Outdoor Living: Resort Style

Bring the holiday home with these inspiring resort style ideas for outdoor spaces, courtesy of some of the world’s top resorts and hotels.

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An outdoor bathroom is the ultimate tropical treat. Bathing bliss at CHI spa, Shangri-La’s Rasa Resort & Spa, Penang. shangri-la.com

Start creating your own amazing outdoor area – discover a Queensland Landscaping and outdoor specialists here.

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A minimalist poolside style, complete with outdoor shower, at Piet Boon Bonaire.designhotels.com

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Draped daybeds make for languid poolside lounging, like these seen at The Park Calangaute Goa, India. design hotels.com

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Exotic water elements suit a tropical garden. Bamboo showers at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Costa Rica. tabacon.com

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Create your own sanctuary with a raised platform, like this zen space at One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas. oneandonlyoceanclub.com

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Roughly hewn, oversized stone pots make a stunning anchor for this water feature at Bulgari Resort, Bali – a great idea for a courtyard! bulgarihotels.com

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Inspired by the water gardens of South East Asia, lily ponds connect relaxation pavilions at the CHI Spa at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila. shangri-la.com

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Volcanic stone, shimmering blue pools and lush tracts of tropical greenery make an exquisite mix at delMango Villa Estate, an eco-friendly enclave in Seminyak, Bali.designhotels.com

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Designed by Dutch designer Piet Boon, this open-air space at Piet Boon Bonaire blends stark modernism with rustic elements. designhotels.com

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Sophisticated luxury and understated elegance are the order of the day at One&Only The Palm, Dubai. Guests relax poolside on low level daybeds, and outdoor rooms epitomise contemporary Arabic style. oneandonlythepalm.com

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The blood red tiles of The Library on Koh Samui, Thailand, have inspired many more brave pool designs around the world. designhotels.com

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Clever mood lighting and the softness of linen drapes create an intimate, sensory poolside retreat at El Secreto, Belize. designhotels.com

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