Four Seasons Chiang Mai, Thailand The Shower: New Pool Villas feature two separate rain showers set in a secluded outdoor garden, where a veil of wild ginger, spider lilies, flowering banana trees, heliconia, and Spanish moss allow for complete privacy.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia The Shower: Cool off in the afternoon in the outdoor shower and take in vistas of the awe-inspiring dunes and stony outcrops rising against an endless blue sky. Keep the pocket telescope (stocked in all rooms) handy to spot ostriches or kudus.
Amangiri, Utah The Shower: The view plays an important role in the design throughout Amangiri, especially in the shower. At the end of a skylit dressing room in the 34 suites, a large wet room clad in green limestone is outfitted with a sunken tub, twin rain showers, and a floor-to-ceiling vertical picture window that frames the imposing mesa or the ample desert.
Andaz San Diego The Shower: At the touch of a button, a glass partition that separates the 1,275-foot Star Suite from a humongous shower turns clear or opaque, connecting the showering experience with the rest of the bedroom.
Alila Cha-Am, Thailand The Shower: This is the next best thing to actually singing in the rain: fitted with built-in Bose sound systems, the showers at this resort are by German manufacturer Dornbracht, the Porsche of bathroom fittings. Set into the ceiling, the 24-by-19-inch showerhead drizzles and sprays like natural rainfall. Choose from a deluge spray that forms a curtain of water around you or a central spray that pours down and soaks you entirely.
Donovan House, Washington, DC The Shower: With nary a sharp corner or square angle in sight, bathers inside these unique cocoon spiral showers need never worry about stubbing their toes. Better yet, the showers are made of opaque Plexiglas, so they feel open and never fog up.
Mondrian South Beach, Miami The Shower: The custom glass mosaic tiled wall depicts Miami’s blue sky and fluffy clouds. Water trickles down from a ceiling-mounted rain showerhead incorporated into the voluptuous body of a crystal chandelier lit by recessed lighting.
Basico, Playa del Carmen, Mexico The Shower: Book the Patricia, Paulina, and Sofia rooms for the industrial-chic tub and shower that shares the bedroom space; floor-to-ceiling windows look out to the ocean.