Know how you can make an already incredible holiday even better? Just add water, or more accurately, a tub of it.
From private islands to the centre of Manhattan, take a look at the most stunning bath tub views all around the world.[listicle]
Kilima Camp, Narok, Kenya
Located on the western border of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kilima Camp sits 1800 metres above sea level, making for some of the most spectacular views in the Narok region of Kenya. The stunning hotel offers unrivalled aerial views across the Masai Mara and the river Mara, including the option to sit in your own claw-foot bathtub while you take in the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
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One&Only Reethi Rah, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives
With the staggering blue of the Indian Ocean serving as the hue of your bathroom landscape, it’s hard not to be impressed by this oasis in the Maldives. Known as a jewel of an island, it’s about 700 kilometres southwest of Sri Lanka, and its sparseness really does make you feel like you’re the only person on earth.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York City, USA
While a lot of the bathtubs on this list offer views of natural settings and sheets of blue ocean, there’s definitely a place for urban landscapes, too. The Mandarin Hotel in NYC boasts one of the best views in the city of Central Park and the Lower East Side. There’s something very special about being as tranquil as can be in a lavish bathtub, watching the city that never sleeps move quietly beneath you.
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12 Apostles Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Mountain views while you indulge in a bubble bath? “Why not?” say the folks at Twelve Apostles Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. Specialising in wellness and restorative vacations, the hotel and spa offers views of the Table Mountain, the most striking part of the city’s landscape.
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Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia
The Jade Hotel located on the idyllic island of St Lucia provides the perfect sanctuary for romance to bloom or rekindle. They really love bathtubs here; every couples suite comes decked out with a huge tub that looks out onto the tropical surrounds.
Image: Jade Mountain Hotel
The Peninsula Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Another city-scape that draws awe from all who see it; The Peninsula Hotel in the heart of Tokyo has perhaps the most modern and stylish tub in the set. The luxury hotel offers 180-degree views of Hibiya Park and the Imperial Palace Garden. Run a bath, get some champers and take a quiet moment away from the hustle of one of Asia’s biggest cities.
Image: The Peninsula
Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India
Located just 600 metres from one of the word’s most iconic landmarks, the Oberoi offers you the ability to bathe in luxury as you look out over a perfect view of the Taj Mahal. Every single room in the hotel affords uninterrupted views of this monument.
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Sparkling Hill Resort, Vernon, British Columbia
Serving as one of the premier wellness destinations in North America, Sparkling Hill is set on the breathtaking Lake Okanagan in Canada’s British Columbia. This chilly-weathered location shouldn’t deter you; just run the water a little warmer.
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Musha Cay Resort, Musha Cay, Bahamas
Musha Cay is one of the world’s most luxurious private islands. Located south of the Bahamas, it’s an unspoiled environment with the clearest waters off any island in the region. So, why not fulfil your fantasies and look out over the water in a cool bath filled with rose petals? Just don’t look at the price-tag.
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Madikwe Hills, Madikwe, South Africa
How would you like a candle-lit bubble bath as you watch wild animals roam the surrounding plains? Sure thing. Madikwe Hills is set on 75000 acres of land which serves as your view during your outdoor bathing session. Not bad at all.
Image: Madikwe Hills
Thalia Haven in Tassie’s Great Oyster Bay isn’t for the faint of heart – partly because of Tassie’s temperamental weather, but also because the views are so breath-taking you’re likely to need to sit down. Good thing there’s a ridiculous outdoor bathtub you can sink into to take in the view.