Nothing says luxury more than an incredible infinity pool skimming the edge of the hotel grounds and tumbling into oblivion, often with views to die for. We’ve picked out 10 of the best hotel infinity pools, so good you’ll want to dive right on in. Some are set on a cliff edge, others are hidden away within the cool rainforest. Whether it’s sunshine or snow, these 10 pools provide the perfect place for total relaxation…. and the perfect backdrop for that killer Instagram photo!
Jade Mountain Resort, Saint Lucia
Jade Mountain claims to be Saint Lucia’s most romantic luxury resort and we think it has something to do with those infinity pools. The rooms are known as ‘Infinity Pool Sanctuaries’ and each one is an individual work of art. They are perfectly designed to look out over the majestic Pitons and are carved into the rugged stone-faced columns.
The sanctuaries have just three walls with the fourth wall open to the views. They are perfectly designed so guests enjoy privacy while looking out over the Caribbean Sea. The resort is all about scenic beauty and working in harmony with the perfect Caribbean nature that surrounds it.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is home to one of the most famous city infinity pools in the world. Swim ‘on top of the world’ in the rooftop pool of this incredible hotel. Marina Bay was constructed in 2010 and is still the world’s most expensive building, costing $4.7 million US dollars.
It is the largest pool at this height in the world at an impressive 150 meters across Sands Skypark. It was designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie and offers 360-degree views across the whole of Singapore. The pool is only open to hotel guests but you can visit the Sands Skypark to enjoy the views from 57 stories high.
Caesar Augustus Hotel, Italy
Caesar Augustus is the only five-star hotel on the island of Capri and it offers beautiful luxury like nowhere else on the island. The hotel was transformed from an ancient cliff-edge villa into a 55-room luxury hotel. It is now filled with old-fashioned charm with a dash of glitz and glamour.
The hotel is perched on one of the highest rocks 300 meters above the sea. From here you can enjoy the most incredible 360-degree views, especially the sunsets which are best enjoyed from the gorgeous infinity pool. Below the infinity pool is the hotel’s wellness area surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. They suggest it might be the most beautiful wellness area in the world and we couldn’t agree more.
Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali
Now, this is an infinity pool with an added wow factor and claims to be one of the most photographed pools in the world. The Ubud Hanging Gardens infinity pool is set on two incredible levels looking out over the surrounding jungle. It is perfectly integrated with the surrounding landscape and gives the amazing feeling of floating just above the treetops.
The upper pool flows out from the hotel’s stylish little bar while the lower pool is surrounded by a handful of private loungers. For a truly romantic experience, book a ‘Romance under the Stars’ dinner. An antique wooden deck is floated on the lower pool and decorated with drapes and frangipani candles. You meal will then be served in one of the most romantic settings imaginable.
Strawberry Hill, Jamaica
What could be better than an infinity pool overlooking a magical mountain village in Jamaica? Located in Kingston’s Blue Mountains, Strawberry Hill offers simplistic luxury at its very finest.
The hotel features cottages nestled within the trees, discreetly tucked into the mountainside. They are designed with classic colonial style and have grand four-poster beds and decorated with local artwork. But, of course, the infinity pool is the main attraction as guests can relax with views over Kingston. Why not try a sunrise or sunset yoga session next to the pool and practice your mountain pose among the mountains.
Singita Grumeti Sasakwa Lodge, Tanzania
Now here’s an infinity pool with a difference at Singita Grumeti Sasakwa Lodge in northern Tanzania. Within the Serengeti Mara ecosystem lies a grand and luxurious manor house with private cottages for their lucky guests. Each cottage has a private infinity pool with some of the most spectacular views in the world.
Overlooking the Serengeti Plains, these cottages and their pools have views of the vast and untouched wilderness. Guests can spot giraffes, elephants, zebras, lions, cheetahs and much more. Millions of wildebeest pass the lodge thanks to the ideal location on the renowned migratory route.
Banyan Tree Seychelles, Seychelles
Overlooking the Indian Ocean, this is an infinity pool with the wow factor. Banyan Tree is nestled in Independence Bay on the gorgeous island of Seychelles. If you’re looking for a holiday paradise experience, this is the place to find it!
Banyan Tree’s beautiful cottages are tucked among the trees with private pools looking out to the rainforest. The main infinity pool is a glamorous place to relax while sipping cocktails and feasting on bar snacks. You can’t miss a chance to relax in the award-winning spa or go searching for turtles in the sea.
The Cambrian Hotel Adelboden, Switzerland
Taking a dip in an infinity pool surrounded by snow may take some guts but once you’re in, we guarantee that it’s heavenly. The Cambrian Hotel Adelboden in the Swiss Alps is described as ‘the kind of location that tense desk huggers the world over spend their days dreaming about.’ Whether you’re a desk hugger or not, this has to be one of the dreamiest infinity pools you’ve ever seen.
The Cambrian is one of the top 20 Swiss Wellness Hotels. It attracts holistic holiday-goers as well as the more energetic skiers and snowboarders who are attracted to the 210km of perfect runs. If you’re not tempted by skiing or the spa, the New Alpine Cuisine will surely do the trick. Hearty, mountainous classics are given a modern twist using locally sourced and seasonal produce.
Velassaru Maldives, The Maldives
Admittedly, a perfect swimming pool may not be at the top of your wish list when the sea is as perfectly clear as it is in the Maldives. But when you see how perfect the infinity pool at Velassaru Maldives is, you’ll understand why it is one of the main attractions.
Water villas come with private infinity pools overlooking the incredibly turquoise ocean. Part of the pool’s appeal is the beautiful contrast between the blue pool and the turquoise ocean and the luxurious ability to jump from one to the other. If you ever make it out of your infinity pool, make sure you give scuba diving a go for an incredible chance to discover the colourful reefs.
Alila Villas Soori, Bali
Bali’s beautiful infinity pools have made it onto the list for a second time but this time we’re at Alila Villas Soori. The luxurious retreat is surrounded by UNESCO World Heritage rice fields, as well as the mountains and natural beauty of Bali. The hotel has a strong focus on wellness and was named as one of the world’s top 10 eco-friendly hotels.
Each villa comes with a private pool and has the kind of stylish but barefoot luxury we dream of. Contemporary design and blissful comforts and combined with mystical views and Balinese charm for a truly incredible experience.
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