Privacy Is the New Holiday Norm So Plunge into These Stunning Pool VillasDiscovery
A hotel swimming pool is the social hub of any resort but for discerning globetrotters yearning for something a little more intimate, nothing compares to your very own private pool villa. We’ve picked 10 of our best from all corners of the globe for you to plunge into on your next holiday.
Lying on the northern tip of Thailand’s Phuket, along a stretch of golden beach fringed by national park, guests can choose from no less than 91 stunning pool villas clustered around lush Bill Bensley designed lagoons and gardens offering the utmost privacy to sunbake in solitary.
Spend each moment on this popular Thai island paradise in undisturbed bliss when you lounge on your private sundeck. The infinity pool offers unobstructed views of the sea while lapping up the sun. No need to eat out as you can whip up a feast in your fully equipped kitchen before dining in your own sala.
Begin the day at your Quy Nhon private pool villa by hopping from bed to private pool. Stroll the untouched beach then return to laze on floating sun loungers. You villa butler is on call 24 hours a day to arrange anything including the resorts famous Vietnamese hot pot meals cooked by your pool cabana.
Banana Island, named for its shape, is a crescent of golden beach just off the coast of downtown Doha. Assessable by private catamaran, escape for the weekend in the resorts overwater pool villas each boasting panoramic views from every angle.
Your luxury villa in Oman is a secluded haven of indulgence. Slip into your plunge pool and top up your tan on a lounger, completely unseen.Drift into sleep on a poolside cabana or in the cool of your lounger. Your villa host is on hand to serve you meals under the clear Omani stars.
Recently voted the Best Resort in Cambodia in the DestinAsian Magazine Reader Choice Awards, Anantara Angkor’s pool villa on the inside features decadent local silk designs and your very own private spa treatment room with Jacuzzi and on the outside is your own private pool hidden away amidst lush flora to float your afternoons away.
Not all pool villas overlook the ocean or a beach, Abu Dhabi’s Qasr Al Sarab overlooks the surreal sand dunes of the Empty Quarter of the Liwa Desert. Soak up the sun undisturbed on your deck, refresh in the cool waters of your plunge pool and retire to the shade with a cocktail in hand brought by your private Villa Host.
Anantara’s first resort in Malaysia offers sprawling modern residences where you can go from pool to beach within steps. Large enough to comfortably sleep a family of six, have your private butler organise a pool party BBQ with a luxurious twist.
After exploring desert oasis and the ancient abandoned villages of Chebika in Tunisia, Anantara Tozeur Resort is your luxurious gateway to the edge of the Sahara. Wake up to desert sunrises from the privacy of your pool villa, order poolside spa rituals and dining under the stars in true Berber style.
Wake up to azure ocean blues, slide open floor to ceiling doors and jump into your private infinity-edge pool. Sunbathe in your over water hammocks and if that hasn’t enticed you to the Maldives, soak in your glass-bottomed bathtub with views of both the marine life below and the infinite horizon above.