spacious villas include settings of the jungle, beach, water, with beautifully-furnished bathrooms in each. Soak yourself in the overwater bungalow baths for a peaceful, pre-bedtime indulgence.
Prices start from US$8,146 a five night stay| Book now on Compare Retreats
Sitting on the historic riverfront Bund in Shanghai, Peninsula withholds old-world charm and heritage as recognised by its sister establishments including the flagship in Hong Kong. The hotel’s elegant bathrooms include a soak-worthy pristine bathtub for a deluxe evening of pampering.
Prices start from US$673 a one night stay| peninsula.com