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Hotels with Pool Views to Die For

From bangin’ beach views to stunning rainforest lookouts and bustling cityscapes, these hotels have some of the most phenomenal pool views on earth.

Take some time out and imagine yourself lapping it up poolside from infinity, to the rooftops and beyond.

W Retreat Koh Samui (Koh Samui, Thailand)

Image | W Retreat Koh Samui

WoW. Set on a hill on its own private stretch of Mae Nam beach, the W Retreat is all about amazing pools. Each of the resort’s 74 villas have their own private plunge pool, the communal infinity pool has a prime vantage point over the Gulf of Thailand and the Lotus Pond at W Lounge (pictured) features plush sunken seating with vistas over the ocean. The common denominator? Spectacular views.

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort (Whitsundays, Australia)

Image | InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

This is what a holiday should look like. Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef with the oh-so-blue Coral Sea as a backdrop, One&Only Hayman Island is a pleasure seeker’s paradise. The resort’s main pool is one of the biggest in the southern hemisphere while the waters surrounding the chic Aquazure area seem to vanish into the shoreline of Hayman®  Beach.

Hanging Gardens of Bali (Ubud, Indonesia)

Image | Hanging Gardens of Bali

So much wanderlust…
As if experiencing the luxe life in your own infinity-edge pool villa wasn’t enough, Hanging Gardens of Bali serves up infinity2 with its unique split-level watering hole. Relax in lush rainforest surrounds and float above the treetops in a pool so amazing it’s practically got celebrity status.

Marina Bay Sands (Singapore CBD, Singapore)

Image | Marina Bay Sands

 Fancy taking a dip in the sky? This is pretty close to it. The pool at Marina Bay Sands spans three towers and sits almost 200 metres above the ground. Singapore’s city skyline takes centre stage as swimmers gaze out over the horizon. Day or night, it’s hard to beat a view like this when you’re on top of the world.

Nautilus Resort (Rarotonga, Cook Islands)

Image | Nautilus Resort

 I don’t know about you, but I want to pack a bag and just go right now. Absolute beachfront location – tick! Insta-worthy blueness as far as the eye can see – tick! The Pacific Islands really know how to nail the whole “laid-back luxury in a hidden paradise” thing. I think I’m in #instalove.

Koonym Range Retreat (Mullumbimby, Australia)

Image | Koonyum Range Retreat

 How’s the serenity? The infinity pool at Koonyum is perched on the edge of a cliff looking out over the sprawling Byron Bay Hinterland to the ocean. Can you imagine watching the sun go down here?! This is seclusion and understated luxury at its best.

Hotel Gansevoort Meatpacking (New York City, USA)

Image | Hotel Gansevoort Meatpacking

 Picture this: you, swimming in a rooftop pool, lounge tunes playing underwater, in downtown New York. That’s the epitome of cool right there. The heated pool at this ultra-sleek haven in Manhattan’s Lower West Side is open year round, offering guests panoramic views over bustling New York City and the Hudson River.

Header image credit | Pineapples via Unsplash

Have you stayed at a hotel with amazing pool views? Keep the holiday vibes going. Share your experience in the Comments section.

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