Cool off and level-up this summer with the world’s most luxurious pools. Including scenic swimming, tropical temperatures, wondrous whirlpools, dreamy decks, and inspiring infinity pools.
Baros Maldives – North Male Atoll, Maldives
The captivating Baros Maldives Resort in North Male Atoll offers guests unobstructed views of the horizon from the resort’s L-shaped infinity pool. Terraced villas guarantee complete seclusion, respite from the midday sun, and the option to enjoy an award winning menu, or opt for a sunset meal on the beach.
Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
Los Cabos’ infinity pool snakes its way past palm trees to an unbeatable vista straight onto the Sea of Cortez. Cool off after sunning yourself on a lounger, or continue relaxing and chatting in the water by one of the two swim-up bars. Other facilities include tennis courts, and the watersports on offer at the nearby beach range from from scuba diving to fishing.
The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur – Udaipur, India
The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur
Built on grounds belonging to the Maharana of Mewar, the Oberoi looks out onto the peaceful Lake Pichola and this luxury hotel has two impressive pools; one blue, mosaic-bottomed, infinity pool reflecting on its surface the palatial turrets and pavilions of the palace; the other with black-and-white stone steps that lead down to the placid water like an ancient temple.
The Raleigh Hotel – South Beach, Miami, Florida, USA
The Raleigh Hotel
This beachside Art Deco icon serves up a slice of real Miami living with a pool almost as famous as the building itself. Much celebrated, the pool’s striking design is lined with palm trees and cabanas, and comes complete with its own cocktail bar. Once the sun sets guests can enjoy dinner by the poolside of savour cocktails at the Martini Bar.
Rosaka Nha Trang Hotel – Nha Trang, Vietnam
Rosaka Nha Trang Hotel
There’s nothing like an infinity pool with a view, especially when it merges perfectly with the deep blue of the sea and the sky, as at Rosaka Nha Trang Hotel. A relaxed vibe and a hotel restaurant and bar within easy reach, means you’ll have everything you need here, including fresh juices served in pineapples and coconuts.
SLS Las Vegas, Tribute Portfolio by Starwood – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
SLS Las Vegas, Tribute Portfolio by Starwood
Lined by stripey, pastel-coloured gazebos, each containing a flat screen tv and sofas, the poolside area of the SLS Las Vegas is reminiscent of a 1970s Hollywood party. On an island in the middle of the pool sits a slick bar and at night the water is lit in a way that glows an incandescent blue.
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles – Baie Lazare Mahé, Seychelles
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Why share when you can have your very own private pool, accompanied by Indian Ocean views? Exquisitely finished villas open onto a deck with loungers in this island paradise. The Four Seasons resort hugs a secluded bay in Baie Lazare Mahé, where guests can savour Asian, Creole, and Mediterranean dishes, or sip on a cocktail in the ZEZ Lounge.
The Sanchaya – Lagoi, Indonesia
The large, shimmering pool at The Sanchaya greets guests on arrival, and faces straight onto the sea surrounding Bintan Island where turtles and dolphins can be spotted. Back on dry land, guests can unwind in a suite or villa, book yourself in for a massage or kick back on the library-style bar’s Chesterfield couches.
La Bastide de Gordes – Gordes, France
La Bastide de Gordes
Previously a fortress and now a luxury hotel, La Bastide de Gordes offers panoramic views galore and a sparkling pool by the old fortified walls, surrounded by greenery. There’s also an indoor pool in the Sisley Spa and on the terrace, L’Orangerie plates up brunch selections almost too good-looking to eat, while Pèir’s regional offerings are so exquisite they’ve been awarded a Michelin star.
Oia Santo Maris Luxury Suites and Spa – Oía, Greece
Oia Santo Maris Luxury Suites and Spa
The blue and white tones of this property blend perfectly with the depths of its four glassy-hued pools, which appear to cascade into the Aegean Sea. Santorini is known for its sunsets, and the Oia Santo Maris has an unbeatable setting for watching the sun melt into the distance. Terraces and sofas soak up the rays, while solace from the sun can be found under parasols or in the à la carte restaurant.