Soak your stresses away
In today’s frenetic, hectic world, making time for ourselves is a difficult task, but also one of vital importance. Stepping back and focusing on yourself (the one person you always seem to forget about) shouldn’t be seen as an ‘indulgence’ but rather a necessity. Stopping still and focusing on life’s simple pleasures is a simple yet effective way to do this.
And what better setting for savouring the moment then in one of the world’s loveliest bathtubs? Relax amidst the steam, mug of tea or glass of champagne in hand, and simply allow the world to pass you by. From magnificent roll-top affairs to outdoor tubs with the most breathtaking views, here are ten of our favourite bubble-filled boltholes. What’s more, each comes with a wealth of wellness experiences available: whether you fancy an expert massage at home or a trip to a local spa, our service team can organise it all for you.
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Tucked away on the French side of the paradise island of St Martin, Nuit Blanche is a serene sanctuary indeed. Boasting exquisite interiors, which somehow manage to be simultaneously elegant yet cosy, you’ll find yourself relaxing as soon as you step through the door. The best bit? The incredibly decadent marble-paved outdoor bathtub lying just a hop, skip and a jump away from the master bedroom. Sit back amidst the bubbles and admire the balmy breezes and bright blue skies for which the isle is famed.
Albert Street III
Tucked away just off Camden High Street, once inside Albert Street III it’s easy to forget you’re steps away from the bustling heart of one of North London’s biggest attractions. Featuring elegant, tasteful decor throughout, the natural tones and hygge furnishings of this three-bedroom home act as the perfect antidote to the bustling streets outside. After a hard day’s working or exploring, the marble-walled opulence of the master ensuite beckons you inside. Fill up the tub and luxuriate the evening away.
The aptly-named Xhale is expertly designed to enable you to do just what the name suggests: breathe out and let all your cares and stresses fade away. Sit back on the sun-kissed deck of this tropical sanctuary, enjoying the breathtaking views and allowing the sound of the waves and the balmy breeze lull you into a sense of deep relaxation. Should you wish, the sensational views can also be enjoyed from the comfort of a majestic bathtub, perfectly positioned in front of a floor-to-ceiling window.
Another St Martin stunner, Amandara brings new meaning to the word ‘magnificent’. Find a shaded nook in the tropical gardens, bask in the golden Caribbean sun on one of the plush loungers and cool off in the shimmering infinity pool. Once you’ve had enough of all the hard work, your glorious outdoor tub awaits, ready and waiting to soak all your cares away.
Bathtime bliss beckons at L’Oasis. True to its name, this calm haven promises rest and respite for the weary soul, its exceptional grace, elegance and harmony gently soothing your worries away. Perched high on the clifftop, you can watch the undulating seascape from the comfort of the sumptuous sunken bath, sun-kissed terrace or stretching infinity pool. Whichever spot you choose, one thing remains the same: here in this temple of relaxation, letting go and drifting away is effortless.
Chic, industrial style, a dream-worthy kitchen and plenty of cosy nooks throughout, you’d think that life at this three-bedroom Harlem hideaway couldn’t get any sweeter. That is until you cast your eyes upon the sumptuous freestanding copper tub, just steps away from the plush master bed. Simply roll out of bed in the morning and straight into a hot bath. We couldn’t think of a more perfect way to kick off a day in the Big Apple.
An architectural masterpiece formed from clean lines and graceful curves, Zazen is unparalleled in every sense of the word. The vast interior space flows seamlessly into the outdoors through endless sliding doors. Just a few steps from the lounge will see you straight to the edge of the sparkling infinity pool and a couple more strides will take you out onto the golden sands below. If you think it can’t get much better than this, then just wait ‘til you see the bathtub. Situated on its own private balcony, this magnificent bath promises hours of breathtaking views and pure relaxation.
Another design masterpiece, Sunset Capri sits in the desirable Pacific Palisades neighbourhood, tucked between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Featuring elegant interiors, plenty of garden space and four plush bedrooms, this scrumptious family home is exquisitely well-balanced. Endless large windows allow that gorgeous golden LA glow to flood every room, while the natural hues and artfully placed plants complete the zen atmosphere. And what better spot to appreciate the home’s special ambience then from the comfort of the lavish freestanding bathtub, located in the master ensuite?
Arc En Ciel
Set against a dramatic backdrop of towering mountains and azure ocean, Arc En Ciel certainly feels detached from the rest of the world. Boasting an elegantly curved infinity pool, perfectly framed by the verdant foliage, as well as a gorgeous stone plunge pool and a full complement of staff to attend to your every need, Arc En Ciel may just be the wellness haven you’ve been searching for. From the tub, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Pitons (St Lucia’s famous volcanic spires) through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the master ensuite.
Escape to paradise with a trip to High Breeze, over on the Caribbean isle of Barbados. Perfectly formed for a relaxing getaway, this gorgeous five-bedroom Colonial-style mansion invites you to switch off and disconnect from the rest of the world. Featuring opulent decor throughout, one of the villa’s grandest features has to be the freestanding rolltop tub, set beneath the soaring vaulted ceiling of the master ensuite. What’s more, thanks to the cleverly placed skylight, you can still admire the brilliant blue of the Barbadian sky from the comfort of the tub.