Infinity swimming pools. Nothing makes you feel quite like you’ve found paradise as much as gazing out across a vanishing edge pool that fades into the azures of the sea and the sky beyond. And nothing makes you feel quite as luxurious as sipping on a margarita from the in-pool cocktail bar as you take in the view.
So we’ve gone through the world’s most sumptuous hotels with a fine toothcomb to put together the definitive guide to the most beautiful infinity swimming pools in the world’s most unique locations. Believe it or not, there are just over a hundred world-wide; all of which are featured here. And, what’s more, you could be sinking back in any one of them at the click of a button.
We’ve arranged each destination into eight regional categories so that you can browse through Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East and the Pacific in order to find your most idyllic infinity pool.
We’ve found pools perched on rooftops looking out over Rio’s iconic Ipanema Beach; pools that merge into Southern India’s Kabini River, which glow bright orange at sunset and where the resident elephant plods through the nearby undergrowth. Some look out onto hazy blue hills in Europe or seamlessly flow into the clear blue-white water of the Pacific. Some are more hidden away, like at The Sarojin in Thailand, which is nestled in a tropical wonderland and some, like at the Alila Ubud, are even set deep within the Balinese jungle.
Whether you need a little inspiration or you know exactly what you’re looking for, we hope you will find just what you need to escape to your most perfect place.