5 Beautiful Hotel Pools You’ll Want to Relax In

LIFESTYLE  |  October 09, 2016
  • 1. Amankila, Bali, Indonesia
    1 / 5 1. Amankila, Bali, Indonesia

    At the top of the hill, you can sprawl in a traditional Balinese bale, admiring views of the Lombok Strait; from the bottom, you can sun yourself on the sand. These private villas in serene green coconut groves sit beside a breathtaking three-tier infinity pool – lined with loungers and thatched pavilions – and are all equipped with terraces for sun-soaking and day-beds built for losing days on. Just for good measure, there’s an enormous lap pool down by the Beach Club coconut groves, too.

    If you book through Mr & Mrs Smith: A 60-minute massage for two.

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  • 2. Monastero Santa Rosa, Amalfi Coast, Italy
    2 / 5 2. Monastero Santa Rosa, Amalfi Coast, Italy

    The painstaking renovation of Monastero Santa Rosa, a 17th-century monastery, has resulted in a unique stay steeped in history, lavished with top-quality furnishings, and set in gloriously scented tiered gardens. Sure, there’s the spacious Santa Maria Novella-stocked spa and the prime Amalfi Coast location, but the real star of the show is the pool: a heated cliff-clinging infinity expanse that is seems to melt into the horizon. Swim to its edge and you’ll get an unparalleled panorama from Ravello to Positano. Weather not so great? The spa has its own heated hydrotherapy pool.

    If you book through Mr & Mrs Smith: €50 credit per room to spend in the spa.

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  • 3. The Sarojin, Phang Nga, Thailand
    3 / 5 3. The Sarojin, Phang Nga, Thailand

    On the eminently explorable coastline of Phang Nga, not far from Phuket, the Sarojin is a secluded boutique resort that strives to satisfy every wish and whim. With 10 acres of trimmed and tailored tropical gardens surrounding its ancient ficus tree, this extravagant hotel offers pampered privacy against a beautiful leafy backdrop. Fringed with palm-trees and manicured lawns, the tranquil, turquoise-tiled infinity pool has its own pavilion islands, each with sun-loungers and removable roof.

    If you book through Mr & Mrs Smith: A 60-minute Thai massage for two people, to be taken within 48 hours of arrival.

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  • 4. Capella Singapore, Singapore
    4 / 5 4. Capella Singapore, Singapore

    Trust the inimitable Foster + Partners to create a resort that blends old-world colonial charm with contemporary chic, and 30 acres of lush lawns dotted with age-old trees, roaming peacocks and artfully appointed sculptures, just steps from a family-friendly beach at the resort’s foot. Then there’s the exceptional Auriga spa, where signature treatments match the moon’s phases, and three tree-shaded, lounger-lined swimming pools complete with turquoise South China Sea views. Fancy some seclusion? All villas have private plunge pools and manors have their own lap pools.

    If you book through Mr & Mrs Smith: English high tea for two at the Knolls.

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  • 5. Cap Estel, Cote d’Azur, France
    5 / 5 5. Cap Estel, Cote d’Azur, France

    On a secluded peninsula that snakes out into the Med, Cap Estel’s gated mansion is a shot of Riviera glam amid the azure. Surrounded by palms and terraced gardens, with an elegant restaurant and Monaco and Nice close by, this exclusive retreat has true A-list allure. As well as an indulgent spa and a stylish restaurant, there is a statement saltwater infinity pool overlooking the sea (open from May until mid-October, subject to the weather), or the spa’s indoor pool to choose from.

    If you book through Mr & Mrs Smith: A bottle of champagne; members staying three nights or more get a free half-hour facial each.

    Visit mrandmrssmith.com for more recommendations.

    A version of this story first appeared on the Silver Kris website.

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