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.