From a Jamaican water lover’s paradise to a magical Mexican remote hideaway, here’s Part 2 of our ten favourite swimming pools to cool off in this August. Words: Ramsay Short
BEST FOR INFINITY POOLS
Casa Buena Vista, Troncones, Mexico
We can safely say you’ve never seen a pool like this. Casa Buena Vista is a typically Mexican style villa with direct access to a long and virtually deserted beach but its highlight is undoubtedly the three-level infinity pool bordering an open palapa on one side and the beach on the other amid pretty tropical gardens. How to better describe it? Simply look at the pictures and dream of heaven.
Interested? Contact Carpe Diem Luxury Travel for details
BEST FOR FINDING SPACE
Twin Palms at The Tryall Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Let’s just say that with not one, not two, but no less than seven private yet connecting pools of varying depths and designs you’re bound to find the one for you at this truly incredible property. In other words you’re with the kids but want to chill on your own and get some lengths in while they splash and play (and still be able to keep an eye on them) Twin Palms is for you. Not only that, there’s a hot tub and direct access to a private beach. Jamaica never looked so good.
Interested? Contact Jamaica Villas for details
BEST FOR DESIGN JUNKIES
Búzios Villa 4, Búzios, Brazil
Designed by starchitect Thiago Bernardes this is arguably the most striking house on one of the finest beaches (Manguinhos) in Búzios. Super spacious, all wood with inspiring interior touches, at times it feels almost minimal Japanese in style and all the while fitting perfectly within its environment. But let’s talk about the pool – long and rectangular in shape, open to the elements but lined by pillars and a retractable roof and surrounded by wood decking it is an impressive piece of design and the place where we guarantee you’ll spend most of your time.
Interested? Contact Matueté Villas for details
BEST FOR FAMILY FUN
Villa Lovelli, Capalbio, Argentario, Italy
A truly Roman-style rural villa with a 180° view of the sea, Mount Argentario and the countryside, the heated infinity pool is hidden on a lower level facing the house but with stunning views of the Med and surrounded by lawns and terraces. It’s perfect for relaxed swimming, lounging and playing with the kids while the villa itself boasts relaxed contemporary interiors and a superb art collection.
Interested? Contact Unique Properties and Events for details
BEST FOR ROMANCE
Villa Oasis de Salines, La Grand Saline, St Barthélemy
On arrival at this magnificent property most visitors find themselves praying for a longer stay. Positioned dramatically in the crest of a hill surrounded by 2.5 acres of lush tropical gardens with panoramic ocean views over a canopy of trees, the six-bedroom villa will have you doing nothing less than living the (romantic) dream. And then of course there are the pools: one 80ft lap pool and one 40ft pool with graded access, both heated and surrounded by spacious decks for sunbathing and incredible views. Skinny-dip anyone?
Interested? Contact St. Barth Properties for details
For Part 1 of The Ten Best Pools In The World click here