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It wouldn’t be at all far fetched to say that one of the reasons I venture to Bali is to bask in the unique and luscious outdoor bathrooms found in many lodgings on the island. As such, I fancy myself as a bit of a Bali bathroom connoisseur, and I’ve stayed in more than my fair share of places to know there’s a massive difference between the uber-luxe, design-driven bathrooms you can find in just about every 5-star hotel on the island and the charming, natural beauty of the bathrooms inside rented villas or smaller eco resorts. As a rule, my favourite Bali outdoor bathrooms always have a sort of ‘disheveled jungle chic’ vibe about them. The following are some of my favourite bohemian outdoor bathrooms offering total and utter relaxation. All of them are unique in their own right, but possess some unifying qualities: the clever use of natural materials, earthy tones, natural light and of course – an abundance of green!
My Favourite Bali Outdoor Bathrooms
Like a (very luxurious) page out of The Jungle Book, the bathrooms at Blue Karma Resort are surrounded with tropical palms, wood and a big-ass mirror that makes it seem gigantic in size. Um and also, look at that bath! Bliss.
These safari-style tents are camouflaged in the rice fields, nestled in the natural and spiritual heart of Bali. The elegantly rustic bathrooms incorporate floaty muslin canopies as curtains.
More of a modern take on the bali outdoor bathroom, but still incorporating the earthy fundamentals. Plus, the green wall! Enough said.
The luscious greenery and well-worn stone walls speak for themselves. One of my favourite bathrooms anywhere, ever. Plus the shower overlooks all of Ubud Valley. Bonus.
This resort if what gypsetters dream of. In 2005, eleven antique Javanese bridal homes were brought to Bali, restored, and decorated with the finest details. The traditional, yet luxurious outdoor bathrooms are built with sustainable bamboo and are the size of most New York apartments. The water is filtered and the bath products are organic.
This gorgeous villa feels like a home away from home. The bathroom, with it’s white-washed walls, and Moroccan accents, is the perfect setting for a soak under the sea of trees.
A villa in the heart of Seminyak with the most giant outdoor bath imaginable. Plus, have you seen those vanity bulbs? Amaze.
The vines creeping up the solid stone wall and the bamboo vanity take centre stage at this very exclusive villa located on 1 hectare of Bali’s rugged south-west coast.
Nestled among rice paddies and fruit trees rests this unique bathroom inside a pretty breathtaking villa, where the bathtub is made out of hollowed rock.
Images via respective hotel websites