No matter how indulgent the hotel, whether it’s located on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast or the vast wilderness of Chilean Patagonia, a quality pool can make all the difference. Here, Indagare rounds up our favorite properties with pools that are destinations in their own right, including options for everything from a family-friendly beach holiday to a romantic escape.
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.
2. 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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With three-quarters of its guest rooms offering unobstructed views of Victoria Harbor, this hotel is not short on dramatic vistas. Its oft-instagrammed infinity lap pool is one of the centerpieces of the resort, with underwater speakers for swimmers.
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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.
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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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 for dinner.
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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.
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 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).