Planning a steamy escape? Better make sure your resort has a fabulous place to cool down. When it comes to making a splash, there’s nothing quite like an infinity pool—well, perhaps, one with a beautiful backdrop. And these picturesque properties offer both. From a safari oasis in the Serengeti to a hillside hideaway in the heart of Tuscany, here are the most gorgeous spots to go for a swim around the globe.
Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania
Nestled deep within Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, the free-form infinity pool at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti is prime for watching wild elephants as they gather at the watering hole. You’re also likely to catch a glimpse of gazelles, giraffes, and zebras, oh my!
Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort, Casole d'Elsa, Italy
Set in the rolling hills of Tuscany, the heated infinity pool at Castello di Casole (a 10th-century castle turned five-star boutique hotel) boasts unobstructed views of vineyards and olive groves. Magic hour feels just that much more, well, magical while gazing upon the idyllic countryside with a glass of private label wine.
Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia
Jade Mountain flaunts 24 sanctuaries (suites) with individually-designed, glass-tiled infinity pools, ranging from 450 to 900 square feet. The prismatic main pool—located in the open-walled lounge and restaurant area—unites colorful construction and vistas of the UNESCO-listed Pitons and the Caribbean Sea that seem to go on forever.
La Cantera Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas
Anantara Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, Thailand
The awe-inspiring, poppy-accented infinity pool at Anantara Golden Triangle not only overlooks the convergence of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos, but also the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers. Free-roaming elephants only enhance the the exotic allure. Safe to say, you won’t soon find a site quite like this.