The Greek isle of Santorini is synonymous with stunning sunsets, and with views across the caldera this boutique hotel’s serpentine pool is possibly the best place to enjoy them. The largest of its kind on the island, it’s a magnet for canoodling couples.
Sitting at the highest point in Ravello, the pool sprawls over the cliff edge 350m above the Bay of Salerno. Settle in for the day knowing that the hotel’s white-blazered staff are on hand to deliver fresh fruit platters, Evian vaporisers and an iPod preloaded with your choice of tunes.
Four of the five luxurious villas at this hilltop retreat come with private pools, but Rahimoana’s 25m strip of infinity is in a league of its own. It overlooks its own private beach and the otherworldly cruising grounds of the Bay of Islands: eagle-eyed residents will be able to spot dolphins and orcas in the bay below from its heated waters.
It’s hard to moor in Porto Montenegro without being tempted to take an envy- inducing snap in its yacht club’s 64m infinity pool (it even has a picture frame built in). Yacht owners lounge under its parasols, taking in the views of the Bay of Kotor.
Dubai’s grandest hotel doesn’t do things by halves, and the 828m2 salt-water pool on its palm-tree- lined terrace is no exception. Melting into the Persian Gulf, you can keep an eye on your superyacht while swimming or reclining on a poolside sunlounger.