Rounding up our list of the best infinity pools in Asia are epic pools found on top of a skyscraper, perched above a cliff, and beachfront pools that blur the line between man-made tiles and the horizon.
Before the year ends, here are 8 of the best infinity pools in Asia to add to your 2017 bucket list:
One of the most multi-awarded in the world, the two-tiered cascading infinity pool at this rainforest luxury resort in Bali has been dubbed by TripAdvisor as the “World’s Best Swimming Pool.” It features two infinity edge pools surrounded by the lush jungle and overlooking the Ayung River and the ancient Dalem Segara Temple of the Payangan village, just a few minutes from Ubud – the cultural center of Bali.
For an interesting side note, the famous pool is actually inspired by the nearby rice terraces – and thus, its curving and cascading structure.
The Song Saa Private Island luxury resort is one of the most exclusive in Asia, is one of the first in Cambodia to offer luxury accommodation on a private island. With over water and jungle villas, its epic swimming pool boasts stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand, with its crystal clear waters and shadows of nearby islands in full view.
One of the most remote, secluded, and private luxury resorts you’ll find in the world, the Ayada, Maldives features a stunning infinity pool facing the resort’s private, white sand beach. Coming alive at night, its waters are filled with stars, thanks to its LED lighting display that mimic the star-filled skies right above it.
An open-air cinema is also placed right on one side of the pool, so you can enjoy cocktails and a wonderful movie while you take a cool midnight swim.
You know a fantastic surprise awaits when you are led to the pool through a bamboo-lined wooden walkway. The stunning aquamarine infinity pool at Six Senses, Koh Samui features glorious and sweeping views of the Gulf of Thailand, offering spectacular sunsets to die for.
5. Kata Rocks, Phuket
With a pool facing the Andaman Sea and overlooking the famous Kata Beach, sunsets are best enjoyed while sipping signature cocktails and relaxing in the resort’s seemingly never-ending edge that blends its fresh-water to the sea on the horizon.
6. Sheraton Nha Trang, Vietnam
Found alongside Sheraton’s main tower is the resort’s 6th-floor infinity pool – fresh water and 21 meters long, you’ve got a private, exclusive, and breathtaking spot to enjoy views of the bay, of nearby islands, and the vast open skies around you.
With over water loungers, you can pretty much read an entire book the whole afternoon while still staying cool as you dip your toes in its cool waters.
With an unbelievable location on the Sulu Sea, Philippines, this private island resort is a true tropical paradise. With snow-white, powder white sands and turquoise waters on all sides, the resort’s aqua-tiled pool features decks with umbrella-shaded sun beds, a clubhouse right before it, and the vast open skies and unspoiled beach right in full view.
8. Marina Bay, Singapore
And last on our list if the iconic Marina Bay Sands rooftop infinity pool, located on the integrated resort’s 57th level, featuring unmatched views of the Singaporean skyline. Use of the pool is exclusive to resort guests only, and it’s best enjoyed at sunset when the skies turn from sky blue to different shades of red, yellow, and orange behind tall buildings and other skyscrapers over the city-state.
Infinity pools are more than just spots to cool down from the hot tropical sun – they’re a place to marvel at nature, of the beautiful surroundings, and to enjoy a peaceful, calm, and invigorating time by yourself or the company of loved ones.