Airlines aren’t the only ones in the travel industry revamping their approach to lure tourists to once again explore the four corners of the world.
Room service, fitness by appointment only, and limited capacity has been some of the safety measures taken to ensure social distancing.
But none of these precautions compare to the comfort and extravagance of having your own private plunge pool in your hotel room.
The ads for the perfect resort getaway always feature a luxurious swimming pool overlooking an amazing view. But the serenity of those untouched waters and empty lounge chairs is far from reality when a flood of guests all try to cool down in the small infinity pool at once.
So visit one of these hotels for a private poolside experience where the only one allowed in these still waters is you!
1. Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Italy
Rome is one of the most romantic cities in the world.
Cobblestone streets, rolling vineyards, and the echoes of artistic expression throughout the centuries – there’s truly no better place to book your next romantic getaway (assuming they let you through their borders).
The Planetarium and Presidential Suites inside the ornate Rome Cavalieri offer special touches that propel you into another world.
We are speaking mainly of the private plunge jacuzzi where you soak in the beauty of the ancient building tops spread throughout the Eternal City.
Just be ready to search far and wide to find another vacation that can match the grandeur of Rome.
As the famous English author Fanny Burney once wrote, “Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building after seeing Italy.”
2. Andronis Boutique Hotel, Santorini, Greece
The Andronis Boutique Hotel in Greece may be small with only 14 rooms, but it’s anything but quaint.
Every room offers an incredible view of the Aegean Sea and Santorini’s epic caldera – but some suites also feature a majestic plunge pool literally carved into the stone, making you feel like you’ve stepped into your own enchanted paradise.
While you won’t see the Parthenon from here, you won’t have to deal with thousands of tourists either – which is my idea of a vacation.
3. Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia
You may imagine the desert as a wasteland where you wander aimlessly for days looking for water.
Well you can skip all the near-death experiences and go straight to a real piece of paradise at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia.
There are only ten 1,400-square-foot guest lodges, so start planning now for luxurious accommodations like you’ve never seen before.
Solar-powered freezers in your room are stocked full of ice cream and famous Namibian craft beer to help you cool off – but after a dip in the chilled plunge pool on your private veranda, you might not even need it.
4. Secret Bay, Dominica
The prestigious Relais & Châteaux association is nothing short of impressive.
Set on what seems to be the top of the world, this resort has a mere six villas fully equipped with private plunge pools that look like they spill right down the mountainside.
A soft breeze offers constant company while you enjoy the high life among cotton candy clouds and exotic birds.
5. Rosewood Hong Kong, Harbor House, Hong Kong
The bustling city life of Hong Kong is like none other, but only at the Rosewood Hong Kong Harbor House will you get to experience the beauty of the lively city without enduring all the chaos.
Many famous movies offer unforgettable views like the famous 57th floor suite at the Harbor House which features not one, but two private outdoor plunge pools.
You’ll feel like you’re in your own James Bond movie when you take a dip in a pool spread over the Tsim Sha Tsui district’s waterfront location.
Each of these hotels give you more than the standard double queen room ever could.
And with a private pool, you’ll make vacation memories that far exceed any run-of-the-mill tourist attraction.
Maybe your getaway needs to be more soothing to the senses instead of the stimulation overload most trips offer.
And a private infinity pool will do just that.