The hotel pool is the most relaxing spot in the whole resort which means that having a great view is paramount. Some of the best pools have a vanishing edge, resulting in a beautiful transition between the blue of the pool and that of the ocean. Whether you prefer a pool that's steps from a sandy tropical beach or one high up on the hill looking down at the ocean, here are twelve island getaways with the best views. Some of these pools are completely private. Others are huge resort-size multilevel structures with curvy shapes that wind around the white sandy beach. We've even added a pool that does not have a view of the ocean - it is surrounded by thatched roofs and tropical plants. We couldn't resist including two incredible pools in Bora Bora because the island is simply spectacular with its bright blue lagoon and white puffy clouds. Our list includes amazing places in Thailand, in the Caribbean and in the Maldives. Plan a romantic proposal next to one of these scenic pools, go on a honeymoon or celebrate your anniversary.

1. Jade Mountain in St. Lucia

Jade Mountain in St. Lucia
© Jade Mountain

When you check into Jade Mountain you will be able to relax in a private pool with incredible views of the famous Pitons in St. Lucia. The sanctuaries at Jade Mountain all have infinity edge pools where you feel like you are floating above the island, which you pretty much are. Enjoy scenic views of the Caribbean Sea while you sunbathe on the private terrace of your luxury suite. The Gros Piton and the Petit Piton are two volcanic mountains in a World Heritage Site on the southwestern coast of the island of Saint Lucia. The outdoor terrace is an extension of the living room space, perfectly combining indoor and outdoor island living. The bathroom is elevated so that you can enjoy the view while you bathe in the luxurious two-person tub. Jade Mountain is a hotel within a hotel which means that you will have access to all of the amenities and activities at the Anse Chastanet Resort.

2. Hilton Bora Bora Nui

Hilton Bora Bora Nui
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This multi-level structure at Hilton Bora Bora Nui lets you swim surrounded by azure waters of Bora Bora's blue lagoon. Enjoy the swaying palm trees, puffy clouds and plenty of angles from which to take perfect tropical vacation photos. Guests get to relax right on the white-sand beach and grab a kayak to go paddling in the lagoon. At sunset, go for a romantic stroll on the beach and order a tropical drink at the bar. The circular design blends in with the design of the surrounding buildings. Wide steps lead into the pool's lower level, or you can access the upper level from above. This a relaxing spot for laying out in the sun with a view of the ocean. Bora Bora offers many things to do, including great snorkeling and scuba diving, shopping for Tahitian pearls, perfumes, art and wood handcrafts. You can be as active or relaxed on your vacation to this tropical island. Spend your days lounging with a view, or get more active, the choice is yours.

3. The Modern Honolulu

The Modern Honolulu

Check into an Ocean Front Suite at THE MODERN HONOLULU and wake up to the most incredible views of the Pacific Ocean right from your bed. Guest rooms feature a sleek minimalist design with plenty of natural light and marble spa bathrooms. Ask for one of the rooms with a private terrace where you can sip a cocktail while you watch the sunset. For an extra treat, book the fabulous Penthouse Suite with a 1,500-square-foot wraparound terrace where you can have romantic honeymoon dinners. The Penthouse Suite has its own entertainment center, library, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom.

The resort has stunning outdoor pool decks. Sunrise Pool & Bar has lounge chairs in the shallow areas so that you can sunbathe surrounded by water. Sunset Pool & Bar features a private man-made beach and an ocean view bar. The pool is surrounded by teak lounges, daybeds and hammocks, perfect for relaxing with a view. The Study is a stylish indoor space next to the lobby where you can eat, drink and socialize.

Morimoto Waikiki serves a contemporary Japanese menu created by Iron Chef Morimoto. Sample a fresh selection of Hawaiian seafood, island grown fruit and vegetables. After dinner, head to the Addiction Nightclub where you can dance the night away under a custom designed light sculpture with 40,000 antique light bulbs. The hotel has a spa with four treatment rooms and a fitness center. R (855-970-4161).

4. Ultra Luxury Private Island in Fiji

Ultra Luxury Private Island in Fiji
© Laucala Island

Laucala Island in Fiji offers a selection of pools to its guests, from the private villa pools overlooking tropical foliage and the ocean, to the stunning transparent lap pool set on top of a free form resort pool shown in this photo. You can swim laps and open your eyes under water to look around at the scenery. Before you know it, you will find yourself swimming laps just to get this unique perspective from the glass. Or simply relax near the edge and enjoy the view. You will be virtually alone on this exclusive private island which used to be owned by the Forbes family. The island has just 25 guest accommodations (all of them luxury villas). Perfect for honeymooners who want to be alone on a luxury private island, this Fijian hideaway is one of a kind.

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5. Island Hideaway on Mustique

Island Hideaway on Mustique  

Yemanja is home to this stunning infinity edge pool, surrounded by tropical plants, fragrant flowers and Caribbean Sea views. Plan a family reunion or a honeymoon to this unique island hideaway on the island of Mustique. At night, take a dip and watch the clear starry night sky above. There is shade, as well as an open deck with plush lounge chairs for resting in the sun. A hammock hangs on two posts right at the edge, taking advantage of the incredible ocean views. Stone steps lead into the pool and there is a stone ledge as well where you can sit facing the view. The covered poolside terrace has comfortable sitting so that you can have snacks without leaving.

6. Tropical Hideaway in Bali

Tropical Hideaway in Bali  

Although the vanishing edge pool at the Viceroy Bali doesn't have a view of the ocean, the scenery is no less impressive. While you soak in this blue-green pool in Bali, you will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of a tropical valley: lush forests, native birds and thatched rooftops of the local buildings. Guests who value privacy and seclusion will love the villas at the Viceroy Bali. You will be completely undisturbed. Drive an electric buggy from your secluded villa. Stay for the day, enjoying a lunch with a view at the restaurant. Or take a quick dip and head to the spa for a Balinese massage. At night, there is a romantic backdrop to the resort restaurant.

7. Private Villa Pools in Thailand

Private Villa Pools in Thailand  

The private villa pools on Naka Island feature a blend of modern and traditional design. The pools have stone steps just slightly submerged under water that lead to a small island in the middle, just big enough for a couple of lounge chairs and an umbrella. You will be surrounded by water entirely as you lounge on this spectacular pool facing the ocean. There is also a round plush sitting area with light and dark blue pillows complementing the colors of the ocean and the sky.

All the colors of the pillows and the umbrella are ever so carefully chosen to blend with the natural surroundings. The stone steps and the little stone island in the middle are bright white. If you lounge by the edge, it will seem to disappear in the ocean. In the evening, enjoy a romantic sunset, have an outdoor massage, or ask the resort to set up a custom private dinner. If you are looking for a setting for the ultimate romantic wedding proposal, this private island in Thailand is the way to go.

8. Infinity Pool That Matches the Color of the Ocean in Bora Bora

Infinity Pool That Matches the Color of the Ocean in Bora Bora  

When you sit on the deck at Le Meridien Bora Bora, the blue of the pool seems quite closely matched to that of the ocean. Even as the water darkens at sunset, both colors are nearly identical. From the free-form vanishing edge, you will be able to see the thatched-roof overwater guest bungalows and the volcanic mountain at the center of the island.

The resort is built on a small island (called motu in Tahitian) surrounding the lagoon. At Le Meridien Bora Bora, you can choose from beach and overwater bungalows, some with glass bottom floors. Have a refreshing tropical drink at the bar which also serves light snacks. Jump in the ocean for a quick snorkel with tropical fish.

9. Hilltop Villa in Antigua

Hilltop Villa in Antigua  

Villa Nonsuch at Nonsuch Bay in Antigua is perfectly positioned so that its private infinity edge pool seems to cascade into the water below. The villa is set 150 feet above the azure waters of the bay. Guests enjoy spectacular views of Green Island, the Atlantic Ocean, the sheltered waters of Ayers Creek and tropical landscape.

The villas has 5 bedrooms with walk-in showers and ipod docks. There is a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and living room which open onto a shaded outdoor dining area. The infinity edge pool is 50 feet long and is surrounded by a relaxation deck with lounge chairs. Guests of the villa have access to all of the Nonsuch Bay resort services, including the clubhouse restaurant and bar, watersports facilities, sailing school, private sandy beach and 3 infinity swimming pools.

10. Tropical Vacation in Thailand

Tropical Vacation in Thailand  

Lotus Pond at the W Retreat Koh Samui offers stunning views of the surrounding ocean. Guests step onto two platforms equipped with plush brown pillows with pink accents. Have a drink surrounded by the natural beauty of the island. We recently featured the Wow Ocean Haven at the W Koh Samui in our collection of the Best Secluded Romantic Getaways. The Wow Ocean Haven has a private pool overlooking lush tropical greenery and the ocean in the distance.

All the guest accommodations at this unique hotel have scenic ocean views and spacious terraces from which to enjoy them. Lotus Pond is the signature view of the property, with its contrasting pink pillows and the pool which seems to disappear into the ocean beyond.

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11. Sugar Ridge Antigua

Sugar Ridge Antigua
© Sugar Ridge Antigua

Sugar Ridge Antigua is a family-owned luxury boutique hotel located on a hillside overlooking the Caribbean Sea, beaches fringed with stately palm trees, and the headlands to stunning Five Islands Bay. The hotel is located about a 12-minute walk from Jolly Harbour Beach and 11 km from Mount Obama. Modern, sophisticated rooms have verandas overlooking the bay and feature all modern amenities. Upgraded rooms have plunge pools and villas have travertine floors, living areas, picture windows, infinity pools, and covered furnished terraces. Guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast, two restaurants, a spa, a gym, an indoor pool, and regular entertainment.

Tottenham Park ,Jolly Harbour, Valley Rd, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 268-562-7700

12. Private Pool Over the Water in the Maldives

Private Pool Over the Water in the Maldives  

At Angsana Velavaru Maldives, private pools extend out and over the ocean, giving vacationers nearly 360 degree panoramic views of the ocean. We recently featured this resort in our collection of 10 Spas with Best Water Views and the views are equally stunning. Plush lounge area is elevated above ground to give you the best possible views. The infinity edge pool has wooden steps leading up to it. As you swim, you will be able to take in beautiful views and enjoy ocean breezes from the blue lagoon. Ask for a picnic snack and you never have to leave the view.

13. Costa Linda Beach Resort

Costa Linda Beach Resort
© Costa Linda Beach Resort

Located on the northern outskirts of Oranjestad on Eagle Beach, the Costa Linda Beach Resort is a five-story resort with 155 luxurious one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites and an array of facilities such as large swimming pool and hot tub, a children’s pool and playground, tennis courts, billiards and pool tables, a restaurant and snack bar, hair salon and beautifully manicured gardens and grounds. Amenities at the resort include laundry services, concierge services, and car rentals and activities nearby include scuba-diving, horseback riding, a driving range, and a 24-hour casino.

J.E. Irausquin Blvd 59, Aruba, Phone: +29-75-83-80-00

14. Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
© Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun offers suites-only accommodation that is perfect for romantic getaways and family holidays. The AAA Five-Diamond resort has 602 suites, all of which have a separate living room area, flat-screen television, luxury amenities, 24-hour room service, and a private balcony with panoramic views of the sea. For a more exclusive stay, you can upgrade to the executive floor, master suite, or presidential suite. There are five in-resort restaurants to dine in, with one of the most popular being Le Basilic, where French cuisine mastered by Maître Cuisenaire Henri Charvet is served. While there, be sure to indulge in a rejuvenating spa experience at the Coral Beach Gem Spa.

Km 9.5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico, Phone: +52-99-88-81-32-00

15. Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
© Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island

The Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island sits amid 10 acres with tropical gardens, a private beach, and picturesque waterfalls. There are 268 rooms perfect for leisure and business travelers alike, all with free wireless internet, balconies or courtyards, and facilities for making tea and coffee. Other standard amenities include desks, ergonomic chairs, flat-screen TVs, phones, and private bathrooms with showers. You can also upgrade to a suite for additional space, including laundry and kitchen facilities. Suites also feature separate seating areas with comfortable sofas.

Guests will love swimming in the four climate-controlled lagoon pools, including the whitewater tunnel slide. Let your children relax at the Kids Club while you snorkel, work out in the fitness center, or visit the Denarau Island Golf & Racquet Club. Get pampered at the on-site spa, complete with massage services. The resort also has private airport transfers, running trails, luggage storage, meeting facilities, dry cleaning, and express check-out. Dine at one of the six restaurants, all of which are right on-site. There is also event space with catering.

Resort Drive, Denarau Island, Fiji, Phone: +67-96-75-66-77

16. Hawksbill by Rex Resorts - All Inclusive

Hawksbill by Rex Resorts - All Inclusive
© Hawksbill by Rex Resorts - All Inclusive

Hawksbill is a large all-inclusive resort set in the heart of 37 acres of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. The resort stretches around four small private bays, each with its own sandy beach. The resort is not far from Antigua’s capital city St. John with all its urban facilities. Guests of the resort can choose between spacious rooms and private bungalows snuggled in the garden. The rooms have private shower rooms, balconies, and ceiling fans, and many enjoy a view of the sea. Guests can spend time at the resort’s two restaurants and bars or enjoy tennis, snorkeling, boating, a weekly barbecue on the beach, and evening entertainment.

17.115800, -61.896876, Gray's Farm Main Rd, Five Islands village, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 268-462-0301

17. Sheraton Fiji Resort

Sheraton Fiji Resort
© Sheraton Fiji Resort

The Sheraton Fiji Resort offers guests a range of leisure activities close to the water and the airport. The 296 rooms and one suite feature the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience and private patios or balconies. Other in-room amenities include hair dryers, bathrobes, cable/satellite TVs, complimentary bottled water, alarm clocks, individual climate control, mini fridges, Plug In Panels, electrical adapters, safes, and cordless speakerphones with voicemail.

This is part of the only five-star resort complex on the island and guests at the Sheraton Fiji Resort also get access to amenities on neighboring resorts, including boating, golf, lagoon-style pools, and the Heavenly Spa by Westin. Enjoy a range of water sports while your children visit the dedicated kids’ program. Guests can boat, jet-ski, jog on the fitness trail, sail, scuba dive, snorkel, or use the on-site fitness center. The Stay and Play Free plan applies to kids under 12. The resort also has Nadi’s largest convention center, babysitting, a concierge desk, foreign exchange, safety deposit boxes, laundry, car rentals, and 24-hour room service. Dine at some of the finest restaurants on the island, including the international Vai Restaurant & Bar, grab-and-go international choices at the Pantry, themed dinners at Feast Restaurant, and international at Ports O’Call.

Denarau Island South, PO Box 9081, Nadi, Fiji, Phone: +67-96-75-07-77

18. Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf

Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf
© Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf

Surrounded by 600 acres of spectacular untouched landscapes on the scenic northwest point of Aruba, Tierra Del Sol Resort & Golf is a golf-centric resort that features an 18-hole PGA championship golf course, elegantly furnished rental homes with golf course and ocean views, and an array of upscale facilities. Two on-site restaurants serve globally-inspired cuisine, and a pool bar serves tropical cocktails, while other amenities include a shimmering outdoor swimming pool and expansive pool deck with hot tubs, two lighted tennis courts, a full service beauty salon, and an exclusive day spa. Guest services include concierge services, shuttle service to the beach, and sightseeing trips to nearby attractions.

Caya di Solo 10, Noord, Aruba, Phone: 866-978-5158

19. Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive

Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive
© Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive

Located just a few miles from downtown San Miguel and within easy striking distance of some of the island’s best dive sites, the Fiesta Americana is an ideal family vacation destination. The hotel is surrounded by lush tropical forest and has a private beach club where you can enjoy snorkeling directly off the beach. You can relax on an over-water sun-bed or enjoy a variety of water activities at the boat dock. The contemporary-styled rooms are comfortably equipped with king-size beds (or two doubles for families) and some of the suites have private pools. You have a choice of restaurants, both inside the hotel or at the private beach club.

Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive, Carretera a Chankanaab km 7.5 Zona Hotelera Sur, 77600 Cozumel Quintana Roo, Mexico, Phone: +52-98-78-72-96-00

20. Alila Villas Uluwatu

Alila Villas Uluwatu
© Alila Villas Uluwatu

Selected as one of the UK Daily Telegraph’s 2017 Top 10 Bali hotels, the superb Alila Villas Uluwatu will blow you away with their incomparable views and luxurious appointments. The resort is set on limestone cliffs towering over 300 feet above the ocean and offers a selection of modern and luxurious one, two, and three-bedroom villas, each with their own private pool and stunning ocean views. The decor is modern and very relaxing, incorporating traditional Balinese design features of wood, stone, water, and rattan as well as a good mix of indoor and outdoor areas. The hotel has three restaurants, superb public areas, and a wonderful spa and fitness center, and the concierge service is on hand to organize a variety of tours and experiences.

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Jl. Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Desa Pecatu, Uluwatu 80364, Indonesia, Phone: +62-36-18-48-21-66

21. Komaneka at Tanggayuda

Komaneka at Tanggayuda
© Komaneka at Tanggayuda

A 10-minute drive from Ubud will bring you to Komaneka at Tanggayuda – a secluded river-side retreat in the heart of the Balinese rainforest. The resort features bold modern architecture surrounded by lush vegetation and when you step into your pool villa you will be cocooned in a private haven of luxury. On-site amenities include two swimming pools with sun decks, a grassed courtyard for afternoon tea, a library, a boutique, a yoga studio, and the lovely wooden Spa House. In addition, there are two restaurants and you can take Balinese cookery classes at the Paon Bali pavilion. Should you feel the need to explore, you will find most of the popular attractions nearby.

Komaneka at Tanggayuda, Br. Tanggayuda, Kedewatan, Ubud, Bali 80571, Phone: +62 36-19-78-71-23

22. Uprising Beach Resort

Uprising Beach Resort
© Uprising Beach Resort

The Uprising Beach Resort offers guests Fijian-themed accommodations with numerous choices. There are 24 private rooms with traditional thatching, including 12 deluxe villas and 12 standard bures. There is also a 20-bed tree-house style shared facility for those who are more budget-conscious. The treehouse facility has a communal verandah, hot and cold showers divided by gender and individual locker storage. Classic Standard Bures offer open-plan living within 50 meters to the water, with lounge areas, couches, king beds, small kitchenettes with mini bar fridges and coffeemakers, irons, and available hair dryers. Commodore Deluxe Villas add 42-inch flat-screen TVs, available DVD players, extra-large king beds, and extra room. The property sits among tropical gardens and offers amazing views of the Beqa Lagoon. Enjoy the four kilometers of white sandy beach. Guests have free access to non-motorized water sports and can enjoy beach volleyball. Guests also get to make use of Wi-Fi throughout, 24-hour reception, luggage storage, kid-friendliness, safety deposit boxes, laundry service, available airport shuttles, and a tour desk. Booking directly gets you complimentary Wi-Fi and a tropical breakfast. The property has a daily happy hour at the Beach Bar. It is also just five minutes on foot from a grocery store, restaurants, produce, a bank, and more.

Beach Road, Pacific Harbour, Fiji Islands, Phone: +67-93-45-22-00

23. Don Diego de la Selva

Don Diego de la Selva
© Don Diego de la Selva

Located just outside the village of Tulum, Don Diego de la Selva is a laid-back hotel surrounded by lush gardens with airy guest rooms and thatched cabanas, a casual restaurant with a terrace, and a Crusoe-style bar. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bathrooms with showers and complimentary toiletries, and deluxe amenities such as flat-screen satellite televisions, minibars, coffeemakers, and high-speed wireless Internet access. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a sun deck, walking paths through the beautiful gardens, and a gourmet restaurant serving a daily à la carte breakfast and traditional Mexican and international cuisine for lunch and dinner. Don Diego de la Selva is a few miles from the underwater caves of Sistema Sac Actun.

Calle Tulum Mza 24 Lote 3, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico, Phone: +52-98-48-71-22-33

24. Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman

Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman
© Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman

Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman is the only resort on the North Sound, located just north of the North Sound Golf Club, making it a perfect destination for anyone who wants to hit the green on their trip. Early risers can benefit from some of the best sunrise views on the island, and throughout the day, guests can take advantage of the hotel shuttle, which travels to several destinations on the island including George Town, Seven Mile Beach, and Camana Bay. All rooms and suites have balconies or patios for enjoying the tropical air, and are well furnished to be exceptionally comfortable.

278 Crighton Drive, KY1-1206, Cayman Islands, Phone: 345-949-3100

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Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Hyatt Ziva Cancun is an all-inclusive family resort that is located right on the popular strip of Punta Cancun. You will be able to have a playful and memorable escape on Mexico’s Yucatan Coast while spending your days on the stunning white sand beaches and in the clear blue waters. The luxurious rooms and suites each have private balconies for you to relax in and take in the spectacular ocean views. There are eight unique restaurants on site serving local and international cuisine as well as six bars on the property offering national and international drinks. There’s even a microbrewery for you to explore and have a few drinks in.

Blvd. Kukulcan Mz 51 Lt 7, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico, Phone: +52-99-88-48-70-00