Although I am a confessed beach lover, I won’t say no to a pretty pool. Especially if it is warm and sunny outside. To celebrate the arrival of Summer, my favourite season, here are my top 10 luxury hotel pools to remember (needless to say, I have been to each one)!
Constance Halaveli, Maldives
I loved our private pool at Constance Halaveli, in the stunning Maldives – the fact that I didn’t have to share it with anyone except Mr. O made it even more special.
Finca Cortesin, Spain
I adore Finca Cortesin in the South of Spain, and it may have something to do with its pools. You have a choice of 3 (which is amazing in such a boutique hotel), and this will do just fine today.
Saint James Bouliac, France
Surrounded by vineyards and the best views of Bordeaux, it would be hard to resist this pool. And I am glad I did not.
Castillo Son Vida, Mallorca
Just looking at this photo makes me smile – the Castillo Son Vida is a true gem in Mallorca and so civilised, I cannot tell you!
Beverly Wilshire, Los Angeles, California
Who said size matters? It absolutely doesn’t when everything around it, especially the service is nothing short of perfect. I still maintain that every woman needs a Beverly Wilshire moment in their lives.
Columbia Beach Resort, Cyprus
The focus point of this boutique resort, the pool was where we found happiness in Cyprus, when it was sunny.
Blue Palace, Crete, Greece
It was at the Blue Palace, in Crete, where Mr. O asked me to become Mrs. O. We did have our own private infinity pool (where the deed actually took place), but looking at photos of our trip, this is the one that brings me special memories. A truly fantastic hotel, which I need to return for the 3rd time (2015 it is, then!).
W Barcelona, Spain
This hotel truly changed Barcelona for me – it has now become the perfect European city break: amazing food, shopping, people… and now a beach! Thank you, W!
It is almost a sin to get into a pool in the Maldives, but I loved how clever the main pool at Velassaru was – notice the colour sharing, and obviously the view of the sea. I just leaned on the infinity edge for hours and enjoyed the view.
Hotel Unique, Sao Paulo, Brazil
As city hotel pools go, this would certainly be one of the most special ones I have ever had the pleasure of trying. Sao Paulo was a nice surprise, and this hotel really did justice to its name. And the watermelon caipirinhas helped, of course.
What are your favourite luxury hotel pools around the world?