As beautiful as they are refreshing, these hotel pools are worth a dip for the views alone. Journalist Kelsey Ogletree tracked down five of the most memorable.
If you dare to swim to the end of the west-facing infinity pool adjacent this Riviera Nayarit resort’s Alma restaurant, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the manmade jetty below. Then hop over to The Treetop outdoor bar steps away, one of the most spectacular spots to watch the sun sink over the water.
An early morning dip in the pool at this remote property calls to mind an acoustic version of “Into the Mystic.” Van Morrison could have been describing the magical fog that hovers over the Serchio Valley each morning. After your swim, enjoy an espresso on the patio to soak up more views before the air clears, revealing the idyllic town of Barga.
South America’s first ski resort has been frequented by powder hounds since the 1930s — and the outdoor pool, overlooking the Lake of the Incas and surrounding peaks of the Andes, has long been a favorite spot to relax post-turns. Kept around 90 degrees year-round, the pool is a prime spot for sunset watching at this all-inclusive property.
Nestled along Lake Como, this five-star hotel’s picturesque poolside boasts scenic views from its heated 60-foot-long freshwater infinity pool (If you ask us, it’s the perfect place to lay by the lake with an aperol spritz in hand?). Waiting for you below is a private sandy beach and two wooden motor boats for your leisure.
When here, you can enjoy a swim-up pool bar amidst the rainforest. Belle Mont Farms in St. Kitts features an infinity pool with views of its lush landscape and the crystal clear Caribbean Sea in the distance.
After a long day exploring Chile’s Patagonia, this indoor pool serves as a relaxing oasis to rest and rejuvinate. The glass panel walls provide sights of the great outdoors, including the area’s towering peaks in the distance. And the cherry on top? This pool is complete with hydro-massage tools and water jets, creating a spa-like experience.