Victoria + Albert Baths celebrates outdoor bathing
Marlborough bath sits at Jumby Bay Hotel
Increasingly, guests are looking for that “wow” factor and experiential element to a hotel stay. We’re seeing boundaries blurred between indoors and outdoors more than ever, and what better way to embrace this trend than create a statement outdoor bathing area? Al fresco bathing makes the most of small outdoor spaces, allowing guests take in the fresh air and natural scenery in a truly indulgent way.
Victoria + Albert’s baths and basins are perfectly suited to outdoor specification. QUARRYCAST™, the brand’s unique blend of Volcanic Limestone™ and high quality resins, is a naturally white, strong and durable material. QUARRYCAST™ is resistant to thermal shock cycles, and its UV resistance means the material maintains its natural whiteness, even when exposed to direct sunlight. And, unlike to jetted tubs and hot tubs, there is no ongoing technical maintenance or servicing needed for Victoria + Albert’s baths.
Australian designers are leading the way in outdoor bathing; two fantastic Queensland-based projects highlight the appeal of bathing with a view. The Napoli bath creates an effortlessly chic statement at the El Questro Resort. The low-slung form of the bath is perfectly framed on the edge of a deck overlooking the Chamberlain river and gorge. In contrast, the Victorian-inspired York bath makes a statement at Spicers Hidden Vale. Painted in a custom bronze finish, the bath is designed to fit in harmoniously with the distressed materials used to construct the cabins.
It’s not just Australians who get to enjoy bathing outdoors. Bathed in Antiguan sun at the Jumby Bay Hotel, the traditional Marlborough bath sits nestled amongst tropical plants in a more secluded walled area, creating an intimate, calming atmosphere.
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