Traveling to luxurious places around the world can be a dream adventure for many of us. The most beautiful hotels and pools around the world are the ones surrounded by a view that will make your jaw drop. Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your next beach vacation, or are a couple looking for the perfect honeymoon getaway, or just someone who loves to travel and swim, this collection of the most amazing pools and hotels in the world is sure to inspire. Just remember to take your new one piece swimsuit!
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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Pack your bikini and swim skirt and escape to a paradise of tropical breezes, azure-blue water and eye-catching shades of turquoise that make the ocean sparkle. The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is a 5-star tropical resort that will turn your beach vacation into a luxurious dreamy getaway. Your own beach villa will not only come with a plush bed, but an outdoor terrace with an infinity pool and jacuzzi overlooking the ocean waves, which you can easily take a dip in. Whether you choose to lounge by the pool or the waves, this luxury resort is sure to give you a memorable experience in the Maldives.
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Hotel Villa Honegg, Switzerland
Combine breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, rolling hills, and a gorgeous sky blue lake and you’ll get the Hotel Villa Honegg. Located in the heart of Switzerland near Lucerne, this 5-star luxury hotel will sweep you away with the stunning landscape views as you enjoy a glass of wine at the onsite restaurant, or relax in the heated outdoor pool in your swim dress. Guests can also enjoy the indoor pool, spa, and the easy access to nearby trails and Lake Lucerne. Just be sure to make your reservations in advance; the hotel only has 24 guest suites!
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Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, Italy
Once the home of the aristocratic Feltrinello family in the 19th century, the Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli is a beautiful countryside villa that will transport you to another world. This Italian country manor is a 5-star hotel that overlooks Lake Garda and is also the site of two Michelin star restaurants. With an elegant cover up over your swimsuit, you can go from lounging in the pool beside a beautiful garden lawn to lunch on the lakeside patio. If you’re looking for a peaceful, Italian countryside getaway, this is it.
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Laucala Island, Fiji
Get a taste of your own private beach paradise on Laucala Island, located within Fiji’s archipelago. The entire island is a private resort with 25 villas to choose from, each offering guests gorgeous views of the tropical island and the sparkling turquoise waters. At Laucala Island, you can wear your tankini anywhere — you’ll be surrounded by opportunities to enjoy the water everywhere you go, from snorkeling to swimming in the ocean or just lounging under the palm trees. Laucala Island envelopes its guests in its luxury accommodations and suites, world-class dining, and spectacular views.
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A world within itself, Thailand’s Rayavadee in Krabi is a tropical oasis of pristine white sand and blue water, this hotel is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Guests will enjoy direct access to 3 surrounding beaches, all of which include stunning views of the majestic landscape. You’ll love lounging under breezy palm trees in this dreamy beach setting, which is perfect for a couples getaway or a peaceful vacation. Or if you’re more interested in the spa, Rayavadee offers wellness treatments to help you attain your inner peace.
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Grace Santorini, Greece
Sail over Mediterranean waters and find yourself at an exclusive boutique hotel on the Caldera overlooking magnificent sunsets and blue ocean waters. Your senses will come alive during your stay at Grace Santorini, where you’ll be bedazzled by shades of vivid white and sparkling blue everywhere you look. Relax in the luxurious infinity pool, a perfect setting for our signature maillot swimsuit, and get a grand view of the sea that you’ll never get tired of. Or enjoy fine dining on the outdoor patio, where you can wear your favorite sun hat and beach cover up. However long you stay, Grace Santorini will give you a slice of heaven on earth.
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Secret Bay, Dominica
Get ready to be wowed by spectacular Carribean views alongside world-class luxury. The Secret Bay in Dominica is an award-winning hotel surrounded by natural beauty and breathtaking vistas, while offering 5-star accommodations and luxury amenities. Be sure to pack your newest swimsuit since the hotel’s cliff top villas include plunge pools and a private beach for guests. With over 500 5-star reviews, it’s no wonder Travel + Leisure named it as the best hotel in all of the Carribean.
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Nayara Gardens, Costa Rica
Experience the magic of the rainforest when you stay at Nayara Gardens in Costa Rica. You’ll find world-class luxury at this 5-star hotel that will blow you away with its lush views of the rainforest and of the grand Arenal Volcano. You’ll be delighted by the optional outdoor showers, pools, and jacuzzis which all give you an immersive experience in nature. Guests can also enjoy nature walks, where they can catch a sight of mischievous capuchin monkeys, tropical birds, iguanas, and other creatures.
As the weather gets warmer and pool season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about where you can show off your newest swimsuit. Why not make it somewhere where you can enjoy a swim in crystal clear waters, a nap in a hammock hung from a tree over the water, and a cocktail? Whether it’s a tropical island or a European getaway, these fantastic hotels and pools around the world are worth a look!
No matter which one of these breathtaking locations you choose, we have what you need to prepare for your trip. Check out our recommendations for the top luxury must-haves for your trip, get your skin swimsuit-ready and check out some tips on how to style your swimwear. Bon voyage from Anne Cole!