We have found and put together nine of the best infinity pools around the world, to help you to decide where to go in your next journey.
The difference between a regular pool and an infinity pool is the fact that the top of the water needs to be at the same level as the edges surrounding the pool, creating the illusion of the edge merging with the blue of the ocean or sky.
Rainforest infinity pool at Alila Ubud, Bali
The emerald green, still surface of the Alila Ubud’s slim, rectangular infinity pool seems to spill straight into the jungle. Mist rises up through the surrounding rainforest with monkeys swinging through the trees and tropical birds serenade you as you relax on a bamboo lounger.
Island luxury in the infinity pool at Hotel Grace Santorini, Greece
You can admire the island’s volcanic crater, half-submerged in the Aegean Sea from the abstract, geometric infinity pool at the Hotel Grace in Santorini. The layered terrace and the hotel decor is all-white and minimalist, forming that distinctive Greek island colour scheme.
Infinity pool in the mountains at Hotel Villa Honegg, Switzerlan
Hotel Vila Honegg’s infinity pool is placed 914 metres above sea level. As you relax in the pol, you can enjoy the view of Lake Lucerne, the valley, and surrounding snow-capped mountains of Switzerland.
Cityscape infinity pool at Soho House Istanbul, Turkey
The infinity pool on the rooftop of Soho House Istanbul is one of the few city placed infinity pool included in this list. This is due to its panoramic view of one of the world’s most mesmerizing city skylines. The poolside area is stylish, with matching mustard yellow and white striped cushions and parasols, rustic wooden decking, and lots of greenery. But you have to know that no photos are allowed there.
Coastal views from the infinity pool at Belmond Hotel Caruso, Italy
Next time you choose Italy as a destination for you, you can choose to stay in this romantic 11th century palazzo and enjoy views from the infinity pool of Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The rocky cliffs of the coastline here are covered with olive trees, brightly-painted houses on terraces leading down to the sea, and a vivid floral display. This place is often described as the most scenic part of Italy.
Elephant spotting from the infinity pool at the Four Seasons Lodge, Serengeti
The Four Seasons Lodge is located in the heart of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Its infinity pool has a panoramic view of the plains, with a watering hole literally right in front, which elephants regularly gather around. You can relax here and enjoy wildlife.
Jungle swimming in the infinity pool at the Hanging Gardens of Bali, Bali
The hauntingly-beautiful, twin-tiered infinity pool at the Adiwana Dara Ayu Villas was inspired by Ubud’s terraced rice paddies and swimming in it feels like you’re swimming through the Balinese jungle.
Rooftop infinity pool at Hotel Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The infinity pool at the top of Hotel Marina Bay Sands is a real show-stopper; swimming at such a mighty height feels weird, but so good. At night, it’s particularly special, with the pool lit up to a gentle glow and the glittering lights of Singapore’s skyscrapers sparkling ahead of you.
A beachside infinity pool at Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
At the Six Senses Yao Noi resort in Thailand, guests have their own villas with private pools overlooking the beach so you can enjoy a lantern-lit, poolside dinner in total privacy. But the Hilltop Reserve curved infinity pool is the real stunner, overlooking Phang Nga Bay and almost completely blending into the bright blue horizon.
Two rooftop infinity pools at 137 Pillars Residences Bangkok, Thailand
This exclusive Bankok hotel has two mesmerising infinity pools. One can be found on the 27th floor and is open to any Residence guests; a vision in concrete with geometric lines painted beneath the water and grey marble pillars bordering the pool. Recline on one of the caramel-coloured sun loungers facing the city, soak in the poolside Jacuzzi or grab a drink from the adjacent bar and enjoy the sublime views. For ‘suite’ guests, there’s an even more impressive 20-metre rooftop infinity pool where you’ll find a rooftop garden and 360-degree panorama – sunrise swims here are unforgettable.
Skyscraper-view infinity pool at Capri by Fraser, Malaysia
The infinity pool at Capri by Fraser is built on the rooftop of this 33-storey hotel in Kuala Lumpur, guaranteeing some of the best views of the city. Its teal-coloured tiles contrast pleasingly with the hotel’s bright orange towels, and dark wooden decking including a pontoon that protrudes into the water. Watch the sunset while sipping a poolside cocktail, before enjoying glittering views of the city and the pool area being lit up lilac after dark.
Infinity pool on an island at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, UAE
Built on an island jutting out into The Gulf, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is a Dubai landmark, offering some of the best views of the city. A vast infinity pool curves around the edge of a tiered terrace that sits on the sea, backed by minimalist white sun loungers, parasols and potted palm trees. Walking over a slender bridge back towards the hotel you’ll find another, smaller pool with a swim-up bar and private cabanas. There’s also a rooftop infinity pool with unbeatable views, where a ‘romantic moonlight swim’ is available, including a massage, drinks and water strewn with rose petals.