Dive Into the World’s Best Resorts with Private Pools Near You

Hey there, fellow luxury-seekers! It's Sarah, your globe-trotting buddy. Let's talk about the dreamy idea of stepping out of your room and right into a private pool. I've scoured the planet to find resorts where you can do just that. From Tuscany's rolling hills to Phuket's exotic beaches, these resorts are so lavish, you won't believe they're real. Let's take a plunge! 

By Sarah


Bali: A Showcase of Dreamy Private Pool Options

Ah, Bali, the paradise island that keeps on giving. Over the years, I've had the chance to experience Bali in various styles, and each time, I find myself drawn to the sanctuaries with private pools. Here are a few of my absolute favorites.

The Viceroy Bali, Ubud

Viceroy Bali Ubud-all-inclusive-private-poolBali: The Viceroy Bali

Imagine terraced rice fields, an endless sky, and your private pool hanging over a jungle valley. That's The Viceroy in Bali. They also served one of the best Indonesian meals I've had, right next to my pool!

Best For: Spiritual seekers and culinary enthusiasts.

Alternate Option: If you'd rather be closer to the beach, Seminyak offers luxurious options as well.

This bustling area is a treasure trove when it comes to villas with private pools. Imagine sipping on a freshly made smoothie bowl as you dip your toes in your secluded pool, all while being just a stone's throw away from hip boutiques and beach clubs. These villas offer the best of both worlds: the privacy to rejuvenate and the option to socialize whenever you're in the mood. Ideal for couples and groups of friends, Seminyak's private pool villas are your cozy oasis amidst the island's sizzling energy.

Tuscany: Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco

Staying in Tuscany feels like you're in a renaissance painting, and Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco adds an opulent twist. Vineyards all around, you can sip local wine by your private infinity pool overlooking the lush Italian hillsides. One evening, I even took a cooking class to make my own pasta, which tasted even better eaten poolside.

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Best For: Wine connoisseurs and history buffs.

Alternate Option: If you prefer the beaches over vineyards, the Amalfi Coast has some equally luxurious options.

Keemala Treehouse with Private Pool 

birds-nestKeemala Treehouse With Private Pool at your doorstep

Phuket: Keemala Resort

When I arrived at Keemala in Phuket, it was like entering a fantastical world. Think treehouses with private pools amidst a tropical jungle. The Thai massages, right next to my own pool, were just the cherry on top.

Best For: Nature lovers who want a touch of magic.

Alternate Option: If you're more into city life but still crave luxury, Bangkok's high-end hotels might be for you.

Scottsdale Resorts with Private Plunge Pools

Scottsdale: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North or Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort

The Oasis Plunge Pool Suite One Bedroom at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is the epitome of private luxury. After an exhilarating day exploring the Sonoran Desert, retreat to your secluded oasis where a personal plunge pool awaits, set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Pinnacle Peak. Inside, find plush comfort enveloped in earthy tones, making this suite an ideal sanctuary for couples seeking romance or adventurers looking to relax in grand style. With fine dining options at arm's length, it's a self-contained paradise where the Arizona desert meets world-class luxury.

If you're seeking a different kind of Arizona luxury experience, consider the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, especially their Spa Casitas and Suites. Here, you'll trade the Four Seasons' grandeur for an intimate, zen-like environment, highlighted by Asian-inspired design and panoramic desert views. Each Spa Casita comes with its own private outdoor soaking tub, allowing you to soak under the Arizona stars.

Best For: Outdoor adventurers who appreciate a good martini.

Alternate Option: If you're more of a forest person, the resorts in Colorado's Rocky Mountains are a fantastic alternative.

Santorini Villas with private Plunge Pools

adult-only-santorini-resortsSantorini Villas with Plunge Pools at the Door near you

Santorini is a honeymooner's dream, especially for those in search of the ultimate romantic setting with a private plunge pool. The island's luxurious villas offer unrivaled views of the caldera and the iconic sunsets, right from the seclusion of your own plunge pool. Imagine sipping champagne as you float in your pool, the sky painted in hues of orange and pink. With top-notch services and complete privacy, these villas provide the perfect backdrop for lovebirds looking to celebrate their new life together in a setting as extraordinary as their love.

Santorini: Canaves Oia Suites

Ah, Santorini! The sunsets here are the stuff of legends. And watching it from your private plunge pool makes it even more heavenly. I couldn't help but think how the golden hues of the sunset complemented the crisp white architecture around me.

Best For: Honeymooners and photography enthusiasts.

Alternate Option: If you're looking for something more laid-back but equally charming, try the luxury villas in Mykonos.

Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say at Tripadvisor

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Caribbean: Sandals Royal Caribbean, Jamaica

Picture this: a secluded private island in Jamaica where your room is an overwater bungalow. The kicker? A private pool on your deck. It's as if the ocean's your backyard, but with room service.

Best For: Couples seeking a no-hassle, all-inclusive luxury experience.

Alternate Option: If you're looking for a family-friendly Caribbean resort, consider Beaches Turks & Caicos. Or one of the many all-inclusive resorts with private plunge pools like the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort.

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St. Lucia: Jade Mountain

Ever seen a pool blend seamlessly into the Caribbean Sea while overlooking the Pitons? That's Jade Mountain for you. It's like your private pool is hanging between the sky and the ocean. I couldn't tell where the pool ended and the Caribbean began, and honestly, I didn't want to.

Best For: Adventure seekers and couples looking for romantic seclusion.

read about St. Lucia: Jade Mountain on our St Lucia All Inclusive Resorts review.

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Alternate Option: For more hustle and bustle, consider the luxury resorts of Barbados.

Maldives Resorts with private Plunge Pools

The Maldives elevates the private plunge pool experience to unparalleled heights. Imagine stepping out from your overwater villa onto a sun-drenched deck, where your own plunge pool seamlessly blends with the infinite horizon of the Indian Ocean. It's not just a pool; it's a sanctuary where you can float under the sky, watching the dance of the clouds and the gentle ripples on the water's surface. As dusk falls, the pool becomes a magical viewing spot for Maldives' dramatic sunsets, perhaps accompanied by a serving of champagne or a cocktail crafted to your taste. It's a slice of paradise that makes every moment feel like an eternity, offering privacy and luxury that's hard to match.

Marrakech Morocco: Amanjena

Get lost in the intricate mosaics and amber hues of Amanjena in Marrakech. Your private pool overlooks a garden that's a labyrinth of exotic flora. I took a midnight swim while savoring some local dates and felt like I was in a scene from 'Arabian Nights.'

Best For: Culture enthusiasts and foodies.

Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say at Tripadvisor

Also see 10 Mind-Blowing Morocco All-Inclusive Resorts

Australia: Qualia, Hamilton Island

Surrounded by the splendors of the Great Barrier Reef, Qualia offers a secluded haven for nature lovers. Each pavilion has its private plunge pool, and I remember snorkeling in the morning and plunging into my pool in the afternoon. It’s an Aussie treasure for sure.

Best For: Wildlife enthusiasts and marine biologists at heart.

FAQ: All About Resorts and Villas with Private Plunge Pools Nearby

Hey there, poolside dreamers! Looking to take your vacay to the next level with a resort or villa that's got its very own private plunge pool near you? Sarah has got the answers to your most burning questions.

Q: Why should I opt for a resort or villa with a private plunge pool?

A: Picture this: it's just you, the sky, and complete privacy. No jostling for pool chairs or tolerating someone else's splashy cannonballs. Plus, there's something insanely romantic about a pool that's all yours.

Q: Are these private plunge pools worth the extra dough?

A: If you're going for full-on luxury and privacy, then yes, honey, it's worth every cent. It's like having a VIP ticket to relaxation.

Q: What's the difference between a private plunge pool and a regular pool?

A: A plunge pool is smaller, sure, but it's all yours. It's like comparing a cozy, intimate bar with a massive, impersonal nightclub. Both have their vibes, but only one lets you control the playlist.

Q: Can I find resorts with private plunge pools in colder climates, or is this a tropical-only thing?

A: Great question! While you'll often find them in sun-soaked destinations like Bali or the Maldives, many mountain and desert resorts offer heated plunge pools. So, yes, you can enjoy a steamy dip with snowy peaks in the background.

Q: What should I look for when booking?

A: Apart from the obvious (the pool!), consider the view, the size of the outdoor area, and any extras like sun loungers, a hot tub, or a fire pit. Oh, and maybe check if the pool is heated for those chillier nights.

Q: Are there any hidden costs?

A: Some resorts might charge you for heating the pool or for any "poolside services" like cocktails or snacks. Always good to double-check so you're not caught off guard.

Private Plunge Pool Destinations: The Ultimate Scorecard

Here's your go-to scorecard to make your private plunge pool holiday dreams come true. Note that the scores are out of 10, with 10 being the best possible score. 


Bali, Indonesia

  • Availability: 9
  • Affordability: 7
  • Climate: 8
  • Scenic Views: 9
  • Local Attractions: 8
  • Accessibility: 6
  • Poolside Services: 8
  • Cultural Experience: 9
  • Safety: 7
  • Exclusivity: 6
  • Overall Vibe: 8

Santorini, Greece

  • Availability: 8
  • Affordability: 6
  • Climate: 9
  • Scenic Views: 10
  • Local Attractions: 7
  • Accessibility: 7
  • Poolside Services: 8
  • Cultural Experience: 7
  • Safety: 9
  • Exclusivity: 8
  • Overall Vibe: 9

Maldives

  • Availability: 10
  • Affordability: 5
  • Climate: 9
  • Scenic Views: 10
  • Local Attractions: 6
  • Accessibility: 5
  • Poolside Services: 10
  • Cultural Experience: 5
  • Safety: 8
  • Exclusivity: 10
  • Overall Vibe: 9

Phuket, Thailand

  • Availability: 8
  • Affordability: 7
  • Climate: 7
  • Scenic Views: 8
  • Local Attractions: 8
  • Accessibility: 7
  • Poolside Services: 7
  • Cultural Experience: 7
  • Safety: 7
  • Exclusivity: 6
  • Overall Vibe: 7

Scottsdale, USA

  • Availability: 7
  • Affordability: 6
  • Climate: 7
  • Scenic Views: 7
  • Local Attractions: 6
  • Accessibility: 8
  • Poolside Services: 7
  • Cultural Experience: 5
  • Safety: 8
  • Exclusivity: 7
  • Overall Vibe: 6

Tuscany, Italy

  • Availability: 6
  • Affordability: 5
  • Climate: 8
  • Scenic Views: 9
  • Local Attractions: 8
  • Accessibility: 7
  • Poolside Services: 6
  • Cultural Experience: 9
  • Safety: 8
  • Exclusivity: 8
  • Overall Vibe: 8

Caribbean Resorts

  • Availability: 9
  • Affordability: 6
  • Climate: 9
  • Scenic Views: 9
  • Local Attractions: 7
  • Accessibility: 7
  • Poolside Services: 8
  • Cultural Experience: 6
  • Safety: 7
  • Exclusivity: 7
  • Overall Vibe: 8

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