Luxury Travel Magazine – Reports
As the weather warms up, a pool becomes a must-have amenity for travelers seeking a refreshing break. Whether it’s a stunning infinity pool with panoramic views, a secluded oasis complete with lush greenery, or a luxurious indoor pool, we’ve rounded up a list of impressive hotel and resort pools, each with its own unique features and amenities.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa – Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii – Beachfront Resort
Get away to the soothing white sands of Poipu on Kauai’s sunny south shore at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. This luxury oasis with lush gardens and acres of pools offers ocean view dining, rooms with private lanais, championship golf and Anara Spa.
A Water Playground — Lounge the day away at the resort’s award-winning multi-level pools and saltwater lagoon. Float down our lava-rock lined lazy river pool past waterfalls, quiet seating nooks and secret caves to end at our 150-foot waterslide. Whoosh down and play a game of water volleyball or basketball. Or find your niche in our quiet adult pool area. Umbrellas for shade are offered throughout or rent a cabana for shaded privacy. The 1.5 acre saltwater lagoon offers a sandy beach replete with islands to swim to. If it’s ocean breezes you prefer, Keoneloa Bay/Shipwreck Beach’s white sand is just steps away.
Hacienda AltaGracia – Costa Rica
Visit Hacienda AltaGracia and experience the transformative waters of Costa Rica. Perched above the cloud line in rolling hills with sweeping views of the San Isidro Valley, sink into a private cabana to take in the peaceful surroundings at one of the two resort pools, take time to reset and recharge with the natural River Bath or a pre-treatment dip in the heated jet pool at Casa de Agua, or explore the lands beyond the hacienda with curated experiences allowing you to enjoy the refreshing and salty waters of The Pacific.
El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel – Santa Barbara, California
El Encanto celebrates Santa Barbara’s early architecture fusing California Craftsman and Spanish Colonial, this iconic retreat reflects 1920s style coupled with splashes of modern artistry. Gaze out across the Pacific while soaking up the sun in the lavish zero-edge swimming pool. It’s the perfect setting to unwind and acclimatize to El Encanto’s easygoing lifestyle.
The Kayon Jungle Resort – Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Enveloped by lush valley greenery and perched above the flowing water of the Uwos River, The Kayon Jungle Resort is a sanctuary of tropical indulgence. Inspired by the gentle curves of Bali’s famed Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Wanna Jungle Pool & Bar is spread over three distinctive levels. Each infinity pool is a refreshing body of water that lends itself to tropical relaxation and there is ample deck space to lie back and soak up the sun. Offering a collection of shaded cabanas and a unique circular seating pod, this picturesque venue recreates the ambience of an exclusive day club in a lush river valley setting.
Porto Zante Villas & Spa – Zakynthos, Greece – Luxury Resort
Porto Zante Villas & Spa is the leading villa resort in Europe where guests enjoy the ultimate privacy of world class villas, located directly on the beachfront, and exceptional five-star hotel amenities & services. One of the “14 World’s Best Family Hotels” by Condé Nast Traveller in the UK, “Top 100 Hotels of the World” by Hideaways and “Europe’s Leading Beach Hotel” by the World Travel Awards, Porto Zante has been the choice of famous clientele, including political leaders, important business people and artists. A truly unique resort, decorated and furnished with selected pieces of Armani Casa and paintings of prominent Greek artists, it comprises world class luxury villas on the beach, all with private heated pools, 2 Restaurants serving Greek, Mediterranean and Asian Fusion cuisine, 2 Bars, an award-winning Private Waterfront Spa, a Kids Club and a state of the art Gym by Technogym.
Luxury Camp – Italy – On the beach a half hour from Venice’s historic center
2 wonderful water parks for a total surface of 15,000 sqm, for endless fun…and the entrance is already included in the price of Luxury Camp!
Aqua Park Laguna: unique in Europe, 10,000 sqm of white sand and bending palm trees, with waterfalls, whirlpools among the rocks and water games for the youngest guests…and in addition the fun of the Vortex, the Wave Pool and slides up to 10 meters high.
Aqua Park Marino: real emotions, lots of fun just a few meters from the beach…Refreshing mushroom-shaped showers, thousand bubbles in the whirlpools, the Easy River to be carried by the current, a splendid aquatic landscape to try!
The Ranch Italy at Palazzo Fiuggi – Fitness, Wellness & Health Retreat Programs near Rome, Italy
The Ranch Malibu brings its award-winning, transformational wellness program to a historic property, nestled in one of Italy’s richest naturalistic areas, just 50 minutes from Rome. The Ranch Italy at Palazzo Fiuggi combines a results-oriented fitness program with the services and expertise of the esteemed team at this renowned medical wellness retreat. The result is an immersive and transformative program that gives guests a more complete picture of their overall health and longevity, departing with a greater sense of self, feeling rested and rejuvenated while losing weight and gaining muscle.
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac – Quebec City, Canada
Steeped in history, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is more than a hotel, it is an iconic castle that inspires visitors from all over the world. The Château is the heart of Quebec City, located on the cliffs of Cap Diamant, and is the world’s most photographed hotel. A stay allows you to venture out into a European style walled city, built in the 1600s, with hundreds of restaurants, museums, art galleries and boutiques. The hotel features world class dining in four restaurants, a full-service spa, a wellness center, a Fitness and Aquatic center (pictured), and and over 700 passionate employees to take care of your every request.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa – Rancho Santa Fe, California
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property and has garnered a reputation as one of the West’s most sought-after five star resorts. A sanctuary of good living tucked away on 45 acres of lush gardens and olive groves, this Mediterranean-inspired, all-suite property near Del Mar, California offers 49 luxuriously-appointed, guest casitas with their own patios and fireplaces and 3 opulent private residences, all of which provide the perfect backdrop for your next weekend escape or extended family gathering. Situated across 45 acres of lush gardens and citrus groves, this Forbes 5-star rated Resort and Spa features rejuvenating wellness, fitness, and world-renowned tennis programming.