The 5 best resorts with private plunge pools in the world

Swimming pools serve as the centerpiece of every luxurious hotel, and some are so breathtaking that they have earned a spot on my exclusive list of the world’s most stunning hotel pools. However, if you truly desire to immerse yourself in opulence, then booking a hotel room with its very own private plunge pool is an absolute necessity. This trend has become increasingly popular among newly constructed ultra-luxury resorts, as they strive to awe their guests with extravagant rooms and grand villas that boast private plunge pools. There is truly nothing quite like savoring a sunset while sipping cocktails on your own personal pool terrace, even if you only indulge in swimming on occasion. Therefore, I have embarked on a global quest to present you with my carefully curated selection of the top ten all-pool-villa resorts in the world.

Here, we present a curated selection of the top five luxury resorts featuring private plunge pools.

Soneva kiri, koh kood, thailand

Soneva kiri, koh kood, thailand

Remote yet accessible by a 1.5-hour flight from Bangkok on the resort’s private plane, Soneva Kiri is nestled on Koh Kood, Thailand’s fourth largest but least populated island, in the Gulf of Siam. This enchanting destination boasts 36 exquisite private villas, some of the largest in the world, perched on hillsides adorned with ancient rainforest, offering breathtaking views of the turquoise waters. Guests are provided with their own buggy to effortlessly reach the secluded and picturesque beach, shaded by majestic coconut palms. However, the allure of the villas is often irresistible, with their colossal, private freeform swimming pools that transport you to a realm of pure fantasy.

Soneva jani

Soneva jani - the luxury resort with private plunge pool

Situated amidst an untouched archipelago in the Noonu Atoll, lies the epitome of luxury in the Maldives – an exclusive hotel that exudes elegance and tranquility. This haven is embraced by pristine beaches, adorned with vibrant tropical foliage, and encircled by a mesmerizing 5.6 km (3.4 mi) lagoon, offering unobstructed vistas of the majestic Indian Ocean.

Within this idyllic setting, each of the 24 water villas stands as a testament to opulence and indulgence. These villas boast a private lap pool, inviting guests to immerse themselves in serenity. Moreover, each villa opens up to its own private stretch of lagoon, with select villas even featuring exhilarating slides that plunge directly into the crystal-clear waters below.
However, the true marvel of these villas lies within the master bedroom, where a retractable roof awaits. At the mere touch of a button, this innovative feature gracefully slides back, revealing a celestial spectacle above. Guests can now recline in bed, enveloped by luxurious comfort, while gazing at the twinkling stars that adorn the night sky.

In this extraordinary retreat, every detail has been meticulously crafted to provide an unparalleled experience of grandeur and relaxation. From the breathtaking surroundings to the exquisite amenities, this exclusive hotel promises an unforgettable escape, where dreams become reality and memories are etched forever.

Six senses con dao, vietnam

Six senses con dao, vietnam with private pools

In line with Six Senses’ core philosophy of choosing secluded yet easily reachable locations in areas of exceptional natural splendor, Con Dao emerges as a truly awe-inspiring destination. Situated just a 40-minute flight south of Ho Chi Minh City, this breathtaking locale has been diligently preserved for decades as a national and marine park. The resort itself boasts a contemporary design that artfully captures the essence of a traditional fishing village.

Nestled along a mile-long stretch of sandy beach, the resort’s 50 villas are gracefully tucked away, sheltered by the encompassing hills and offering sweeping vistas of the boundless sea. Each villa is adorned with a generously-sized infinity pool, inviting guests to indulge in moments of pure relaxation. Moreover, the construction materials employed in these villas are sourced from natural and sustainable origins, with a preference for local resources whenever possible.

In summary, the allure of Con Dao lies not only in its remote accessibility and outstanding natural beauty but also in the resort’s commitment to providing a truly remarkable experience. With its harmonious blend of contemporary design and traditional charm, this idyllic retreat promises an unforgettable stay amidst the wonders of nature.

Al maha desert resort & spa, dubai, uae

Al maha desert resort & spa with private plunge pool,  dubai, uae

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, a distinguished member of The Luxury Collection by Starwood Hotels, is situated in an acclaimed conservation area teeming with desert wildlife, nestled deep within Dubai’s enchanting dune landscape. This remarkable resort not only showcases the rich heritage and architecture of the Bedouins but also provides an unparalleled sense of desert adventure, accompanied by exceptional hospitality and utmost comfort.
Immerse yourself in the allure of the Bedouin tent-style suites, exquisitely adorned with authentic and meticulously handcrafted Arabian furnishings, antiques, and artifacts. Indulge in the opulence of Bulgari bath products, thoughtfully provided in each suite’s bathroom. Moreover, every suite boasts its own private chilled pool, inviting you to unwind while relishing the awe-inspiring vistas of the Arabian Desert, stretching as far as the eye can behold. At Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, you will discover a haven where nature and luxury harmoniously coexist.

Amanruya, bodrum, turkey

Amanruya, bodrum with private pool, turkey

Nestled in a stunning bay on the Bodrum Peninsula, lies Amanruya, an exquisite and opulent resort managed by Aman, renowned as one of the world’s most exclusive ultra-luxury hotel brands. Taking its name from the Sanskrit word for peace, ‘aman’, and the Turkish word for dream, Amanruya is perched on a serene hillside, offering awe-inspiring vistas of the sea and a meandering pathway that leads to a secluded pebble beach. The resort boasts 36 expansive and refined pool terrace cottages, each adorned with a private garden and adorned with grey-green marble pools. These cottages are meticulously designed to embrace and soothe, providing a haven away from home, where an air of sophisticated tranquility prevails.

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