Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives
Villa Muthee is the jewel in the crown at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa. Located in the Maldives’ southernmost atoll with only the Indian Ocean separating Villingili Island from Antarctica, this presidential suite’s private infinity pool is quite literally at the very edge of the world.
Rooms start from $3,775 (approx. £2,982). Visit www.shangri-la.com/male/villingiliresort.
The Confidante, Miami
Flanked by brightly coloured cabanas and a stone’s throw from Miami’s South Beach, the pool at The Confidante is home to pool parties, workouts and daily poolside happy hours.
Standard double rooms at The Confidante start at $149 (approx. £117) per night, inclusive of breakfast. Visit www.theconfidantemiamibeach.hyatt.com
Shangri-La’s Le Tousserok Resort & Spa, Mauritius
Shangri-la’s Le Touessrok Resort offers guests a tropical pool lined with palm trees and “Instagrammable” views of the Indian Ocean.
Room rates at Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa are from $358 (approx.£293) per night. www.shangri-la.com/mauritius/shangrila
Ibiza Gran Hotel
Contemporary cool meets coastal bliss with Ibiza Gran Hotel’s relaxed pool area which offers guests spectacular views of Ibiza Old Town and the soft waves of the Mediterranean Sea.
Junior Suites are available from €350 per night in low season, and from €950 during high season. www.ibizagranhotel.com
UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa, Brazil
UXUA’s glistening pool is nestled in the heart of the village of Trancoso, Brazil’s ultimate gypset hideaway. This stunning pool is made of 45,000 green aventurine quartz stones that are said – by those who believe in the power of crystals – to have the most healing powers of any gem.
Rooms at Casas at UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa from $550 (approx. £440) per night. www.uxua.com
Grand Velas Los Cabos, Mexico
The infinity pool at luxury all-inclusive resort Grand Velas Los Cabos blends seamlessly into the Pacific Ocean for the ultimate swim.
Resort rates start at $548 (approx. £429 )per person per night. www.loscabos.grandvelas.com
Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
Located on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, the lagoon pool at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort is the perfect place for a sundowner as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.
Room rates at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa are from $293 (approx. £240) per night. www.shangri-la.com/hambantota/shangrila
The Scarlet, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
With far reaching views over the Atlantic Ocean, the naturally reed filtered swimming pool at the Scarlet is the perfect place to cool down before relaxing in a clifftop hot tub or taking the hotel’s dog Jasper for a walk along the dramatic Cornish Coast Path.
Double rooms available from £120 per night. www.scarlethotel.co.uk
Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico
Surrounded by palm trees and the lush vegetation of the Yucatan jungle, Grand Velas Rivera Maya’s garden pool is a tranquil oasis just moments from the Caribbean sea.
Resort rates start at $397 (approx. £311) per person per night. Visit www.rivieramaya.grandvelas.com