5 Tropical Resorts With Amazing Private Plunge Pools

Whether you want privacy or spectacular scenery, these pristine pools offer a stylish place to swim.

By Erin Block, ContributorJan. 29, 2018
By Erin Block, ContributorJan. 29, 2018, at 11:40 a.m.
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5 Tropical Resorts With Amazing Private Plunge Pools

The World Heritage Petit Piton framed by  beautiful infinity-pool. View from the famous resort Jade Mountain.

Framed by sugary sands, lush greenery and craggy cliffs, these in-room plunge pools come with dramatic vistas.(Getty Images).

A tropical vacation is all about getting pampered and catching up on some quality R & R. If you want to treat yourself to the ultimate indulgence, book a suite or villa at a luxury resort where you can unwind at your own private infinity pool and take in striking backdrops. Scores of top-tier resorts offer impressive private plunge pools, where you can take soothing soaks in cool waters in solitude, kick back in a private lounge chair and enjoy sea breezes and incredible views at all hours. So, if you're ready to escape it all and enjoy dips a private plunge pool, book your next getaway at one of these enticing resorts.

Esperanza, An Auberge Resort
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Esperanza is a favorite among honeymooners. Upon arrival, guests are treated to opulent amenities (think: an oceanfront infinity pool, complimentary yoga classes and championship golf courses) and five-star service. But you may not be tempted to leave your well-appointed casita, suite or villa. The resort's luxury oceanview suites come with a private infinity pool, along with a Jacuzzi and private chef. Plus, all accommodations offer flat-screen TVs, private terraces, pillow menus and personal concierge service.

Jade Mountain
St. Lucia

From your opulent room at Jade Mountain, you can overlook the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. Even better, you can view the glorious landscape from an infinity plunge pool in your "sanctuary," a guest room with one completely open wall for taking in the scenery, 15-foot ceilings and tropical-inspired furnishings. Every pool features a different, size, shape and tile color, and some pools appear as though they extend into the sea and the Pitons.

Viceroy Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

For a lavish hideaway set amid white-sand beaches and lush tropical jungle, look no further than the Viceroy Riviera Maya. The property not only has villas outfitted with private pools, but also large private patios with outdoor rain showers to boot. The upscale plunge pools are also surrounded by tranquil hammocks. Aside from palatial pool areas, guest rooms are also outfitted with luxurious amenities, such as Bose radios, satellite TVs and minibars.

Ka'ana Resort
San Ignacio, Belize

Some of the world's coolest plunge pools aren't found at breezy beachfront resorts. At Ka'ana Resort, a boutique in San Ignacio, you can book a villa package to suite outfitted with a luxurious infinity pool. Every aspect of the resort is reflected in the environment, including its infinity pools. The property's one-bedroom private pool villas are also appointed with private outdoor showers and terraces, flat-screen TVs, personalized minibars and private dining options.

Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Playa Bavaro, Dominican Republic

Every room at Eden Roc at Cap Cana is swoon-worthy, but the luxury pool suites are the resort's showstoppers. You can get an ocean-facing suite almost anywhere in Punta Cana, but only Eden Roc allows you to reign over your private courtyard, underneath secluded pergola steps to a private lagoon. Even better, each plunge pool is just steps away from the master bedroom. Plus, every suite is vibrantly decorated in calming green, yellow or blue shades and offers floor-to-ceiling windows. When you're not taking a dip in your private pool, you can check out the Eden Roc Beach Club or head to the nearby Jack Nicklaus-designed Punta Espada golf course.


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