There are few things more relaxing than lounging on an infinity pool in one of the world's most luxurious beachside resorts, with a breathtaking backdrop beyond the edge of the water. On this post I'll be introducing you to my top favourite three infinity pools in the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean.
- Jade Mountain Resort, Caribbean
- Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Indian Ocean
- Marina Bay Sands Infinity Pool, Southeast Asia
Jade Mountain Resort, St Lucia
The Jade Mountain Resort doesn't just boast one single infinity pool, instead it has one infinity pool per suite. Each of these has its own unique design, meandering its way around the room in the form of undulating waves that wrap up the suites' open spaces. The theme of these spectacular pools is carried throughout the suites and all the way into the bathroom of every room, which also includes a "chromatherapy" whirlpool tub – perfectly mounted on a pedestal to afford you incredible sea views while bathing.
Jade Mountain's in-room infinity pools are decorated with specially designed glass tiles, with each pool being a totally different and unique work of art architecture. They all offer sweeping views of St Lucia's stunning mountains and azure-blue waters. Each of the pools has shallow areas ideal for lounging and soaking up the scenery, as well as plenty of space for swimming.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, the Maldives
As with the Jade Mountain Resort, there are several infinity pools at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort. Some of these are open to all guests, while others are attached to specific suites. Unlike the Jade Mountain, you will have to book a specific room type if you want an infinity pool all to yourself. While all rooms offer plunge pools and whirlpools, those that feature a large infinity pool perfectly positioned directly over the lagoon are limited to Premier Water Villas and Sunset Water Villas.
The main infinity pool at the resort overlooks the waters of the Indian Ocean and seems to seamlessly merge with the sea. On either side palm trees wave in the gentle ocean breeze and stretching before your eyes rows of sunloungers and parasols are conventiently placed for you to relax after taking a dip.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Where our other two examples have offered views of outstanding natural beauty, the infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands overlooks one of the most impressive skylines in the world - that of Singapore. A spectacular sight to take in (especially after sunset when all of the city's lights glitter and flicker against the sky) this infinity pool is certainly one of the world's most amazing and unforgettable.
Stretching the length of the building some 57 storeys up, the pool looks over the glistening skyscrapers of Singapore. It's the largest infinity pool at this height in the world and the views are particularly spectacular after dusk when you can see the twinkling lights of the city. This pool is so iconic in fact; that the hotel mentions it in the first line of its introduction, along with its Sands SkyPark, a fabulous complex of restaurants and bars up on the rooftop, boasting the most dramatic city views.
Infinity pools around the world
You really can't beat beautifully designed infinity pools for a sense of luxury, and these three I've listed here certainly ooze opulence. But beyond the lavish feel of it all, it's ultimately the raw natural beauty of the surrounding background of these pools that make them a truly stunning sight to behold.
And although we've only mentioned a few here, there are plenty more worldwide in numerous resorts and hotels around the globe. The ones listed here are just a taster so you get a flavour of the "infinite" possibilities, infinity-pool wise. And if you've been to an amazing infinity pool somewhere exotic and its beauty overtook you, don't hesitate to share it and post your comments below - at the rate new hotels are opening up worldwide the list could be ever-growing!