One of our favorite ways to indulge in a little #selfcare is with a bath. There’s something so luxurious about a warm, sudsy soak. Add in scenic surrounds and you’ve got a recipe for romance. Which is why we made it our mission to find the sexiest outdoor tubs at hotels around the world. From Big Sur to Botswana, these are the most seductive spots for some good clean fun with your sweetie.
Banyan Tree Phuket | Phuket, Thailand
Seeking R&R? Banyan Tree Phuket is just the ticket. One-bedroom villas exude tropical charm with Thai-inspired decor plus private pools and alfresco oval tubs. Stress and tension just seem to melt away as you soften into the warm waters, sprinkled with fragrant pink petals. It’s paradise, plain and simple
Sandals South Coast | Whitehouse, Jamaica
In December 2017, Sandals South Coast introduced overwater bungalows—much to the delight of newlyweds everywhere. Designed for romance, these Tahitian-style stunners are appointed with walk-in rain showers, extended sun decks, floating hammocks, and outdoor soaking tubs that comfortably fit two. Another perk is 24/7 butler service. Can you say #honeymoongoals?
Glen Oaks Big Sur | Big Sur, California
Towering redwoods and crisp mountain air set the tone for this dreamy setup. Rustic and oh-so romantic, the namesake cabin at Glen Oaks Big Sur boasts two clawfoot baths that beckon pairs to savor a side-by-side soak while staring up at the midnight sky and listening the sounds of the crackling fire pit. We can’t imagine a better way to relax after a rigorous hike.
Hotel Aire de Bardenas | Tudela, Spain
When it Tudela...book a stay at Hotel Aire de Bardenas. Nestled in a wheat field, surrounded by the rugged desert, this high-end eco hideaway strikes a jaw-dropping balance between cutting-edge architecture and natural beauty. Exterior tubs let guests steep under the stars. (There are also bubble rooms for those who prefer to sleep beneath the cosmos.)
Auberge Du Soleil | Rutherford, California
Every accommodation at Auberge Du Soleil will meet, nay exceed, your exceptions. But if you really want to impress that special someone, spring for the one of the Private Maisons. French doors lead from the bedroom to the trellised terrace, which flaunts a sculptural bath, rain shower, and sweeping vineyard panoramas. All that’s left to do is pop a bottle of bubbly and toast to vacation.
Belmond Khwai River Lodge | Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Belmond Khwai River Lodge is proof that being on safari does not mean roughing it. Couples can opt for the seclusion of a suite, overlooking the banks of the Khwai River, where the splendor of the savannah is enhanced by a deep, copper-framed Victorian bath. Bonus: The open-air shower is sublime for rinsing off after a long day spent wildlife peeping.