Infinity pools are hands-down the most beautiful of water features. That’s why they can often be seen in resorts attracting tourists with incredible designs and views. We’ve scoured the web to bring you the best infinity pool designs around the world from sparkling shores of Greece to remote heights of river valleys in Bali.
Incredible Waterfront Infinity Pools
The first on our list is the infinity pool of Las Casitas, a tropical Puerto Rican hideaway blessed with beautiful nature and a sunny climate. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean the pool is perfect for both relaxation and swimming.
Featuring a pretty simple rounded design it allows access from any part of a sun deck thanks to the built-in steps.
Monastero Santa Rosa is not just another gorgeous luxury resort with an infinity pool. Comprised of a restored 17th-century monastery (hence the name) it sits on the Amalfi Coast of Italy.
The pool was built around the existing rocks, which gave it a very natural feel strengthened by a very realalistic beach entry.
Located in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico The Resort at Pedregal has been named one of the best in the world. .
Its free-form infinity pool sits on a sandy beach over-pouring into the river rock bed. And its reflective surface mirrors the mountains surrounding the place.
Next up is Astarte Suites in Santorini that has an infinity pool like no other. The free form design is partially hidden underneath an arched awning held by masonry columns. Its area surrounded with walls at which the guests can find shaded seats to relax by the pool.
Also featuring a curtain rod the pool awning increases privacy and shade on especially sunny days.
Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites‘s infinity pool is as blue as the sea itself. Shaped in a semi-circle it incorporates a hot tub and a waterfall spout.
In the distance the horizon breaks with a chain of mountains that cut into water surface providing incredible views for the guests.
Infinity Pools of Unusual Shapes
Huvafen Fushi resort in Maldives impresses with stunning ocean views and white sands. Surrounded by water the resort would have still looked amazing without an infinity pool.
But it surely adds a certain charm with its T shape and two built-in decks. In addition its clever design makes the white beach sand a part of the pool beach entry.
Designed by a landscape firm TROP this infinity pool in the Pattaya Hilton Hotel has no ordinary shape. An angled design with different inclusions creates a unique landscape of the entire public pool area.
At night the poolside furniture lights up with colorful LEDs along with the bar leaving the pool completely merged with the horizon.
Acuatico Beach Resort in Philippines has probably one of the best infinity pools out there. Divided into several parts it is built with two stone bridges that connect different poolside areas.
Blending with both the sea and skyline the pool creates an illusion of walking on water that stretches into infinity.
Infinity Lap Pools
Because of its clever design and location the Serenity pool in One & Only Reethi Rah resort looks like a part of the lagoon it extends into.
In addition to a Jacuzzi it is complete with a carved stone bed that makes a 30m (98ft) long water feature an ultimate resort attraction. Besides offering a meditative aesthetic it’s also perfect for fitting a few laps into your vacation schedule.
Perivolas Suites in Santorini has a fortunate location that allows guests to contemplate the mountains rising up from the sea from a relatively short distance.
The lengthy water strip can also help the active get their cardio in before breakfast or simply soak and relax after a long day of tours and activities.
Intercontinental Hotel in Fiji has three swimming pools and a separate dive pool. But it’s their Adults Only Infinity Pool overlooking Natadola Beach that can offer you the feeling of connection with the horizon.
Blending perfectly with the sky the pool looks like a lighter, shallower strip of the ocean. To complete your relaxation and rest the hotel also offers refreshing cocktails at the pool.
Elevated Infinity Pools
Villa Amanzi is located in the exclusive Cape Amarin in Phuket. With just six guest rooms the contemporary dwelling makes for a luxurious place to spend the vacay.
One of its lavish facilities includes a 15m (49ft) infinity-edge swimming pool that hangs high above the ocean and locale’s lush greenery.
Grace Hotel in Santorini has an infinity pool of an abstract geometric form. Beside an unusual shape the stunning water feature offers an adjacent waterfront deck with tables and chairs where to enjoy a dinner while watching sunset.
Thanks to clever design nothing obstructs the views from both pool and the deck offering more than one way to enjoy beautiful Grecian nature.
Another Santorini resort invites guests to take a plunge in an elevated infinity pool overlooking the sea and distant mountains.
The resort itself is built into a mountain providing a gorgeous backdrop for both guest suites and the pool.
Infinity Pools in Different Locales
Alila Ubud Hotel in Bali is known for its incredible reflective pool. Lying on the edge of Ayung River valley the refreshing water feature looks as smooth as a mirror.
Lush forest surrounding it beckons to leave the city and explore. But then this place begs to stay and balance out the mind and soul.
Hanging Gardens is a small hotel in Bali with an colossal two-level grand piano-shaped infinity pool elevated on a steep hill of the same Ayung River valley.
Overlooking dense green forest the hotel features cable access as well as numerous other amenities like a restaurant and a bar.
Located on a 12-acre land the Relais & Chateaux resort sits above the Sri Lanka’s southern coast dressed in lush greenery growing out of a rocky terrain.
Designed by the Thai architect Lek Bunnag the resort boasts a smile-shaped infinity pool that fronts cozy red-roofed villas and the mint ocean waters.
In Arizona there is a luxury spa resort called Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain that sprawls across 53 acres of lush mountainous land.
Among its numerous amenities is an azure infinity pool that creates an oasis-like atmosphere reinforced by the sun-scorched mountains and drought-resistant greenery.
Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore has an infinity pool the size of three Olympic swimming pools. But that’s not the most impressive thing about it.
Sitting on a 57th floor it overlooks cityscapes full of skyscrapers. It requires some bravery or adventurous spirit to take a dip in this pool.
Private Infinity Pools
This small design proves that infinity pools don’t have to be huge to be beautiful or impressive. They simply have to work with their environment and blend with the horizon.
This one is built out of metal, which reflects the blue water beautifully. Overlooking the waters from considerables heights it looks no worse than some of these other pools.
Another small infinity pool makes a case for quality over size with its whirlpool tub and a fire pit dressed in stone.
Also featuring a smaller plunge pool and a sun-protected bench the pool makes for an ultimate outdoor resort.
McLean Quinlan‘s project in Andalucia represents a perfect marriage between a small infinity pool and an inviting wooden deck that allows to observe the beautiful green locale from an elevation. Simple and clean the pool’s glass-like surface also reflects the skies.
Infinity pools are amazing in all kinds of ways. They are gorgeous, functional, and can be built almost anywhere. Their only downside is their cost and maintenance. But when did that ever stop anyone?