Beautiful bathrooms with even better views
Words Helen Brown
Bathe against a backdrop of white sandy beaches or shower with a view to the plains of the savannah. This selection proves that no longer is the bathroom merely a place of functionality. We’ve rounded up the best bathrooms with incredible views so you can soak in style.
andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Tanzania
This luxury lodge is renowned for its romantic stilted treehouse cabins that hide away in a remote corner of Lake Manyara National Park. Each lofty suite boasts a private veranda and large forest-facing windows. Guests can relax and unwind in the large, free standing-bath tub offering panoramic views of African wildlife at its best.
Rates from around £670 per person, per night
Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, Koh Samui
InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is a beautiful luxury enclave made up of 79 private guest rooms, suites and villas. It is set on a cliff which descends to a white sandy beach and occupies 22 acres of lush tropical gardens. Guests enjoy fantastic views of the Gulf of Thailand, the nearby Five Islands and Ang Thong National Marine Park.
Rates from £269 per person, per night
Cheval Blanc, St-Barth Isle de France
Cheval Blanc benefits from being set on on of St-Barth’s finest white beaches. Its 40 suites, bungalows and villas either offer breathtaking panoramic ocean views or lead onto lush tropical gardens. The Garden Rooms have floor to ceiling windows with incredible views, including from the bathroom. What’s more, a freshwater swimming pool overlooks the beach and some villas even come with private infinity pool.
Rates from £573 per person, per night
For 27 years, Seabourn has been known as one of the most prestigious names in small ship cruising. Now the ultra-luxury brand welcomes the newest addition to the fleet, Seabourn Encore. This ship maintains a relaxed elegance. It’s an all-inclusive, luxurious all-suite, all veranda accommodation, made to feel like a super yacht.
Prices vary per cruise
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Nestled within the Al Hajar mountain range, Alila Jabal Akhdar lies 2,000 metres above sea level and overlooks the dramatic gorge and spectacular mountain range. Guests can relax and unwind whilst enjoying stunning canyon views, from the mountain-top infinity pool. All 78 suites and villas come complete with private balconies or terraces, perfect for relaxing in privacy and watching the night’s sky come alive with stars.
Rates from £239
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
The Oberoi Amarvilas offers unparalleled views of the iconic Taj Mahal from it’s vantage point just 600m away. The bathroom in The Kohinoor Suite features a freestanding bathtub, affording uninterrupted views of the iconic building, while the glass panelled walk in rain shower opens onto a private terrace. Guests can also relax on sun loungers to soak in the scenery.
Rates from £441 per person per night
Milaidhoo Island, Maldives
Discover the spectacular Maldivian sea life while you shower in one of Milaidhoo’s 50 private villas. Each one has been designed with conservation as a focal point. They open up 180 degrees, inviting the natural elements in. The villas are just a short, barefoot stroll away to three world-class restaurants, incredible watersports, fitness, spa, yoga and world-class diving.
Rates start from approx £1,300 per night in a Water Pool Villa based on two sharing
Baros Maldives, Maldives
For one of the world’s most romantic bathroom views, day or night, head to Baros Maldives. 75 premium private villas, three restaurants, two bars and an outstanding spa feature on this small coral island. Baros is all about enhancing the ‘outside, inside life’ feel for guests. The resort is surrounded by beautiful house reef so guests can enjoy diving programmes and insider access to the local manta and eagle rays, sharks, turtles, the nearby Maldives Victory shipwreck, underwater photo shoots, and even ‘Fluo Night Dives’.
Rates start from approx £464 per night in a Deluxe Villa on a B&B basis
Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
The unspoiled private island of Félicité is the setting for the newest Six Senses resort. It’s an oasis of serenity, seamlessly blending design with the island’s natural beauty. The resort includes 30 villas plus 17 private residences. There are also six distinctive dining and bar venues on the island, sport and leisure facilities, three pristine sandy beaches and an outdoor main pool. Of course, the highlight of any Six Senses resort is the spa. This one features nearly 7,000 square feet of spa space spread across towering rocks, boulders and ocean front.
Rates start at approx £1,039 per night on a B&B basis
Belmond Khwai River Lodge
Sink into time-honoured indulgence as you overlook the vibrant floodplains and dramatic big game of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. This traditional African thatched roof lodge has a copper bath for wallowing in whilst watching the wildlife go by.
Rates on request
Elsa’s Kopje, Kenya
Elsa’s Kopje is famous as one of Kenya’s most luxurious retreats, and it’s easy to see why. Guest can take a soak against a backdrop of sweeping views over the buffalo and elephant filled savannah.
Rates on request
Anantara Sanya Resort, China
Bathe with the lush mountains bowing to the serenity of the South China Sea. Explore acres of tropical jungle, or stay by the pool for an afternoon dip. This balcony bathroom at the Anantara Sanya Resort affords guests to lose themselves in a sea of azure while basking in the sun in your outdoor soaking tub.
Rates from £154 per person per night