Spectacular New Resort Pools That Will Inspire A Vacation Full Of Lounging

Prefer to skip the sand? Dive right into these splashy options throughout the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Riviera Maya.

In vacation world there are beach people and there are pool people—and if you're in the latter camp you probably prefer a comfy chaise that's a short stroll away from a fabulous pool. Perhaps it's in a stunning oceanfront infinity pool where you practically feel one with the sea or maybe it's in a lagoon-style oasis that's perfect for family fun. Does it have a swim-up bar? We certainly hope so—or at least pool bar service! 

Read on for a round-up of 10 of the best new resort pools in the Caribbean, Riviera Maya, and Bermuda.

The Morgan Resort and Spa, St. Maarten

Is it a beach or a pool? Honestly, it's a little of both and guests haven't been able to stop posting pics of it ever since The Morgan Resort and Spa debuted on St. Maarten in June 2021. This pool has a waterfall, slide, grotto cave, underwater music system, and Bar M Pool Bar (a swim-up bar with a blackjack table), along with private poolside cabanas. 

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The 124-room contemporary-style resort is located just minutes away from Maho Beach with its famous Sunset Beach Bar and overhead jets landing at Princess Juliana Airport, so if you're a pool lover and an aviation geek (the resort has a rooftop Observation Deck), this might be the spot for you. 

Silversands Grenada

Silversands Grenada, a relative newcomer on this lush Southern Caribbean island known for its flavorful spices, features 43 rooms and suites designed with a sleek, modern aesthetic inspired by nature. But the true showstopper is the resort's daybed-lined infinity pool that at 330 feet is the longest in the Caribbean and stretches from the lobby to the soft sands of Grand Anse Beach. 

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The luxury property, which opened in December 2018, also offers eight three- and four-bedroom villas, each featuring their own incredible private infinity pool.

Goldwynn Resort and Residences, Nassau, Bahamas

With its debut in February 2023, Goldwynn Resort and Residences became the newest boutique resort in Nassau—and of course it has a stylish place to take a dip. The heated infinity pool, designed in a distinctive elongated eye shape, seems to spill onto the white sand of Cable Beach below and features luxury cabanas as well as the open-air Amara restaurant. 

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The oceanfront property celebrates the "luxury of leisure" and its 81 studios and suites channel timeless glamour with a nod to mid-century-modern lines with a beachside aesthetic. 

Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Not one, not two, not three, but an incredible seven heated pools overlooking Caribbean—plus three man-made cenotes and a rooftop pool for Preferred Club guests—all equipped with cabanas, chic lounge chairs, and poolside service await at Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen

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The 485-suite adults-only resort, which opened in October 2022, is set on a stunning white-sand beach just outside of lively Playa del Carmen and is ideal for couples or groups of friends who want options, including wading into a sand-bottomed pool, relaxing in an overwater hammock, and grabbing a cocktail at a thatched-roof swim-up bar.

The Ritz-Carlton, Turks and Caicos

IFor many travelers without kids, an adults-only pool is a must and The Ritz-Carlton, Turks and Caicos, which opened in June 2021 on Providenciales' spectacular Grace Bay Beach, delivers. The luxury property features 147 rooms and suites and offers guests a choice of two adjacent oceanfront pools: a family-friendly recreation pool and an adult's only option with chic private cabanas surrounded by water. 

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Plus, The Ritz-Carlton has converted two vintage VW vans into cocktail bars that are parked steps from the pool and beach, with one serving margaritas and the other mojitos. 

Falcon’s Resort by Melia – All Suites Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Families looking to make a splash and then some can now head to Falcon's Resort by Melia – All Suites Punta Cana, which opened in early 2023 offering a unique "resortainment" hospitality experience. The all-inclusive property's distinctive circular design (it was formerly Paradisus Grand Cana) features a trio of expansive main pools lined with swim-up suites as well as a BLAST! Waterpark. 

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Guests can also enjoy the adjacent Katmandu Park – Punta Cana, a newly opened theme park with rides, mini-golf, a ropes course, and more.

The St. Regis Bermuda Resort

Prefer an elegant escape with a modern minimalist pool designed in harmony with a tranquil crescent beach in one of the most historic parishes in Bermuda? Look no farther than The St. Regis Bermuda Resort

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The 120-room property, which opened in May 2021, is located in the enchanting town of St. George's and its two geometric beachfront pools, one adults-only and the other for families, mimic the gentle arc of St. Catherine's Beach and offer views of Fort St. Catherine. 

Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

If you like your beach resorts to have a sleek, modern aesthetic, be both all-inclusive and adults-only, and feature fabulous pools, Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana offers it all. Open since June 2021, the 347-room property located on a stretch of beach in the Uvero Alto district has five strikingly long and linear day-bed-lined pools, as well as swim-up suites with private terraces and plunge pools, and the casual Mediterranean eatery Huzur (one of 12 restaurants and bars) is perched above the main pool with views of the beach and ocean.

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Breathless Cancun Soul Resort and Spa, Cancun

Breathless Cancun Soul Resort and Spa, a 429-room, adults-only all-inclusive, has three pools designed to suit your mood. The beachfront Energy pool with its Abyss swim-up bar is the spot both relax or socialize, while two rooftop infinity pools offer ocean and sunset views—with totally different vibes. 

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The upbeat Xcelerate infinity pool has two bars: Fizz Iced Champagne Bar, which hosts champagne pool parties, and the Deep swim-up bar, which serves cocktails along with DJ-spun hit songs. The more relaxed Xhale rooftop pool is the spot to wind down with cocktails from Purple swim-up bar overlooking the Cancun skyline.  

Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana Hammock, Dominican Republic

The meandering freeform pool, one of two at Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana, a 519-room all-inclusive resort by Karisma Hotels and Resorts that opened in late 2021 along the soft sands of Playa Juanillo, is a relaxing and upbeat spot to laze the day away while soaking in Jimmy Buffett-inspired island vibes. 

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The property offers an adults-only section called Hammock (featuring a pool exclusively for grown-ups with a swim-up bar) and a family-friendly area called Wave. And since this is Margaritaville, there are several bars located poolside no matter which area you choose.

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