Is there anything hotter than a bathtub right now?

Not talking temperatures, but rather hotel design trends, there seems to be nothing more enticing and exciting than a bathtub in a hotel room as of late. Stand-alone with claw feet within an imperial property (link to phnom penh) or dreamily built into a cave nook on an island in Greece, bathtubs are having a bit of a style revolution lately. And we are loving it.

Sometimes even on leisurely holidays or back-breaking business trips, you need a comfortable and private space to reboot. Adding to this wish are these indulgent bathtubs with highly ‘grammable views. Put your feet up, light a few scented candles, crank-up the jazz, and just sit back in a hot tub on your next sojourn to simmer in these scenic views.

[Featured image credit: Mystique Santorini]

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Mystique, Santorini, Greece

Let your eyes search for the horizon over the Aegean Sea as you luxuriate in the outdoor jacuzzi at Mystique hotel. Right at the edge of the cliff, the hotel fits the bill for that quiet getaway you’ve always wanted. Pretty as a picture, the turquoise waters are embellished with Santorini’s caldera cliffs, the remnants of a volcanic eruption. As you romance the raw beauty of the island, make sure you explore the hotel’s 150-year-old ‘secret’ wine cave. Don’t forget to catch the famous Santorini sunset as you dip in.

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Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India

Crafted in a 150-year-old royal barge, the Jiva Spa at Taj Lake Palace enables you to revel in a bath as you sail on Lake Pichola. Take in the view of the serene lake as you dip in the hot tub. A spa boat, it is replete with a suite, steam room and shower, dining lounge, and a day bed. 

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Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, Okavango, Botswana

With only five luxury suites, the Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is a luxury oasis amidst wildlife. Set on raised platforms above River Boro, their star baths are set amongst Papyrus tree grooves and border the lush habitat of Moremi Game Reserve. While you immerse yourself in the bath (and nature) on the outdoor private deck, keep a lookout for hippos, elephants, and the cat family.

beautiful bathtubs with the best views
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Intercontinental, Hong Kong

Famous for its suites and the views, the Intercontinental in Hong Kong will allow you to lay back in a peaceful bath as you gaze at the bustling city below. Central to the entertainment, business, and shopping districts, the hotel presents views of an eclectic landscape, not to mention a front-row access to the city’s nightly laser and light show. Let the vibrant colours and activity of Victoria Harbour play out before you like a silent movie as you sink into that bathtub.

View of artic icebergs from the bathtub at Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland, Canada
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Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland, Canada

Situated in Eastern Canada, Fogo Island Inn opens up to surreal views of the Great White North. Overlooking the Iceberg alley, this 29-suite boutique hotel has baths with floor to ceiling windows, which open out to the Arctic icebergs dancing (albeit at a glacial pace) right in front of you. With as many as 700 of these 10,000-year-old bergs floating in the ocean during spring, this pristine view is truly one of a kind.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.

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