Baths With a View

Bathing rituals may vary around the world: banyas in Russia, onsen baths in Japan, the healing powers of a Scandinavian cold plunge. But no matter where you happen to be, there’s always magic in the sensory combination of soothing water and an inspiring view.

From an in-villa seaweed soak prepared by a bath butler to a deep tub surrounded by Italian frescoes and garden views, Four Seasons offers a variety of opportunities to celebrate the healing power of water. Sip Champagne you float in a bath scented with custom salts and essential oils, taking in stunning views that offer the chance for a contemplative moment as you wash your cares away. These tubs will have you dreaming of your next stay with Four Seasons.

Serenity in San Diego

A woman bathes in a large bathtub

It’s easy to indulge in a restorative bath ritual at Four Seasons Residence Club San Diego, Aviara: Bath butlers from the Club’s Driftwood Spa are on hand to prepare your deep soaking tub. Try the newest treatment, Serenity of the Sea, which channels the healing powers of seaweed from the nearby Pacific. Begin with a dry brushing for pre-bath exfoliation, then take the plunge – seaweed naturally hydrates the skin and Dead Sea salts help detoxify. After your soak, seal in the moisture with citrus-and-sea body lotion from organic skincare line VOYA and a rejuvenating eye treatment.

Open-Air Bliss in Golden Triangle

After an adventurous day trekking through the jungle, soothe aching muscles with a soak in a hand-hammered copper bathtub at the treetop-fringed Spa at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle. Soak up breathtaking views of River Ruak and the expansive bamboo forest as you splash in water enhanced with mountain botanicals, invigorating body and spirit, set to a soundtrack of lilting birdsong.

Artful Appeal in Florence

The bathtub is the star of your art-filled bathroom at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. Sip Champagne and recline into a pile of delicately scented bubbles in your free-standing marble tub, gazing up at frescoed ceilings or out onto the Hotel’s lush garden – bath time here is a feast for the senses and for the soul.

Ocean Views in Seychelles

Whether you’re suffering from jetlag or tired after a long day in the hot sun, the large sunken bathtub in your private villa at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is the ideal spot to recover and recharge – with a little help from a Bath Butler from the Resort’s Le Syel Spa, who can time your soak to coincide with sunset over Petite Anse Bay. Immerse yourself in the flavours of the island with the Mahé treatment – a soak in coconut and mango milk and cinnamon essence – or for true decadence, request the Indulgence soak: a chocolate-scented bath accompanied by a bowl of melted chocolate.

Steam Session in Marrakech

Turn bath time into a private spa experience at Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, where a new in-room bath menu includes treatments like the Nature Lovers Bath, which reinvigorates tired muscles with a mix of freshly pickled rosemary and mint plus black olive and eucalyptus soap. Or try the Intimate Escape Soak, which uses Himalayan salt crystals, geranium and juniper berries to boost your circulation. For a traditional Moroccan bath experience, visit Resort’s mosaic-tiled hammam for a deep steam.

City Views in New York

Each of Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown’s 189 rooms and suites features deep soaking tubs, but the true star is the egg-shaped tub in the Empire Suite, which also boasts stunning views of Midtown’s distinctive skyline. An exclusive in-room SOAK service designed by Spa Director Tara Cruz helps you make the most of the relaxing setting: opt for a lavender-scented restorative treatment or a camphor- and eucalyptus-spiked detoxed designed to pull impurities from the body.

Cultural Approach in Kyoto

Indoor wellness pool

In Japan, bathing is considered a daily ritual meant to bring purification and pleasure. At Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, the best way to experience the custom is with a soak in the Hotel’s ofuro, a hot bath and sauna. Steep in traditional Japanese sake – which contains rich amino acids to brighten and soften skin along with purifying, moisturizing and anti-ageing properties – or luxuriate in a milk bath laced organic spring water, citrus green tea extracts and green tea seed oil for dewy skin.

Instagram-Worthy Views in Costa Rica

The soaking tub in the Casa del Cielo residence at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo has become an Instagram sensation thanks to its sensational ocean and jungle views. But the Resort’s custom bath rituals can turn any room with a tub into a private spa. Whether your muscles are achy from a long hike or you’ve just come from the airport and crave post-travel stress relief, the Spa team will customize bath ingredients like jojoba oil or Epson salt to cure your woes as you gaze out at the surrounding tropical forest.

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