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The 10 most fabulous private hotel plunge pools across the globe

Take the plunge with the latest trend in luxury travel
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Forget ocean views. Luxury travelers today want more. Given the chaos of our busy lives, many of us seek a vacation that requires as little planning as possible but provides maximal rewards. Sure, an ocean view is nice to wake up to, but it doesn’t afford the practical, luxurious ease travelers are searching for.

Imagine a vacation where you don’t have to leave your room to revel in the beauty of your surroundings. A morning dip that doesn’t require walking through a 2000 acre property to the beach to find that the only seats available are beside the family with the temperamental toddlers. What if you could enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail with a view without having to get dressed and leave your room? For this reason, private plunge pools have become an increasingly common trend in luxury travel. 

“A private plunge pool was once an amenity exclusively offered in hotels’ top-tier suite or villa accommodations, but now, they’re being offered in various room types. Some luxury hotels even provide a private plunge pool as an amenity in every room on the property,” says Jhonny Stathopoulou, Vice President of luxury travel agency Forest Travel.

The appeal is obvious, Stathopoulou notes: “Luxury travelers don’t often want to share their vacation with other people, so a private plunge pool is an easy way to provide them exclusivity and solitude, while still allowing them to take full advantage of their vacation.

So whether you’re taking a morning dip before scouring the markets of Marrakech, enjoying a sunset swim and cocktails after a long day exploring coral reefs, or simply spending an entire day in the privacy of your luxurious-abode doing absolutely nothing, here are the most luxurious private plunge pools around the world to get away from it all.  

1. Nizuc, Cancun 

2. Zarafa Camp, Botswana

3. Royal Mansour, Morocco

4. Perivolas, Santorini Greece

5. Song Saa, Cambodia

6. Mansion Tcherassi, Cartagena

7. Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Maldives

8. Capella Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

9. Pitrizza Hotel, Sardinia

10. Sugar Beach, St. Lucia

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