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Anantara’s Top 10 Cool Pools


At every beautifully designed hotel in the world there is an even more stunningly designed swimming pool as its focal point. Whether it’s to relax, keep fit, socialise and or simply to be seen the swimming pool is an important part of every holiday. Admittedly, all of Anantara’s hotels pools are worth their weight in chlorine tablets to make this list but we’ve chosen ten for you to bucket list. From mountain tops to deserts – from Africa to Ubud – choose your favourite pool to take a splash in?

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Anantara Dhigu luxury resort is a luxurious hideaway of tropical terrain on Dhigufinolhu Island in the Maldives’ South Male Atoll, here guests can dive in the islands main infinity pool that offers an endless horizon of the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

After exploring Thailand’s Chiang Mai’s temple filled old city, sunbathe the afternoon away by Anantara Chiang Mai Resort's stunning 34 metre pool, adult’s only pool overlooking the banks of the Mae Ping River topped off with a signature cocktail to sip by your lounger as you sun bathe the afternoon away.

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort

Anantara Villa Padierna, a favourite of former First Lady Michelle Obama, assumes a picturesque setting in Andalusia, between Marbella, Benahavis and Estepona in the south of Spain. It’s always time to bask in the Spanish sun enjoying the resort pool’s lush haven of roman statues and cypress trees.

Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort

Bali is an island of natural beauty, adventures on land and sea, and a unique iconic culture. Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort’s cliff side, split level, free form pool overlooking the ocean is perfect for lounging the afternoon away and catching those stunning Balinese sunsets. 

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

Sri Lanka’s stunning southern coast line near the old fort town of Tangalle is the setting of Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle. The stunning 25 metre pool is the centerpiece of the resort, surrounded by swaying palms and overlooking the Indian Ocean, while mum and dad relax on a lounger the kids can play in the shallow children’s section.

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort

After a walk with Anantara Golden Triangle Resort’s famous residents, 21 rescued elephants, afternoons are spent lounging by what has been described as one of Asia’s most stunning pools. Perched on a ridge in northern Thailand the infinity pool comes with a three country view – Laos to the right, Myanmar to the left and Thailand in front.

Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara 

The award winning Qasr Al Sarab is located in the Empty Quarter of the Liwa Desert. The free form swimming pool is an oasis within an oasis with valley views of the undulating sand dunes and the wadi down below.

Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort

Known as a ‘Touch of Thai in Dubai’ the resort is an oasis of swimming lagoons, but it’s the resorts 50 metre infinity pool that redefines relaxation with iconic architecture and stunning shoreline views.

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

Picture yourself sunbathing on the deck of the pool overlooking the Zambezi River with a refreshing drink as zebras stop to graze before you. Enjoy poolside pampering with an afternoon massage by Anantara Spa therapists.

Anantara Hua Hin Resort

How could we not include where it all started – Anantara’s first resort, Anantara Hua Hin which opened back in 2001. Only a few hours’ drive from Bangkok, Hua Hin has been a seaside escape for Thai Royalty for almost a century. Guests can spend sunny days lazing by the main free form pool with an all-important swim up bar making it a popular weekend getaway meeting place.

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Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Northern Thailand's Chiang Mai is a mecca of Buddhist temples, ancient Lanna ruins, colourful hill tribes and traditional artisans' villages. And with Anantara Chiang Mai Resort's central riverfront location, get out and explore all the old capital has to offer. Sample the best street food and slow-brewed coffee as recommended by our insider gurus. Delve into local culture with Muay Thai boxing, healing spa therapies and cooking class adventures at the resort. Revel in river serenity and signature Anantara luxuries.

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Explore the beauty of the Maldives, with unforgettable experiences both above and below the Indian Ocean surface. Surf the waves. Freedive the deep blue. Spa over water with baby reef sharks swimming peacefully below. With three sister islands to explore for dining, recreation and relaxation, and the ocean a few steps from your luxury villa or over water suite, Anantara Dhigu offers the perfect setting for adventurous family escapes.

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Perched on a jungle ridge overlooking three countries, Anantara Golden Triangle brings otherworldly experiences to life. Wake up to the sound of elephants playing in the misty valley below. Wander the jungle with them on their daily walk. Spa in the midst of 160 acres of lush rice paddies. Leave stress behind with an all-inclusive package taking care of all the details.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

In the heart of the Empty Quarter, an oasis of Arabian luxury is surrounded by endless dunes. Cross the world’s largest desert on a camel or race off dune bashing. After adventure, spa wellness refreshes with ancient hammam rituals and healing desert elixirs. Toast sunset from the seclusion of a private villa plunge pool. Feast on timeless Bedouin traditions and exceptional global tastes.

Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort 

Located on the southern tip of the Island of the Gods, Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort is an all-suite-and-villa cliffside paradise boasting innovative architecture and untamed natural beauty. Take in the crashing ocean below from the resort infinity pool - or indulge in a private pool villa. Ride the waves of Impossible Beach which draws surfers from around the world. Bali is a cultural mecca of temples and artists. Let Anantara guide you on insider explorations of the island.


Retreat to an elegant sanctuary surrounded by three golf courses, a tranquil lake, Roman amphitheatre and more than 1,200 original works of art.

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

Immerse yourself in urban delights at an iconic Bangkok address. Elegant rooms and suites offer a blend of traditional Thai décor and contemporary amenities. Relish authentic experiences with a Streetwise Guru, or shop elite department stores just around the corner. Revel in Bangkok’s finest dining across 11 diverse and award-winning venues.

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

The Royal Livingstone brings plush luxury to a wild setting, with free unlimited access to the Victoria Falls, and tranquil gardens fronting the Zambezi River. Wake up to the sight of zebras roaming our grounds from your verandah. Head out on safari and then return to a traditional afternoon tea.

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort 

One of Dubai's most iconic addresses is re-imagined in Anantara style, with the only over water villas in the UAE boasting traditional Thai architecture. Indulge in 400 m of private beach and lagoon pool access from your room. Head to the mainland to shop by longtail boat. Return to oceanfront dining and world-class spa treatments at Anantara Spa.

Anantara Hua Hin Resort

The original Anantara a few hours south of Bangkok is a beachfront sanctuary modelled on a traditional Thai village. Low-rise gabled buildings dot landscaped gardens and lotus-filled lagoons. Explore the royal seaside retreat, from vineyards and teak palaces to the thrill of a water park. Dine on fresh seafood overlooking the ocean and unwind at the award-winning Anantara Spa.