Yuri's List of Top Ten World's Best Outdoor Hotel Bathrooms

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

So after my last Top Ten World's Best series where I list down the World's Best Luxury Camping, here comes a new post of my Top Ten list ;) - Did you enjoy my Top Ten Best series? I love making lists like these, so I hope you love it too ;p

This list actually has been sitting on my blogger dashboard for quite a long time, and I have just found it in my draft pile! What a time-savior. Because making this kind of list probably took the longest time in my blogging worksheets, and that's why this Top Ten list doesn't go out so often here in my blog (LOL), because it took a hell of a time and dedication to make ;p.

So anyway, here is my newest Top Ten World's Best series this month:

I made the list on the order of 10 to 1, and 1 being the highest point on my list. 
Please also bear in mind that I made this list personally and just for the fun of it, so anyone might have different opinions of course... ;)

"YURI's list of Top 10 World's Best Outdoor Hotel Bathrooms"

10. Sofitel Centara Grand Resort, Thailand.
This very-inviting all-white outdoor bathing area at this Deluxe Spa Villa on the Sofitel Centara Grand Resort has a distinctive old colonial style feel to it that makes me want to plunge into the already-filled flower-adorned jacuzzi tub. The rain shower also looks fantastic there on the corner. And the sofa looks very inviting too. This lovely open-air "beach house style" bathing area is perfect to open the list as the number 10 position.


9. Fustic House, Barbados.
At number nine I have this gorgeous bathroom with outdoor rain shower that surrounded by curved stonewalls that seems very secluded yet so inviting. The all-around rustic meets colonial style had my heart skipped a beat. The outdoor rain shower looks very promising, with thick trees shadowing it from above, it feels so serene and rustic. I love this little shower spot, so I think it deserves a place on my list too ;)


8. Jumby Bay, Antigua - Caribbean Island.
An outdoor rain shower and soaking pedestal tub tucked in a private courtyard is definitely a reason for me to put this one on to the list. At Jumby Bay each guestroom comes with private courtyard and outdoor garden shower. I love how everything came together in this outdoor bathroom, from the placing of the tub to the mini garden blooming with colorful flowers, and how it incorporate nicely with the indoor bathroom. I can definitely see myself having a night soak in that bath tub under the star studded night sky of the Caribbean island. Sounds very tempting, no?


7. Tubkaak Boutique Resort, Thailand.
The uniquely designed outdoor bathroom with a spacious sunken bath and separate shower in this hotel's guestroom are the reason why this one made it into my list. The natural feel and comfortable surroundings of the outdoor area with all those natural stones and dark woods detailing makes an exclusive design of this bathing area. I love the lotus-infused sunken baths that makes it feels like you're in a Spa! And look at how big the rain shower is! (I'm a big fan of rain showers! ;p). I think all those reasons above are enough to make this as my number seven on the list.


There's nothing quite like fresh air and open skies while taking a shower or a bath. This private outdoor shower with lush mini garden surroundings are the perfect way to cool down after a day out in the Hawaiian sun. Again, I love how big the rain shower is, and how the decor and the placings of things are very natural and somehow feels like you're in a rustic village of somewhere exotic. And that atmosphere of spa-meets-exotic-village is the reason why it's sitting on the number six position on this list.


5. Bloo Lagoon, Bali - Indonesia.
Bloo Lagoon is an international village, a combination of home, studio and shared resort that overlooks the ocean above Padangbai, Bali. The outdoor bathrooms on these villas have the most gorgeous setting, from the ocean view peeking from your outdoor shower to the spacious lush garden surrounding your shower that makes you feel like you're showering in the middle of your garden! These stunning outdoor shower settings are quite unique, especially the garden shower, how large is that outdoor bathroom area! It would feel nice to have a shower there in the morning or after your walks on the beach under the hot summer sun of Bali.


4. Khwai River Lodge, Botswana - Africa.
The open air double showers and beautiful deep copper-framed Victorian bath is what made me fell in love with this outdoor bathroom at the first place. The rustic wooden decors and natural greenery surroundings are the additional reasons on why this lodge should be on my number four list. How often do you see a double showers on a resort/hotel, right? Oh and that decked floor...stunning!


Next up is our Top Three...


3. Baoase Resort, Curacao - Caribbean Island.
This beautifully arranged and serene-looking outdoor bath is all I could ask for a very relaxing night soaks. The candle-lit bath tub, the curved shower area with natural stones, the wood-paneled window right beside the bath tub overlooking the gorgeous view of the Caribbean, and the general soothing decor of this spacious outdoor bathroom are something that you can not help falling in love with. I kept imagining myself taking a bath on that candle-lit tub, it must be a bliss. And that's why this is on our number three spot!


This ranch is located on California's Napa Valley, offering pristine natural surroundings with expansive cedar decks, rich polished woods and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the tall pines beyond. But the secluded outdoor shower garden is the most stunning feature. The wooden deck style open-air bathroom offers such amazing views of the cedar jungle, a rare and unique view with all those tall shady trees. Imagine taking your morning shower while absorbing the beauty of the natural surroundings....such a heavenly thought.. I also love the sauna-feel of it with the all-wooden deck style, and because of all that reasons I decided to give the honor of the number two spot on the list to this beautiful ranch.


1. Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, South Africa.
And here is our number one spot on the list! The honeymoon suite outdoor bathroom of Madikwe Hills private Game Lodge had me melted in the heart. With a gorgeous claw-foot bath tub on a well-concealed outdoor area where you can enjoy such an amazing view from your secluded corner, what else could one ask for the most breath-taking outdoor bathroom? And because of the boldness and the mystical romantic aura of this place, I decided to make this outdoor bath area as the top position on the list.


And that is it!
What do you think of it? Did you enjoy reading it? Which ones do you like?

If you like my World's Best Top Ten series, then you might want to also check out my previous Top Ten list:

Yuri's List of Top 10 World's Best Luxury Camping

Happy long weekend, everyone!
See you on my next post..

Huffington Post, ABCNews, Smith Travel Blog, Bloo Lagoon via here, Holiday-Rentals, Khwai River Lodge via  here, and various travel blogs which I sadly forgot to keep notes. 


  1. niceee...
    aku pernah nginap di bali yang bathroomnya outdoor juga cuman lupa nama hotelnya.. pertama masuk agak irish juga soalnya ga biasa mandi di alam terbuka hehehe tapi pemandangannya bagus, bisa mandi sambil liat bintang (kalau malam) ^^

  2. @Shasha:
    Iya di Bali banyak yg semi outdoor sampe outdoor beneran gitu bathroom nya yaa.. Aku juga suka kalo ga terlalu terbuka, tapi kadang kalo malem suka dingiiin, jadi males ke kmr mandi malem2 kalo aku hehehe

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