Stunning Pools to Get in the Mood for Summer
With the promise of warmer weather just around the corner, here are 10 stunning swimming pools at luxury properties from across the globe to get travelers in the mood for summer:
Tschuggen Grand Hotel: A member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels, the Tschuggen Grand Hotel, a luxury resort set in the spectacular Alpine region of Arosa at an altitude of over 5,900 feet, features four amazing pools at their Tschuggen Bergoase Spa. Complete with massage jets, hydro-jets and a recliner bench, the Tschuggen Bergoase’s indoor/outdoor relaxation pool is the perfect retreat after a day on the mountains. Designed by Mario Botta, the Tschuggen Bergoase brings the outdoors in, combining nature, warmth, light, water, and rock to create a one-of-a-kind spa and pool area.
The Singular Santiago: The Singular Rooftop Bar at The Singular Santiago is considered one of the best terraces in all of Santiago. With a privileged view of the San Cristobal and Mount Santa Lucia and a bar with 115 liquors to choose from, the Rooftop Bar is focused on preparing signature drinks, with a team of bartenders who take care of every detail to make time spent in this space special and unique. During the summer months, the Singular Rooftop also opens the fantastic rooftop pool to its guests. The open-air oasis 26 ft marble bar, outdoor dining tables, and chaise lounges to soak up some city sun or take in the awe-inspiring views of Santiago below.
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui: The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, a tropical paradise set against the natural beauty of the Gulf of Thailand, features a stunning infinity pool at their Spa Village Koh Samui. The one of a kind spa pool cascades down and is surrounded by the property’s open-air treatment pavilions. Occupying its very own section of the resort, guests can take a dip and lay out in the luxury cabanas after their treatments for undisturbed relaxation time.
Forestis: Located in the Italian Dolomites at 5,900 feet above sea level, FORESTIS is a conceptual 5* mountain retreat celebrating simplicity. Pools at FORESTIS embrace the Plose spring water, one of the purest and lightest waters in the world, providing ideal conditions for regeneration and healing. Extending over an area of 21,500 ft², the spa showcases an indoor pool connected to an outdoor pool, allowing guests to take a relaxing swim while facing breathtaking views. In each of the two outer towers, a two-story 2,150 ft² penthouse suite displays its own private plunge pool and a spruce wood sauna with unique views of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Dolomites.
Singita Pamushana Lodge: Located in the 130,000 acre Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in South Eastern Zimbabwe, Pamushana Lodge sits perched high against the sandstone hills, set amidst manicured lawns and affords breathtaking views across the bushveld peppered with magnificent Baobab trees and the Malilangwe Dam below. An expansive infinity pool at the main lodge area extends above the shimmering Malilangwe Dam—providing unmatched views of hippos, terrapins, crocodiles, and a variety of other wildlife. Each of the eight elegant and secluded suites have their own private plunge pools to take in Pamushana’s complete tranquility.
Singita Sasakwa Lodge: Sasakwa Lodge is located on a private concession of 347,000 acres bordering the Serengeti National Park. Set atop Sasakwa Hill, guests are afforded endless views of the Serengeti plains from an expansive main swimming pool as the greatest show on Earth takes place. The main pool is slate-tiled inside with hand-cut stone edging up to grassed terraces, featuring an 82 feet infinite edge expanding out into the Serengeti plains. The lodge is built in the style of an Edwardian manor house and is composed of nine secluded cottages and one private retreat, each with private infinity pools for compete immersion with nature.
Jack’s Camp: Situated in the middle of the lunar-like Makgadikgadi Pans and the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, the pool at Jack’s Camp is a traveler’s oasis. Surrounded by polished wooden planks, the stunning pool is shaded overhead by an elegant canvas—providing respite in the middle of this desert destination. It is said to reflect the sprinkling of nearby palm trees, setting the destination apart from the ever-shifting sands. The pool is slightly elevated to allow guests to gaze out over the endless grass plains of the Makgadikgadi and during wet season, swimmers and sunbathers have the opportunity to spot some spectacular views of the zebra and wildebeest migrations that move into the area.
Hotel Lou Pinet: Hôtel Lou Pinet, a luxury hideaway in the French Rivera’s legendary town of Saint-Tropez features one of the largest hotel pools in the iconic coastal village. The pool takes a majestic center stage on the terrace and garden, which presents a chic design to the property’s outdoor space and completes the grounds by connecting the three houses that make up the hotel. Hidden from view, the turquoise-tiled pool blends in seamlessly with elegant design of the hotel and is tucked away inside a Mediterranean style garden. Enclosing the pool are stylish sunbeds with white cushions and sun umbrellas with a colorful red trim, adding to the overall charming aesthetic of the carefully planned outdoor area and a quaint space to lounge poolside.
The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa: The expansive infinity pool at The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa in Johannesburg is the central point of the hotel as it bleeds into the serene landscape of the Saxon and can be appreciated from several vantage points. Surrounded by the magnificent indigenous gardens of the property, the infinity pool provides peaceful and tranquil views stretching out into the distance. Ideal for relaxation, the seemingly never-ending pool and terrace is a great spot to relax, watch the sunset and admire the nearby well-stocked Koi pond.
Tswalu Kalahari: Located in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province on the southernmost edge of the Kalahari lies Tswalu: South Africa's Largest Private Game Reserve. Home to the newly renovated Motse, which boasts 6 luxury legae and 3 luxury family legae. The main building offers guests a massive outdoor infinity swimming pool that boasts spectacular views of the wildlife on the property. The pool, located next to the Motse’s dining area, expands outwards into the Kalahari, so guests can truly embrace the landscape when taking a swim.