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The Best Hotel Suites With Private Pools Across The World

There are few hotel perks better than having your own private pool. Whether you use it to take in sweeping views of a sparkling sea or instead, as a calming oasis in a chaotic city, a private pool is always the perfect add-on to a hotel stay. And while there are plenty making a splash around the world, we’ve rounded some of the best among them.

Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, Thailand

Forget breakfast in bed. At the Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay in Thailand, you can have it in your own private infinity pool. After a deep sleep in your suite’s plush, pillow top bed, slip into it to enjoy the flavourful, floating meal.

Spend the rest of the day here, admiring views of the Andaman Sea, or, if you’re feeling like company, head over to the resort’s main or rooftop pool. An on-site spa, wellness centre, restaurant, café and two bars complete the pampered experience.

Grace Santorini, Greece

The view of Santorini’s dazzling, all-white Caldera is up there among the best in the world, and seeing it from a private pool at boutique resort Grace Santorini in Greece makes it even better.

Set high on the famous cliff, the resort has all differently-styled, sumptuous suites, from the Grace Suite to the Honeymoon Suite. Its most lavish room by far though is its self-contained, two-bedroom Villa, which doesn’t just have one pool – it has two, an indoor plunge and an outdoor heated.

Anantara Seminyak, Indonesia

Perched above Seminyak’s busy shop- and café-lined boulevards, Anantara Seminyak’s penthouse boasts two bedrooms, sleek interiors and, best of all, an eight-metre long rooftop pool dropping straight into the Indian Ocean. Spend sunset here, watching the sky turn a watercolour of pinks, purples and blues.

Wake to breathtaking Bali panoramas through the suite’s floor-to-ceiling windows, and spend the day back in the pool, downstairs at the communal, beachfront one, or simply staying put in bed, taking full advantage of the room’s butler, on-hand to cater to any of your needs.

COMO Maalifushi, Maldives

While most of the land suites and villas at COMO Maalfushi in the Maldives come with private pools, the resort’s over-water accommodation, all pool-equipped too, is definitely worth splurging for. The suites and villas spill off from a jetty that snakes through the pristine, turquoise waters of Tha Atoll.

Begin your days catching a spectacular Maldivian sunrise from your plunge pool or diving into the surrounding lagoon for a morning paddle before rinsing off in your outdoor shower. Among the rooms, the Maalfushi Water is the most impressive with two oversized bedrooms and its own secluded jetty.

Desert Palm Per Aquum, Dubai

There’s nothing more refreshing than jumping into a pool in the extraordinary kind of heat known only in the desert. And at luxury resort Desert Palm Per Aquum, also known as Melia Desert Palm, in Dubai, you can do just that in your villa or residence’s own temperature-controlled pool.

After cooling down, head to the resort’s outdoor Polo bar for an afternoon cocktail or indulge in an in-villa spa treatment. Set on a sprawling expanse of desert on the outskirts of Dubai, the lush green resort also offers tennis, squash, a jogging and cycling track and polo and riding lessons.

Six Senses Fiji, Fiji

All 24 villas at newly-opened Six Senses Fiji, on the island of Malolo in the Mamanuca archipelago, come with large pools. Tucked into tropical foliage, they’re supremely serene spots to while away lazy island days.

Between doing that and soaking in your villa’s outdoor tub, you likely won’t want to leave it. But should you choose to, there’s yoga, stand-up paddle boarding and hiking to try. And, for a truly unforgettable experience, book to arrive into the resort by helicopter.

The Mirage Las Vegas, the US

A night of ‘staying in’ takes on a whole new meaning when it means staying in at The Mirage’s three-bedroom Lanai Villa on the Las Vegas strip. Enjoy the evening in its beautiful backyard, dining al fresco, hopping into its heated pool and listening to tunes of your choice on the surround sound.

Accessed from a gated entrance in a separate wing in the resort, the villa is every inch extravagant with 24-hour butler service, a personal chef and over-the-top, ornate interiors. Easily its best feature however is its yard. Landscaped to a tee and with a soothing fountain, the area is a prime place for entertaining.

Novotel Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Located in Vietnam’s rising star island Phu Quoc, Novotel Phu Quoc is an expansive spread of a resort, housing 366 rooms and bungalows, two restaurants and three bars, all set in a U-shape around a series of fountains and communal pools.

And though you can certainly splash around in any of those, if you’re fortunate enough to be booked into one of the 20 beachfront bungalows, you’ll have your own to do so in too. After a swim, curl up in the room’s swinging chair or splay out on a lounger to dry off in the sun.

Published 30 September, 2018