The Best Infinity Pools in Europe
There’s something irresistible about infinity pools. They have more sophistication and class than a regular swimming pool, not to mention they usually boast excellent views over some exotic landscape. Just the mention of one makes you think of a luxury vacation. Whether peering out over tropical waves or stunning snow-capped peaks, Europe has its fill of fantastic infinity pools. Here are our top picks.
1. Cambrian Hotel, Adelboden, Switzerland
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Is there anything more blissful than soaking in a heated outdoor pool that’s completely surrounded by the Swiss Alps? This infinity pool is located in the Cambrian Hotel, which sits 4,400 feet above sea level. Offering magnificent views of snow-capped peaks in every direction, a day at this pool guarantees complete serenity and revitalization. Combine a swim with a visit to the spa and wellness center and you’ll think you died and went to Swiss heaven.
2. Grand Hotel Central, Barcelona, Spain
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This centrally-located hotel claims to have the best infinity pool in the whole city. Upon further investigation, we’d have to agree. The rooftop infinity pool boasts absolutely perfect panoramas over this Spanish city. The skyline literally melts into the water making it seem like there’s no distance at all between you and Barcelona’s tallest buildings. Imagine yourself stretched out in a poolside lounge chair, soft music playing, cocktail in hand courtesy of the rooftop Skybar while you take in the most exclusive view in Barcelona. After the pool, head to a table on the terrace for a sunset drink or light snack. The perfect setup.
3. Perivolas Luxury Hotel, Santorini, Greece
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The Greek island of Santorini is already famous for its sprawling views of the Mediterranean. But if your goal is to be completely and totally surrounded by these cobalt-blue waters, then we’ve found you the perfect place. Set high on the curvy coast of Santorini, Perivolas’ infinity pool seems to encompass the entire Mediterranean Sea in its boundaries. You can stand at the water’s edge and feel like part of the surrounding scenery. The pool is the place for afternoon cocktails and the umbrellas and lounge chairs encourage all day relaxation and sunbathing. To boot, the sunset view is flawless. This pool is simply magical.
4. Adrian Hoteles Roca Nivaria, Tenerife, Spain
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Not only does this hotel have two killer infinity pools, it has an entire section of its grounds dedicated to its awesome pool area just feet off the beach. The top-level infinity pool literally flows right into the other one situated below. The waterfall connecting both pools is definitely a highlight, but the surroundings are pretty epic, too. The entire pool area, which has been designed to look as though it’s been built right into the rocks, is surrounded by lush green palm trees and other tropical vegetation. It’s a natural yet unique setting that really works.
5. Miramonti Boutique Hotel, Merano, Italy
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The northern Italian town of Merano claims some excellent boutique hotels, but none is more splendid than Miramonti Boutique Hotel. Nestled in the tranquil forests above Merano, this boutique hotel exudes cool and calm. With modern comforts in a rugged setting, guests can just let themselves go and slip away into a fairytale. It’s certainly the vibes given off by Miramonti’s striking infinity pool. The half-indoor-half-outdoor pool protrudes to the edge of the hotel’s boundaries, making it seem like you could swim right into the forest. With mountains on one side and rolling green hills covered with trees on the other, the views simply don’t quit.
6. Hotel Les Roches Rouges, Saint Raphael, France
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This 5-star hotel on the French Riviera has gained attention for its 1950’s Modernist design and one-of-a-kind infinity pool. The hotel is located right on the rocky coastline and has done well to preserve its natural surroundings. The 30-meter long saltwater infinity pool sits right at sea level and spills directly into the ocean. The pool was carved into the rocks that shape the coast and the pool “deck” was made to look as natural as possible, composed of smooth rounded stones. The pool area also features a long dip pool on a deck above. White sunbeds and umbrellas complete the ultimate infinity pool in the most breathtaking location in southern France.