An ill-chosen bathroom can spoil what I’ll grudgingly call Paradise… as can the lazy use of the word ‘Paradise’.
I used to ban my writers from employing the word at my last newspaper although that didn’t stop some contributors.
I mean unless they had actually been to Adam and Eve’s gaff then who’s to say whose Paradise is Paradise.
It is the biggest cliche in Travel and its original meaning has become diluted by overuse.
And you know what they say: avoid cliches like the plague.
So, back to bathrooms.
There are only two things I need in a bedroom… a good bed (there’s a clue in the name of the room) and a good bathroom.
Oddly it is no longer compulsory for there to be a bath in a bathroom.
If I were to choose the favourite bathroom I have stayed in I would definitely opt for Majorca.
Long after I’d got out (probably after an hour and a half) and returned home I was waxing lyrical about it.
Can I remember the name of the hotel? No! But it had a spectacular view of the Med. Perhaps you can find it for me http://www.infomallorca.net.
And jets. You press a button and it shoots out water.
It was so good I got out, dried myself down and got back in again.
Now, you don’t need to see pictures.
But you need to see these images.
In a hot tub in Sandals Hotel in Barbados https://www.sandals.co.uk/sandals-barbados/.
With the bottle of Champagne that they leave in your room every morning.
And a little birdie, Rihanna, who pops by too… although that might just have been me.
Duck your head in
You don’t have to go to Barbados for a good bath, although it IS Barbados http://www.visitbarbados.org. And this is what I thought https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/rihanna-in-barbados/ http://My Kiss with Rihanna
One of the best bath experiences I’ve had in this country is at the Powerscourt Hotel in Co. Wicklow .
Where I laid back with a malt whiskey and watched the Masters on the TV screen on the wall. http://Flowerscourt
While visitors to the North of Ireland will know all about Hastings Hotels’ schtick, their rubber ducks, among them Rory Quackilroy http://www.hastingshotels.com.
And let me tell you how good Hastings are and how my stay at the Grand Central was https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/belfastvanmorrison/
I have my collection, fronted of course by Hastings’ quackery (main picture), but it seems you have some of your own too.
Judging by these pictures below.
Now I must go and have a soak.
It’s a good day for the ducks, but then isn’t it always?