Even though I generally prefer showers to baths, I love an outdoor tub and a hotel room with alfresco plumbing always feels like such a treat. Just as luxurious is a bath with spectacular view. Get both and you've really hit the ablution jackpot. These five beauties are all perfect for a good, long soak.
Location Honeymoon Suite, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, South Africa.
View The claw-foot bath tub, above, has thrilling views of elephants gathering at a water hole in the Madikwe Game Reserve.Location Osprey Pavilion, one of 21 suites at Southern Ocean Lodge on Australia’s Kangeroo Island.
View The hand-sculptured granite bath looks out across the coastal wilderness to the Southern Ocean.Location Hilltop Pool Villa at Ninh Van Bay Resort, Vietnam
View The handcrafted wooden bath overlooks Ninh Van Bay on the East Vietnam Sea. Location Any of the 17 Ocean Panoramic Villas at Maia Luxury Resort & Spa, Seychelles.
View Maia is on the west coast of the island and the bath looks out over the Indian Ocean. Location Private Suite at Belmond Khwai River Lodge in Botswana
View The copper-framed antique bath (and double shower) overlook the floodplains of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve.
BY MAGGIE O'SULLIVAN