Dream Pools

From Bali to the Amalfi Coast, the pool’s the thing at these gorgeous resorts—not to mention lavish accommodations, jaw-dropping views, and hands-on pampering. Go ahead, take the plunge!

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Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali
Photo: Courtesy of Alila Villas Uluwatu

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

IN THE SWIM Overlooking the Indian Ocean on the southern coast of Bali, the 164-foot infinity pool at Alila Villas, on the southern coast of Bali, abuts the cliffside Sunset Cabana—perfect for cocktails and sunsets. Completed in June 2009, the lodgings are a modern take on Bali’s traditional open-air buildings, and incorporate Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) principles.

POOL SCHOOL Alila Villas Uluwatu is the first resort in Bali to achieve the highest level of ESD certification, and its pool follows suit. Lava stone acts as a natural filter for overflow, and eco-friendly NHCI is used to treat the water instead of chlorine.

BEST TIME TO DIVE IN April to November, with temperatures in the 80s.

AFTER DRYING OFF Check into the on-site Spa Alila for fresh coconut juice and a four-handed Shirodhara massage.

RATES Villas start at $650; alilahotels.com/uluwatu.

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