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13 Hotels Where Your Room Comes With a Private Pool

Condé Nast Traveler logo Condé Nast Traveler 10/16/2020 Todd Plummer

Plunge pools have always carried an air of exclusivity—but now they seem to be the new status symbol of social distancing. Whether you’re ready to start flying again, or you’re just looking for some much-needed trip inspiration to get you through the day, here are some of our favorite hotels that offer private pools in their rooms.

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a resort near the water: Hard to get a better view of Rome than this one at Rome Cavalieri. © Antonio Saba/Courtesy Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Hard to get a better view of Rome than this one at Rome Cavalieri.

Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Italy

Any story that starts with “on a hillside overlooking Rome” is sure to be romantic and unforgettable. Sure, you’re slightly removed from all the tourist attractions at this hotel—don’t worry, they offer a complimentary shuttle into the city center—but it’s hard to think of a better vantage point over Rome’s cityscape than from the privacy of your own plunge Jacuzzi (available in the Planetarium and Presidential Suites). When you’re here, it’s just you, the night sky, and the Eternal City.

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a vase of flowers sitting on a bench: Connect to the landscape with a pool carved into the stone at the Adronis Hotel in Santorini. © Tryfon Georgopoulos Connect to the landscape with a pool carved into the stone at the Adronis Hotel in Santorini.

Andronis Boutique Hotel, Santorini, Greece

There isn’t a bad view in the house at this 14-room boutique, where every room commands sweeping views of the Aegean Sea and Santorini’s epic caldera. Carved into the side of the cliff, the hotel offers a number of plunge pool suites. Each one captures that same memorable view, but those with cave pools carved into the rock face offer a chance to literally immerse yourself in the landscape.

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© Courtesy Jack's Camp

Jack’s Camp, Botswana

Part flashback, part mirage—this is the safari camp of your wildest dreams. Jack’s Camp is beloved for its 1940s style (think antique furniture, cabinets filled with ancient artifacts, gin and tonics by the gallon), but to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the camp will reopen in late 2020 with a complete rebuild and dusting off. As part of the renovation, each of the ten guest tents will now feature private plunge pools, as well as velvet-clad chairs so you can overlook the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in style.

Book now: Inquire for price, andbeyond.com

a sunset over a body of water with a mountain in the background: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge offers a true oasis in the Namib desert. © Courtesy andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Sossusvlei Desert Lodge offers a true oasis in the Namib desert.

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia

Each of the ten 1,400-square-foot guest lodges here are an exercise in desert luxury. Secret butler hatches, solar-powered freezer drawers stocked with ice cream and Namibian craft beer, large private verandas with outdoor showers and fire pits, in-room artist easels should the landscape inspire you, and—best of all—chilled plunge pools to keep you cool in that desert heat.

Book now: Inquire for price, andbeyond.com

a large pool of water: Blue waters are both within and outside the Belmond Cap Juluca. © Courtesy Belmond Cap Juluca Blue waters are both within and outside the Belmond Cap Juluca.

Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla

Luxury is all about having the option to do something, but not actually having to do it, right? In that case, the Beachfront Pool Villas at this stunning Anguilla resort are the ultimate in luxury—because why walk just a few yards over to the crystal-clear waters of Maundays Bay when you have the privacy of your own plunge pool just steps outside your door?

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a pool next to a body of water: A picture-perfect sunset on the Caribbean Sea at Secret Bay in Dominica. © Courtesy Secret Bay A picture-perfect sunset on the Caribbean Sea at Secret Bay in Dominica.

Secret Bay, Dominica

As Dominica’s first and only Relais & Châteaux property, Secret Bay is where you come for the cuisine but stay for the service—and the pools. Set high on a clifftop, the resort has just six villas, each equipped with their own private plunge pool for truly luxurious seclusion. You won’t hear any traffic, any tourists, or any rambunctious partiers here—just the breeze, the waves crashing on rocks beneath you, and perhaps the occasional rainforest bird or two.

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water next to the building: See all of Hong Kong in truly impressive fashion while taking a dip at the Rosewood. © Courtesy Rosewood Hong Kong See all of Hong Kong in truly impressive fashion while taking a dip at the Rosewood.

Rosewood Hong Kong Harbor House, Hong Kong

Blade Runner, Lost In Translation, James Bond… whatever your reference, the views from this exquisite suite at the Rosewood Hong Kong are nothing short of cinematic—and it features not one, but two private outdoor plunge pools. What else would you expect from a residence that takes up the entire 57th floor? Thanks to the hotel’s plum waterfront location in the Tsim Sha Tsui district, the views of the harbor, the city lights, and Hong Kong Island’s peaks as you go for your evening soak are as unparalleled and unforgettable.

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a small house in a pool of water: Ah Bali, where plunge pools are just a way of life. © Ary Bestari Ah Bali, where plunge pools are just a way of life.

Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali

Plunge pools are standard at this all-pool villas resort, which sits on Bali’s southernmost tip. It’s a short walk or buggy ride down to the beach itself, but when your villa comes with its own infinity-edge plunge pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, why bother leaving your room at all?

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a chair sits in a desert area: It's hard to be in awe of the view of Uluru from the pool at Longitude 131°. © Courtesy Longitude 131º Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park It's hard to be in awe of the view of Uluru from the pool at Longitude 131°.

Longitude 131°, Uluru, Australia

An iconic luxury desert camp with a profound sense of place (and we don’t use that term lightly), Longitude 131° is within eyeshot of one of Australia's most sacred sites. For all its guests the camp offers a larger and a smaller plunge pool. But opt to book the Dune Pavilion and you’ll be spoiled with not only an unobstructed private view of Uluru from your bedroom, but also a private plunge pool from which to take in the views and beat the Outback heat.

Book now: Inquire for rates, longitude131.com.au

a view of a swimming pool: Get your own little slice of the Costa Rican rain forest at Nayara. © Courtesy Nayara Tented Camp Get your own little slice of the Costa Rican rain forest at Nayara.

Nayara Tented Camp, Costa Rica

Since opening in December 2019, this luxury camp has offered 21 tented accommodations on a hillside overlooking the soaring Arenal Volcano. The plunge pools here are naturally sourced, meaning the one in your tent will be fed by geothermal waters flowing from the very volcano your terrace overlooks. And each tent is nestled in its own little private rainforest nook, so the only company you’ll encounter is the occasional macaw or sloth.

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a pool next to a body of water: Privacy is the name of the game at Dorado Beach. © Courtesy Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Privacy is the name of the game at Dorado Beach.

Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Puerto Rico

The setting, the design, the amenities, the service—everything is almost a little too perfect at this former coconut and grapefruit plantation turned beachfront luxury resort in Puerto Rico. The property has a star-studded history, counting a Rockfeller among its former owners, as well as Elizabeth Taylor, Amelia Earhart, and John F. Kennedy among its guests. Many of the rooms come with private plunge pools, so you, too, can feel every bit the A-lister when you’re here.

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a close up of a stone building with a mountain in the background: The luxury of the tents at Amangiri stands in contrast to the stark desert landscape. © Camp Sarika by Aman The luxury of the tents at Amangiri stands in contrast to the stark desert landscape.

Amangiri, Utah

This exquisite desert hotel has long been on bucket lists for travel junkies and design aficionados alike, but the addition of the new Camp Sarika five minutes down the road from the main hotel really takes “over the top” to a new level. These ten tented pavilions located among the mesas blend naturally into their desert surroundings, and each comes with its own private plunge pool so you can feel at one with the landscape.

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a pool next to a palm tree: The Four Seasons Los Cabos is not the Cabo you're probably thinking of. © Courtesy Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas The Four Seasons Los Cabos is not the Cabo you're probably thinking of.

Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, Mexico

Located forty-five minutes away from Los Cabos International Airport, yet worlds away from the Cabo crowds, this serene beachfront resort offers barefoot luxury at its best on the unspoiled Eastern Cape. All first-floor guest rooms come with a private plunge pool, complete with picture-perfect views of the Sea of Cortez’s white sand beaches beyond. You can even order room service directly to your plunge pool from the in-room iPad—so there’s no need to hop out once your champagne and ceviche arrives.

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