What's better than an infinity pool? An infinity pool overlooking a camera-ready vista, from the sea to the sunset. Here are eight places to take a dip and take in the view.
Guests at the all-inclusive Sandos Cancun Luxury Resort can cool off in the three tiered infinity pools that overlook the Caribbean Sea. No need to towel off to order a michelada, thanks to in-pool bartenders.
A few minutes from the beaches at Isla Verde, Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino’s fourth-floor infinity pool and sun deck grant a bird’s-eye vista of the capital city’s twinkling skyline all the way to Old San Juan.
A landmark of South Beach’s Art Deco District, The Setai comprises three infinity pools positioned to maximize sunset vistas. Get some exercise in the 75-degree lap pool, play with the kids in the 95-degree family pool, or work on your tan by the 85-degree center pool. All three keep guests comfortable with water, towel and magazine service.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Just opened in 2015 close to Fifth Avenue, the 92-room Thompson Playa del Carmen features a 30,000-square-foot rooftop infinity pool playground of cabanas, sun beds and in-water lounge chairs. Guests can savor 360-degree views of downtown Playa del Carmen and the Caribbean Sea, thanks to the resort’s location on the city’s highest point.
Six miles off Puerto Rico’s southeast coast, Vieques is home to one of the Caribbean’s most vibey, playful resorts, W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island. The fun continues both above and under the water in the bilevel infinity pool, flaunting an underwater sound system and panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Rico and Culebra Island.
British Virgin Islands
Oil Nut Bay, tucked away on the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda, is the BVI's newest collection of luxury villas. Part of a 300-acre resort community, the one- to six-bedroom homes range from beachfront to hilltop, like the Waters Edge Ridge Villa, whose infinity pool drops off into a turquoise oblivion. If you can rip yourself away from this private perch, the community offers the benefits of a full resort, including a Beach Club with a restaurant, watersports and a kids club.
Hovering seven stories above a private crescent of pink beach, The Reefs Resort & Club's clifftop infinity pool is a prime spot for gazing at the endless, boulder-studded Atlantic Ocean.
Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa, a beachfront boutique resort on the sugar sand of Shoal Bay East, features an oceanfront infinity pool. But wait — it gets better: There's an underwater window facing the beach.