Privacy is king at the W Retreat & Spa Maldives. Accessible only by private seaplane, each villa perched above the turquoise waters comes with a private plunge pool for guests to indulge in a swim anytime, day or night. At the resort pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, sip champagne as a DJ spins the perfect vacation playlist.
The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket
Views of the emerald-green Phang Nga Bay and landscapes of the coastline seems to go on forever, as you relax at the expansive infinity pool of your secluded island locale. The large pool deck features intimate seating, including a six-guest, sunken dining area that makes it easy to never leave the poolside paradise. In fact, each villa in the resort boasts a private pool. Pictured is one of the private infinity pool and daybed areas, perfect for sunning or taking in the world-renowned island sunset.
The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort
With nearly perfect weather year-round and no shortage of natural beauty, it’s no surprise that the beaches of Mallorca get crowded. The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort allows for a more intimate way to enjoy the warm Mediterranean sunshine, with three impeccably appointed pools. Boasting views of both the sea and the Tramuntana mountains in the distance, bask in your private poolside seating and sip on a Mardavall Pepper Snapper, the hotel’s interpretation of a classic bloody mary (a signature of every St. Regis).
The Royal Begonia, A Luxury Collection Resort, Sanya
Situated on a private ivory beach overlooking the South China Sea, and with a tropical climate that makes relaxing poolside a dream-turned-reality, The Royal Begonia has impressive options for every type of pool-goer. The Children’s Splash Pool and the Lap Pool cater to the more active, while the Landscape Pool is surrounded by lush gardens and offers secluded sunning areas and poolside food and beverage service for leisurely lounging.
The St. Regis Mauritius Resort
With spectacular views of Le Morne Beach and its idyllic turquoise lagoon, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort boasts two outdoor pools, both heated for year-round swimming, something of an uncommon treat in Mauritius. The large main pool has luxe seating and impeccable poolside service, including on-demand, poolside massages from the resort butlers. For the ultimate in undisturbed R and R, retreat to the second, smaller pool, nestled in the resort’s quiet zone.