When planning the perfect honeymoon, the only non-negotiable thing on our list is that the hotel has to have an amazing swimming pool. Blame it on our Instagram addiction if you want, but we won’t even consider a hotel for our honeymoon unless it has a picture-perfect pool for us to pose beside.
From infinity pools that look over the crystal clear ocean, to pools set amongst imposing mountains, there’s nothing like a swimming pool with an amazing view.
Over water villas with private pools are particularly special, providing the ultimate in romance and seclusion for you and your partner – when you’re living this luxury, your only decision should be whether to swim in the pool or the sea that afternoon.
If you’re planning a city honeymoon, Singapore has one of the most amazing swimming pools with a view, while nowhere beats Greece for swim up hotel rooms.
For clifftop swimming pools, look no further than Italy’s Amalfi Coast for breath-taking views to admire from your inflatable swan.
Couples going on honeymoon in Europe may not be blessed with the clear blue waters of the Maldives and Caribbean, but sensational scenery is a given, from rolling vineyards in France to snow dusted mountains in Switzerland.
For a combination of luscious greenery and azure waters, Thailand has amazing swimming pools that will blow you away.
As we mentioned early, an infinity pool is always a winner, especially for sundown drinks and incredible sunset views. Scroll down for our edit of the best infinity pools to inspire your honeymoon wish list.
Six Senses Yao Noi in Thailand
From the comfort of your private pool, Six Senses Yao Noi invites you to drink in the unspoilt views of the limestone rock formations rising from the sea. This picture perfect Thai island promises pure seclusion with a side of adventure – if you can tear yourself away from the pool…
Canaves Oia Suites in Santorini, Greece
We’ve been dreaming of swim up hotel rooms since we first saw them on Pinterest a few years back, and this hotel in Santorini has made all of our dreams come true. Perched high on a cliff side, the private pools and infinity pool at Canaves offers unrivalled views of the island.
We’re so in love with it, we decided to include two photos – can you blame us?! We’re pretty certain these are some of the best infinity pools in Santorini.
Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
The Seychelles is a firm favourite with honeymooners, and for good reason. It offers the ultimate in relaxation, which is just what you need after the stress of planning a wedding. Hilton Seychelles Northolme’s Grand Oceanview Pool Villas offer guests unbeatable views to admire as you luxuriate in newlywed life.
Hoshinoya in Ubud, Bali
Swim around this tranquil resort via canal-esque pools, for a once in a lifetime honeymoon experience that you’ll never forget. Hoshinoya’s 30 luxurious villas are nestled around the pool, delivering seclusion for newlyweds.
Abaton Island Resort & Spa in Crete, Greece
Santorini isn’t the only Greek island that’s amazing for honeymooners – Crete is one for the list too. We’re a sucker for a pool with twinkling lights in it, and this one at Abaton Island Resort looks truly magical under the moonlight. Imagine sitting on one of those sunbeds under a starry sky – bliss!
There are 71 pools dotted about the property, so you’re sure to find one that takes your fancy.
Hotel Stripes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
If Asia is on your honeymoon hot list, you simply have to pay a visit to Kuala Lumpur’s Stripes, where the rooftop pool boasts views over the city. Enjoy a cocktail in the bar and soak up the amazing scenery after a day exploring the city.
Lefay Resort & Spa on Lake Garda, Italy
Newlyweds looking for peace and tranquility will fall in love with Lefay Resort & Spa. The infinity pool looks over the lake to help you feel truly at one with nature. The silence of the surrounding mountains will envelop you in calm and you’ll leave feeling so serene, following the stress of wedding planning.
Marina Bay Sands in Singapore
Whether you’re stopping off in Singapore on the way to Australia, or exploring the super-glam city for longer, Marina Bay Sands is a must visit. The hotel boasts one of the best rooftop pools in the world, designed by architect Jean-Michel Gathy.
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland
Who said pools have to be outside to be Insta-worthy? If you’re having a winter honeymoon, Switzerland’s Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is one to add to your list. We can’t imagine anything more relaxing than floating below that gorgeous high ceiling.
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa on the Amalfi Coast
We’d be hard pushed to think of somewhere more romantic than Italy’s Amalfi Coast, and Monastero Santa Rosa‘s cliff side swimming pool allows honeymooners to be right in the heart of the coast’s dramatic scenery. You’ll make memories to last a lifetime in these incredible surroundings.
Arula Chalets in Austria
For thrill seeking newlyweds, a ski-moon is the perfect choice. Located in the heart of the Austrian mountains, the Arula Chalets boast unrivaled views of the snow capped peaks, and the toasty outdoor pool is the perfect place to indulge in apres-ski drinks.
Milaidhoo Island in the Maldives
When your private pool and the sea are the same colour, you know you’re in The Maldives. Water babies will love these over the water villas, perched on stilts above the crystal waves of the Indian Ocean. Milaidhoo Island is truly a honeymooners paradise.
Myconian Korali Hotel in Mykonos, Greece
The sunsets in Mykonos are are world-renowned and we can’t think of anywhere we’d rather admire them from than the infinity pool at Myconian Korali Hotel.
The property boasts enchanting views of the island of Delos, along with a glimpse of Mykonos Town, and of course, the glittering Aegean sea.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon in Felicite, Seychelles
Couples looks for leafy greenery alongside golden beaches will adore Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles, which is home to both verdant plant life and gorgeous unspoiled beaches. Dramatic boulders surround the resort for a picture perfect place that’s been brought to life.
Domaine de Verchant near Montpellier, France
If wine tasting is on your honeymoon to-do list (and if not, why not?!), Domaine de Verchant needs to be on your radar. The swimming pool overlooks the vineyard for the ultimate in tranquility.
The hotel is also opening a beach bar, if you fancy a change of scenery from the pool – though we know we’d be content whiling away the days on those sun loungers!
Huvafen Fushi, the Maldives
If you thought the private over the water pools were something special, just wait until you see Huvafen Fushi’s main pool (scroll down if you can’t wait!) It’s the world’s first infinity pool with fiber optics to offer unique pool-side dining experience.
If this doesn’t look like the perfect honeymoon experience, we don’t know what is!
Kenshō Boutique Hotel & Suites in Mykonos
Over the last few years Mykonos has become wildly popular with stylish holiday-makers, and Kenshō Boutique Hotel is among the most chic places to stay on the island. The rooms have a variety of different swimming options, from private pools to hot tubs – whichever takes your fancy, this minimalist destination is an Instagrammer’s dream.
Imagine walking out of your room, straight into you own private pool – heaven!
Anantara Quy Nhon in Vietnam
You’ll feel at one with nature at Anantara Quy Nhon, surrounded by tropical foliage and emerald waters, and there’s something ever so decadent about a pool perched right on the edge of the sea.
Chateau St Pierre De Serjac, France
Honeymoons in France are perfect for couples who want a glamorous getaway, without the long hall flight. Chateau St Pierre De Serjac‘s pool is heaven for wine-lovers as it overlooks the chateau’s vineyards. Enjoy exquisite wine post dip for the ultimate indulgence.
Wilderness Safaris Chikwenya Camp in Zimbabwe
Safari honeymoons are hugely popular, and when you can experience game drives and luxury accommodation, we can totally see why. This private pool at Chikwenya Camp looks out over an open floodplain and the broad Zambezi River, and is often frequented by local wildlife including elephants – imagine seeing them trundling past as you enjoy a secluded swim!
Samujana in Koh Samui, Thailand
You can rent this incredible villa, complete with infinity pool for just you and your partner, for the ultimate in privacy – just imagine waking up to those views every single morning! Samujana is also available to hire for weddings, if you fancy a destination wedding in Thailand.
Nana Princess in Crete, Greece
The majority of rooms at the incredible Nana Princess boast their own private pool, but if you can tear yourself away from your room, the infinity pool that leads onto the beach is really something special. Visit at sunset for spectacular scenes that rival far flung destinations.
If we’ve sold you on the idea of a honeymoon in Greece, read our advice on how to make your Greek honeymoon extra special.