These swanky pools are sure to wow travelers.
Chic and modern designs with astounding views are the highlights of these beautiful infinity pools. From Asia, the Middle East and Europe to Mexico, the Caribbean and the U.S., these pools seamlessly combine their surrounding aesthetics and scenery to create an exceptional experience. Take a refreshing dip and admire the world around you at these stylish hotels and resorts around the globe.
(Courtesy of Grand Velas Los Cabos)
Amankila: Bali, Indonesia
Amankila's pool is one of the most notable infinity pools in the world. Mimicking traditional Indonesian rice fields, the pool cascades down a cliffside in three tiers, offering excellent views of the Lombok Strait and its surrounding mountains. In addition to a scenic pool, this luxury resort features 34 Balinese-style freestanding suites, with designs inspired by the nearby Karangasem palaces.
(Courtesy of Amankila)
Belmond Hotel Caruso: Amalfi Coast, Italy
A dip in this pool will make you feel as if you're straddling the edge of a cliff. The pool at the Belmond Hotel Caruso is located at the highest point in Ravello, about 1,000 feet above the Mediterranean Sea. After a refreshing swim, consider splurging on the hotel's Infinity Dream Dinner, a private, candlelit dinner held on a floating section over the pool, with butler service and live music.
(Courtesy of Belmond Hotel Caruso)
Beresheet Hotel: Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
Situated high atop the cliffs overlooking the Negev Desert, Beresheet's infinity pool offers extraordinary views of the world's largest erosion crater – the Ramon Crater. This resort also features suites with private pools and offers exciting excursions, including jeep expeditions, camel rides and sunrise hot air balloon tours.
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Burj Al Arab: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The infinity pools at Burj Al Arab are one of many highlights of the hotel. Located on the hotel's expansive outdoor terrace, the freshwater pool features a swim-up bar while the 9,000-square-foot saltwater pool, which lines the edge of the terrace, looks as if it flows directly into the Perisan Gulf. The pool area also features butler service and air-conditioned cabanas.
(Courtesy of Burj al Arab)
Cala de Mar Resort & Spa: Ixtapa, Mexico
Set along the picturesque cliffs of the Ixtapa Coast, the Cala de Mar Resort & Spa has two infinity pools that offer awe-inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean. If you want something more private, you could also choose to lounge in your own private plunge pool – each suite comes equipped with one.
(Courtesy of Cala de Mar Resort & Spa)
Caesar Augustus: Anacapri, Italy
The view from this double-level infinity pool (at 985 feet above the sea) is a captivating illusion, where there appears to be no boundaries between the pool, the sea and the sky. The property, once a private villa, overlooks the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius and the Sorrentine Peninsula. Travelers can bask in pure luxury poolside by day and experience unforgettable sunsets in the evening.
(Courtesy of Caesar Augustus)
Chromata Hotel: Santorini, Greece
This boutique property is perched high above the shimmering waters of the Aegean Sea and the vantage point is one of a kind. Built along the Caldera, the pool ends right where the cliff begins, affording unobstructed views of the sea and distant volcano. The hotel's 26 whitewashed rooms and suites also feature distinctive views.
(Courtesy of Chromata Hotel)
Çırağan Palace Kempinski: Istanbul
This stunning pool located on the Bosphorus features impressive views of the strait, including the bridge that connects Europe and Asia. The pool remains open year-round, so guests can cool off in the summer or take a dip in the heated waters surrounded by snow in the winter.
(Courtesy of Ciragan Palace Kempinski)
Cocobay Resort: Antigua, West Indies
Located on the sunset side of the island, this adults-only getaway features infinity pools with spectacular views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. For a honeymoon or special celebration, reserve a cottage that comes with its own infinity plunge pool.
(Courtesy of Cocobay Resort)
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel: San Juan, Puerto Rico
The infinity-edge pool at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel sits so close to the ocean, visitors can see the waves of the Atlantic crashing below. This recently renovated hotel features several pools between its two towers, a spa sanctuary with Puerto Rico's only hammam, an oceanfront terrace and beach butler service.
(Courtesy of Condado Vanderbilt Hotel)
Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
After a thrilling day on safari within one of Africa's finest game reserves, take a refreshing dip in this free-form infinity pool. The pool features unique views of the watering hole and the surrounding Serengeti plains. Guests can enjoy a cocktail in the water or on a sunbed while watching the reserve's elephants cool themselves off after a hot day in the African sun.
(Courtesy Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengti)
Grace Santorini: Santorini, Greece
For an unforgettable swim in the Greek isles, take a dip in the Grace Santorini's iconic infinity pool. The pool is situated atop the Caldera in Santorini, affording swimmers unparalleled sea views. With a short season, from April to October, the boutique property is a special destination perfect for an intimate couples getaway or honeymoon.
(Courtesy of Grace Santorini)
Grand Velas Los Cabos: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
This all-inclusive resort offers three infinity pools overlooking the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean. The pools are tiered, heated to varying temperatures and are designed in the shapes of birds and fish. Each has a Jacuzzi and two of three have swim-up bars for a dip and cocktails with a view. The other pool has a swim-up cevicheria.
(Courtesy of Grand Velas Los Cabos)
InterContinental Hong Kong: Hong Kong
This celebrated hotel is known for magnificent views of Victoria Harbour and features an infinity pool from which visitors can gaze at the skyline. The position of the pool, a few floors above the harbor, makes you feel as though you're floating right along harbor's waters. For a more private setting, consider booking a suite with a private terrace, complete with a Jacuzzi and impressive harbor views.
(Courtesy of Intercontinental Hong Kong)
Marina Bay Sands: Singapore
The Marina Bay Sands pool is the world's largest rooftop infinity pool, situated 57 levels above ground at SkyPark, the luxury property’s rooftop observation deck. After a relaxing dip, lounge under a palm tree while sipping Champagne at what feels like the top of the world. And at sunset, stick around to watch the city's skyline begin to light up.
(Courtesy of Marina Bay Sands)
Nayara Springs: Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
The two pools at this secluded adults-only hotel blend in beautifully with the surrounding lush gardens and tropical rainforest. While swimming, you might spot toucans, hummingbirds or macaws. If not, you'll still have great views of the nearby Arenal Volcano. Enjoy a cocktail at the swim-up bar or stay in and swim at your villa's private plunge pool, which is fed by natural mineral hot springs.
(Courtesy of Nayara Springs)
Pink Sands Club: Canouan Island, St. Vincent
Overlooking the white sands of Godahl Beach, the infinity pool at this remote hideaway effortlessly blends with the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to a beautiful pool, Pink Sands features elegant colonial architecture, Italian-inspired villas and signature spa treatments.
(George Apostolidis Photography/Courtesy of Pink Sands Club)
Post Ranch Inn: Big Sur, California
Take a therapeutic dip in the cliffside Jade or Meditation spa pool, both of which are perched 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean and heated at a constant 104 degrees. If you're looking for a change of scenery, you can enjoy the lap pool, which is set in a sunny meadow complete with beautiful mountain views.
(Kodiak Greenwood/Courtesy of Post Ranch Inn)
Regent Porto Montenegro: Tivat, Montenegro
Located on the shores of UNESCO-designated Boka Bay, this luxurious pool complex is as scenic as can be, offering views of the Adriatic Sea and its surrounding, rugged mountains. Guests also have access to the infinity pool at exclusive Porto Montenegro Yacht Club. After a day in the Mediterranean sun, enjoy cocktails poolside and watch the sunset over the bay.
(Courtesy Regent Porto Montenegro)
Royal Davui Island Resort, Fiji: Fiji Islands
A tropical paradise awaits at this exclusive, adults-only getaway situated in the beautiful Beqa Lagoon. The pool is surrounded by towering palm trees and features views of white sand beaches and the crystal-clear waters of the nearby ocean. What's more, the resort caters to a limited number of guests at a time, so you can enjoy the personalized Fijian hospitality.
(Courtesy of Royal Davui Island Resort, Fiji)
Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina: Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands
Located a few miles off the coast of Tortola, this private island hideaway is home to the lagoon-style Pavilion Pool. Multitiered with waterfalls, this stunning infinity pool overlooks the region's neighboring islands as well as the ocean. The luxury resort sustained some damage from Hurricane Irma but is expected to reopen fully in summer 2018.
(Courtesy Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina)
Silversands: St. George's, Grenada
Be the first to take the plunge in the 328-foot-long pool (billed as the longest in the Caribbean) at this new resort. Set to open November 2018, Silversands is the first major property built on Grand Anse Beach in 25 years. In addition to the pool, visitors will enjoy this unspoiled island paradise's white sand beaches, lush rainforests and waterfalls.
(Courtesy of Silversands)
The Leela Palace New Delhi: New Delhi, India
The pool at The Leela Palace is the highest and only rooftop pool in New Delhi. The infinity pool offers panoramic views of the surrounding city, where you'll be able to spot top attractions such as Qutub Minar, Asia's tallest minaret. You can enjoy this rooftop oasis year-round, which is furnished with lounge chairs where you can kick back with fresh lemonade or a complimentary magazine.
(Courtesy of The Leela Palace New Delhi)
The Mulia: Bali, Indonesia
This resort complex located on beautiful Nusa Dua Bay is home to two luxurious properties, Mulia Resort and Mulia Villas. The stunning oceanfront Oasis Pool, available to guests of both accommodations, affords breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. The exotic pool also features striking statues of Balinese ladies carrying and harvesting rice, a tradition that goes back thousands of years.
(Courtesy The Mulia)
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The main pool at this spectacular Venetian-inspired property overlooks Al Maqta'a Creek and the Grand Canal. At sunset, head to the other side of the hotel to see the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with its impressive 82 white marble domes, and watch as the dramatic silhouette of the mosque lights up the darkened sky.
(Courtesy The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal)
The Resort at Pelican Hill: Newport Coast, California
Take in extraordinary vistas of the Pacific Ocean from the radiant blue infinity-edge Villa Pool at this distinguished retreat on the California coast. Made with 300,000 hand-cut glass mosaic tiles, the pool is reserved for guests of the Pelican Hill Villas. After a swim, treat yourself to a private cabana, complete with amenities like Bose audio systems, flat-screen TVs and complimentary beverages.
(Courtesy of The Resort at Pelican Hill)
The St. Regis Princeville Resort: Kauai, Hawaii
The 5,000-square-foot pool at the St. Regis Princeville Resort offers breathtaking views of Hanalei Bay and its surrounding lush peaks. The pool is located next to the beach, which is protected by the Anini reef, meaning the ocean waters are serene and swimmable year-round. Enjoy daytime pool service complete with chilled towels and complimentary fruit spears, or drop by in the evening for an unforgettable Hawaiian sunset.
(Courtesy of The St. Regis Princeville Resort)
The Vine Hotel: Funchal, Portugal
Take a swim in the long pool at the top of this trendy hotel in Funchal on the island of Madeira. Travelers can enjoy the views over the bay by day and the lights of the city and hillsides by night. What's more, Madeira is famous for its fortified wine, which was an inspiration for the modern architectural design and vine-themed touches throughout the property.
(Courtesy of The Vine Hotel)
The Yeatman: Porto, Portugal
Sip a glass of the city's famed port wine while enjoying unrivaled views of the Douro River from one of two infinity pools at this stylish luxury hotel. The Yeatman occupies 7 scenic acres on a hillside overlooking the city and is located among the port wine lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia. After a relaxing swim, grab a bite at the on-site Gastronomic Restaurant, which boasts two Michelin stars.
(Courtesy of The Yeatman)
Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa: Anguilla, West Indies
Zemi's infinity pool, which overlooks Shoal Bay, features an underwater "aquarium-style" window facing the beach and appears to seamlessly flow into the sparkling turquoise Anguillan waters. The Tranquility Pool, the hotel's second infinity pool, is ideal for relaxation. This chic island retreat sits adjacent to 6 acres of Anguilla's Fountain Cavern National Park, a lush tropical reserve.
(Dylan Cross, Tambourine/Courtesy of Zemi Beach House)