So far this summer the weather has been a mixed bag. However on the occasions it has been good, it’s been seriously good. To help you get ready for the next sunny spell, we’ve rounded up 5 of the finest hot tubs on the market in 2016, from wood fired beauties for one, to inflatable options and seriously luxurious models. Time to put your timepiece safely in its watchwinder box and clamber in for some extremely relaxing garden “me” time.

1. Jacuzzi J-480

Meet one of Jacuzzi’s best-selling models. With a sleek contemporary style and more massage settings than you could shake a stick at, this six seater is very generous hot tub, complete with LED lighting and a waterfall.

2. Soak Wood-fired Hot Tub

And now for something completely different. The Soak wood-fired hot tub is built for two and designed to help you restore, recharge and reconnect with your garden and nature. As the tub is wood fired it’s much more sustainable, and its size makes it suitable for smaller gardens and even roof terraces.

3. Softub Legend T220

With plenty of room for four, this is a good-sized family hot tub with a soft polybond foam surface which makes the experience a little like taking a bath on your sofa. Appropriate for use virtually anywhere, with no need for a concrete base, this is a very flexible choice with environmentally friendly credentials.

4. HOT SPOT Relay

The 35 high powered jets in this six person hot tub make for an extremely relaxing experience for all – it’s sleek and well designed too, what’s not to like?

5. Lay-Z-Spa 54129 Palm Springs Hot Tub

Looking for something a little less costly which you can safely store away over the cooler months? Lay-Z-Spa’s 54129 Palm Springs model tops the list of inflatable hot tubs time after time.

Do you dream of having a hot tub for warm summer evenings? Have you had one in the past? Share your experiences and tips with other readers below.