They say cleanliness is next to Godliness – and that’s certainly apparent at these hideaways, which take bathing and showering to a higher plane of exultation. Hallelujah!
The 3 Nominees for Magical Bathtime
Tree House Lodge, Caribbean Coast, Costa Rica
Not only does the Beach Suite have the biggest bathroom in Costa Rica, it also has the coolest. From the outside it’s a dome with tiny coloured-glass windows, giving it the appearance of a spaceship; inside are giant knobs that control all the taps, with a double shower in one corner and a huge jacuzzi tub in the middle. It’s a work of art!
COMO Shambhala, near Ubud, Bali
You expect a lot when you check into one of Bali’s most luxurious hotels – especially when it’s owned by the COMO Group (USP: sublime style via Asian-meets-European décor). But the bathrooms in this health retreat are nothing short of fantastical, with vast tubs carved from Sumban stone and outdoor showers tucked into the rainforest. One even has its own waterfall.
Croft 103, Sutherland, Scotland
Both of these beautiful boltholes at the very tip of Scotland have 2 clawfoot tubs: one inside, and one outside on the private terrace, where you can soak under the stars and drink in vast views of water and sky. Come in winter and you may well see the Northern Lights.