7 of the most spectacular swimming pools


Imagine taking a dip in a cliff-edge infinity pool that merges seamlessly with the horizon. Or relaxing in a thalassotherapy lagoon that calms you with healing qualities. Aquatic paradise can be yours at these SELECT properties featuring stunning pools around the world.

Myconian Avaton Resort

Elia Beach, Cyclades Islands, Mykonos, Greece , 84600

Romantic Family-friendly Beach Spa & Wellness Villa/Residence Food & Wine Outdoor Pool

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100 USD spa credit; Private roundtrip transfers
Complimentary buffet breakfast for two daily
Property will offer early check-in and late checkout upon availability
Property will offer upgrade at time of check-in - subject to availability
Wi-Fi is already included in Resort fee (for properties with a resort fee only)
Formed in equal parts by the work of nature and the art of man, the Avaton is a luxury hotel of singular beauty, built into the bare rock high above Elia Beach, the longest fine sand beach on Mykonos. Dramatic double volumes, panoramic decks and private balconies offer truly exceptional views, yet Avaton is much more than a unique location. With exceptional design features, infinity pools, fine dining and a superb spa, it’s where personalized service and absolute privacy are taken to another dimension, anticipating a guest’s every wish. Avaton is a true original, drawing on one family’s island roots and a tradition distilled into the essence of genuine hospitality. The Avaton is named after the sacred places of ancient Greece, inaccessible to all but the initiated, ‘so perfect that no common foot may be set upon them’. A promise of the extraordinary is fulfilled in every detail: here, discerning guests can strike the perfect lifestyle balance between going with the magical flow for which Mykonos is famous, and recharging in a haven of restorative luxury.

Mont Rochelle

Dassenberg Rd, Franschhoek, South Africa , 7690

Romantic Family-friendly Food & Wine Outdoor Pool

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1300 ZAR credit for gift shop, spa or Food & Beverage
Complimentary full breakfast for two daily
Property will offer early check-in and late checkout upon availability
Property will offer upgrade at time of check-in - subject to availability
Basic Wi-Fi
Mont Rochelle is a stunning 26-bedroom hotel and vineyard in the town of Franschhoek in South Africa. Franschhoek is a traditional vineyard town in the Western Cape Province, famously known as the French Corner of the Cape, and is considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa. Escape to this picturesque corner of South Africa at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg Mountain Range for relaxation and a superb culinary experience accompanied by some outstanding wines. The newest addition to the estate is the exclusive Manor House. The Manor House, a luxury villa just a short walk from the main hotel and a stone's throw from the Country Kitchen, captures that "home away from home" feel while allowing guests to indulge in all the luxury of a hotel stay. Groups of up to eight adults and six children will be welcomed to kick back and relax while the dedicated team take care of the rest; from arranging private dining and spa treatments to horse-back riding and wine tasting, no detail is overlooked. Mont Rochelle has 22 rooms including six suites, all arranged around the main building. There are four Shiraz Rooms with king-size beds and all feature courtyard or valley views. Six Merlot Rooms are larger and also boast king-size beds with valley views. The six Cabernet Rooms include a private terrace overlooking the valley. There are also four even more spacious Pinotage Suites which each feature a separate lounge and fantastic views. Finally, guests staying in the two largest rooms, the Cap Classique Suites, will enjoy a separate lounge area, a private terrace and their own plunge pool. All rooms can be made up with twin beds on request. And, the perfect option for a family group or guests looking for a more private retreat, the Manor House features four beautifully appointed suites, a bunkroom for children, kitchen, lounge, two swimming pools and gym, available for exclusive use all year round.

Myconian Villa Collection

Elia Beach, Cyclades Islands, Mykonos, Greece , 84600

Romantic Family-friendly Beach Spa & Wellness Villa/Residence Food & Wine Outdoor Pool

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100 USD spa credit; Private roundtrip transfers
Complimentary buffet breakfast for two daily
Property will offer early check-in and late checkout upon availability
Property will offer upgrade at time of check-in - subject to availability
Wi-Fi is already included in Resort fee (for properties with a resort fee only)
Nestled into the hillside above Elia Bay, the 5-star Villa Collection is a uniquely luxurious resort concept. The essence of Myconian beauty and lifestyle runs like a blue thread through a constellation of exceptionally spacious suites and rooms, while superb villas offer the discreet yet unbounded opulence of a private house on Mykonos, complemented by personalized 5-star service around the clock. Leaning into the mountain, the terraced villas have uninterrupted views of the Aegean Sea, culminating in a 360-degree panorama on the vast entertainment deck with its cool bar, epicurean restaurant and saltwater infinity pool. Magnificent interiors offset the local vernacular with contemporary design, investing sophistication and comfort in every detail. Service of the highest standard affords a sense of effortless luxury and ease, as you move from the unparalleled comforts of your room to poolside pleasures, the world-class Thalasso spa, or simply venture down to the fine sand beach where parasols stand to attention over private loungers.

Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel Special Offer

Contrada Verdura, Sciacca, Italy , 92019

Romantic Family-friendly Beach Golf Spa & Wellness Villa/Residence Food & Wine Outdoor Pool

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100 USD Food & Beverage credit per room, per stay
Complimentary buffet breakfast for two daily
Property will offer early check-in and late checkout upon availability
Property will offer upgrade at time of check-in - subject to availability
Wi-Fi is already included in Resort fee (for properties with a resort fee only)
Verdura Resort faces the crystal azure Mediterranean Sea on the south coast of Sicily. Set in 230 hectares of stunning landscape, with over a mile of private coastline, the 203 rooms and suites give a true sense of both space and privacy. Three world-class golf courses by Kyle Philips make Verdura the perfect all-year-round golf destination. There are six tennis courts; a 60m infinity pool; a soccer field; a fully-equipped gym; a wide-ranging sports and fitness offering; and running trails through olive and lemon groves. The resort's restaurants and bars celebrate Sicilian cuisine with menus created from fresh organic ingredients complemented by a superb wine list. For a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, the 4,000 sqm Verdura Spa has four thalassotherapy pools, two saunas and one wide hamman, an extensive treatment menu and personalized well-being programs. This is a magical place in which to relax, revive and unwind.

Myconian Korali

Mykonos Town, Mykonos, Greece , 22107

Romantic Family-friendly Outdoor Pool

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100 USD spa credit; Private roundtrip transfers
Complimentary American buffet breakfast for two daily
Property will offer early check-in and late checkout upon availability
Property will offer upgrade at time of check-in - subject to availability
Wi-Fi is already included in Resort fee (for properties with a resort fee only)
Myconian Korali Relais & Châteaux enjoys the best of both worlds. Perched on the hills above the historic harbor, it is a coveted haven minutes away from the cafés of Little Venice, boutiques, tavernas and famously alluring nightlife of Mykonos Town. The elegance of simple lines, espoused in both architectural structure and detailing, lends added impact to the vibrant touches of signature yellow, red and orange that will get your first three chakras humming. Its contemporary spaces come alive with the best of international design that lends an unmistakable air of sophistication to the gracious hospitality, haute cuisine and exceptional views which celebrate the ethos of excellence and savoir faire that defines a Relais & Châteaux retreat. Luxurious rooms and suites are intimate spheres of infinite comfort, opening onto shaded balconies sporting oversized pools or Jacuzzis — the perfect counterpoint to the buzz and cinemascope brilliance of the sunbaked pool deck under sail, where afternoons fade lazily into sunset extravaganzas and starry nights at Kitrino Bar. Yet the most distinctive feature of Korali is perhaps Baos, its incomparable fine dining restaurant which floats seamlessly over the iconic panorama. As your eye is drawn out as far as sight allows, over the white profile of Mykonos town, beyond Tinos, to the very edge of the deep blue sea, the ozone-rich lofty views will sharpen your appetite: haute cuisine will acquire a double meaning. Indulgence is the only imperative here.

Kasbah Tamadot

BP 67, Marrakech, Morocco , 42150

Romantic Adventure Adults-only Food & Wine Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool

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One-hour private rum tasting with property's Head Chef
Complimentary full breakfast for two daily
Property will offer early check-in and late checkout upon availability
Property will offer upgrade at time of check-in - subject to availability
Basic Wi-Fi
Escape to Morocco for the clear mountain air and a warm Berber welcome at Kasbah Tamadot, Sir Richard Branson’s divine hideaway in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. This beautiful retreat is less than an hour’s drive from Marrakech city centre and a world away from the hustle and bustle of the famous markets: it’s the perfect place for pure relaxation. This gorgeous property boasts 28 stunning bedrooms, including ten luxury Berber tented suites with picturesque valley views. To the north, guests will be able to see the breathtaking snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains while to the east, across the valley, you can see a traditional Berber village built into the side of the mountain. Most staff members are employed from the nearby villages, giving you the feeling of staying in a Moroccan home. Kasbah Tamadot is an extensive complex comprised of staircases, courtyards, rooms and gardens. Amenities include an outdoor infinity pool, indoor pool, a traditional Hammam and spa treatment rooms as well as two tennis courts. While relaxation is the main activity, if you’re the more active type there are plenty of opportunities to explore the local area, on foot or even by mule! When it comes to dining, Kasbah Tamadot’s restaurant, Kanoun, serves both local specialties and international cuisine, all served in a variety of locations around the property.