Beat the Heat with Our 10 Most Amazing Pools
One of the most enjoyable activities when staying in a luxury villa is relaxing by the pool. Few things are more enjoyable than soaking up the sun on your private veranda, then diving into fresh, clear waters – preferably with an amazing view to enjoy at the same time.
Many of our villas come with outstanding pools, created by some of the world’s most innovative, forward-thinking designers. Here are just a few of our favourites.
The 10 Best Swimming Pools
Tuscan infinity pool
The Tuscan countryside provides plenty of peace and quiet, not to mention some spectacular landscapes. This four-bedroomed villa at the foot of Volterra has an impressive infinity pool, allowing guests to take in the scenery, and is finished with opulent travertine and marble.
Rustic surroundings in Palma
If you’re seeking a taste of the rural life, this sensitively designed villa and swimming pool is ideal. The pool’s curving edges are designed to harmonise with the landscaped garden, creating a haven of tranquillity and beauty.
Luxurious pool in Limassol
We love this generously proportioned pool on the Kalogiri hillside in Limassol, Cyprus. It’s designed for use all year round, with underwater illumination, plus an accompanying outdoor Jacuzzi hydro-massage. Once you’ve had enough of swimming, you can also enjoy the pine sauna, or take a walk around the exotic garden.
After you’ve hit the slopes in Annecy, return to this luxury villa for a dip in your private pool, which is well positioned to make the most of the sunshine. The generous terrace is the ideal place to dry off after your swim, or alternatively, take a stroll down to the scenic lake or beach, which are both close by.
Elegance in Barbados
Few swimming pools offer quite as much visual impact as this one at Amberley House, Barbados. It’s surrounded by a substantial covered terrace, tropical garden, plus an area for alfresco dining. There’s also a jacuzzi pool, to ease out tired muscles.
This property, located near Ibiza’s Old Town, proves that you can enjoy a good-sized pool (and a killer view), without sacrificing on proximity to shops, bars and restaurants. It’s situated in a generous roof terrace, overlooking the UNESCO world heritage town, and comes with a cascade and jet stream, not to mention a bar area close by.
If you yearn for a villa that feels closer to nature, this five-bedroomed villa in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, is ideal. The infinity pool lets you relax and take in the breath-taking views of the coast below, and there’s a separate jacuzzi, built into the rocks themselves.
This contemporary pool in Vale do Lobo, Central Algarve, showcases some remarkable, forward-thinking design, with an alfresco dining area soaring directly overhead, plus partial covering to protect from the midday sun. The use of glass in the villa itself further complements the striking, modern appearance.
Perfect for children
With plenty of space, extensive terracing and loungers to relax in afterwards, this villa in Sotogrande (Costa del Sol) is ideal for families. It’s an infinity-style pool, which means grown-ups can soak up the views, while the kids have lots of room to splash about.
The countryside surrounding St Tropez is seldom explored by visitors, who tend to stick to the town itself. However, this villa, complete with luxurious infinity pool, makes the most of the stunning views. It offers total tranquillity, without compromising on proximity to St Tropez’s shops, restaurants and bars.
Source: Unique Living