Swimming on the edge – 7 of the sexiest hotel pools in Asia
Deep in a valley – floating over a city skyline – perched on a cliff edge …
These hotels in Asia boast sumptuous swimming pools that are worth foregoing the beach for. So grab your bikini and dive into an Instagram-worthy pool that takes sexiness to new heights.
Viceroy Bali – Indonesia
If you’re looking for a quiet getaway with an eye-catching infinity pool that will strike you speechless, Viceroy Bali is the place for you. The hillside retreat is nestled high up on the edge of Bali’s famed Petanu Valley, the site of former royal palaces, also known as the Valley of the Kings. Relax in the pool with a cold drink from the swim-up bar. Or sink into a soft cushion in the traditional poolside Balinese gazebo and take in the sweeping views of the valley below and the enriching sounds of the jungle. It’s like floating on the edge of paradise.
Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary – Bhutan
In a land of deep spirituality there’s still room for a little luxury. Located high in the beautiful Neyphu valley, the pool at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary is a swimming experience unlike anything else. The 50-foot heated indoor pool has floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the valley and surrounding mountains, and is available to take a dip in all year round, even when the mountains are covered in snow. Enjoy a relaxing swim or just take in the magnificent views of the valley from one of the comfy deck chairs on the pool’s outside terrace.
Aureum Palace Inle Resort & Spa – Myanmar
Imagine lying by a pool overlooking a picturesque freshwater lake surrounded by the Shan Mountains in Myanmar. Watch the Intha fishermen balance gracefully on one leg as they propel their boats using this unique leg-rowing technique. In the evenings grab a sunbed and a cocktail and watch the sun setting over the still waters. Aureum Palace Resort & Spa Inle is located on the shore of Inle Lake, famous for its floating gardens, iconic fishermen and lakeside pagodas.
Paresa Resort, Phuket – Thailand
Perched high on a cliff above the Andaman Sea in Phuket is the stunning Paresa Resort. The high-flying location means that the hotel doesn’t have direct access to the beach. But what it does have is a stunning infinity pool which offers inspirational views of the ocean. Spend hours floating in the cool water gazing out at the seascape. What’s more every single suite and villa has a private plunge or lap pool – all with the same incredible views.
137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok – Thailand
What better reason to book the suites at the 137 Pillars Suites & Residences on your next trip to Bangkok than the infinity rooftop swimming pool on the 26th floor. This highly instagrammable swimming spot is reserved exclusively for the hotel’s suite guests. It’s open 24 hours, so head up for a midnight swim and enjoy the 360 degree views of the of the city’s night lights under the stars.
Don’t worry, there is another rooftop pool on a different floor for guests of the residences. It’s almost as impressive as the other one but is not open at night.