Here it is: our pick of the best hotel infinity pools in the world.
The infinity pool at Bali’s Ubud Hanging Gardens comes top of the list in terms of sheer inventiveness. Set within the leafy grounds of Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel, this two-tiered pool slices into the mass of green jungle beyond, emphasising the unique and enchanting Balinese quality so prevalent at the hotel.
The Sands Skypark infinity pool at the top of the skyscraper that is Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino, is like some sort of homage to advanced technology. From certain angles the whole thing looks straight out of Blade Runner, with swimmers bathing in a vast stretch of water that seems to defy natural law. In taking full advantage of the impressive feat of engineering that is the infinity edge, this most certainly is one of the world’s greatest pools.
Set in acres and acres of lush Balinese forest, the infinity pool at Munduk Moding Plantation in Indonesia juts out from the hillside, disappearing off into the sky. Swimming to the far end of the pool is like walking the plank to an abyss, except when you get there, all there is is a beautiful view.
High on a clifftop on the renovated site of an old 11th century palace, the infinity pool at the Hotel Caruso Belvedere opens out to unparalleled views of the jagged, enchanting Amalfi coast. Looking out across the huge infinity pool, the grand vista is a sea of blue, with the huge expanse of sky above, the dusty hills far in the distance and the silky Mediterranean below.
Heated to 34 degrees and with a view of the snow-capped Alps, Hotel Villa Honegg in Switzerland has one of the most exhilarating and enchanting infinity pools.
The gorgeous beachfront infinity pool at Anantara Rasnanda forms the heart of the hotel. Rooms also have their own private infinity plunge pools.
The main infinity pool at Perivolas Hotel is a faultless example of Santorinian boutique luxury. The view is one of the most beautiful views out there, looking across the Aegean Sea from on high to misty blue hills beyond. Private suites with infinity pools are also available, where lagoon like pools extend out of alcoved cover to the scorching sunshine and stunning views outside.
With twinkling fairy lights glowing under the water, at night the infinity pool at Huvafen Fushi Resort in the Maldives becomes an other-worldly reverse image of the night sky.
The Banyan Tree’s infinity pool is flanked by tropical greenery and sits right on the beachfront. It also has a delicious cocktail bar.
On a dramatic clifftop on the Balinese coast, the infinity pool at Alila Villas Uluwatu looks out to uninterrupted views of the sea.