Take a dip in these gorgeous hotel pools

By Nadia Sheng,

There’s a reason why photos of your friends folding their arms over the edge of gorgeous hotel pool sends you into hyper-wanderlust mode – because you know they’re even more damn gorgeous in reality. Here’s a roundup of the most gorgeous hotel pools we’ve come across. Which one has you dreaming?

Munduk Moding Plantation

Munduk Moding Plantation is one of Indonesia’s most loved eco-luxury resorts and boasts one of the world’s best infinity pools. Both a nature resort and coffee plantation, guests have the opportunity to learn how the plantation’s coffee is grown and roasted. The best sort of holidays are the ones where you gain knowledge as you relax, and you can definitely to a lot of both here. Sip the home brewed coffee with a newfound appreciation as you experience the close range sunset from your front row seat in the infinity pool.

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Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa by L’Occitane

Pictured is the private plunge pool of the River Front Pool Villa, over looking the Ayung River. Turning up the luxury a notch, all guests have an around the clock butler at their service. Kupu Kupu is also a rice farm and guests can choose to be a farmer for the day and learn how rice is grown and help farmers transplant rice plants. Besides gaining experiential points, guests can end the day with a Balinese massage at the Mango Tree Spa by L’Occitane.

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Hacienda Uayamon

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Swim among the Mayan gods in the most spectacular of Mexico’s pools, located at the top rated 5-star in the Campeche state of Mexico – Hacienda Uayamon. You can live like royalty in your own villa or, if you’re feeling a tad more humble, in a suite. The hotel has 12 guestrooms, of which the Casitas style rooms have their own pools! Whichever you choose, consider the private 200-hectare property of Hacienda Uayamon your very own palace grounds playing field. The Luxury Collection Hotel is a 20-minute drive to the Campeche International Airport and a 30-minute drive to the beach and the Maya archaeological sites Edzná and Calakmul. And yes, that swathe of fabric in the foreground is a handwoven, cotton hammock!

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Alila Villas Uluwatu - Infinity Pool

Alila Villas Uluwatu is the ultra-luxurious Balinese property of Singapore hotel group, Alila Hotels and Resorts. There are three villas with one, two, and three bedrooms respectively. While each has a private pool, the two bedroom is the only villa with an infinity pool. The villa is sustainable in its design and in its commitment to local community initiatives.

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Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

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If you’re an aspiring Quah Zheng Wen you’d love that the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui has an Olympic-size, infinity pool. The hotel has 12 types of villa to chose from ranging from a 118 square metre family villa for 2 adults and 2 children, to a 1,503 square metre five-bedroom residence villa for up to 15 people.

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Uma by COMO Ubud

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There’s truth in the adage “water for health, for healing, for life”. At Uma by COMO Ubud, a daily-dip in either the hotel pool or your very own private plunge pool will ensure a rejuvenated new-you. 12 of the 46 rooms have private pools with views of the Balinese Tjampuhan Valley. Rooms range from 45 to 95 square metres.

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Como Shambhala Estate

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7 kilometers north of Uma by COMO is Como Shambhala Estate. Same same but different, the latter of the two COMO Hotels and Resorts properties is a wellness retreat. Massage therapists, an aurvedic doctor, yoga instructor, and in-house dietitian comprise the staff of the 5-star – talk about a capable set of hands! Guests wanting to make the most of their time here can go on guided treks and join up-to six classes a day including aqua therapy in the hotel’s heated pool.

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Kenoa Exclusive Beach Spa & Resort

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Picture yourself in Brazil, a glass of wine in-hand, standing in an infinity pool as the sun sets in front of you on the Atlantic. Romantic getaway or spoil-yourself-trip, sounds like the prefect escape from reality. Turn this vision into your reality by Room5g into the Kenoa Exclusive Beach Spa & Resort. The property has 23 suites that range from 45 to 78 square metres. Twelve villas have heated infinity-edged plunge pools.

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ION Adventure hotel (36)

45 kilometres by car from Reykjavík, ION Luxury Adventure Hotel is located in the town of Hveragerði among mountainous lava fields, ancient glaciers, and icy rivers – can you get more Icelandic than that? Take a dip in the hotel’s heated pool or in a volcanic hot spring, each outdoors with unobstructed views of the dramatic Nordic landscape. When you can have a “northern lights call”, a morning call sounds very boring indeed.

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S’Hotelet De Santanyí

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S’Hotelet De Santanyí is located in the Majorcan town of Santanyí, on the island’s southeast cost. Each of the hotel’s five rooms has either a private terrace or access to the hotel patio. If you’re here in the summer you’ll have the pool and solarium to look forward to. The hotel prides itself on its family-friendly service, catering locally-sourced breakfasts and facilitating excursions to the idyllic beaches and coves located within a couple of kilometers from the town.

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