Bathtubs with a view
There’s nothing better than a relaxing soak in the tub. But who wants to look at endless marble or tiles when you could watch the world go by? Here are our top hotel baths with a view:
"I've seen most islands in the Maldives and it's the Ocean Pool Villas on Kandolhu Island that I've really fallen in love with. Facing sunset side of the island, there are just seven of these gems. The bathrooms have floor to ceiling windows that you can slide right back and you'll see nothing but the sky and ocean. At low tide, you might also catch sight of the reef, one of the most vibrant I've seen, and lying in the bath you'll feel as if you are on your own private island"
Sheena Paton, Kuoni
Bangkok is a constant whirr, with tuk tuks bouncing through the traffic and pavements overflowing with people and steaming food stands. This is one of the things we love most about the city, but this calming view would be a welcome retreat after a day exploring. SALA Rattanakosin is a boutique hotel on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, close to the Grand Palace, and both the River View Deluxe rooms and Arun River View Suites have views over the famous Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun). Opt for the suite and you can sit in the bathtub watching the rice barges pass; but the view is particularly good at night when the gold temple is illuminated against the inky night sky.
"Slide off your robe and sink into this unique handcrafted wooden bathtub, listening to the sound of birds in the surrounding treetops. This eco-friendly retreat is only accessed by boat and the secluded Rock Pool Villas feature a private plunge pool, butler service and a mini wine cellar! We recommend a hike during your stay or kayaking to the private Bai Nha beach for a castaway picnic."
Dagmar Marrocco, Kuoni
Light floods into the bathroom in an Ocean Front Pool Villa at Silavadee Pool Spa Resort. The floor-to-ceiling glass doors give uninterrupted views over your pool and the ocean from the bath shower and toilet! You can slide back the doors and have a soak in the marble egg-shape bath and chat to your partner in the pool if you want to – or simply pull the curtains if you want some privacy!"
Laura Daniel, Kuoni
The outlook over the Taj Mahal from the Kohinoor Suite is perhaps the best bathroom view in the world. If you can’t splurge for the top room type, take pleasure in the fact that every room type at The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra has views over the Taj Mahal from the bedroom!