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.


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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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