There are few things more relaxing than sinking into a tub, becoming completely enveloped by warmth and feeling every muscle in your body ease into a tranquil state of being as the heat soaks in. With the addition of a gorgeous vista to occupy your eyes, you'll have a hard time getting out.
Here are 10 tubs where you can soak in more than the scenery:
1. Harihari, New Zealand
The charming Teapot Cottage, available for rental on Airbnb, has a unique fire tub situated among scenery suitable for fairies.
2. Williamstown, Mass.
Woodlife Ranch offers a secluded woodsy retreat, but with an upscale cabin feel – all packed into an atmosphere tiny house. With a tub and view like this, who would ever want to leave?
3. Adelboden, Switzerland
Adelboden is surrounded by forested mountains, and there's no better vantage point more alluring than the heated outdoor pool at the Cambrian Hotel.
4. Mina Gerais, Brazil
There perhaps aren't any lodgings in Brazil as distinctive as those at Reserva do Ibitipoca, a sprawling nature reserve borne from thousands upon thousands of acres of former farmland. Many of the accommodations honor the Reserva's history, particularly those of Engenho's Farm, a lovingly restored 18th century farmhouse.
As the beautiful photo above will attest, not all of the Victorian-style tubs are found inside the main lodge's eight suites.
5. Jackson Hole, Wyo.
The rooftop hot tub at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa can accommodate up to 22 people, but perhaps you'll be fortunate enough to have it all to yourself as you gaze upon this picturesque stretch of the Rockies.
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6. Queenstown, New Zealand
The views from Onsen Hot Pools, overlooking the majestic Shotover River canyon, would alone be worth the price of entry. The experience is only heightened by, say, a candlelit hot tub and a glass of champagne.
7. Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
As many amenities as the five-star Hotel Villa Honegg has to offer its guests, its wellness facility's outdoor pool is difficult to top. This infinity pool is heated to 34°C – that's 93°F for our fellow American readership – with panoramic views of the mountains, Lake Lucerne, and the clouds soaring across the valley below.
8. Moganshan, China
Moganshan is only a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Shanghai but feels as if it's a world away. Chief among the highlights of this mountaintop tourist region is Naked Stables Retreat, one of precious few resorts that can claim to be located within a protected nature reserve.
9. Irish Beach, Calif.
Irish Beach is remarkable in so many ways, from its achingly gorgeous four miles of beach to the charming lighthouse on the other end. The views of the Pacific Ocean from the bluffs are second to none, unspoiled and without a tourist trap in sight.
10. Golden, B.C.
Located in southeastern British Columbia, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort ranks among the largest ski resorts that Canada has to offer. Its hot tubs ensure that visitors can appreciate the mountainous views even without their skis strapped on.