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The 31 Best Hotel Pools in the World

No matter how indulgent the hotel, whether it’s located on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast or in the vast wilderness of Chilean Patagonia, a quality pool can make all the difference. They’re places to relax after a day exploring, or perhaps the very place to spend the whole day itself. Here, Indagare rounds up our favorite hotel pools that are destinations in their own right, including the best options for everything from a family-friendly beach holiday to a romantic escape.

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Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice

The picture-perfect pool at the Cipriani resort, located on Giudecca, just a private launch ride away from Piazza San Marco, is perhaps the hotel’s most defining feature. The Olympic-size swimming pool overlooks the water and the surrounding city, making it an ideal place to unwind after a day of sightseeing.

Aman Tokyo

Aman Tokyo’s allure is based in the property’s minimalist design and larger-than-life views—and nowhere else is this style more evident than in the luxurious pool, which is complete with a surrounding lounge and soaring ceilings.

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La Mamounia, Marrakech

A recent renovation of Marrakech’s largest resort revamped the already exquisite pool area, with a large interior pool and a new heated pool pavilion—the perfect antidote to the North African heat.

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Tierra Patagonia, Chile

There is no better way to take in the astounding Patagonian landscape than in a heated, full-sized pool with panoramic views of Torres del Pain National Park. At the luxurious-yet-rustic Tierra Patagonia, evenings are spent doing just that.

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Amangiri, Utah

This impressive swimming pool—which is wrapped around a massive boulder, no less—has become one of Amangiri’s iconic elements, drawing design-lovers, hikers and celebrities to the ultra-luxurious, off-the-beaten-path hideaway.

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Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India

Set on 30 acres of wildlife conservancy overlooking Lake Pichola, the Udaivilas epitomizes the splendor and romance of Rajasthan. The two main pools are the resort’s aesthetic highlight, and guests should not miss an opportunity to dine poolside with live music at dinner.

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One&Only Mandarina, Riviera Nayarit

Finding a seat by the pool is never a problem at this new resort on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. Even when operating at full capacity, its pools feel uncrowded, with plenty of seating options. The reason: every villa or treehouse has its own private plunge pool surrounded by jungle forests, and the resort itself has five main pools to choose from. The adults-only Carao pool is most impressive, on a high bluff overlooking the ocean and the resort’s curved stone jetty below.

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Monastero Santa Rosa, Amalfi Coast

With a dramatic cliffside setting, Monastero Santa Rosa has only 20 rooms and is still a bit of a secret address. Its most defining feature is the large infinity pool carved into the rock that seems to melt into the ocean in the distance.

Four Seasons Hualalai, Big Island, Hawaii

The ultimate luxury resort on the Big Island, the swanky Four Seasons Resort Hualalai complex has three large pools, including an adults-only and “swimmable aquarium'” with fish, where guests can easily while away several days pool-hopping.

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Amanyara, Turks & Caicos

The enormous infinity pool built from Indonesian volcanic rock at Amanyara resort is the property’s main hub and most photogenic feature. This is only fitting, as Amanyara is now considered one of the most sleek and luxurious resorts in the Caribbean.

Laucala, Fiji

Laucala has become a veritable bucket list-topper thanks to its miles of space for ultimate privacy, lush hills and spectacular coral reefs—not to mention its multi-level pool-within-a-pool (pictured above).

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Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc, French Riviera

The seawater swimming pool at this storied resort is nestled into the rock and offers a 180-degree view of the sea. Beside it, a stairway leads to a diving board and swing set (some 20 feet above the ocean), providing all-day entertainment for adults and children.

Four Seasons Chiang Mai, Thailand

Located 40 minutes from the city of Chiang Mai, where the urban center recedes to country paths winding up into the Himalayan foothills, this peaceful retreat is respectfully built among the rice fields. The two main pools are surrounded by rice paddies and the stunning Thai landscape.

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Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast

Perched above the town of Ravello, this sprawling mansion is a choice destination for sophisticated travelers looking for a sanctuary in the Amalfi Coast. The hotel’s iconic infinity pool offers arguably the best views of the region.

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Six Senses Yao Noi, Phuket, Thailand

This barefoot-chic resort takes full advantage of Phang Nga Bay, a gorgeous marine national park, with its colossal infinity pool—and views of limestone karsts as far as the eye can see (not to mention a waterslide).

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Villa d’Este, Lake Como, Italy

– Indagare on August 18, 2021

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