By Julia Malacoff

Published on June 8, 2016

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Photography by CONDE NAST TRAVELLER

A bathtub outside the house may seem pretty, if not impractical. From luxury resorts with exclusive private villas to rustic-boho backyard setups, looking at these nature-surrounded bathtubs will have you coveting one of your own. Whether it’s perched on the beach, placed on the back porch, or nestled into the side of a mountain, there’s no better spot to daydream than a soaking spot in the great outdoors. Read on for some of the best outdoor baths from across the globe.

This walled-in tub at the Garonga Safari Camp in Kruger National Park, South Africa is completely private, so you can bliss out under the stars in peace.

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Photography by BELLEMONT FARM

Hang out on the porch at Bellmont Farm in St. Kitts. Take in the views of the sea and lounge in some bubbles at the same time. You may love it so much you’ll want to add a tub to your front porch at home.

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Photography by TECHNE

This indoor-outdoor bathroom gives you the option of showering inside, or taking a bath outside. It’s a win-win. 

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Photography by DWELL

This genius bathroom design incorporates sliding glass panel doors, which open to make this indoor bathtub an outdoor one when needed. 

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Photography by CARNEROS INN

Chill in this Napa Valley tub after a long day of drinking vino. 

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Photography by DECOIST

Painting a surrounding wall a deep shade of blue allows privacy while still preserving a wide-open feeling. Plus, who doesn’t love a major cactus moment? 

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Photography by FORBES

It’s impossible to feel anything other than zen in this gorgeous tub at the Banyan Tree resort in Phuket. 

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Photography by BO BEDRE VIA MY DOMAINE

So simple but so good. This garden tub is the ideal hideaway after a long day. 

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Photography by INSIDEOUT

Need proof you can have an outdoor tub of your own? Here it is––easily placed on a backyard deck. 

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Photography by DECOR DOTS

A greenhouse bath is an outside-the-home solution for those who live in colder climates, and sticking with an all-white palette keeps the space bright and airy. 

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Photography by @STUDIOARRC

Hop from the pool to the tub, and then back again, in this luxurious outdoor oasis. 

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Photography by BEAUTY HARMONY LIFE

It’s hard not to experience wanderlust when you see this tropical wooden bath, which sets the scene for a totally relaxing soak.  

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Photography by DECOIST

Another genius indoor-outdoor design, this humongous bathroom was built for entire days filled with leisurely lounging. Extending the tile and stone throughout the entire space keeps it feeling cohesive.

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Photography by HOME LIFE VIA ATTIC MAG

Sneak into this outdoor alcove with a great book and stay for an hour… or three. 

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Photography by @ALDENSTEIMLE

Enjoy a soak under the sun after a long day on the beach at the Sanara resort in Tulum, Mexico. 

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Photography by COCO KELLEY

Add a curtain for some extra privacy, like they’ve done at Cherry Wood Bed Breakfast and Barn in Yakima Valley, WA.

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Photography by HOUZZ

Rustic stone walls strike a contrast with this luxe, polished tub, and wood deck planks provide an alternative but durable outdoor flooring option. 

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Photography by SPA VILLAGIO

Twin tubs, like these at the Villagio Inn and Spa in Napa Valley, are ideal for both romance and comfort. 

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Photography by AUBERGE DU SOLEIL

Enjoy this gorgeous mountain view with both a bathtub and a shower to choose from. What more could you possibly want?

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Photography by HOUZZ

This tucked-away soaking sitch has a fairytale vibe that we really dig. 

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Photography by GLEN OAKS BIG SUR

Enjoy a cozy campfire and bath for two at the main cabin at Glen Oaks Big Sur in California.

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Photography by @COSI_HOME

Live in the city? Surround your tub with plant life to make it feel more country, as shown in this perfectly bohemian setup. 

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Photography by MINISTRY OF VILLAS CHANDRA VILLAS

Life is easy in this Bali villa, where the bathtub is just steps away from the bed, meaning you can spend your entire day doing absolutely nothing. 

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Photography by @REECEBATHROOMS

A tub surrounded by greenery will make you feel like you’re in the rainforest, even if you’re just in your backyard. 

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Photography by ERIC STAUDENMEIR VIA DESIRE TO INSPIRE

Paper lanterns add a dreamy element to this rustic chic space, complete with a lounge chair for post-bath relaxation. 

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Photography by DECORATION LOVE

Check out this outdoor space with both a shower and a gigantic bath to choose from. 

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Photography by GARDENISTA

A green accent wall highlights this gorgeous stone, statement tub

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Photography by ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

This modern St. Barts home has the right idea for relaxing in the great outdoors, and the dark stone tub blends perfectly with its natural surroundings.