Our travel sights are set on Europe and specifically, the most gorgeous hotels in Europe with private pools, because who doesn’t want to unplug, dive in, and lounge on a deck chair in the lap of luxury and seclusion.
Grand-Hotel Du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel, French Riviera
Located on the Cote D’azur, the Grand Hôtel Du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel, evokes timeless elegance and glamour thanks to its French palatial design, Michelin-starred Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine, and panoramic hillside views out over the aquamarine waters.
Private pool, yes, please Then there are the pools. Beyond the hotel’s iconic Club Dauphine pool, a signature symbol of the hotel and considered one of the world’s most beautiful pools on earth, the hotel has its own luxury hilltop terrace Pool Suite featuring a private infinity pool with views out over the Aleppo pine grove. For more poolside glamour on the French Riviera, this famed hotel is also home to Villa Rose-Pierre, a magnificent rose-colored villa nestled in the hotel’s private garden that comes complete with its own freshwater pool, tennis court, and petanque field. Oh, and if you can drag yourself from your deck chair, hit the road in the hotel’s vintage 1960s convertible, and cruise along the Riviera like an old Hollywood movie star.
Amanzoe, Porto Heli, Greece
A modern-day Acropolis right on the beach on the east coast of The Peloponnese, Amanzoe has luxury villas surrounded by olive groves overlooking the Aegean Sea, all of which come with their own private pool. The hotel also has its signature Pool Restaurant where you can indulge in Mediterranean cuisine, delicious Greek and elevated Japanese from the comfort of your sunlounger.
Private pool, yes please:
Amanzoe’s Greek-style villas all have their own private terrace with pools ranging in shapes and sizes (from 6 – 24 meters in length but if you really want next-level poolside luxury try Villa 20, which has six (yep, six) private pools. There are also luxury pavilions set in marble alcoves that feature private plunge pools with sweeping views of the countryside or sea. If that’s not enough to whet your appetite (pun intended) the hotel’s architecture is incredible – sand-colored marble floors, traditional dry stone-clad walls, concrete columns, and cornices that will transport you back to ancient Greece. When you’re not poolside, hop on one of the resort’s speed boats to spend a day at a nearby Greek island nearby islands at a moment’s notice.
Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca, Spain
Set among the olive groves in the hillside of Spain’s UNESCO-protected Tramuntana Mountains La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel is a 17th century quintessential Mallorcan stone manor where the suites come with terraces and private pools and the gastronomy line up is all about tapas on the terrace by candlelight.
Private pool: The Spanish-style suites at La Residencia have private terraces with panoramic mountain views and their own gorgeous pool, but our favorite has to be the Presidential Suites, which come with separate living and dining rooms and a large private pool surrounded by palm trees just outside your door. While in magical Mallorca be sure to explore the town of Deia, taste local wines, and go for a hike to see those cliffside views at their best.
Amanruya, Bodrum, Turkey
Secluded luxury awaits at Amanruya, set on a private pebbled beach on the northern coast of the Bodrum Peninsula overlooking the Aegean Sea. Surrounded by cypress trees and olive groves, the stunning property fuses Mediterranean and Turkish architecture and design and guests stay in stone pavilions outfitted with private pools.
Private pool, yes, pleaseThe free-standing pavilion-style accommodations offer authentic luxury with bright white stone walls, marble flooring, four-poster beds, handmade Turkish rugs, and lavish private pools looking out into the garden or sea. Go for the Pool Pavilion Deluxe Sea View Cottage which also has a charcoal fireplace in addition to your own pool and day bed where you can enjoy your days feasting on meze platters, house-made bread, and famous Turkish breakfasts, an experience in their own right.
Hotel Pitrizza, Sardinia, Italy
The ultimate secluded retreat in Sardinia, Hotel Pitrizza, located between rocky hills and the Mediterranean Sea has a main pool carved out of the natural rock that pays homage to the area’s rugged landscape. Guests also have exclusive access to their own private beach and can enjoy contemporary Mediterranean cuisine at Pitrizza Restaurant while overlooking dazzling Liscia di Vacca bay, the hotel’s lush gardens, and their granite pool.
Private pool, yes, pleaseThe hotel suites, like the signature Unique Suite, come with a private terrace and pool, so you can float off to heaven while taking in the beautiful views of the bay. And did we mention there’s also a sunken tub and some suites have a small grassy area so you can dry off under the Sardinian sun?
Derived from the ancient Greek word Amarantos, meaning everlasting, the Amara Hotel guest suites feature 180-degree views of the sea and in addition to the rooftop pool, there is a Rooftop Deluxe Suite, with its own private pool. The restaurant lineup is also worth traveling for; Matsuhisa Limassol by famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa for Japanese Peruvian and Ristorante Locatelli headed up by chef Giorgio Locatelli for delicious Italian.
Private pool, yes, please The Rooftop Duplex Suite is next level, literally. This adults-only, two-level suite features floor-to-ceiling windows for epic views of the ocean, Cypress skyline, and a private pool by the garden. There’s also the Amara Suite with an outdoor area, infinity pool, jacuzzi, and lounge area.
Maslina Resort, Stari Grad, Croatia
Poolside glamour meets wellbeing on the spectacular Croatian coastline at Maslina Resort, located at Stari Grad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The resort has two pools, one with views of the bay, as well as its own private tanning area on the beach. Stroll along the hotel’s stone path to the Pharomatique Spa surrounded by native pines, medicinal herbs, and olive trees where the treatment philosophy is “garden-to-skin”
Private pool, yes, please Slide into your own heated plunge pool in the Pool Suite with views of the Adriatic Coast and a traditional loggia for lounging. Or book a private villa on the ocean with lush gardens and a heated infinity pool.
Gozo Escape, Malta
In the countryside of Malta’s Gozo island, Gozo Escape has villa and farmhouse-style accommodations that ooze rustic charm and offer views of the expansive fields and vineyards. And yes, some have private pools.
Private Pool, yes, please The farmhouses have luxurious private pools along with wood-burning fireplaces, lounges, and a barbecue area. Inside is equally as fabulous thanks to the wooden beams, patterned floors, stone staircase, and colorful Mediterranean furniture and design accents.
Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan, Italy
Wrapped in wrought iron gates and quintessential Italian glamour, the Hotel Principe di Savoia in the heart of Milan fuses fashion, culture, warm Italian hospitality, and escapism thanks to its suite with a private pool.
Private Pool, yes, please The Presidential Suite with its decadent Milanese and French design has a Pompeii-style spa with a jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, and lavish private pool housed inside a hand-painted and mosaic-tiled lounge, that’s perfect for a dip after a hard day shopping in this fashion epicenter.
Canaves Oia Suites, Santorini, Greece
Tucked behind Santorini’s famed blue-domed church (hello Insta-worthy pics) in the village of Oia, Canaves Oia Suites is a breathtaking typical Greek Island style boutique hotel set into the cliffside. From the crisp whites, pops of azure blue, and enchanting sunset vistas the property evokes Santorini romance right down to its private pool options.
Private pool, yes, please The hotel’s Suites and Villas have a range of private pools from plunge to stunning infinity pools, not to mention postcard-perfect ocean views and large rainfall showers. Perhaps one of the best hotel rooms with a private pool in Europe is the Honeymoon Suite, complete with a private pool tucked away in its own cave for total privacy without losing those unbelievable views.
Monverde Wine Experience Hotel, Teloes, Portugal
Private pools are not exclusive to seaside hotels as the Monverde Wine Experience Hotel, a countryside hotel 90 minutes outside of Porto, proves. Part of the Vinho Verde Route in the Minho Wine Region known, this charming boutique hotel is perfect for wine lovers seeking an immersive experience whose idea of the perfect vacation centers around vino and swimming.
Private pool, yes, please The Wine Experience Suite, just a short walk from the main manor house has an expansive wooden terrace overlooking the vineyards with a private pool, day beds for lounging, and a private wine cellar. Naturally.
Le Vallon de Valrugues & Spa, Provence, France
Just a short walk from the chic boutiques and galleries of St. Remy de Provence, the Côte d’Azur Southern French town that inspired Vincent Van Gogh lies Le Vallon de Valrugues & Spa. The elegant boutique property, a hot spot for the celebrity crowd, has a Greco- Roman bastide style spa, Michelin Star restaurant, and suite named after the great master complete with a private pool.
Private pool, yes, please The Van Gogh Suite, one of the most sought-after hotel suites in South-East France has an oversized private terrace with enchanting views of the Alpilles, a private heated pool, another communal outdoor swimming area, fireplace, deep soak tub, walk-in shower, and separate lounge space. Talk about a work of art.