There’s nothing quite like taking a refreshing dip in your very own private swimming pool on holiday. As the summer sun beams down, slipping into the cool, glistening waters can be pure bliss. Luxury villa getaways are all about relaxation and rejuvenation, so it’s no surprise that a showstopper swimming pool is a must-have for many discerning travellers.
When choosing your luxury villa escape, you’ll want to be sure your temporary home comes equipped with a spectacular centrepiece pool primed for making unforgettable memories. From Mediterranean oases to Caribbean aquatic wonders, read on for our roundup of the most enticing pools that will have you eager to dive in on your next getaway.
What could be better than floating lazily with a cocktail in hand as you take in stunning vistas, from rolling vineyards to crashing ocean waves? An infinity pool that seems to merge seamlessly with the horizon? A sprawling lagoon-style pool with exciting features like bubble jets, rapids, and waterfalls? Or perhaps a sleek, modern lap pool flanked by stylish lounge chairs and umbrellas for true vacation glamour.
1. Villa Zaimis, Crete
Escape to Villa Zaimis in Crete, where a superb swimming pool lets you truly chill out on holiday. Lounge on chic sun beds surrounding the extensive pool and take in gorgeous sea views amidst stunning landscaped gardens. After exploring Crete, unwind in the villa’s private hot tub under starry skies. The contemporary pool is everything you need to cool off, with its spacious terrace and prime spots for catching the sun in total privacy. Make a splash in Villa Zaimis’ show-stopping pool, with its secluded luxury offering the ultimate Crete retreat. This is one pool made for creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones
2. Baccha Deluxe Soller, Mallorca
Live the high life at Baccha Deluxe Soller, where a large swimming pool lets you kick back in luxury. Lounge on chill-out beds and sway in hammocks by the spacious pool overlooking the stunning Soller countryside. After exploring nearby Palma, unwind by the fabulous pool surrounded by a lush Mediterranean garden. When the sun goes down, the pool and garden stay lit for evening fun around the furnished terrace and brick barbecue. With super king bedrooms and a twin room for kids, this is a stunning villa for everyone. But the real showstopper is the outsized pool and garden made for holiday memories.
3. Villa Le Fauci, Tuscany
Discover family fun at Villa Le Fauci in Tuscany, with not one but two fabulous swimming pools. Cool off in the large infinity pool featuring a whirlpool – a gorgeous spot for adults to unwind. Beside it, a smaller pool with a fun splash area beckons little feet. Lounge poolside surrounded by Tuscany’s beauty and dine al fresco at this peaceful retreat. Catering to both kids and adults, Villa Le Fauci is a secluded hideaway made for making memories. Make a splash together in two stunning pools amid the tranquil Tuscan landscapes.
4. Hacienda Buena Vista, Andalusia
Enjoy the secluded oasis of Hacienda Buena Vista, perched on a private Andalusian hillside. Lounge by the exceptional private pool, where nearly 360-degree views create a magical vantage point. Surrounded by manicured gardens and orchards, this Spanish finca provides total solitude. After exploring the Sierra de Aracena, unwind poolside overlooking the endless countryside. With its privileged hilltop location, Hacienda Buena Vista’s sensational pool promises a one-of-a-kind getaway. Make lifelong memories at this peaceful hideaway with a spectacular pool made for celebrations.
5. Villa Misket, Kalkan
Travel to the wonderful Villa Misket in Kalkan, where the infinity pool offers stunning panoramic Mediterranean views. Take a refreshing morning dip as you admire the scenery or lounge poolside on sleek sunbeds under shady parasols. The impressive L-shaped ladder-entry pool can be accessed from the living area’s floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. After exploring Kalkan, return to the villa and unwind by the sensational infinity pool surrounded by chic furnishings. With its incredible vistas, Villa Mosaic’s dreamy pool area promises an unforgettable Turkish retreat. Lounge, swim and soak up the view from this serene oasis made for relaxing
6. Villa Amalie, French Riviera
On the French Riviera, Villa Amalie awaits with a glorious heated pool promising sun-soaked days. Sip rosé poolside on sleek loungers or bask in the water until sunset – the choice is yours! After exploring the dramatic, luxurious interiors, unwind by the superb pool surrounded by lush gardens. As day fades to night, the fun continues thanks to modern amenities like a home cinema. Recently renovated to perfection, this is one villa where the pool takes centre stage. Lilos ready – Villa Amalie’s sensational aquatic playground awaits.
7. Villa Santa Clara, Languedoc
The luxurious Villa Santa Clara sits just steps from the sandy shores near historic Sète in Languedoc. After exploring the seaside town, relax by the villa’s heated infinity pool overlooking palm trees and the sea. Lounge on the colourful terrace and deck, then barbecue fresh catches from the nearby port. As the sunset paints the sky, slip into the pool’s refreshing waters to end the day. With its enviable beachfront location, Villa Santa Clara’s aqua oasis promises an unforgettable coastal retreat. Dive into holiday bliss in this lavish villa’s show-stopping seaside pool.
8. Villa Bougainvillea, Costa del Sol
Nestled in the mountainous Costa del Sol, the idyllic Villa Bougainvillea awaits just minutes from the village of Gaucin. Marvel at spectacular countryside views from the stunning infinity pool, this villa’s aqua centrepiece. Lounge on the pool’s terrace and lower lawn scattered with sleek loungers and umbrellas. After exploring picturesque Gaucin, return to the villa and dive into the serene infinity waters. With its panoramic vistas and peaceful setting, Villa Bougainvillea’s sublime pool promises a rejuvenating hideaway. Immerse yourself in the infinity oasis and soak up the tranquil views of paradise from this Spanish villa retreat.
9. Casale Cocca, Lazio
At Casale Cocca, a spectacular pool and hot tub overlook the panoramic Tuscan countryside. Relax poolside as the sunset paints the rolling hills, then soak in the steaming tub under starry skies. Though newly built in traditional style, this villa boasts every modern luxury including an outdoor kitchen. After a day exploring Lazio, return to Casale Cocca’s aqua oasis and take in the breathtaking vistas. With its infinity pool, Jacuzzi and rustic-chic style, this is the ultimate Italian countryside retreat.
10. Casa Frarey, Ibiza
Revel in old-world charm and endless views at this refurbished Ibizan finca overlooking San Antonio. This home has been in the same family for two centuries, and their dedication shows in its perfect blend of traditional and modern styles. Lounge on designer furnishings amidst original rustic details, in the home and out on the magnificent pool deck. The terraced gardens and impressive 15-metre infinity pool beckon – soak up the island’s beauty while dining and relaxing poolside. With its breathtaking vistas and timeless style, Casa Frarey’s sublime pool area is an entertainer’s paradise.
With pools made for making memories, our selection of opulent villas with swimming pools offers aqua attractions to suit every taste. Whether you fancy an infinity oasis with sweeping vistas, a family-friendly aquatic playground, or a secluded hilltop hideaway, you’re sure to find your perfect pool for a splash-tastic luxury getaway with Oliver’s Travels. There is no better time than now to start planning your villa holiday in paradise, so contact our friendly concierge team who are on hand to advise and help plan your memorable getaway.