Charu Gaur

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These Chic Hotel Suites With Private Pool Are Calling Out Your Name!

If you’re not chilling in your private pool, is it even a vacay?

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Private pool. Two words that stand for everything glamorous and soothing. The perfect words that describe the perfect vacation to take with bae or bestie. The good thing about travel for us has been these two: me-time and private pools and that’s the best way to self-care this year. And in a way, that’s what prompted us to check out the best ones in the business. So here’s a look at our favourite pools with all the privacy you need from around the world. Yep, after you’re done ogling at these spaces, we’ll help you pick that jaw off the floor.

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles

First of all, we love Seychelles – it’s just such a secluded space and for us who want a break from our busy lives, it’s the perfect spot to unravel your mind and just let go. This amazing hotel though is a hop, skip and jump away from it all – located on the private island of Félicité in Seychelles with 30 private pool villas. First off, you have access to the most stunning of ocean views and second, it’s also a sustainable space as the resort houses its own osmosis plant and water refinery and prioritizes the use of solar energy. And this glass pool says it all. Book here.

Banyan Tree, Bali

Okay, Bali is done by all but this one’s a hidden gem. The Banyan Tree Resort Ungasan is one step ahead of the others and is the perfect tropical retreat for those looking for a little drama and lots of me-time. It’s private pools are listed as the most romantic and oh, they serve breakfast in the pool too for that Instagram-shot.  Let’s not forget the beautiful Indian ocean views from the villa – bliss! They come with floral hot baths, an in-villa barbecue with chef and a couple spa thing. Book here.

Taj Exotica, Maldives

Want a sunrise and sunset view in your own private pool? Then head to Taj Exotica in the Maldives where you can stay at beach or ocean villas with your own private pool overlooking unbelievably blue waters. These villas comes with it’s own awesomeness – floor to ceiling windows, lots of natural light,  deck terrace, a personal butler and sea-facing bathroom. We can vouch for these from our personal experience! Book here.

Charisma Suites, Greece

Sweetly called the Sunset Spot, Charisma Suites is one of the few hotels in Oia with a beautiful view from the room. This beauty, located on the tranquil island near Santorini gives you every kind of view of the Aegean Sea. There are amazing caldera views, private balconies with panoramic views and outdoor jacuzzis – ah, that’s the life! Book here.

Four Seasons, Bora Bora

Ok, these are perfect places to go with your squad because hello, the villas come with three bedrooms, private pools and excellent margaritas. And there’s even a secluded beachfront setting and lots of breakfast-by-the-pool ideas. Choose from overwater bungalows or plunge pools – your day is made! Book here.

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Keemala, Phuket

So Instagrammable and so modern – this one’s a winner all along. Everything here, deep in the forest comes with pool villas. Suspended villas with pools alongside suspended furniture and cocoon-like beds and loungers, ah, this one’s all about chilling out like a queen. Plus, you get to experience living in natural pod-like structures – yep, they’re an experience! Book here.

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