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30 Resort Infinity Pools Worth a Trip

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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 complement their surrounding scenery to create an exceptional experience. Located in stylish hotels and resorts, each one is an incredible place for a refreshing dip while you admire vistas of tropical beaches, towering mountains or a bustling city.

Next:Amankila: Bali, Indonesia

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Amankila: Bali, Indonesia

Mimicking traditional Indonesian rice fields, the infinity pool at Amankila in Bali cascades down a cliffside in three tiers, offering excellent views of the Lombok Strait and its surrounding mountains. Its design draws inspiration from the former Ujung water palace nearby. In addition to a scenic pool, this luxury resort features 33 Balinese-style freestanding suites.

Next:Caruso, A Belmond Hotel: Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Caruso, A Belmond Hotel: 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 Caruso, A Belmond Hotel is located at the highest point over Ravello, about 1,000 feet above the Mediterranean Sea. After a refreshing swim, consider savoring the view a little longer with a casual poolside meal at Caruso Grill, where you can peep the Amalfi Coast below while indulging in fresh seafood and classic Campanian dishes. Previous guests also highly recommend the pizza.

Next:Beresheet Hotel: Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

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Beresheet Hotel: Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

Situated high atop the cliffs overlooking the Negev Desert, Beresheet’s infinity pool is perched above the world’s largest erosion crater – the Ramon Crater. From the pool, you can take in otherworldly views of this desert crater, which is also Israel’s largest national park. Visitors call it breathtaking and spectacular. This resort also features suites with private pools and offers exciting excursions, including Jeep expeditions, camel rides and sunrise hot air balloon tours.

Next:Burj Al Arab Jumeirah: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Burj Al Arab Jumeirah: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The nearly 9,000-square-foot infinity pool at Burj Al Arab is a highlight of the hotel. Located on the hotel’s expansive outdoor terrace jutting out into the Arabian Gulf, the adults-only saltwater infinity pool lines the edge of the terrace and looks as if it flows directly into the Arabian Sea. A freshwater pool set further back is family-friendly and features a swim-up bar. The pool area also features air-conditioned cabanas with private butler service – previous visitors say renting one of these is a great way to have an extra-special and luxurious experience in Dubai.

Next:Cala de Mar Resort & Spa: Ixtapa, Mexico

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Cala de Mar Resort & Spa: Ixtapa, Mexico

Set along the picturesque cliffs near the city of Ixtapa, the Cala de Mar Resort & Spa has two interconnected infinity pools that offer awe-inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean. Guests also note that the pools (and resort in general) aren’t at all crowded. For something more private, you could also choose to lounge in your own private plunge pool – each suite comes equipped with one.

Next:Caesar Augustus: Anacapri, Italy

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Caesar Augustus: Anacapri, Italy

The view from this double-level infinity pool (at nearly 1,000 feet above the sea) is a captivating illusion, where there appear 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. Previous visitors point out that the bar is an equally fabulous place for sundown.

Next:Katikies Chromata: Santorini, Greece

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Katikies Chromata: 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 on the island’s caldera, this Santorini hotel has an infinity pool that 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. Guests appreciate the limited number of rooms, noting that this is a fantastically intimate property.

Read: Which Greek Island Is the Best?

Next:Çırağan Palace Kempinski: Istanbul

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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 at Çırağan Palace Kempinski, so guests can cool off in the summer or take a dip in the heated waters amid Istanbul’s occasional winter snow. With the hotel taking over a former Ottoman Empire palace, it’s little surprise that past guests regularly describe this property as glamorous.

Next:Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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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 long, blob-shaped infinity pool. The pool features unique views of a watering hole for wildlife and the surrounding Serengeti plains. Guests at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti 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 – a unique experience even by five-star hotel standards, according to past travelers.

Read: The Top African Safari Tours

Next:Grace Hotel Santorini: Santorini, Greece

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Grace Hotel Santorini: Santorini, Greece

For an unforgettable swim in the Greek isles, take a dip in the Grace Hotel Santorini’s iconic 72-foot infinity pool. The pool is situated looking out to the caldera in Santorini, affording swimmers unparalleled sea views. With a short season – from mid-April to October – the boutique property with iconic whitewashed walls is a special destination perfect for an intimate couples getaway. Past visitors laud it as an incredible honeymoon destination.

Next:Grand Velas Los Cabos: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Grand Velas Los Cabos: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

This all-inclusive resort in Cabo San Lucas offers three infinity pools overlooking the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean. The pools are tiered with 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 at Grand Velas Los Cabos has a cevicheria right alongside. The Serenity Pool is for adults only, while the other two are for families and water activities.

Read: The Top Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico

Next:Marina Bay Sands: Singapore

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Marina Bay Sands: Singapore

At nearly 500 feet in length and situated 57 levels above ground at SkyPark – the luxury property’s rooftop observation deck – the Marina Bay Sands pool is billed as the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool. With so much room, the pool is helpfully split up into an adults-only zone, a family-friendly area and a children’s pool. After a relaxing dip, sip Champagne at rooftop bar Cé La Vi SkyBar, which feels like being on the top of the world. At sunset, stick around to watch the Singapore skyline begin to light up. Visitors also note that if you time it right, you can watch a waterfront laser show from this front-row rooftop vantage point.

Next:Nayara Springs: Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

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Nayara Springs: Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

The two pools at this secluded adults-only hotel in Costa Rica blend in beautifully with the surrounding lush gardens and tropical rainforest. While swimming, you might spot toucans, hummingbirds or macaws, as they’re known for frequenting the areas around the resort. Visitors call the proximity to nature a highlight of staying here. You’ll also have great views of the nearby Arenal Volcano. Enjoy a cocktail at the swim-up bar or take advantage of your villa’s private plunge pool, which is fed by natural mineral hot springs.

Read: The Top Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resorts

Next:Mandarin Oriental, Canouan: Canouan, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

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Mandarin Oriental, Canouan: Canouan, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Overlooking the white sands of Godahl Beach in Canouan – an island that’s part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines – the infinity pool at this remote hideaway effortlessly blends with the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to a beautiful pool, the Mandarin Oriental features elegant colonial architecture, Italian-inspired villas and signature spa treatments. If you’re not a fan of sharing, there are also four-bedroom villas with private infinity pools.

Next:Post Ranch Inn: Big Sur, California

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Post Ranch Inn: Big Sur, California

Take a therapeutic dip in the cliffside Jade or Meditation spa pools at this nature-minded getaway on the stunning California coast in Big Sur. Both are perched 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean and heated at a constant 104 degrees. Since you’re facing west, past visitors at Post Ranch Inn highly recommend trying to catch sunset from the pool. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, you can enjoy the swimming pool, which is set in a sunny meadow complete with mountain vistas.

Read: The Top Romantic Getaways in California

Next:Regent Porto Montenegro: Tivat, Montenegro

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Regent Porto Montenegro: Tivat, Montenegro

Located on the shores of UNESCO-designated Boka Kotorska Bay, this luxurious pool complex is as scenic as can be, offering views of the Adriatic Sea and its surrounding rugged mountains. In addition to the four family-friendly pools at the Pool Club, this hotel has an indoor and outdoor infinity pool. Guests can also access the 210-foot infinity pool at the exclusive Porto Montenegro Yacht Club (though additional charges may apply). After a day in the Mediterranean sun, enjoy cocktails poolside and watch the sunset over the bay.

Next:Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina: Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands

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Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina: Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands

Located less than 2 miles off the coast of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, this private island hideaway is home to the lagoon-style Pavilion Pool. Multitiered with waterfalls, the stunning infinity pool at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina overlooks the region’s neighboring islands as well as the ocean. You’ll also be able to enjoy similar panoramas from your room: The resort promises ocean views from all accommodations.

Next:Silversands Grenada: St. George’s, Grenada

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Silversands Grenada: St. George’s, Grenada

This sleek resort boasts a 330-foot-long infinity pool that’s billed as the longest in the Caribbean. The pool at Silversands Grenada stretches right down to Grenada’s stunning Grand Anse Beach, with 2 miles of white sand and azure waters. In addition to the pool, visitors will enjoy this unspoiled island paradise’s white sand beaches, lush rainforests and waterfalls.

Next:The Leela Palace New Delhi: New Delhi, India

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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 is temperature-controlled and designed to offer panoramic views of the surrounding city. You’ll be able to spot top attractions such as Qutub Minar tower and the flower-shaped Lotus Temple. You can enjoy this rooftop oasis, which is furnished with lounge chairs, year-round. Or, retreat indoors to the historic Library Bar, which past guests note is particularly beautiful.

Next:The Mulia: Bali, Indonesia

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The Mulia: Bali, Indonesia

This resort complex located in Nusa Dua is home to two luxurious properties, Mulia Resort and Mulia Villas. The oceanfront Oasis Pool, available to guests of both accommodations, affords breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. The pool also features striking statues of Balinese women carrying and harvesting rice, a tradition dating back thousands of years. There is a host of other pools on-site if you’re looking for variety, and past visitors note that the staff at all of them are particularly friendly and helpful.

Next:The Resort at Pelican Hill: Newport Coast, California

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The Resort at Pelican Hill: Newport Coast, California

Take in extraordinary vistas of the Pacific Ocean from the radiant blue infinity-edge Coliseum Pool at this distinguished retreat on the California coast, around 50 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Made with more than a million hand-cut glass mosaic tiles, the circular pool offers sprawling views over the countryside and coastline. Some guests expressed that the large size made it less crowded. After a swim, treat yourself to a private cabana, complete with amenities like Bose audio systems, flat-screen TVs and personalized drink service.

Next:1 Hotel Hanalei Bay: Kauai, Hawaii

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1 Hotel Hanalei Bay: Kauai, Hawaii

The 5,000-square-foot pool at this hotel offers breathtaking views of Hanalei Bay and the surrounding lush peaks in Kaua’i. The adults-only infinity pool is perched up on one of the hotel’s outdoor terraces, offering a stellar vantage point across Hanalei Bay. It’s served by the Kai Maika’i restaurant and bar, which supplied guests with tropical cocktails and light bites laden with veggies and seafood.

Read: All-Inclusive Resorts in Hawaii: Hotels With Awesome Amenities

Next:The Vine Hotel Funchal: Funchal, Portugal

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The Vine Hotel Funchal: Funchal, Portugal

This trendy hotel’s rooftop pool in Funchal on the island of Madeira may be small, but it affords travelers broad views over the bay and 17th-century fortress by day. At night, you can admire the lights of the city and hillsides. The hot tub and bar on the rooftop make it an even better place to hang out, say past visitors. 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.

Next:The Yeatman: Porto, Portugal

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The Yeatman: Porto, Portugal

Sip a glass of the city’s famed port wine while enjoying unrivaled views of the Douro River from the rooftop infinity pool, which is fittingly shaped like a decanter. Hotel guests can use this outdoor pool from April to October. If you’re visiting this stylish luxury hotel in the cooler months, the indoor infinity-edge pool also lets you take in the splendor of Porto’s old city and river. 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. Diners describe the tasting menu as a phenomenal experience.

Next:Zemi Beach House: Anguilla, West Indies

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Zemi Beach House: Anguilla, West Indies

This resort has two infinity pools. One overlooks Shoal Bay, featuring an underwater aquarium-style window facing the beach and appearing to seamlessly flow into the sparkling turquoise Anguillan waters. The second infinity pool at Zemi Beach House is ideal for relaxation as it’s adults-only; this pool also has a lap lane but does not offer ocean views. This chic island retreat sits on 6 acres next to Anguilla’s Fountain Cavern National Park, a lush tropical reserve.

Next:The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong: Hong Kong

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The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong: Hong Kong

With the lowest level of this luxury hotel situated on the 102nd floor of the building, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is no stranger to excellent views. That also applies to the indoor infinity pool on the 118th level, with sprawling views out to the skyscrapers, mountains and waterways that define the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong. If you just want to take in the view, you can buy a day pass to the pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center. Some past guests also recommend grabbing a drink at Ozone, one of the highest bars in the world.

Next:Kura Boutique Hotel: Uvita, Costa Rica

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Kura Boutique Hotel: Uvita, Costa Rica

Want to take a swim among the treetops? That’s certainly possible at this sustainable ecolodge tucked into a mountain in southern Costa Rica. The saltwater infinity pool here offers 180-degree views of the surrounding rainforest and the Pacific coastline below (and there’s a bar to make it even more relaxing). Past travelers are unambiguous about the stunning beauty of this property and the habitat around it. There’s also no need to worry about crowds here: Adults-only Kura has just eight suites available. It’s also a formidable base for all manner of outdoorsy activities from snorkeling to kayaking.

Read: Sustainable Travel: Ways to Be an Eco-Conscious Traveler

Next:The Cambrian: Adelboden, Switzerland

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The Cambrian: Adelboden, Switzerland

An amazing infinity pool need not have a tropical beach setting: The case in point is this alpine spa in Switzerland. The heated outdoor pool features views out to the towering mountains around Adelboden – an excellent way to unwind after a day skiing or hiking. Recent visitors call the vistas of the Swiss Alps exceptional. Wellness is a big focus at The Cambrian, with an indoor pool, a steam bath and a Finnish sauna also available for guest use.

Next:Alila Villas Uluwatu: Bali, Indonesia

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Alila Villas Uluwatu: Bali, Indonesia

This elegant Balinese resort sits high on a plateau with limestone cliffs running down to the coastline. The wood, stone and rattan design makes guests at Alila Villas Uluwatu feel at one with nature. Every villa here boasts its own pool and cabana with a promise of ocean views. If you want a private infinity pool, you’ll have to book either the Hillside or Cliff Edge villas, each of which come with a nearly 70-foot infinity pool from which to take in that view. With all that privacy, past guests have regularly described the property as serene.

Next:Sheraton Waikiki: Honolulu, Hawaii

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Sheraton Waikiki: Honolulu, Hawaii

Billed as the longest oceanfront infinity pool in North America, the Edge Infinity Pool at the Sheraton Waikiki looks straight out to Waikiki Beach, the Diamond Head Volcano and the Pacific Ocean. There’s a poolside bar with cocktails and snacks aplenty at this Honolulu hotel, and you can hire loungers that float on the edge of the pool. Take note: The infinity pool is restricted to guests aged 16 and up, but there’s another family-friendly option on the property.

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Timothy Forster has traveled across five continents and lived on three, so he has experience booking and staying in all kinds of accommodations from hostels and campsites to chic hotels and vacation rentals. Forster used his extensive traveling background along with research expertise to curate this article.

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