With summer around the corner, hotels prepare for the warmer months with pools destined to dazzle travelers. Make a splash by booking a stay at one of these hotels and taking a dip in the stunning pools.
Cali Mykonos opened late last summer on the eastern edge of Greece’s cosmopolitan island of Mykonos, offering some of the most stunning sea views. The property overlooks the deep-blue Aegean Sea with its own private beach. Cali Mykonos boasts 40 luxury villas in the prime location of Kalafati Beach, one of the most secluded areas on the island. Not only does each villa feature its own private pool, the property also features a giant infinity pool for views of the boats and ocean below.
With poolside programming and activities all summer long, guests can dine and sip in style poolside at Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. Surrounded by the Inner Harbor of Fell’s Point and nearby Patapsco River, the poolside is the place to be at this idyllic harbor setting. Book the hotel’s Poolside at Pendry offer for overnight accommodations in one of the premier suites, such as Harbor Suite, Harbor Balcony Suite, Pier Suite or, the most popular, the Pendry Suite. Guests also receive a full-day reservation in one of the hotel’s signature Sagamore cabanas, where you and six friends can cool down in style with a bottle of Moët & Chandon as well as seasonal sliced fruit. For those looking to step it up a notch, check out The Pendry Cabana, which fits 10 people and includes towers of fruits, snacks and a magnum bottle of Champagne.
Sit back and relax by one of the best pools in the Caribbean, found at the heart of The Palms Turks and Caicos luxury resort. This infinity pool overlooks a stunning stretch of pristine ocean and is the perfect place to cool off after soaking up the sun’s warmth. Poolside, complimentary amenities include poolside WiFi, sun pods with signature umbrellas, a hot tub island, lounge chairs covered in invitingly soft terry fabric, chilled towels, fresh fruit kabobs, and poolside and beachfront service. The Palm’s popular Plunge pool bar and restaurant offers the opportunity for guests to combine a relaxing dip with a delicious, Caribbean-inspired menu.
ROMEO hotel, a 5-star luxury hotel located on the Gulf of Naples and just outside of the city center’s iconic Centro Storico, boasts modern luxury and views of Mount Vesuvius and Capri. The hotel was completely redesigned by famous Japanese architect Kenzo Tange & Associates. With a rooftop pool, one of only a few in the city, guests can enjoy a dip in the pool with panoramic views of the Gulf, the colorful city of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. After a soak in the pool, enjoy a delicious meal at il Comandante, the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
For an ultra-private escape in a destination with unrivaled beauty, Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts is the place to go. The resort sits on a pristine beachfront in the southern part of Mahè, featuring a central infinity pool overlooking the glittering Indian Ocean. The exclusive and intimate resort allows for ultimate relaxation and tranquility while lounging poolside.
Set along 30 acres of shoreline and cradled by the Georgia pines, this hotel sits just 90 minutes from Atlanta and is a peaceful lakeside resort where lake life meets luxury. The pool deck and infinity pool overlook Lake Oconee’s sparkling water, offering stunning views. The outdoor pool is heated year-round and offers spacious seating and lounge areas for guests to relax with a cocktail in hand.
After a stressful pre-holiday season and a busy work schedule, there was no better time for a relaxing spa experience than during my recent trip to Pasadena with the FXExpress Publications, Inc. team. We headed to The Langham Huntington, Pasadena for the 20th anniversary of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, which meant a jam-packed trip, but I managed to carve a little time out of our busy schedule to visit Chuan Spa at the hotel.
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