Designed to blend in with the horizon, infinity pools entice swimmers to gaze off into beautiful vistas while they float above the landscape. Whether indulging in the awe-inspiring views of Tanzania or the azure waters of the Mediterranean, nothing ticks the box more than a hotel with an infinity pool, and if you’re looking to find the best one, then we have a few suggestions.
The most secluded infinity pool in the world
At Thanda Island in Tanzania
An ivory and emerald gem floating carelessly in the Indian ocean, Thanda Island is an exclusive-use retreat just a few miles off the verdant coast of Tanzania. After a day of exploring the unspoiled Shungimbili Island Marine Reserve, guests are invited to unwind in the main villa, completed with five suites, a library, an extensive dining area, an outdoor patio, gym and what is the world’s most private infinity pool.
The ultimate infinity pool for forest bathing
At the Wanakasa Residence at COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali
COMO Shambhala Estate is a wellness sanctuary situated in Bali, offering a wide range of massage therapies, Ayurvedic treatments, acupuncture, reflexology, bathing rituals, and yoga classes. Deeply immersed in the Balinese forest, the Wanakasa Residence is home to a COMO Shambhala suite, two terrace suites, two garden rooms, a private Jacuzzi, and semi-circular infinity pool that wraps around a shady pavilion and echoes the bend of the Ayung River 100 metres below.
An infinity pool for the whole family
At the Grand Heated Pool Villa at CAYO Exclusive Resort and Spa in Crete
One of the few resorts where all accommodations have their own pool and terrace, CAYO Exclusive Resort and Spa in Crete is the ultimate hideaway for discerning travellers. Designed with families in mind, CAYO’s grand heated pool villa is spread across three levels and boasts incredible views of the turquoise waters rimming the island’s shores from its 27-metre infinity pool. After taking a dip, guests can reinvigorate in the outdoor shower before laying on the plush sunbeds and enjoy fresh drinks from the resort’s bars.
Your own multi-million-Euro villa with infinity pool
At Villa White, a Sonhaus Home in Mykonos
A new real estate company, Sonhaus offers fractional ownership of second homes in Europe’s most coveted locations. Thanks to Sonhaus, buyers can own properties like Villa White in Mykonos for as low as an eighth of their market value (€389,906 instead of €3,191,248 in this case). With eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, Technogym gym, Jacuzzi, games room, home office, barbecue and zero edge infinity pool overlooking the tranquil sea, Villa White invites residents to soak up views and enjoy the heavenly space with family and friends.
The longest infinity pool
At Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi Resort in the Maldives
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi Resort, a luxurious paradise of natural beauty and tranquillity located on the northern Shaviyani Atoll, boasts the longest infinity pool and biggest jacuzzi in the Maldives. Sirru Fen Fushi, which means ‘secret water island’ in the local Dhivehi language, truly lives up to its name, home to one of the country’s largest resort lagoons and 120 luxury villas each with their own private pool.
Design-led infinity pools in Vietnam
At Lagoon Pool Villas at Regent Phu Quoc in Vietnam
Regent Phu Quoc is the new jewel in the crown of Regent Hotels (IHG) and has been conceived by BLINK Design Group to elevate the destination from ‘best-kept-secret’ to ‘place-to-be’. With multiple nods to the arts, materials, textures and traditions of vernacular Vietnam, the lagoon pool villas feature 55sqm infinity pools that seem to be merging into the lagoon around which the resort is built.