When thinking about booking a villa holiday, the big draw is often having a private swimming pool all to yourself. The perfect place to relax in the sun, top up that tan and cool off without even having to venture to the beach. If a stunning pool is at the top of your must-have list, here are our favourite show-stopping swimming pools that are sure to make you the envy of your Instagram followers.
Villa Elia, Corfu
Villa Elia boasts a fabulous free-form pool that sweeps through the sun terrace to an infinity edge that seems to merge with the sparkling sapphire sea of the Ionian beyond.
The pool area is equipped with plenty of comfy sun loungers from which to take in the views of rolling green hills meeting the blue of the water below, while mature trees offer plenty of shade. This four bedroom villa sleeps up to eight and is just a 15 minute walk from Kassiopi.
Ca’n Manzano, Mallorca
This unique pool features an attractive shallow sloping rock pool area, perfect for children, which merges into a sleek, modern infinity pool overlooking the surrounding hills. The pool is sunk into a pretty paved patio surrounded by extensive lawned gardens dotted with palm trees, amply furnished with loungers for soaking up the Mallorcan sun. Ca’n Manzano is a five bedroom villa sleeping up to 10, and is just 3km from shops, bars and restaurants in Pollensa.
Quinta Matilde, Portugal
An absolutely stunning design with a stylish shallow water feature winding around the Jacuzzi room, under a bridge and into the free-form infinity pool with incredible views over the Douro Valley, this choice is hard to beat. Chic and comfortable cushion-style sun loungers furnish the stylish black and white tiled patio, with valley panoramas from almost every angle. Quinta Matilde is a four bedroom villa sleeping up to eight, just one kilometre from Pinhão.
Ocean Breeze, Mustique
At an enviable 24 metres, Ocean Breeze boasts one of the largest pools our villas have to offer. This spectacular infinity pool juts out over the verdant green hills surrounding the property, seemingly seamlessly blending with Caribbean Sea beyond. Stylish poolside furniture provides the perfect spot for relaxation, while the shady dining pavilion is the perfect spot for an evening drink. Ocean Breeze is a five bedroom villa sleeping up to 10, with a sandy beach just a 10 minute drive away.
Ca’n Cometa, Ibiza
With sloping beach-style access and palm tree feature, this huge lagoon-style pool has a real tropical feel and wouldn’t look out of place in an upmarket resort. Surrounded by flat lawned gardens, and with palm trees providing plenty of shade, this pool is sure to be a winner with kids of all ages. Ca’n Cometa is a five bedroom villa sleeping up to 10, and is only one kilometre from Es Canar.