Wherever your next holiday destination, one thing is for sure when you rent one of our luxury villas – the pool will be the centre of attention. After all, what’s the one 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 or simply the spot you go to relax as you top up your tan. Whatever your fave pool perk, the perfect swimming pool is the cherry on top of your break.

We’ve scoured our portfolio of over 2,000 properties to bring you a round-up of our most stellar pools in Europe and the Caribbean.

Greece

Villa Zaimis, Crete

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Villa Zaimis – Crete – Oliver’s Travels

This extensive pool is everything you and your clan need to cool off and chill out on holiday. The surrounding poolside and garden are prime spots to catch the sun in the privacy and comfort of your holiday home. What’s more, the contemporary design and full staffing of Villa Zaimis mean you can really put your feet up and make the most of your holiday in Greece. There’s even a hot tub, so when you’re done exploring the nearby area you can come home, jump in and unwind in bubble heaven.

Sleeps: 10

Price from: £33pppn

Atlantica Caldera Villa IV, Crete

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Atlantica Caldera Villa – Crete – Oliver’s Travels

The Atlantic Caldera Villas are the ultimate holiday retreat. There are 7 villas in total on this exclusive complex, all located just a short walk from the beach. But when you’re not in the mood for sandy feet you can take a break from the heat in your unique half indoor/half outdoor pool – the best of both worlds! When you’ve worn yourself out and need to refuel, there are heaps of moreish restaurants close by, so be sure to treat your taste buds.

Sleeps: 8

Prices from: £42pppn

Villa Althea, Corfu

Villa Althea - Corfu - Oliver's Travels

Villa Althea – Corfu – Oliver’s Travels

The scenery from Villa Althea is almost too good to be true. Offering an exquisite 360-degree panoramic view over the lush countryside of northern Corfu, you’ll most definitely get some Instagram pictures here. There’s even a dedicated kids pool which flows into the deeper main pool, designed for tots that are still finding their feet in the water.

Sleeps: 12

Prices from: £50pppn

Barbati View, Corfu

Barbati View - Corfu - Oliver's Travels

Barbati View – Corfu – Oliver’s Travels

Gaze out at lush mountains and rippling waves in this super chic infinity pool at Barbati View. The pool steps and underwater seating make this pool easy access for everyone, so if cannonballing isn’t your cup of tea, step in, sit down, take in the scenery and cool off from the Mediterranean heat.

Sleep: 10

Prices from: £82pppn


Cyprus

Villa Kissonerga, Cyprus

Villa Kissonerga, Cyprus - Oliver's Travel

Villa Kissonerga – Cyprus – Oliver’s Travel

This unique holiday villa is located close to the popular Coral Bay sandy beach, so whether you want to venture out or stay in the comfort of your home you can get the best from Cyprus. It offers a Jacuzzi and a heated infinity pool with simply stunning views down to the sea. A stay at Villa Kissonerga is the dose of sun, sea and serenity that you need.

Sleeps: 10

Price from: £68pppn

Villa Elise, Paphos

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Villa Elise – Paphos – Oliver’s Travels

Every day is a pool party at Villa Elise. The kidney shaped private pool is surrounded by a sunny, spacious terrace with large outdoor dining and lounge areas. Dine alfresco and laze in the heat, cocktail in hand enjoying the awe-inspiring views while those who can’t get enough of the water make waves in the crystal blue.


France

Villa Occitane, Languedoc

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Villa Occitane – Languedoc – Oliver’s Travels

Luxury is the aim of the game at this idyllic beachfront villa in Southern France. It’s a great place to soak up some rays in sumptuous surroundings while your little explorers make the most of the watersports program provided by the villa – they’ll be entertained by hours windsurfing, wakeboarding and paddle boarding while you get some much needed R&R.

Sleeps: 10

Price from: £98pppn

Chateau du Taureau, Provence-Alpes

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Chateau du Taureau – Provence-Alpes – Oliver’s Travels

The vast pool that laps against the patio of Chateau du 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.

Sleeps: 15

Price from: £196pppn

Chateau Saint-Clair, Normandy

Chateau Saint-Clair - Normandy - Oliver's Travels

Chateau Saint-Clair – Normandy – Oliver’s Travels

The Pool at Chateau Saint Clair is something out of an uber-luxury fairy tale. Set beneath expertly carved rock underneath this lush holiday home, this pool is the perfect private escape. Paired with a sauna, shower room and bar this is the place to treat yourself.

Sleeps: 20

Prices from: £57pppn

Villa Azure, French Riviera

Villa Azure - French Riviera - Oliver's Travels

Villa Azure – French Riviera – Oliver’s Travels

You can make the most of the Mediterranean climate with the fabulous outdoor terrace and pool at Villa Aure. Enjoy the French Riveria in all its glory looking over the sparkling waves from your infinity pool. Spend days in sun-dazed bliss chilling out on the comfy sofas and decking as you sip your apéritif straight from the wine cooler until the sun sets.

Sleeps: 8-10

Prices from: £90pppn

Villa Romane, Provence-Alps

Villa Romane – Provence-Alps – Oliver’s Trave;s

This stone-built villa is perfectly perched offering panoramic views of Provence and the Rhone valley. Charmingly decorated with old style furniture, even the unique Roman-style collonaded swimming pool takes a cue from the grandeur of past times. Plus, there’s plenty of space in the villa for a large group so you can enjoy the beauty of the South of France with all your favourite people.  

Sleeps: 15

Prices from: £19pppn


Spain

Villa Bougainvillea, Costa del Sol

Villa Bougainvillea – Costa del Sol – Spain

Situated deep in the mountain tops just a 5-minute cruise from the quaint white-washed village of Gaucin, Villa Bougainvillea is an idyllic hideaway. For those who are looking for an escape from city life in exchange for a more rural setting, this is truly paradise. With spectacular views of the countryside, it’ll be hard to tear yourself away from the amazing infinity swimming pool. When you do finally need to head inside, you can completely relax in the welcoming ambience of this villa.  

Sleeps: 10

Prices from: £41pppn

Bella Forada, Ibiza 

The floodlit garden and terraced areas of Bella Forada are the perfect places to soak up the sun on warm summer days, then when you need to cool off you can jump into your private kidney-shaped pool whilst Cicadas chirp away. The pool is surrounded by super cool Balinese style sun-loungers with linen curtains so you can escape the sun for a little shade whenever you please.

Sleeps: 12

Prices from: £53pppn


Portugal

Villa Pure Life, Lagoa

Villa Pure Life - Lagoa - Oliver's Travels

Villa Pure Life – Lagoa – Oliver’s Travels

Villa Pure Life completely changes the game! Not only will you have a private pool, but a moat and private beach are at your disposal – so you’ll be absolutely spoilt for choice. What makes this pool so unique is its natural skin friendly spring water. Not to mention, the interior of the property is just as glorious as the exterior, with luxury furnishings throughout – this villa will simply take your breath away.

Sleeps: 6

Price from: £63pppn

Villa Sal e Açucar, Algarve

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Villa Sal e Açucar – Algarve – Oliver’s Travels

The panoramic 360-degree views from the pool at Villa Sal e Açucar are incredible. The green hills of tranquil Vale Judeau surround the villa, cascading down to the Atlantic ocean. The terrace is a perfect spot to cook up a storm, so you’ll love the outdoor space dawn till dusk.

Sleeps: 10

Price from: £77pppn

Casa Da Praia, Algarve

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Casa de Praia – Algarve – Oliver’s Travels

It doesn’t get more glam than Casa Da Praia, this infinity pool boasts underwater bar stools and a wet bar, so you can sip on icy cocktails while you make the most of your beachfront view and the Portuguese sunshine. There’s also a jacuzzi which is a perfect alternative for when you want to wind down after a long day exploring the beaches. 

Sleeps: 16

Prices from: £131pppn


Italy

Casale Cocca, Lazio

Casale Cocca - Lazio - Oliver's Travels

Casale Cocca – Lazio – Oliver’s Travels

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.

Sleeps: 9

Price from: £30pppn

Tower Villa, Umbria

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Tower Villa – Umbria – Oliver’s Travels

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.

Sleeps: 8

Price from: £43pppn

Villa Sirenusa, Amalfi

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Villa Sirenusa – Sorrento – Oliver’s Travels

Perched on the Amalfi Coast with a super stylish infinity pool and superb outdoor space, we know you’ll be watching the Mediterranean Sea sparkling under the sun at Villa Sirenusa. When you need a break from chilling in the pool, your spoilt for choice in ways to relax. Top up your tan on the comfy sun lounger, take shade under the gazebo or rock away on the hammock relaxing in flourishing gardens surrounded by fruiting trees, colourful flowers and views of the hillsides all around.

Sleeps: 10

Price from: £142pppn


Caribbean

Oceana at Sugar Hill, Barbados

Oceana at Sugar Hill – Barbados – Oliver’s Travels

Oceana at Sugar Hill is classically Caribbean and makes the most of the glorious outdoors. The villa’s beautiful pool is the centrepiece of its timeless and glamorous backyard. The large pool deck with sunloungers blends seamlessly in with the covered terraces, and there is even a view of the pool from the upstairs balcony.

Sleeps: 8

Price from£206pppn

Greatview, Jamaica 

Greatview – Jamaica – Oliver’s Travels

The aptly named Greatview is the top spot to holiday in Jamaica in unparalleled luxury. The 20 ’x 40’ is heated pool is impressive, to say the least, with a waterfall feed cascading next to the hot tub below. Step in and enjoy the view as you cool off from the tropical climate on this sunny island. 

Sleeps: 6-12

Prices from: £90pppn

Ready to dive right in? Check out our full range of villas with pools in SpainPortugalGreeceFranceItaly and the Caribbean. If you’re need of some guidance finding your perfect pool, give our concierge team a call and they’ll hand-pick your next summer holiday destination! 

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