Wherever your next holiday takes you, there’s one thing for sure when you rent one of our luxury villas – the pool will be the centre of attention. After all, what’s the thing you can’t wait to do when you arrive on holiday? Drop your bags and… jump in the pool! Fully clothed or not, the pool is the biggest holiday perk for tonnes of people, so finding the best villas with pools is an absolute must.
It might be somewhere to start your day with a few energising lengths, a place to let the kids splash about and unwind (or tire them out for bedtime!) or simply somewhere to relax as you top up your tan, but having the perfect pool can really make a difference to your luxury villa holiday.
We’ve scoured our portfolio of nearly 2,000 properties to bring you a round-up of our most stellar pools in Europe and the Caribbean.
1. Villa Zaimis, Crete
This extensive pool offers fantastic views of the Crete’s Venetian harbour below you, and of your architecturally stunning modern villa. You’ll want for nothing at this fully staffed luxurious villa, and it may be hard to tear yourself away from it! Crete has some fantastic sights to see, as well as beaches, food and history to discover, so make sure to head out for a few days’ excursions.
Price from: £27 pppn
2. Atlantica Caldera Villa IV, Crete
Just a short walk to the beach, the Atlantic Caldera Villas are a fantastic retreat. There are 7 villas in total and this charming complex has a mix of half indoor/half outdoor pools. And with heaps of moreish restaurants close by, you’ll never go hungry. But most importantly, these villas offer plenty of space to chill in total relaxation – just what the doctor ordered.
Prices from: 50pppn
3. Villa Althea, Corfu
A good to be true view, Villa Althea offers exquisite 360-degree panoramic views over the charming countryside of northern Corfu. Here everyone will be spoilt for choice; get competitive on the court with your private tennis court, work up an appetite in the gym, or have some ‘you time’ in the jacuzzi.
Prices from: 50
4. Villa Kissonerga, Cyprus
This unique holiday villa is located close to the popular Coral Bay sandy beach. It offers a heated jacuzzi and heated infinity pool with simply stunning views down to the sea. Staying at Villa Kissonerga makes you feel elegant and free together with the sun, sea and nature.
Price from: £45pppn
5. Villa Occitane, Languedoc
Luxury is the name of the game at this idyllic beachfront villa in Southern France. Gaze out at the turquoise sea from your stunning infinity pool. It’s also a great vantage point to watch the kids make the most of the watersports program provided by the villa – they’ll be entertained by hours windsurfing, wakeboarding and paddle boarding while you soak up some rays in sumptuous surroundings.
Price from: £98 pppn
6. Chateau Chamborigaud, Languedoc
This pool has bamboo grove at one end and the reflection of your picture perfect French chateau at the other. Chateau Chamborigaud is an elegant, Disney-style property which sits in a private 5-acre park in the beautiful Cevennes mountains. If luxury, style, privacy and a little dose of fairy tale fantasy is what you’re after, look no further.
Price from: £63 pppn
7. Chateau de Taureau, Provence-Alpes
The vast pool that laps against the patio of Chateau de Taureau, really has to be seen to be believed. The entirety of this imposing manor is reflected in the pools glassy surface, and the infinity design gives the impression that you could just walk straight over it from the dining room patio, into the ornamental gardens beyond.
Price from: £196 pppn
8. Chateau Beaujeu, Rhone-Alpes
Incredibly inviting, Chateau Beaujeu is a magical holiday home perfect for creating endless memories with your family. The outdoor spaces include 2 closed and secured terraces, and a heated and secured swimming pool. The chateau is also fully catered with a gourmet chef and an extensive range of activities can also be booked with the hosts including cooking classes for kids, riding lessons and wine tasting.
Prices from: 57pppn
9. Villa Pure Life, Lagoa
Villa Pure Life will simply take your breath away. The interior of the property is just as glorious as the exterior, with luxury furniture, trinkets and furnishings throughout. The villa is fully air conditioned and with all the mod cons, this villa has everything you need for a self-catering holiday. Not to mention you’ll have your very own pool, moat and private beach. Granted, the pool is a sight for sore eyes, but what makes it so unique is its natural spring water.
Price from: £63 pppn
10. Villa Sal e Açucar, Algarve
The panoramic 360 views from the pool at Villa Sal e Açucar are incredible. The hills of tranquil Vale Judeau surround the villa, cascading down to the Atlantic ocean. The terrace is a perfect spot to cook, eat and keep on enjoying that view late into the evening.
Price from: £77 pppn
11. Villa Elario, Amalfi Coast
From your vantage point on the steep hillsides of the iconic Amalfi Coast, you can see the beautiful town of Positano, and the incredible coastline. The pool of this landmark Amalfi villa is nothing short of magnificent, with infinity edges making the most of every inch of the view.
Price from: £106 pppn
12. Casale Cocca, Lazio
The spectacular pool at Casale Cocca is attached to a luxuriously relaxing hot tub, perfect for watching the sunset over the panoramic Tuscan countryside. This is a new villa, but built in traditional Tuscan style, so you can feel like you are in old rustic Italy. It has the full gambit of modern luxuries, an outdoor kitchen and extensive gardens.
Price from: £30 pppn
13. Tower Villa, Umbria
On arriving at this villa, the sight of the tower reflected in the glassy surface of the Olympic-sized pool will take your breath away. The view from the pool itself is fantastic, miles of countryside stretches before you across the Monte Tezio valley and the castle of Murlo – of course, you can also enjoy the view from Tower Villa’s incredible roof terrace.
Price from: £43 pppn
14. Can Canica, Mallorca
Location: Mallorca, Spain
Price from: £14pppn
Best for: This villa is found in a great location, near numerous wonderful beaches. The property features some great views to enjoy while you’re chilling out of an evening. To top it off, there is an amazing pool and Jacuzzi with a stunning view.
15. Villa Estevez, Costa Callida
The palm trees and woven parasols that surround the pool at Villa Estevez are like something out of a tropical fantasy. Most of the bedrooms in this one-level villa have direct access to the terrace, pool and dining area. There’s also a hugely fun table tennis table on the terrace, along with resort access if you should need it.
Price from: £39
16. Villa Arenil de le Sirena, Ibiza
They don’t make ‘em much more glamourous than this pool at Villa Arenil de la Sirena. This modern Balearic masterpiece has unparalleled ocean views and the perfect vantage point for Ibiza’s famous sunsets. This chic, minimal and luxurious villa is out to impress, and the pool terrace is absolutely jaw-dropping.
Price from: £154 pppn
17. Gran Hacienda Florentina, Costa del Sol
The view of the Andalucian countryside from the infinity pool at this grand villa is stunning. It is situated on a hillside terrace below the villa, surrounded by sunloungers – making you feel like a member of a very exclusive club.
Price from: £68 pppn
18. Ohana Villa, Tobago
This beautiful tropical house is a haven of peace and quiet, where you can escape from your busy life and admire the open and magical views across the ocean. It has a beautiful infinity pool, from where you can enjoy the magnificent tropical atmosphere.
Price from: £68pppn
Ready to dive right in? Check out our full range of villas with pools in Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, Italy and the Caribbean. If you’re need of some guidance finding your perfect pool, give our concierge team a call. If you’re in need of some summer holiday destination inspiration for this year, check out our top 10 picks for summer holidays in 2016.