Top 10 private pools
A private pool is the ultimate luxury when you’re on holiday – and with surrounding rainforest, views of the ocean, or the beach just metres away, these properties feature some of the best pools around.
The Buddhist temple complex of Borobudur on central Java dates back to the ninth century, and every year thousands come to visit this sacred site. You too can enjoy this spectacular monument, staying in absolute luxury at Amanjiwo with its contemporary cool suites and beautiful private pools.
Overlooking azure waters, Aphrodite Hills is a wonderful Mediterranean retreat complete with magnificent swimming pool and access to one of the best golf courses in Cyprus. Each luxurious room or suite has a private terrace and some feature an outdoor jacuzzi or private plunge pool.
Enjoy your own Maldivian Robinson Crusoe experience when you escape to the tropical paradise of the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru. Lounge in your own pool overlooking the turquoise hues of the Indian Ocean, relax on the white sandy beach or try a dive trip to one of the many nearby sites.
At Loisaba, take in the spectacular views across the wild plains of Kenya spotting lion, zebra, elephant and many more, all from your secluded, private pool. If you’re looking for something more active while you’re away, you can try one of the lodge’s many activities; a game drive, bush walk or even a camel trek.
White sandy beaches, clear blue seas and the relaxed Belizian vibe make The Pavilion House at Turtle Inn a perfect choice for a relaxed family beach holiday. With the chance to visit the world’s only Jaguar reserve or the infamous Blue hole, everyone will be happy on this holiday.
Zarafa luxury camp in the Selinda area of Botswana is made up of only four private tents. A real sense of ‘old style’ safari can be found here, but with all the modern touches. Private pools, large bedrooms, en-suite indoor and outdoor bathrooms and excellent food and service are standard.