Infinity pools to please A-listers

From private plunge pools to heated alpine havens, these eight infinity pools offer expansive views away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi

There’s nothing an A-lister loves more than staying glued to a sun lounger and flopping in and out of a plunge pool. But for those who don’t want images of their half-naked bod splashed over the Internet, here are eight of the best resort infinity pools that offer privacy as part of the package for their stellar clients.

The Edge, Bali
Perched on the side of a 500-foot sea cliff in Uluwatu, Bali, The edge by Mesa Hotels and Resorts has been defying both gravity and convention since opening its doors in 2009. Garnering numerous awards and accolades along the way, the resort features luxuriously appointed private villas, exceptional wining and dining, an extensive spa offering a range of premium treatments, and a highly trained, outstanding team of butlers, dedicated to providing exceptional round-the-clock service to guests. Positioned at the very edge of the cliff with uninterrupted ocean views, this infinity pool is one of the most Instagrammed in the world. mesahotelsandresorts.com

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Agios Lazaros Villa Cecile, Greece
Villa Cecile is one in a collection of villas making up the Agios Lazaros resort. The Villa’s private infinity pool overlooks the whitewashed hills of Mykonos offering up panoramic and unrivalled views of the Aegean Sea. Nothing could possibly beat the afternoon golden glow descending over your very own clifftop haven. Catering for up to six guests, the only people sharing this pool will be you and your hand-selected entourage. onefinestay.com 

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Dionysos Hotel, Turkey
Gorgeous villas scatter the hillside and hug the glorious cliff-top infinity pool of this secluded village-style hotel. You couldn’t be further from the paparazzi here while you mooch around in your own private ‘village’. The pool has sweeping views over the pristine Bay of Kumlubük and beyond to the sprawling Mediterranean Sea. You won’t be able to tell where the pool ends and the bay begins. dionysoshotel.com.tr

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Maya Ubud, Bali
Maya Ubud offer not one but two serene and secluded infinity pools. The first overlooks a lush jungle valley with deep green leaves as far as the eyes can see. The second pool is adults only. Descending in a jungle-covered lift, you will reach the Petanu River. Set just above the river is the inviting waters of the second pool. Float dreamily to the sounds of gurgling jungle streams and chirping tropical birds. Both pools have food and drink service, which means you can stay all day and entertain your entourage. mayaresorts.com

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Park Hotel Vitznau, Switzerland
High above Lake Lucerne, this heated infinity pool has some of the best views in the country. You will be able to relax whatever the weather as the pool is partially indoors and makes its way outside to jut out above the Lake.  Picture a glassy emerald lake, snow-capped peaks and pillowy outdoor jacuzzi beds. There truly is no place we would rather be. parkhotel-vitznau.ch

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Qualia, Australia
Well known for its emphasis on privacy, Qualia resorts offer a number of Windward Pavilions, each with its own private infinity plunge pool. Favoured by celebrities such as Pink and Oprah, the pavilions not only offer complete pap-free privacy but don’t compromise on views with breathtaking vistas of the Coral Sea.  The best part is, you don’t have to share. qualia.com.au

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Royal Malewane, South Africa
The only eyes you need to watch out for here are those of the African wildlife. This luxury safari lodge boasts 16 rooms each with their own private deck and infinity plunge pools. With sweeping views over wild terrain, it is the perfect place to relax while partaking in a touch of wildlife spotting. If you are lucky, some of the local residents might come over and say hi, the non-human type of course. theroyalportfolio.com

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Ungasan Clifftop Resort, Bali
Nestled high up on a cliff and offering up stunning views of the gleaming Indian Ocean, Ungasan Clifftop Resort has more than one cliff-top infinity pool. Many of the multibedroom villas come with their own unique infinity pools while a stay in any of the one-bedroom villas gains you access to the shared clifftop pool. Either way, you are promised a perfectly peaceful dip with spectacular expansive views. theungasan.com

 

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