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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Hotel Caruso Ravello, Italy
Photo: Genius Loci/Courtesy of Hotel Caruso

Hotel Caruso Ravello, Italy

IN THE SWIM This heated, cliff-edge infinity pool, part of a $30 million restoration of an 11th-century palace turned luxury hotel, looms some 1,150 feet above the Mediterranean Sea.

POOL SCHOOL The 69- by 39-foot pool, designed by architect Gennaro Passerotti, is strategically sited under the shadow of the original palace’s picturesque ruins.

BEST TIME TO DIVE IN March through June, with temperatures in the 80s.

AFTER DRYING OFF Tour the property’s Belvedere Gardens, fragrant with the sweet scents of jasmine, white roses, and citrus trees.

RATES Rooms start at $596; 800/237-1236 or hotelcaruso.com.

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