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Infinity pools have long-held a mystical allure that captivates thousands of travellers. Blurring the line between man-made and nature, dive into these stunning infinity pools for an unforgettable swim.
1. Katikies Hotel, Santorini
One of the most common images of Santorini is a dazzling pool perched high on the cliff with the turquoise water blending with the Aegean sea in the background. Katikies Hotel, with its perfectly manicured pink bougainvilleas and perennially gleaming white luxury facade, is just the perfect location for that envy-inducing Instagram snap.
Enjoy the awe-inspiring and romantic sunset view of the Aegean sea from one of the hotel’s three infinity pools, or better yet, order bar service and toast to the start to your blissful marriage.
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2. Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
Boasting one of the world’s largest infinity pools, there is no better spot in Singapore to take in the glittering city-skyline. Way up on the 57th floor, the rooftop infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands Hotel offers spectacular views of the urban jungle. After your swim, relax on one of the many poolside loungers in the shade of a palm tree.
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3. Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
This chic hideaway is not only a tropical sanctuary set on a lush island, it’s one of a handful of resorts that offers your very own private infinity pool. Set on the island of Yao Noi, halfway between Phuket and Krabi, Six Senses Yao Noi’s Ocean Pool Villa provides you with glorious views out towards Phang Nga Bay. For couples who love some privacy, the villa’s infinity pool is the perfect setting to catch the glorious sunset. Enjoy the tranquil surrounding with a spa treatment on your private spa sala right beside the pool.
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4. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Italy
The Amalfi Coast is one of the world’s top honeymoon spots, known for its endless blue skies and white sandy beaches. This region in Southern Italy has long been a summer retreat for European royals of the bygone era with its quaint ancient towns and captivating history. The Belmond Hotel Caruso, a former 11th century palace, is the perfect romantic setting for a dream honeymoon.
Set on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, the hotel seems to float on a balcony above the Mediterranean Sea. The spectacular infinity pool is an architectural masterpiece. Set at the highest point above the town of Ravello, it is seemingly suspended in the clouds, providing an unparalleled vista of the coastline below. Indulge in some appetisers or a cocktail brought to you by a concierge and discover why Belmond Hotel Caruso takes the meaning of being “on cloud nine” literally.
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5. Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Malaysia
Set amongst the Borneo region of East Malaysia, Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is a luxurious, tranquil retreat that provides the perfect setting for a tropical getaway. Enjoy the sweeping views of the South China Sea from the edge of the resort’s magnificent infinity pool, then end the day at the iconic Sunset Bar for a refreshing drink.
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6. Tortuga, Mustique
This holiday destination has long been a favourite of Hollywood A-listers, but thanks to a new daily connecting flight from St Lucia, the beautiful island is now more accessible for couples looking for the ultimate honeymoon experience. Rather than staying in hotels, the island has many private villas available to rent that boast glorious view of the crystal-clear waters.
Tortuga is one such villa that offers spectacular views of Britannia Bay. Situated in a hilltop setting, vines of jasmine and bougainvillea line the pathways through the gardens, whilst palm trees and lush tropical plants surrounded the villa. But the focal point of Tortuga is the 52 foot, double level, cascading swimming pool with amazing views across the Caribbean Sea. Retreat from the heat on the villa’s large sun deck or relax at one of the well-positioned gazebos equipped with a bar and music system.
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7. The Cambrian, Adelboden
Who says infinity pools are exclusive to tropical and seafront destinations? The Cambrian, located amongst the rolling Swiss Alps, joins the list of amazing infinity pools around the globe. The heated infinity pool at The Cambrian is surrounded by lush greenery in summer and dramatic snow-capped mountains in winter. Enjoy a Finnish sauna, or simply float around in the pool gazing at the snow-covered mountaintops; either way, it’s a guaranteed magical experience.
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8. Paradise Island, The Maldives
Escape to the realm of complete relaxation and post-wedding bliss amidst the white sand and azure water of the Maldives. Paradise Island is a luxury resort at the heart of island Lankanfinolhu in the picturesque North Male Atoll. Enjoy a spa treatment or indulge in water sports during the day, then retreat to the resort’s luxury accommodation.
Perched at the edge of the reefs, the Ocean Suites at Paradise Island offer truly breathtaking views of the ocean. Enjoy exclusive use of the infinity edge pool that looks out to crystal clear lagoons and magnificent views of the deep blue waters beyond.
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9. Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali
The luxurious Ubud Hanging Gardens in Bali is the perfect place for a magical honeymoon. Voted by Condé Nast Traveller and TripAdvisor as having the World’s Best Swimming Pool, the resort stands on the edge of a stunning valley surrounded by rain forest and rice terraces. One of the main features of the resort are the cascading infinity pools. Designed by a specialist architect, the striking formation is suspended over the dense rainforest. Feel the sensation of “floating” above the treetops and make sure to take a picture or two of the striking architectural masterpiece.
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10. Jade Mountain, St Lucia
Located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, Jade Mountain is simply one of the most incredible resorts. From its curvy web of zigzagging stone walkways, sculpture-top stone pillars and the koi ponds, the resort seeks to blend into its natural surroundings. Any suite in the hotel is perfect for a jaw-dropping view – every one of its colossal rooms is reached by a private stone walkway and has its fourth wall removed, so you cannot escape the breathtaking view of the bay and St Lucia’s breathtaking Piton Mountains. Splash out on a Sun, Moon or Star Sanctuary to make most of the private infinity pools that float out over the bay.
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Ms Chinoiserie Says: So hard to choose which infinity pool to visit first – I’ve just made it my job to swim in them all. Heaven!