Ah, swimming pools. A glamorous image comes to mind, dipping your toes into the warm water while enjoying margaritas alone on the pool deck. Unfortunately, this dream is far from a realistic picture. In reality, pools are so often overwhelmed by cannonballs and screeching children. So how does one unwind poolside? By finding a pool with some privacy. Suits off for a skinny dip at these fabulous hotels with private pools for your next romantic getaway.
20 Hotels with Private Pools for a Sexy Romantic Getaway
Shoal Bay East, Anguilla: Three Resort Pools and the Adults-only Tranquility Pool
Nestled on six oceanfront acres on Anguilla’s tranquil Shoal Bay East, Zemi Beach House – Resort & Spa offers a sea’s worth of options for wet relaxation, including snorkeling among the rainbow of fish in the crystal Caribbean; swimming in three resort pools, including the adults-only Tranquility Pool with private cabanas and poolside service; or diving into the Thai House Spa’s Vitality Pool, where warm therapeutic waters and gentle jets soothe your muscles and submerge you into relaxation.
Don’t want to share your swim time with other hotel guests? Then check into the chic penthouse and beachfront suites where couples can float in their own personal plunge pools with unimpeded Caribbean views serving as the backdrop.
Zemi Beach House, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Scottsdale, Arizona: Your Own Personal Plunge Pool
Hiding among the cacti and stone of the Scottsdale desert is the Four Seasons Resort. Built in a quintessential adobe-style with touches of the Southwest setting found everywhere from the landscaping to the beamed ceilings.
The outdoor living concept invites you to spend more time with your lover in the desert air with dramatic views of the Sonoran Desert, Pinnacle Peak and the entire galaxy at your fingertips with the spectacular star lights of the dark night sky. Make use of the telescope and star chart before slipping in for a nighttime cool-off in your personal plunge pool. Shower outside before slipping into the premium bedding of the king-size bed designed to help you feel your most rested the morning after.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
La Quinta, California: Water-loving Couples Can Pick From 41 Pools
Lodging options at the swanky La Quinta Resort & Club in the Coachella Valley include spacious casitas, villas, and suites, many of which are within a beach ball’s throw of the 41 pools that make this one of the best resorts anywhere for pool fanatics. It’s the pool suites and haciendas with pools, though, that we’re focused on for water-loving couples. These private spaces have full-size pools and outdoor patios and grassy yards so you can spend the day swimming in your own oasis. Many of the pool abodes, like the Hacienda Zia and Hacienda Grande, have hot tubs, too, perfect for soaking while you stargaze.
If you can drag yourself away from your poolside perch, get a table for two at the resort’s bougainvillea draped Morgan’s in the Desert for a romantic dinner and cocktails like the Clicquot Lemonade made with local citrus.
La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Los Angeles, California: Get A Private Pool at Bungalow 5 of the Presidential
There is an aura of dignified elegance in the air at the iconic Pink Palace, the Beverly Hills Hotel. Guest rooms range from the luxurious standard sized to the appealing historic suites, but it’s the Bungalows that make this property a celeb fav.
While they come with a hefty “inquire if interested” price tag (we all know what that means!) both Bungalow 5 and the Presidential come with their own private pools. A stay here is more home than hotel with a long list of amenities including personal butler service, full kitchens, fitness areas and lots of space to entertain.
The pools continue the luxurious trend outside while being surrounded by high terracotta pink walls, keeping out wandering eyes from those who relish their privacy. Decorated with tasteful touches of the hotel’s signature pink and green tones, it’s easy to understand why this property is a favorite of Hollywood stars wanting to get away from the camera flashes and gawking stares.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Palm Springs, California: A Private House with a Private Pool
Tucked away in the iconic Hollywood getaway of Palm Springs, L’Horizon Resort & Spa is a time capsule of the mid-century modern aesthetic. Furnished with new and vintage furniture, art and accessories, the boutique hotel is, simply put, cool. The Residence is a private house with its own spacious and sheltered yard and large pool. Views of the San Jacinto mountains come in through the rosy tint of your sunglasses as you tilt your head back on your pool float with artfully piled hair and a cocktail in hand.
This is quintessential California living with ample indoor and outdoor space including an al fresco shower, sunken living room seating, wet bar and a deluxe marble bathroom with Le Labo bath amenities.
L'Horizon Resort & Spa
Portsmouth, Dominica: Ask for the Zabuco Suites for a Personal Plunge Pool
Known as the “Nature Island” for its abundance of natural attractions—rain forests, rivers, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, a boiling lake, and black and white sand beaches—Dominica is a truly special destination for couples who love the outdoors. Secret Bay is the ideal spot to immerse yourself in all the natural wonders of the island, with villas that hug the cliffside and feel like private treehouses surrounded by lush rainforest.
Honeymooners should ask for the Zabuco suites (Zabuco is an aphrodisiac from the Bwa Bande tree) where you can enjoy the fully stocked wine coolers and pantries on the wide decks. Take in the views of the Caribbean from the oversized bathtub for two or, better yet, head outside to the personal plunge pool, outdoor showers, and hammocks all set in a private garden. You may never want to leave your villa, which is fine since all suites come with a red flag to put out when you don’t want to be disturbed.
Playa Bavaro, Dominican Republic: Three Indoor Plunge Pools
The luxe Sanctuary Cap Cana resort is a private island in the heart of Punta Cana with 30,000 acres of palm trees framing white beaches, secluded pathways, and a castle-like resort design that gives the whole property the feel of an exclusive oasis. After closing to undergo a multimillion-dollar reimagining, the adults-only, all-inclusive resort recently reopened and now has some of the most deluxe facilities, best restaurants, and most comfortable rooms in the Dominican Republic.
Couples can cozy up at the Love Bar, share a meal at the Argentinean Grill, or simply order from the extensive 24-hour room service menu to spend more time in the romantic rooms. The Castle Island Suites are the must-have rooms for pool loving couples. In addition to a king size bed, plush living rooms, and walls of windows with ocean views, there are not one, not two, but three indoor plunge pools so you can take a dip immediately whenever the mood strikes.
Sanctuary Cap Cana by Playa Hotels & Resorts
Key West, Florida: Make a Cocktail at Your Personal Wet Bar
Busy work weeks got you forgetting your lover’s name? H2O Suites in Key West will bring you two back in sync. With rooms designed as the perfect hideaway, there’s no cause here to fall out of step.
Located a skip away from the ocean breezes of the beach and the jolly hustle and bustle of Old Town Key West, king sized beds and luxurious decor welcome guests seeking some private indulgence. Mix up your favorite cocktail at your personal wet bar in the Deluxe luxury suites that also boast inviting private plunge pools to get you out of the heat in seclusion.
Miami, Florida: A Private Rooftop Pool
A vacation to Miami’s South Beach calls for all the bells and whistles in a hotel stay. What amenity screams celebrity louder than private rooftop pool? Only personal butler service perhaps—and the W South Beach has both. With views garnering you much social media envy and a room number that brings you close enough to touch the sky, the Penthouse, and Mega Oceanview Suites are the things of suite (sweet?) dreams.
The Penthouse boasts not only its own, private rooftop pool but also a smaller Japanese plunge pool, in addition to massive glass balconies and plenty of room to spread out both inside and out. The Mega Suite also has a covetable plunge pool on the second-floor patio of this bi-level studio apartment with nine feet ceilings and unobstructed views of the ocean.
W South Beach
Kona, Hawaii: Take in the Views from the Private Pool at the Presidential Villa
Set on the North Kona Coast of Hawaii Island (also known as the Big Island), the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai offers a taste of all the natural highlights of the island, from dazzling white sand beaches to jet black lava landscapes, thick groves of palm trees to dramatic views of humpback whales in the ocean straight ahead. Take in all the stunning scenery from the private pool at the presidential villa, a modern three-bedroom stand-alone bungalow with eye-catching traditional hardwoods inside and a free-standing tiled pool outside with direct beach access.
When you’re ready to leave the pool, head up to the main resort to sample authentic Hawaiian culture with ukulele lessons, ancient star navigation, or a sampling of local coffees, perhaps paired with some of Hualalai’s decadent desserts.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Wailea Mākena, Hawaii: A Plunge Pool in the Courtyard
Located on Maui’s southern Wailea Coast, the Fairmont Kea Lani is perched right on the sand at Polo Beach, one of the widest and softest stretches of sand anywhere in the Hawaiian Islands. It’s the perfect place for the two of you to spend the day with your toes in the sand. But do tear yourself away for a couples Lomilomi massage at The Willow Stream spa and dinner at the elegant Ko restaurant where you can sear local ahi tuna together on a hot lava rock.
After dinner, head straight to the Luxury Beach Villas for a snuggle session. The luxe multi-bedroom houses have king beds, oversized marble bathrooms, kitchens, and dining spaces. Best of all, a furnished courtyard with a plunge pool and barbecue grill are all within steps of the sand. It all comes complete with ocean views so you can have a private beach party for two anytime you’re in the mood.
Fairmont Kea Lani
Darien, Illinois: Perfect Weather Year-round in the CL Swimming Pool Suite
Chicago is known for a lot of imperfect weather—snow, cold, wind, and even extreme heat in the summer—but tropical climate, not so much. That all changes when you check into the suites at the Champagne Lodge and Luxury Suites, located just 20 minutes from the Windy City.
In the CL Swimming Pool Suite, it feels like perfect weather any time of year thanks to a sparkling 17-foot heated indoor pool, an adjoining oversized steam room/shower, and LED mood lighting that imbues the entire pool area with a tropical glow. Keep your vacation vibe going with a tiki drink made at the fully stocked wet bar in your suite and toast your private pool moment.
Champagne Lodge and Luxury Suites
Indianapolis, Indiana: Private Jetted Swimming Pools
Spend your weekend canoodling with your honey at the Sybaris Pool Suites Indianapolis. Welcoming couples in need of some time together, suites boast private jetted swimming pools with no chance of anyone else glimpsing what you may or may not be wearing. Your secret is safe with us.
A tropical waterfall adds a romantic soundtrack and the misting steam room is the perfect opportunity to sweat out all of your day-to-day stress. Slip straight from the bedroom into the pool via the slide that will surely provide some giggles.
Las Vegas, Nevada: A Private Pool To Go With Your Butler Services
The Bellagio is already known for its opulent Las Vegas luxury, with a lavishly decorated lobby; soaring outdoor fountains; amazing entertainment, like O by Cirque du Soleil; and some of the most decadent, and pricy, restaurants in the desert, including Spago and Le Cirque. But for the ultimate in high roller luxury, couples should head to the Bellagio’s nine lavish villas that are tucked away in a lush, green private retreat that feels more like a Tuscan estate than the Las Vegas strip.
Each ultra-spacious 6,500-square-foot villa has two bedrooms and five bathrooms, decked out with plush fabrics, a workout space, a massage room, a dry sauna, a hair salon, a private kitchen, a formal dining room, and a fully stocked bar—and that’s just the indoor highlights. Outside is a gorgeous private terrace, a lushly landscaped garden, and a private pool and whirlpool surrounded by topiary where you can relax in style on lounge chairs while the villa’s butler serves the two of you pool snacks.
Bellagio Las Vegas
Perrysburg, Ohio: Private Pools Fit For Royalty
Add a bit of spice to the dreariness of your everyday routine with a scheduled rendezvous with your partner at the Belamere Suites in Perrysburg, Ohio. Drive straight into your personal garage and enter through the private entrance for a bit of tête-à-tête and romancing. Suites come with fireplaces, jacuzzis and large two-person walk-in shower in addition to the pool suites that come with private pools fit for royalty. Play your favorite songs over the stereo system and relish in the luxurious bedding.
The pile of fluffy towels is seemingly never-ending and a catered breakfast is served straight to your door so you never have to pry yourself away for too long. Whether you can only get away for one night or extend for a couple, Belamere Suites is the perfect way to spend quality time together.
Belamere Suites Hotel
Bensalem, Pennsylvania: An Indoor, Heated Pool in the Dove Swimming Pool Suite
You don’t have to travel to an exotic destination to have an exotic getaway with your partner. Head instead to the fantasy suites of this unique couples getaway near Philadelphia. The exterior of Inn Of The Dove may look like a quaint cottage, but rooms here all about romance and pour on the fantasy with a jungle room dripping with vines, the stone-walled cave room, and the “red romantic suite” with a Jacuzzi and fireplace (and mirror over the bed).
The Dove Swimming Pool Suite, though, is the ultimate couples getaway. Just beyond the French doors of the suite-sized bedroom is a tiled pool deck with lounge furniture, a hot tub to soak in, and an indoor, year-round 14′ x 16′ heated pool, perhaps the best way to warm up in the winter with your loved one.
Inn Of The Dove
Isabela, Puerto Rico: Soak in the Sun at Your Private Casita
Cast yourself as the main character in the film set of your dreams at the Royal Isabela Resort. Here you’ll find views to kill for of Puerto Rico‘s northwest coast with panoramas swinging you from cliffs to the rolling thunder of the Atlantic waves and back up to the elegantly landscaped flora of the property. Enticing tropical smells linger on the patio of your private casita while you sun soak or tread of the water of your private pool, tiled in luxurious stone while watching the sunrise.
Here you’ll find an unmistakable aura of serenity that will permeate every aspect of your vacation, with privacy enough to slip the bathing suit straps completely off.
Soufriere, St. Lucia: Enjoy the Sights from Your Raised Whirlpool Tub
St. Lucia is known for its lush green jungle setting and iconic Piton Mountain peaks, giving it the impression of a prehistoric island that’s completely untouched by humans. Keep this feeling going at Jade Mountain Resort where Sanctuary rooms keep you within arm’s reach of the natural world at all times. Each sanctuary space comprises just three walls so that the fourth “wall” that faces the sea is completely open to nature and the surrounding views.
You and your partner can take in the spectacular sights of the mountains and the Caribbean Sea from your canopied bed or raised whirlpool tub, big enough for you both to relax in together. However, it’s the infinity pools that are truly the perfect viewing perch, extending directly from the Sanctuary living room to the outside so it feels like you’re floating over the island in a pool paradise.
Jade Mountain Resort
Washington, Texas: Spoil Yourself in a Private Heated Pool
Spoil yourself with a weekend away to the Inn at Dos Brisas. This idyllic ranch in Texas Hill Country oozes with rich colors, plush fabrics and is overrun with the sweet smells of fresh cut grass, hay, and the only Forbes Five Star restaurant in the state. Only nine casitas and haciendas are available to guests letting the property focus on spoiling visitors with everything from welcome flutes of champagne, to bath salts and a slew of activities from horseback riding, stargazing, cooking classes or even being left completely alone. The 3,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor space Haciendas come with views of the rolling meadows and paddocks of the ranch can be taken in while floating in your private heated pool.
Large bathrooms go over the top with six fixtures including double sinks, a walk in shower for two and jetted soaking tubs. Elegant detailing is showcased throughout from the antique furniture to the oak wood floors and with every whim catered to by the staff, you’ll have a hard time saying goodbye to this piece of weekend life.
The Inn at Dos Brisas
Canyon Point, Utah: Private Pools Ranging From Plunge To Lap
Desire uninterrupted tranquility in a completely unique landscape? Solace seekers come to the Southwest canyons of the Amangiri Resort. Your eyes will trail across the sweeping natural lines of this property while fingers will delight in wandering over the stone, concrete, blonde wood and steel that befit this minimalist alien mesa topography. Suites have outdoor lounge spaces, fireplaces and many come with private pools in sizes varying from plunge to lap.
Crisp linens are found both inside and outside on day beds that beckon early evening naps. Whether your quest is to ignite romance or stir the dwindling coals, the private setting of Amangiri encourages lovers to practice mindfulness.
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