Unforgettable views, cabanas, lounges, bars, private butler and year-around access; sometimes it’s the pool that draws visitors to a resort. From being skyscraper high, designed to blend in with contours of surrounding landscapes, fish-filled, featuring mini-gardens and manmade sand beds; find your dream destination in our roundup of the best hotel pools around the world. Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a family vacation, here is a list of the 12 best hotel pools in the world so you can take a plunge in one or all of these as an addition to your travel bucket list.
Amangiri is situated on 243 hectares in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona. The resort is built around a central swimming pool with spectacular views and is designed to blend into the landscape with natural hues, materials and textures a feature of the design.
11. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali
Sitting atop a panoramic plateau above lime stone cliffs with the ocean below, Alila Villas Uluwatu is one of the charming resorts in Bali. The resort has 64 villas with private pool and cabana overlooking the Indian Ocean featuring contemporary interiors enhanced with touches of nature and traditional Balinese accents – reflected in planes of wood, water, stone and rattan. Walkways and bridges connect the relaxation pavilions and pools to the spacious living areas.
Positioned over Megali Ammos bay, Bill & Coo boutique design hotel in Mykonos captivates guests with expansive suites, tranquil pool lounge and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. A classy combination of glass and wood-panel flooring surrounds the infinity pool, where you can unwind on banquettes or sun loungers and can sip mojitos at its poolside lounge bar.
On 76th floor, the pool at the W Hong Kong hotel is one of the world’s highest rooftop swimming pools offering spectacular views as you recline on a chaise lounge wrapped in the panorama of the Union Square skyline 692 feet above Victoria Harbour. Guests can even sip a refreshing cocktail or savor a light lunch from the pool bar. 8. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Maldives
Nestled at the south end of the Maldives in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi stretches across two islands. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is home to unique underwater wonders and it is an absolute must to indulge in water sports and activities like deep sea fishing, snorkeling. The resort’s Ocean Sanctuary Villa is one of a kind with a private deck that extends a welcome to the ocean or a moment in your exclusive pool.
7. Rahimoana Eagle Nest, New Zealand
Set within a 75-acre estate atop its own private ridgeline Rahimoana Eagle Nest offers spectacular views of the Bay of Islands. Four of its five villas offer its own private heated horizon edged lap pool offering 300 degree views of ocean, islands, sunsets and landscapes.