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Beautiful Bathtubs Around the World You Can Actually Visit

We’re on a sudsy mission to find the world’s best bathtub and we’re in need of your input. What are you into? Bathtubs in the Mexican jungle? Bathtubs overlooking the Scottish Highlands? Or are you more of the suds in the city kinda bather? Whatever your bathtub goals, we’ve got you covered. All you need to bring along is a passport, a really comfy robe and your favorite bath bubbles and post-bath oils. Come along as we head to the tops of mountains and the bottoms of valleys to find the best in bathtub styles and vantage points.

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Kandolhu Maldives

North Ari Atoll, Maldives
You can take your bath as warm as you’d like from this perch above the Indian Ocean in the Maldives. Kandolhu is a stunning luxury resort that feels like a little slice of paradise, where each overwater bungalow has a bathtub with the best of the best ocean views.
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Thalia Haven learn more

Soak up the bathtub suds and Tasmania coastline views at Thalia Haven in Little Swanport. This gorgeous, secluded getaway offers luxury living for the adventurer who craves peace and quiet in an ancient stone cottage.
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Waitomo Hilltop Glamping

Waitomo, New Zealand
The bathtub at Waitomo Hilltop Glamping looks out onto rolling hills of New Zealand farmland. Spend your day hiking and exploring the north island, scope out the glowworm caves of Waitomo and get back to base camp for an awesome sunset bath.
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The Silo Hotel learn more

When you select your hotel room based on your bathtub view, South Africa’s The Silo Hotel in Cape Town is sure to be at the top of your list. Vantage options include Cape Town Harbor, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront or City Centre. Now all you need is to order the bubbly via room service.
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Azulik

Tulum, Mexico
The Maya Spa at Azulik in Tulum practices ancient healing rituals under a canopy of jungle palms. Book into the beachfront villas and you’ll have a mosaic clad soaking tub overlooking the turquoise sea.
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Santa Clara 1728

Lisbon, Portugal
Set in the old cultural quarter of beautiful, historic Lisbon, Santa Clara 1728 is a six-suite guesthouse that dates back to the 18th century. Inside you’ll find beautiful, minimalist and fully modernized rooms with stunning stone bathtubs that are sure to have you wanting to do an overhaul of your home bath as soon as you return home (if you return home, that is).
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The Williamsburg Hotel learn more

Well hello, bathtub overlooking Manhattan. Why battle the sunset crowds on every rooftop in Williamsburg when you can be in a gorgeous suite overlooking the city skyline from the comfort of a bubble bath? Head on up to The Williamsburg Hotel and get sudsy.
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Coqui Coqui Mérida

Mérida, Mexico
Opulence, decadence and a rich history make Mérida seem like it’s of another era. And so it makes perfect sense that at Coquí Coquí in Merida you’d find a couple of clawfoot bathtubs set side-by-side under a giant, drippy crystal chandelier and surrounded by marble, rich velvets and with an abundance of fragrances to adorn your body with.
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Viceroy Central Park

Central Park, New York, New York
Calling all luxe with a capital 'L' lovers: Viceroy Central Park's Suite 57 is decked out in head-to-toe marble, brass details and that stunning view overlooking Central Park and Manhattan. Soaking away the day may be hard to resist, but we encourage you to get out a explore, even for a couple hours. After all, your bathtub is waiting.
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Inverliever Lodge

Scotland, United Kingdom
With the Scottish Highlands as your bathtub backdrop, it doesn’t get more lush and green than the sights at Inverliever Lodge. Take a few days to recharge at this yoga retreat down by the riverside.
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Vik Chile learn more

Retreat. Wine. Spa. Bath. Repeat. That’s what’s on deck at Vik Chile in the Sexta Region. The views here span across 11,000 acres of vineyards with mountains and expansive skies as the backdrop.
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Caldera House learn more

What’s better than being cool? A hot, steamy bath overlooking the mountains, of course. This cozy getaway in Teton Village has giant en suite tubs where you can soak up the warmth after a big day on the slopes.
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Glen Oaks Big Sur learn more

With its dramatic cliffs, golden sunsets and emerald waters, Big Sur’s coastline is nothing short of complete magic. In the middle of it all sits roadside boutique hotel Glen Oaks, where you can comfortably go for a steaming hot dip right outside your suite.
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Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle learn more

Tucked away in the bamboo forests of Chiang Rai, this Thai resort has an outdoor spa that overlooks the grasslands. Book in for a massage, a body wrap and a solid hour of bathtub time overlooking the wildlife below.
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Lightroom Bali

Bali, Indonesia
These spectacular Bali bungalows are made even sweeter with their outdoor tubs. Hop in for a relaxing soak and let the local fragrances and misty air of the tropics slow you right on down.
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Aman Tokyo learn more

Urban, cosmopolitan and somehow still completely serene, this Aman resort is home to 84 rooms and suites with sweeping views of Tokyo. Be sure to book a stay that has a bathtub, as these beauties overlook the whole stunning city scene.
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Fusion Suites Sai Gon

Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Fusion Suites offers a contemporary stay in Saigon for the traveler who enjoys minimalism mixed with luxury and really good views. As for the bathing, these tubs sit hammock style overlooking the treetops and cityscape in the distance.
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The Dunstane Houses

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Stay at The Dunstane Houses in Edinburgh and you’re in for treat after treat. This beautiful boutique hotel houses 35 rooms in two heritage listed buildings. Not only do they have the best bathtubs in town, but they also serve the best selection of rare and vintage whiskies.
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Sands Hotel and Spa learn more

Set in the heart of kitschy cool Indian Wells, Sands Hotel and Spa offers rooms with bathtubs right on your very own patio. Top off your stay with a visit to the Moroccan spa for a radiance facial or deep tissue massage.
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Singita Boulders Lodge learn more

This private South Africa nature reserve is exactly where you’ll want to be for your first safari experience. After a day filled with wildlife watching, rest your weary bones in your very own bathtub on the banks of the Sand River. You might even treat yourself to a bottle of bubbly too.
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Amanyangyun

Minhang Qu, China
Suites, pavilions and villas dot the grounds of this Aman resort in the camphor forest of Minhang Qu. Each slumber space has its own vibe and you’ll find bathtubs on this property tucked into courtyards, in the suites and hiding under cover in the spa.
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Sanctuary Baines’ Camp

Botswana
You can live with the elephants at this incredible Botswana safari outpost. The luxurious digs at Sanctuary Baines’ Camp offer adventurers a secluded stay in the Okavango Delta, where you may just discover your best bathing rituals yet.

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