5 Luxe Honeymoon Resorts with Private Plunge Pools You Won't Have to Share

Updated 10/21/15

Courtesy of Las Ventanas Resort

There are many different types of pools. There are those at family-focused resorts with water slides and kids doing cannonballs. There are those at party-friendly resorts with frozen drinks included in the room rates and crowds around the swim-up bar. There are elegant pools with butlers who bring you fresh towels and cold washcloths. But our favorite ones for honeymoons: Private in-room pools. No matter how small they are, being able to take a dip alone, in whatever state of dress you prefer, is a lovely way to celebrate a new marriage.

Here, five to consider for your newlywed splurge:

1. Las Ventanas, Cabo

This white stucco resort on Mexico's Baja peninsula has a gorgeous, quiet infinity pool by the shore. Still, you'll want to spend some time in your own mini cold-water plunge pool, where you won't have to share the deck with anyone, even the Hollywood types and assorted celebrities down below; rosewoodhotels.com

2. Viceroy, Anguilla

At this sleek, chic resort, many of the cool stone-colored rooms — which have modern takes on the four-poster bed and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs made for two — lead to terraces with private plunge pools; viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

3. Fairmont Kea Lani, Hawaii

Recently renovated villas at this Maui resort have lanai (that's Hawaiian for terraces) with private plunge pools and grills, as well. You can have the resort shop for seafood to barbecue for your own private pool party for two; fairmont.com

4. Hermitage Bay, Antigua

The mountain-top suites at this honeymooner-filled all-inclusive come with private plunge pools surrounded by lush foliage. The views vary from room to room, but most look down over the resort, the beach, and the sparkling blue bay itself; hermitagebay.com

5. Amangiri, Utah

The private pool suites here come with views of the desert and the surrounding mountains. Look carefully, and you may spot a jackrabbit, or a pair of climbers making their way up the via ferrata, a ladder built into the cliffs enabling hikers to pull themselves up the steep rock face. Warning: It may look like enough fun to convince you to towel off and try it yourselves. amanresorts.com

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