The world’s coolest poolside properties.
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Sure, the inside of our hotel room is important. But let’s face it, you’re not on vacation unless an Instagram-worthy pool is beckoning you forth from your room, piña colada in hand, ready to get busy doing absolutely nothing.

We’ve scoured the internet searching for ways for you to get the most splish-splash for your cash, and we think you’ll be pleased with our selection. Dive on in.

Our top picks: The World’s Coolest Pools

Casamerica Private Villa hotel pool puerto rico

Casamerica Private Villa

Puerto Rico

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The architect of this impeccable Airbnb understands how beautiful the Puerto Rican landscape is and ensures that no matter how wonderful the property itself is, the rolling mountains are always the center of attention.

Its picture-perfect pool is the ideal place to watch the sun go down, and if the temperature drops even a little, the nearby hot tub is ready and waiting. Inside is what can only be described as jungle-chic. Wooden accents give the feel of an upscale mountain lodge, while its labyrinth-like gardens are a jungle unto themselves.

The villa can host up to eight guests in four bedrooms, with five bathrooms dotted around the home. When split between eight, a minimum two-night stay comes out to around $224 a night. Not too bad, considering how amazing this rental is.

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Sumberkina Hill Retreat pool bali indonesia

Sumberkina Hill Retreat

Bali, Indonesia

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Bali has long been associated with some of the most stunning accommodations on the planet, and the Sumberkima Hill Retreat is no exception. Its unique concrete setup allows the greenery of the surrounding Indonesian jungle to engulf the structure, while the marvelous key-shaped pool hangs out from the hill, allowing panoramic views of the whole area.

The Airbnb is part of a resort with multiple villas and, as with many Balinese accommodations, offers unbelievable value for money. A night runs at just $172 – worth it for the views alone. If this one isn’t available when you want it, make sure to check out the other retreat properties.

The site has two restaurants as well as a dive instructor, yoga classes, and other peaceful activities to embrace your getaway fully.

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Our Other Top Picks:

  • The largest pool in the world in Chile needs a boat to cross

  • This heated pool in the Swiss Alps is spectacular

  • This 41st floor Four Seasons Pool in Philly is the ultimate urban splash

  • Indoor mansion pool on the Amalfi coast lets you feel like the Godfather

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