10 hotels with stunning outdoor bathtubs

By Nadia Sheng,

There’s nothing more natural then taking a bath outdoors. While bathing in a river might not be an option for you, these ten hotels around Asia have magnificent outdoor bathtubs made of stone or wood. Time to switch out your tiled bathroom walls for a jungle…

Malaysia

Japamala Resort by Samadhi

“Rustic luxury” is the adjective best used to describe the romantic accommodation made up of wooden chalets build amid the island’s thriving rainforest. Want the jungle as your bathroom scenery? Book the Jungle Luxe Sarang room and enjoy this private view from your tub.

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Bali

Kamandalu Ubud

Some villas have sunken baths and outdoor showers with views overlooking the lush Ubud hillside. Others have terrazzo bathtubs that sit behind floor-to-ceiling glass windows. And with daybeds directly outside in each accommodation’s private garden, you can take two steps out of the bath, put your bathrobe on, and have the best nap you’ve ever had.

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Fivelements Puri Ahimsa

Located in Ubud, each of the all-suite hotel’s nine suites has an open-air tub made from a stone boulder. The bamboo accommodations are built directly on the Ayung River and are each named after a classical element. Whether you’re in the water or earth suite, you’ll love all the natural textures and colours in the room design that blend into the tropical surroundings.

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Thailand

Banyan Tree Phuket

The enjoyment of bathing in an alfresco bathtub in hot Phuket is sublime. And you don’t have to book the most expensive room to enjoy this natural pleasure as standard double rooms come with open-air baths. Ask for a flower petal bath for an extra special experience.

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Soneva Kiri

Get clean to the sounds of nature in the villa’s private bathtub or shower. Step out onto the warm wood-floored bathroom first thing in the morning and before turning in at night and fall in love with the often annoying task of brushing your teeth – it’s a lot different when you have the sunrise and sunset to watch while you do it!

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The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort

All rooms at this boutique resort have outdoor baths with separate showers. Why is being in nature, under the open sky, so romantic? Maybe it’s the rare and beautiful feeling of unity with our environment we experience under the night sky. Whatever it is, spend as much time as you can soaking in the outdoor tub filled with pure water inspiration.

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Vietnam

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

You can almost touch the East Vietnam Sea while sitting in the handcrafted wooden bathtub in any of the villa’s the semi-open baths. You haven’t had a proper soak in a bathtub till you’ve tried a wooden tub! Under the thatched roof of the villa, inspired by traditional Vietnamese houses.

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China

Anantara Sanya Resort and Spa

As much as you’ll enjoy the outdoor water activities offered in the Hainanese city of Sanya, you’ll enjoy the private, terrazzo balcony bathtub in the suites at the Anantara Sanya Resort and Spa.

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Maldives

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

The ideal romantic getaway for couples wanting complete privacy in paradise or for the annual family vacation (particularly if your kids are off to university this year).

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Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

If you love outdoor baths then it’s a good thing you’ve developed a love for the Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas brand because many of their properties have outdoor tubs! All villas and suites have outdoor baths though the over water suites have tubs that look like they’re about to sail the ocean.

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