Galley Bay, Antigua
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It’s not a holiday without a pool. Hotels without private pools? Unthinkable! Don’t worry, though, because we’ve been on a mission to find villas and hotels with private pools, and those ultra-luxurious swim-up pool holidays in exotic locations. Because the more time you spend in the water, the better the holiday, right?
If you’ve got kids then booking holidays with private pool facilities is a no-brainer. We’ve got a great range of hotels and villas with private pools suitable for all the family. You get your own space to splash about in, without worrying about getting crowded out by other holidaymakers. Bliss.
Hang on, isn’t there usually a giant salt-water pool on tap, called ‘the beach’? Well, yes, but it’s sandy (and that stuff gets everywhere), it’s always an early-morning fight to get the best spots, and to be honest, that walk is a bit of a drag. It’s far easier to simply stroll out of your room and have your own private pool just metres away. It also means you’re not carting a dozen bags, windbreaks, your own towels, snacks, drinks, boogie boards for the kids, and just about everything else you can imagine for a day at the beach. The great thing about hotels with private pools? All you have to do is pick up a cocktail, saunter over to a lounger, and lay back while the kids go nuts in the pool.
We’ve tracked down some of the best hotels and villas with private pools from all around the world. If a location doesn’t match our exacting standards (and that includes the pool), it doesn’t get our seal of approval. So let’s have a quick trot around the globe and look at the best destinations for private pool holidays.
Sure, you can walk along sun-kissed beaches at sunset and feel the sand between your toes, but if you’re talking luxury all-inclusive hotels with private pools, then the Caribbean is your top spot. Check out the Jade Mountain, a glorious hotel in St Lucia that’s perfect for a tropical getaway.
Spend your days touring ancient ruins, browsing local markets for trinkets, or going on jungle treks to experience a swim in a cenote or natural pool. Then head back to your hotel and relax in the pool, some of which have a bar right in the middle (which keeps the beer lovely and cold). Our top pick is the Viceroy Riviera Maya, offering rooms with private pools and all the amenities you need. If you simply cannot get enough of the water you can take the plunge (see what we did there?) and choose swim-up pool holidays in Mexico, where you can quite literally swim up to your hotel room One of our favourites is the Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya hotel, offering rooms with direct access to the swimming pool.
This is the spot if you simply want to forget about the rest of the world and unwind in one of the most truly spectacular places on the planet. Two of our favourite hotels in this tropical paradise are the Atmosphere Kanifushi, and the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. We adore the infinity pools that are as blue as the ocean. Crystal-clear water, total luxury, and all-inclusive hotels with private pools where your time is your own – it doesn’t get much better than the Maldives.
Forget backpacking your way around this fabulously exotic location, Thailand has become a top spot for all-inclusive hotels with private pools, as well as family-friendly hotels. We particularly like the Rayavadee, and the gorgeous Aspara Beachfront Resort and Villa.
If you fancy something a little more off the usual tourist trail but in the same region, why not check out private pool holidays in Malaysia? This up-and-coming destination offers a vibrant, bold, and exciting experience, packed full of extras for a memorable holiday. Check out the Andaman hotel, where you can enjoy some well deserved time to yourself in your own private plunge pool.
Private pool holidays are ideal if you’re travelling with a group of mates, who want to get wet and wild. The trick is to find yourself holiday villas with private pools, then it’s time to let loose with some serious aquatic fun. Try to keep the sun loungers out of the water though, okay?
We offer holiday villas with private pools in some of the most exotic destinations around the globe. We’re talking ultra-cool villas where you simply open the door and walk out to your very own swimming pool. You can spend as much or as little time in the water as you want, and it’s guaranteed to be a huge hit with the kids. Choose from exclusive villas in Orlando and Florida such as the Balmoral At Water’s Edge, or the glamorous Tuscan Hills. Fancy something even more exotic? Check out the five-star luxury LUX* Belle Mare and Villas in Mauritius, complete with spa and golf course.
Renting a private villa for a family or large group is not only great value, but great fun too. You have the privacy and freedom to enjoy your holiday, your way — laze by your private pool, have a barbeque under the stars and relax in your home-away-from-home accommodation. Our villas are centrally located for all the fun Orlando has to offer and come equipped with an excellent range of amenities to make your stay a truly comfortable one.
Still looking for your own little slice of heaven, complete with a private pool? Check out our private pool holidays in all of your favourite locations right now, and don’t forget to pack your board shorts or bikini!