Tales of a Tub: Breathtaking Bathtubs With a View
Taking a long, hot bath can be a truly rejuvenating and relaxing ritual. But pair that soothing soak with panoramic vistas across the South African savannah or a stunning sunset over the Indian Ocean and you have some truly epic self care in store. With Stress Awareness Month upon us, we have delved into our more than 28 million listings in over 153,000 destinations around the world to present five ultra-luxurious bathtubs with one-of-a-kind epic views to take your bubble bath relaxation and travel daydreaming to the next level for when it becomes safe to travel again...
Lion Sands River Lodge, South Africa
For nature-lovers who like to mix adrenaline with relaxation on holiday, the bathtub at the Lion Sands River Lodge on the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa is for them. This long and generously deep tub faces the banks of the Sabie River, where guests can safely spot a wealth of wild animals drinking throughout the day. The tub can also serve as a welcome wind-down after an exhilarating guided walk or safari through the reserve. No matter how travelers choose to unwind afterwards, a glass of local South African wine is a must for that added touch of indulgence.
The sleek tub at Hotel Aire de Bardenas in the Navarra region of northern Spain is sure to capture the attention of any architecture and design enthusiast. Its unique outdoor location, which is connected to the guest room, is a welcome way to recharge while immersed in the raw elements of a semi-desert landscape. And as there’s no roof enclosing the tub, an evening bath will give travelers the chance to sit back and stargaze in total peace.
The timber bathtub at the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, sits on a dramatic bay on a peninsula of the same name overlooking the turquoise East Vietnam Sea. Guests can spend hours gazing at the mystic beauty of the white-sand beach and the towering mountains in the distance, or simply sit back and listen to the gentle waves crash against the shore in the background. To top off their serene soak, guests can spoil themselves with a six-course dinner and paired wines – a perfect way to end the day.
The spectacularly large tub at the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai will have every guest feeling like they are swimming underwater with nearly floor-to-ceiling views of United Arab Emirates’ largest aquarium, which is home to 65,000 marine animals. During their stay, travelers can sit back, pop a bottle of Champagne (thanks to the hotel’s 24-hour dedicated butler service) and be mesmerized by the calming movement of the fish.
Located on a private island that only a 20-minute speedboat ride can reach, the hot tub at Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives, is all about privacy and tranquility – ideal for a royally romantic retreat. The circular hot tub is positioned in the centre of the bungalow providing a panorama of the indigo Indian Ocean – so that guests can spend all their time unwinding in pure serenity.