The world’s best pools with a view Soak up the scenery and let your troubles float away at the 20 world’s best pools with a view…
by 14th March 2018

Growing up, most children quickly pick up on the age-old, unwritten rule of summer: one should always be nice to friends with pools. Well, it’s true isn’t it?! Think back to all those balmy, carefree afternoons and long summer evenings spent by the pool with your friends. Not much could tear us away from the water and the good times.

Water does the body good and nothing beats the summer heat like a quick dip in a refreshing pool. Time spent in, or next to, the pool eases the mind, soothes the soul and gives us a healthy measure of vitamin D to boot. So if you don’t have access to a daily dose of vitamin ‘sea’, then go for the next best thing and soak up the glorious sunshine next to a picturesque pool.

We’ve taken our own childhood advice and continue to make friends with some of the best pool owners in the world. Here are 20 of the world’s best pools with a view… relax, soak up the remarkable, bucket list scenery and let your troubles float away.

1. &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge, Ngala Private Game Reserve, South Africa

2. The Silo Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

3. &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namib Desert, Namibia

4. &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

5. &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

6. &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

7. The Vines Resort & Spa, Mendoza, Argentina

8. Pikaia Lodge, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

9. Hotel AWA, Puerto Varas, Chile

10. Viña VIK, Millahue, Chile

11. Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Southern Patagonia, Chile

12. Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa, Atacama Desert, Chile

13. Explora Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile

14. Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Pokhara Valley, Nepal

15. Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas, India

16. Cape Weligama, Sri Lanka

17. The Leela Palace, New Delhi, India

18. COMO Maalfushi, Maldives

19. Ananda in the Himalayas, India

20. Meghauli Serai, Chitwan National Park, Nepal