Pack your swimmers, these private pools are calling your name!
Nothing says decadence quite like watching a spectacular sunset from an exclusive plunge pool with a glass of champagne in hand.
Whether you’re a fan of private pools for the feeling of luxury they invoke, or for their discretion, we’ve collated a list of some of the most swoon-worthy on our radar.
Tokoriki Island Resort
Tokoriki Island Resort is a luxury resort celebrated for being the best romantic beach vacation in Fiji. Located in the Mamanuca Islands, the boutique, adults-only resort is home to warm hospitality, 36 beachfront bures and villas decorated in an intoxicating fusion of contemporary style and authentic Fijian design, and an impressive collection of private pools.
Tokoriki’s Beachfront Pool Bures are located (as their name suggests) on the sandy shores of a pristine stretch of beach and feature a spacious deck with a stunning personal pool enveloped by lush tropical gardens and amazing tropical vistas.
For the ultimate honeymoon or couples escape, the resort’s Beachfront Pool Villas open onto expansive decks with an irresistible infinity-edge personal pool, sun lounges and a cabana complete with a double daybed, where the views of Fiji’s famous orange and magenta sunsets will keep you mesmerised every evening of your stay.
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
The Maldives is a region famously blessed with a huge selection of private-pool-endowed resorts but when it comes to that truly authentic Maldivian over-the-water experience, the Lagoon Villas at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu are a superlative choice in the affordable bracket.
These lagoon villas are perched over water, just a wooden walkway away from the beach and positioned to offer each villa privacy and uninterrupted panoramic views.
Inside, a four-poster king-sized bed, wooden floors, a luxury Jacuzzi bathroom and authentic Maldivian furniture and artwork create a relaxed feel. Outside, generous sundecks host lounge areas and your own sunken fresh-water plunge pool. Here, crystalline water is both your scene and your sanctuary.
Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa
In a remote setting that defines paradise, Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa is a 160-acre tropical retreat encircled by lush rainforest and the impossibly warm azure water of a private lagoon. The resort boasts a wide selection of room types to suit different travellers; some of which are adorned with private pools that perfectly showcase their prime waterfront position.
Koro Sun’s adults-only Edgewater Pool Bures feature a private courtyard, plunge pool and direct access to the ocean from a ladder extending from a private balcony.
The resort’s family-friendly Edgewater Villas are located partially over the water, in the Edgewater Lagoon, which you can access from your deck during high tide. You enter through a private garden with your own plunge pool, sundeck and bridge over the pool, which in our opinion, makes for the perfect setting for a cracking Instagram shot!
Where you stay on vacation is more than just a hotel room – it is an experience. This philosophy is evident in the attention to detail at Nihi Sumba; a cluster of rustic-luxe villas perched above a stretch of unspoilt Sumbanese coast.
From the crisp white linens on their signature canopy beds, to the handmade chocolates in the mini bars, sweeping panoramic views of the Indian ocean, and the private pool that adorns each villa – every element of your stay is designed to make you feel both at home yet completely transported.
In a feat of design superiority, all pools at Nihi Sumba blend seamlessly into their natural surroundings and the unique design of their villa home. Choose between clifftop plunge pools; garden-ensconced pools surrounded by frangipani, palm and jasmine trees; and sprawling, beachfront infinity pools.
ÀNI Private Villas
A uniquely laidback yet sophisticated luxury accommodation offering with resorts in Anguilla, the Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka and Thailand, ÀNI Private Resorts promises the ultimate group vacation experience.
These resorts specialise in unique pool experiences. ÀNI Anguilla is home to a jaw-dropping infinity pool perched high on the cliffs overlooking Little Bay Beach in Anguilla, while ÀNI Sri Lanka features oversized oceanfront pools scattered across a sprawling estate on the country’s beautiful southern tip.
ÀNI Dominican Republic’s enormous central pool is set on a private peninsula with 270-degree ocean views that include dramatic coves, beaches, and mountains in the distance; and ÀNI Thailand’s spectacular central pool offers incredible views over lush gardens to the ocean.
One of the most premium resort brands in the world, with two luxury properties in the Maldives and one in Thailand, Soneva is the master of aesthetically-pleasing experiential travel.
Every detail of your stay will leave you in a state of awe, and that includes your private, in-villa pools. Across all three resorts, there’s an enormous catalogue of room types with beautiful pools, all of which are deliberately positioned to soak up the resort’s stunning natural environment and outlook.
Alternate between frolicking at the beach or in your pool at your own leisure at Soneva Fushi, immerse yourself in the peace and quiet of Soneva Fushi as you float in your pool gazing at the jungle’s canopy above, and soak up the sunshine in your private, over-the-water pool at Soneva Jani.