The highest delight of a connoisseur of luxury: lying by the pool with a fresh cocktail or a glass of wine, enjoying the smooth flow of life, and watching the water and the sky blend into pure infinity.
Explore and enjoy 30 peerless villas with infinity edge pools that are equal to the most famous tropical resorts.
Greece: the best infinity pools of the South Aegean
Swimming in a pool overlooking the sea is not something that every corner on the globe can offer. And the Greek island of Mykonos happens to be one of the best places to enjoy plenty of snow-white villas with probably the best infinity pools in the world.
Villa Nefeli, located in the village of Faros Armenistis, Mykonos, showcases a scenery so surreally beautiful that you almost will believe you are flying over the South Aegean.
Thalassa Villa in Agios Stefanos has a unique architecture that incorporates both natural stone and a water edge pool. The pool surrounds the entire home, nearly touching the edges of the exterior walls; thereby creating the illusion of a sea level rising to Thalassa’s level and offering spectacular views over the sea.
If you’re into contemporary Greek home design, we highly recommend taking a closer look at White Vista, one of the most stunning constructions on the island.
The Seascape, a romantic villa situated in Skiathos, creates the unforgettable sensation of soaring over the sea while swimming in a mirror edge pool.
If you like lively, vibrant, and festive atmospheres, we highly recommend this villa in Zakynthos. It not only has a great hill location but also possesses a perfect infinity pool with a classic, blue finish.
But if you are tired of overcrowded locations, either the Sea Frame villa on the small island of Antiparos or the Villa Gaia in Milos would be perfect for enjoying the untouched, authentic views of the South Aegean.
On Paros, we found the fancy Villa Soleil that definitely will make an impression on even the most sophisticated architectural aficionado. The property features a stunning infinity pool that makes you feel as if you are hovering over the sea and sinking into the beauty of the landscape.
Spain: the best infinity pools in Andalucia
In southern Spain, the sunsets reflected on the perfect surfaces of private pools are no less impressive than in the Cyclades.
Our No.1 choice is this avant-garde villa in Alcuzcuz with one of the best infinity pools in the area and splendid views over the Mediterranean Sea. The property also features a cinema area, VIP seating, a DJ booth, and a state-of-the-art golf simulator.
Two other unrivaled villas with ultra-modern swimming spaces are located predictably in the mountains of Benahavis. With contemporary pools, they both have open, south-facing sea views.
In the gated community of Los Olivos, Nueva Andalucia, you’ll find a contemporary villa featuring a mirror-edge pool with panoramic sea views and palm thatches reflecting on its surface.
And then there is the yacht-inspired, $25-million home in Marbella’s most upscale area of La Zagaleta. Its owner will enjoy the best views in Marbella right from the pool finished with dark- emerald tiles, favorably emphasizing the endless edge design.
But we hasten to say that Andalucia also offers other more affordable infinity pool villas, like this beautiful $600,000 property in Valencia.
France: the best infinity pools on the French Riviera
The fascinating panorama of the Cote d’Azur has earned a reputation for being one of the most gorgeous in the world, so it is not surprising that the best infinity pools with views are located there.
The most extraordinary views on the French Riviera are reserved for this large, round pool in Theoule-Sur-Mer with 240-degree views. From the pool, you can also observe the iconic construction of Pierre Cardin’s Palais Bulle situated a few meters below the hill.
Moving west along the Cote d’Azur, searching for the best infinity edge plunge pools, you won’t want to miss this contemporary villa in Ramatuelle on the Saint-Tropez coast. The very style of architecture for both the house and its pool is saturated with the spirit and atmosphere of Saint Tropez: leisurely relaxation accompanied by a frosty, tropical cocktail.
Another great example of contemporary French design is these two, ultra-modern villas at the entrance of Villefranche-sur-Mer–probably the most picturesque poolsides in the village.
Or, if you are prepared to pay over US$70M for your second home, then we recommend noting this villa featuring a disappearing edge pool with an unusual and sophisticated tile pattern–and the most captivating view over Cannes that you’ll find.
Yet another outstanding pool property in Nice is located in the famous Palais Maeterlinck. Today, this historic palace features fantastic apartments with one of the best infinity pools with a view.
In Cannes, we also found this prestigious villa, where you can enjoy observing how the ideal surface of the round pool smoothly turning into the sky.
And, finally, another two incredible villas with infinity edge pools that we discovered in San-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. They both symbolize the coveted, classic architecture that you expect from a sophisticated, French-style property. The remarkable darker tile finish of their pools gives them a sense of depth and adds to the glasslike quality of the water.
USA: best infinity pools in Florida, California and Colorado
No matter where you prefer to spend your happy summer days, whether in France or in the USA, it’s always a delight to relax poolside.
The Californian Rancho Santa Fe is a perfect example of a property made for lazy summer days. It boasts a jaw-dropping, zero-edge pool overlooking the ocean.
A fantastic Mexican style villa in San Diego features several infinity pools for every taste: from a zero-edge pool featuring a stunning view to a whole water zone with a relaxation area and jacuzzi built into it.
In Florida, we found a completely different type of swimming space: a skyscraper roof pool. Naturally, the ocean and Miami views from this Mansions at Acqualina Penthouse are completely mesmerizing.
But amazing, invisible-edge plunge pools can be also found further away from ocean coasts–such as in this estate in the mountains of Vail, Colorado. This incredible, 75-foot long, suspended above the ground, glass-bottom pool nestles in an exquisite and modern contemporary estate, featuring exceptional Gore Range views.
Tropical destinations: the best infinity pool in Asia and the Caribbean
In paradise resorts and luxurious modern hotels, unparalleled endless pools are themselves an attraction for travelers from all over the world. There’s no need, however, to search for a hotel if such an incredible infinity swimming pool is in your own house.
Millionaire’s Mile Villa, located on the hillsides of Phuket, undoubtedly is one of the finest properties on the island. Needless to say, one of its highlights is the 21×5 meter infinity edge plunge pool, surrounded by modern outdoor living space and enchanting ocean views.
And those dreaming of a Caribbean lifestyle definitely will enjoy spending time by this beautiful pool in the Cayman Islands. The amazing oceanfront villa fits perfectly into the beach landscape of the area, while the infinity pool with a magical sky reflection emphasizes the atmosphere of the eternal summer.