The world’s most beautiful infinity pools

An infinity pool is the height of luxury for a hotel and unsurprisingly, for some, they’re also a key aspect of booking a holiday – just take a look at those jaw-dropping views from the pool at Grace Santorini; if that’s not reason enough to drop everything and jump onto a plane, we don’t know what is. They’re becoming more popular with hotels and resorts and there are a lot to choose from, so to narrow down that choice, here are some of the most beautiful infinity pools in the world.

Image: Qualia

Qualia, Australia

The pools at Qualia in the Whitsunday Islands might not be as large as some of the others featured, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less impressive – particularly not when they’re private little infinity pools that come with views of the Great Barrier Reef itself. The accommodation is immaculately designed, too – expect sleek and modern pavilions filled with natural light and surrounded by tropical bushland.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Fancy a swim on top of the world? You’re in luck – the infinity pool at Singapore’s grand and fabulous Marina Bay Sands hotel is 57 floors up. While it’s probably not the best option for those with vertigo, it’s certainly a chart-topper for bucket list-ticking destinations. The 150-metre pool is only available to hotel guests and you can even enjoy a dip well into the evening, as the pool is open from 6am until 11pm.

Six Senses Yao Noi Resort, Thailand

If you like the idea of an infinity pool but not one of sharing to experience with a bunch of strangers (quite right, too), head to Six Senses Yao Noi Resort. Each villa at this superbly serene retreat has its own (needless to say, beautiful) private pool, so you can be as antisocial as you like while you’re splashing about.

The Hanging Gardens Of Bali

You won’t be short of infinity pool options in Bali, but The Hanging Gardens is one of the most popular resorts and the pool is probably one of the most photographed in the world. It’s a split-level pool made from solidified volcanic ash which is said to give swimmers the feeling of swimming among the trees. If you fancy a little Bali pool-hopping, the Viceroy Bali has a cracker of an infinity pool with incredible views of the rainforest below.

Hotel Caruso, Italy

The Belmond Hotel Caruso in dizzy-high Ravello on the Amalfi Coast is a former 11th-century palace, that’s been fully restored to the height of excellence and elegance. Its dazzling infinity pool overlooks the mountains and the historic castle ruins – perfect for those looking to combine culture with nurture. It’s a beautiful haven, and well worth the price you’ll pay for a night’s sleep.

Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London

Who’s to say a beautiful infinity pool can’t be indoors? In not-so-balmy Britain, it’s probably a good thing that one of its loveliest is snuggled away behind glass. An evening swim with dazzling views of the capital’s city lights can be yours at the gorgeous Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London, which stakes its claim to London’s highest infinity-edge swimming pool – high up on the 52nd floor, no less.

The Cambrian, Switzerland

Most infinity pools are all about the tropical locations, but The Cambrian in the Swiss Alps likes to do things differently, so instead of a heatwave you’ll be treated to a perfect view of snow-capped mountains. This hotel received plenty of praise from TripAdvisor, The Times and more, and it’s little wonder why. Team some time out in the pool with a holistic spa treatment, sauna session or perhaps even a leisurely snooze in the sleeping area – bliss.

Jade Mountain, St Lucia

Every single room at Jade Mountain comes with a ‘removed fourth wall’  and infinity pool, so guests experience the true expanse of the landscape. Rather than book your room based on its size, you pick it based on the size of pool – heavenly. It’s not cheap though – expect to pay a pretty penny for an indulgent, once-in-a-lifetime stay here.

Grand Hotel Central, Spain

You wouldn’t expect to find an infinity pool overlooking Barcelona’s bustling Las Ramblas, but there is one. The rooftop pool at the Grand Hotel Central is smack bang in the centre of the city, and adjacent to The Skybar – one of the coolest and busiest spots for a drink in the city. Remember to get up early if you want a sun lounger, as they won’t stay empty for long.

Words by Sian Meades.

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3 Comments

  1. Wow……it’s awesome. Looking beautiful and perfect for summer holidays. Definitely add in my next trip. Love it.

  2. Inevitably these landscapes are breathtaking, even more when viewing them like this. I would love to scape to a place like this!

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