5 Spots for Blissful Bathing

Serenity, found.

What’s more relaxing than a drawn-out bubble bath? A bubble bath in your own vacation heaven, complete with a glass of bubbly and view you never imagined you could have from your bathroom. From boundless ocean views in Virgin Gorda to lush greenery on Big Island, bathing will never be the same again.

1. Penthouse Suite, Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda

Perched atop a rocky hillside in picture-perfect Oil Nut Bay, the Penthouse Suite features an open-concept floor plan including a wrap-around outdoor terrace to soak up the sun in complete privacy. During your stay at the Penthouse Suite, your schedule will be something like this: take a dip in the infinity pool, enjoy the Caribbean views straight from your bathtub, and lounge among your ultra-chic Fendi Casa furnishings, and do it all over again the next day.

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2. Maya Retreat, Canguu, Bali

If your vacation objective is to discover complete tranquility, Maya Retreat will inevitably check all of the must-haves off your list. In addition to its perfect location in the lush Indonesian jungle, your stay will include a full staff, including top-tier chef. After a blissful day in your own private paradise, a delectable meal courtesy of your private chef, and a refreshing post-dessert bath, you’re welcome to throw on a party dress and have your private driver whisk you wherever you please in super trendy Seminyak.

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3. Hale Aloui, Big Island, Hawaii

Hale Aloui disproves the old adage that you can’t have your cake and eat it too. The privacy of your own villa combines with every resort amenity imaginable in the Mauna Lani Resort, creating 5,000 square ft of tropical splendor. Just 150 yards from the beach and moments away from your choice of two top-tier golf courses,  your villa’s rustic tub under the sky pairs nicely with your outdoor wet bar and stereo system.

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4. Villa Puribawana, Bali, Indonesia

The alfresco tub is among many outdoor features at ultra-tranquil Villa Puribawana. Take a swim, cook and eat dinner, nap and warm your soul with a bath accompanied by the warm sun—all outside. Inside, the designs of renowned architect Guy Morgan won’t disappoint; the house is made up of several open-concept thatched pavilions, with each space inspiring you to relax completely.

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 5. Villa Belle, Koh Samui, Thailand

Sequestered on a hillside on Thailand’s heavenly North Coast, you’ll rarely find yourself indoors during your stay at Villa Belle. Minutes away from the legendary Choeng Mon beach, your vacation will seem like a dream: dipping in your infinity pool, perhaps a spa treatment or two, acquainting yourself with the fish and turtles in your very own pond, and taking a hybrid bath/shower in your outdoor spa. Because you can.

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Colleen McNamara