You've seen them while scrolling your Instagram. They've probably given you a major case of wanderlust or caused you to do a deep dive of travel websites to find out where to experience one for yourself. Yes, infinity pools have the same social-media appeal as kittens sleeping in strange places or baby pandas playing together. What these edgy constructions lack in cuteness factor, they make up for in reflective daydreaming. After all, what's a more effortlessly cool snap than one where you're perched on the edge of a blue basin, pensively gazing at the horizon beyond?
There's something strangely meditative about floating in a pool of water while staring at jaw-dropping views. It's like getting lost in your Instagram feed IRL. So whether you wish to stare at crystalline waters, a dramatic city skyline, or even zebras grazing along the Serengeti, we've got the infinity pools for you. To re-create your own #foreversummer moment, look no further than these picture-perfect pools dotted all over the globe. To infinity… and beyond!
Frequented by the likes of Emily Ratajkowski and the late Jackie Kennedy, the Belmond Hotel Caruso shines high over the Ravello clifftops along the Amalfi Coast. The Italian hotel is an 11th-century palazzo offering only the world's finest luxuries, and if you get sick of the infinity pool's scenic vistas, you can opt for an afternoon on the hotel's boat. Sounds just awful.
Cape Weligama, opened last year on the Sri Lankan coast, is a surfer's paradise, as pro surfer Hannah Doft shows us on her Instagram. But if hitting the waves isn't for you, you can always opt to swim in one of the of the many pools sprinkled across the clifftop acres of this Relais & Châteaux Resort.
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This luxe spa resort located in Australia's Blue Mountains is perfect for those who want to gaze at more than just the sea. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley offers private bungalows dotted along the heritage protected wildlife park, each with their own private temperature controlled indoor-outdoor pools—but the main appeal is the main infinity-edge pool from which to admire the breathtaking sunsets.
Jessica Stein gave us all a major case of wanderlust when she posted from the edge of her private pool at the W Maldives a few years back. Located on a private island in the Indian Ocean and surrounded with white beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a coral reef, it's the kind of place you wouldn't mind being stranded for a few months.
You're up for an adventure beyond the typical tropical all-inclusive, head to Tanzania on a luxury safari, courtesy of Four Seasons Safari Lodge, and sip cocktails poolside while zebras, giraffesl and elephants graze beyond the resort's infinity pool. Judging by celebrity host Shereen Mitwalli Butler's travel snaps, it looks like there are worse places to be in the world.
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No infinity pool roundup would be complete without the world-famous pool at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, which floats 57 stories above the city's skyline. After you've lingered on the edge long enough, head out to experience the city's street food, which is said to be among the best in the world.
On Mexico's western coast, not far from Ixtapa, you'll find a quaint 25-room hotel called La Casa Que Canta. Everything from the décor to the service is detailed in a personable manner at this small private sanctuary. Painted along the clifftop, the hotel's infinity pool offers unparalleled ocean views. If the sea is more your speed, a second surfside saltwater pool awaits below.
We've already professed our love for Grace Santorini, but we couldn't possibly do an infinity pool roundup without mentioning this breathtaking place where the many plunge pools meet the blue waters of the Aegean Sea below. The ultra-luxurious resort promises balmy nights, gourmet meals, and sunsets unlike you've ever seen before.