Grace Santorini — Santorini, Greece
There isn’t a bad view of Santorini, the postcard-perfect Greek island. However, the Grace Santorini, an exclusive boutique hotel, lets you up the ante by checking out the view from its infinity pool. Built into the steep cliffside, the Insta-worthy pool overlooks the Aegean Sea and is the perfect place to be when the sun starts to set.
La Casa Que Canta — Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Located in the sleepy fishing village of Zihuatanejo (along Mexico’s Pacific coast), La Casa Que Canta is a romantic palapa-roofed hideaway carved out of the rocky cliffs above pretty Playa La Ropa. Take a stroll along the beach, stopping at one of its barefoot beach bars for an ice-cold cerveza, then head back to the hotel for dip in the infinity pool overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay.
Jade Mountain — St. Lucia
Rooms at Jade Mountain on the lush Caribbean island of St. Lucia have just three walls, with one side completely open — nothing to obstruct the views of the twin Piton peaks from the spacious patio. Add to that your very own infinity pool, and there’s really no reason to leave the premises.
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa — Scottsdale, Arizona
You can have the best of both worlds at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort in Scottsdale. Be as active as you want: Camelback Mountain is known for its stellar hiking amid saguaros and wildflowers. When you want to unwind, there are spa treatments likecitrus lavender scrubs, plus the ultimate relaxer — the hotel’s infinity pool surrounded by Camelback’s desert beauty.
Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa — Anguilla
Zemi Beach sits on a sweet stretch of Shoal Bay East, so its vanishing-edge pool has a little competition when it comes to indulging in refreshing dips. If you can tear yourself away from the resort’s nautical activities, enjoy a small-batch rum-tasting led by a “rummelier” in the resort’s Rhum Room bar.
Belmond Hotel Caruso — Ravello, Italy
It’s easy to live La Dolce Vita while staying at this 11th-century palace-turned-luxury hotel on the fabled Amalfi Coast. Amid medieval frescoes and ancient stone arches, you’ll feel like a guest in a private palazzo. But the real treat is the sensation of swimming between sea and sky in the heated infinity pool that seems to float above the Bay of Salerno — it is time for Bellinis? Si.
Thompson Playa del Carmen — Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The Thompson Playa del Carmen is a chic resort located in the resort town of Playa del Carmen. Make a beeline to the glamorous rooftop deck, where you’ll find one of Mexico’s best infinity pools, complete with half-submerged loungers and a swim-up bar. Late at night, it turns into a hotspot with cocktails and seafood from CATCH restaurant.
Grace Bay Club — Turks and Caicos
Grace Bay Beach is one of the Caribbean’s most celebrated strands, so it’s tempting to simply stake a spot on the sand and not budge, but Grace Bay Club’s fabulous infinity pool renders that impossible. As your arms hang over the pool’s translucent edge, you’ll drift into utter relaxation mode.
Amankila — Bali, Indonesia
Perched on a hillside above Bali’s Lombok Straight, Amankila has just 33 suites, a wellness center offering alfresco therapies, and activities, like private tours of nearby Ujung Water Palace. After a day of adventure, nothing beats a dip in the three-tiered infinity pool, surrounded by thatched pavilions. Get the best offer on Bali Tour Packages.
The Resort at Pedregal — Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
One of Los Cabos’ most exclusive hotels, The Resort at Pedregal, has an enviable on-the-beach setting, but many guests gravitate to the crescent-shaped infinity edge pool, just steps from the Sea of Cortez. After an afternoon enjoying this blissful sanctuary, settle in for a meal of ceviche and grilled red snapper at El Farallón.
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel — Oahu, Hawaii
Kick off your flip-flops, grab one of the orange floats, and join fellow guests seemingly drifting across the horizon in the divine infinity pool at the Sheraton Waikiki. Yes, a hike to the top of Diamond Head, on of Hawaii’s top attractions, will have to until tomorrow, especially now that your mai tais have arrived.
Edition Bodrum — Bodrum, Turkey
The latest addition to the Edition brand (which is a partnership with hotel guru Ian Schrager and Marriott) is the beachfront Edition Bodrum. While many of the resort’s rooms have private pools, you definitely don’t want to miss a chance to dip your toes in the Insta-ready, square-shaped infinity pool overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Prince Waikiki — Oahu, Hawaii
You’ve already made it to Hawaii, so half the battle is won, but now you get to lounge beside one of the dreamiest pools in Honolulu at the Prince Waikiki. This crescent-shaped infinity-edge beauty, overlooking Ala Wai Harbor and just steps from the hotel’s Hinana Bar, is the perfect spot to take in Oahu’s legendary sunsets.
The Mulia Bali — Bali, Indonesia
At The Mulia on Bali’s Nusa Dua Bay, you’re spoiled for choice. The all-suite hotel sits on a prime stretch of beach, but many guests can’t tear themselves away from the comfort of the Oasis Pool, a massive infinity pool lined with large-scale Balinese-inspired statues. Add swanky cabanas to the mix, and you get the idea.
Chileno Bay Resort & Residences — Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo isn’t lacking for luxury resorts, but year-old Chileno Bay really ups the ante with its contemporary design, idyllic setting on Chileno Bay (one of Cabo’s only swimmable beaches), and wow-worthy infinity pool. This zero-edge saltwater pool has three tiers and extends 450 feet — all the way down to the beach!