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 saltwater thalassotherapy lagoon that calms you with its healing qualities. Aquatic paradise can be yours at these SELECT Hotels & Resorts featuring stunning pools around the world.

Kasbah Tamadot

BP 67, 42150 ASNI, Marrakech, Morocco

Romantic Food & Wine Swimming Pool Spa

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1000 Dhms Gift Shop, Spa or Food & Beverage credit
Complimentary Full breakfast for two daily
Property will offer early check-in upon availability, Property will offer late check-out upon availability
Property will offer upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
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 center 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. Kasbah Tamadot is part of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Limited Edition collection which includes Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, and Mont Rochelle.

Myconian Korali

Mykonos Town, Mykonos, Greece

Romantic Pool & Beach Culture Food & Wine Swimming Pool Spa

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1 Thalassotherapy Spa treatment; 1 salve in terra Spa treatment per person; bottle of house wine & fruit plate upon check in
Complimentary Buffet breakfast for two daily
Property will offer early check-in upon availability, Property will offer late check-out upon availability
Property will offer upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
Basic Wi-Fi
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 and touches of 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 complement 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 imperative here.

Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel

Contrada Verdura, Sciacca, Italy

Golf Food & Wine Swimming Pool Spa

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85 EUR Food & Beverage credit
Complimentary Buffet breakfast for two daily
Property will offer early check-in upon availability, Property will offer late check-out upon availability
Property will offer upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
Basic Wi-Fi
Verdura Resort is one of Europe’s best resorts, both in terms of luxury and amenities. Its 203 rooms and suites have a contemporary feel thanks to Sicilian tile, four-poster beds, polished concrete floors and locally fired earthenware. They also have private terraces that offer spectacular views across the Mediterranean. The accommodations are situated in two buildings—Courtyard and Landscape—which are surrounded by 570 acres of olive groves and countryside. The property is brimming with possibilities in the form of a beach, nine restaurants and bars serving haute cuisine to pizza, an indoor and outdoor pool, and activities ranging from water sports to yoga classes. The only downside is that it can be tough to decide what to do first. The world-class golf and spa are what most guests come for: Verdura is the flagship spa of Rocco Forte Spas; and the impressive 4,000sqm complex includes 11 treatment rooms, a 170sqm fully-equipped gym, fitness studio, a 25-metre indoor lap pool, four outdoor Thalassotherapy pools, a double-height steam room, infrared sauna, Finnish saunas and a Spa Bar. A stay at the Verdura Resort is the perfect opportunity for health-conscious couples or families to take a vacation where those who want to play can revel in this fully-serviced resort, and those who want to nurture body and soul also find what they need.

Myconian Villa Collection

Elia Beach, Mykonos, Greece

Romantic Pool & Beach Food & Wine Swimming Pool Spa

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1 Thalasso spa treatment, per person; 1 Salve in Terra spa treatment, per person; bottle of house wine; fruit plate
Complimentary Buffet breakfast for two daily
Property will offer early check-in upon availability, Property will offer late check-out upon availability
Property will offer upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
Basic Wi-Fi
Kyma is king of the hill, a 5-star haven of luxury hospitality high above Mykonos town yet just a short stroll from the action – the very spot where George Daktylides placed the first stone of the Myconian Collection some 40 years ago. Ever since, this strikingly beautiful and intimate 5-star member of Design Hotels has cultivated a loyal jet-set following that prizes not only the world-famous views of the windmills and Little Venice, but the warmth of its hallmark service, cool ambience and beautiful bones. Neither too trendy nor too traditional, Kyma is a place for true originals. It hits the right note between laid-back luxury and meticulous attention to detail – revealing a world of sublime experiences, lush gardens, panoramic views, private terraces, and art-filled spaces that come alive in contrasts of marble and wood. Guests absorb slow-motion pleasures in this timeless environment, enhanced by a recent renovation that accessorized its classic chic with a bevy of iconic 1960s design beauties.  The pool deck is the heart of the hotel, a brilliant blue gem surrounded by shaded sunbeds, an outdoor lounge and a fabulous bar that lives up to its reputation as a hotspot, by day and night. The restaurant serves up irresistible flavors rooted in Mediterranean cuisine, made from the freshest seasonal produce farmed off family land. And naturally, the spoiling doesn’t stop there: you will love our double-storied structures in the white-washed vernacular, rooms and suites designed with every comfort in mind, some sporting terraces with a private pool or Jacuzzi that almost eclipse the dazzling Aegean view. Here you’ll relax and recharge in the hands of superb therapists in our serene spa, and you can rely on the expert advice of our Guest Relations to make almost anything possible. Kyma is Greek for ‘wave’, and equally the last word in sophisticated, family-friendly hospitality on Mykonos.

The St Regis Bali Resort

Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

Romantic Swimming Pool Spa

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Classic afternoon tea for 2; 60-min Aqua Vitale Pool Treatment for 2; A St. Regis Bali designed beach bag with his & her straw hats
Complimentary International buffet breakfast for two daily at Boneka Restaurant
Property will offer early check-in upon availability, Property will offer late check-out upon availability
Property will offer upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
High-Speed/Enhanced Wi-Fi
Located on the pristine beach of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort is nestled in the heart of the noteworthy “Garden of Bali”. Exuding beachfront elegance and understated Balinese-inspired living, the Resort offers infinite panoramic ocean views and boasts a generous 9 hectares of lush gardens, a strand pool with a swim up bar and 3,668sqm of crystal blue lagoon to complement its lavish guestrooms. It is the resort in Nusa Dua offering 10 beachfront villas with pool and direct access to the private beach. Captivating in every detail, the beautifully appointed 123 Suites and Villas welcome guests with all the comforts of a contemporary refined Balinese home with striking interiors, Wi-Fi, and The St. Regis heritage of uncompromising luxury: bespoke 24-hour Butler Service. The resort promises culinary excellence with 4 distinctive restaurant venues and 2 bars spread across the expansive property. Indulge in blissful treatments at Remède Spa or unwind at the fitness center. In its own tropical park, the Children's Learning Center features intelligent fun-filled activities for young connoisseurs.

Mont Rochelle Hotel

Dassenberg Rd, Franschhoek, South Africa

Romantic Nature & Wildlife Food & Wine Swimming Pool Spa

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1300 ZAR Gift Shop, Spa or Food & Beverage credit
Complimentary Buffet breakfast for two daily
Property will offer early check-in upon availability, Property will offer late check-out upon availability
Property will offer upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
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. Manor House 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. Our six Merlot Rooms are larger than our Shiraz Rooms 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 our two largest rooms, our 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. The Manor House is a luxury villa located a short walk from the main hotel and just a stone's throw away from the Country Kitchen. 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 Avaton Resort

Elia Beach, Cyclades Islands, Mykonos, Greece

Romantic Pool & Beach Culture Food & Wine Pet-friendly Swimming Pool Spa

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100 USD Equivalent Spa credit
Complimentary American Buffet breakfast for two daily
Property will offer early check-in upon availability, Property will offer late check-out upon availability
Property will offer upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
High-Speed/Enhanced Wi-Fi
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. As a member of Design Hotels, 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 that 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.