No kids dive-bombing you, no nosy neighbours, nothing getting in the way of your view, just you, the pool and the ocean. What more could you want on a relaxing vacation than to indulge in the ultimate luxury of your own private pool? Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a honeymoon, a girls’ getaway or simply somewhere where you can get some peace and quiet, book yourself into a luxury hotel with your own private pool.
9 Hotels with Private Pools in the Caribbean to Take Your Vacation to the Next Level
An All-Inclusive Cancun Resort with Private Pool Suites
Those looking for an adults-only getaway should consider the Excellence Playa Mujeres in Cancun. Two miles of powdery sand cascades between your toes on the remarkably uncrowded beach. The same sand dots the hazards across the incredible Greg Norman signature golf course. Don’t miss the martini bar in the lobby before uncovering nine international restaurants for dinner, in addition to 11 bars and seven swimming pools.
Romance blossoms in glamorous suites that boast four-poster beds, hammocks for canoodling and private pools on the balcony. A bevvy of activities await each day for those looking to stay fit or desiring to be entertained but equally encouraged is lounging poolside with drinks and snacks.
A Private Pool Overlooking the Ocean in Punta Cana
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.
A Private Pool Suite in Sunny Puerto Vallarta
At the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, you get five-star seclusion on tap. We’re talking about a private beach in a pristine cove that’s still only six miles from the convenience of town. And the luxury doesn’t stop on the sand: for starters, you can take your pick from the resort’s five infinity pools – some adults-only and some with swim-up bars. After an afternoon in the water, settle into a poolside chaise longue or a cabana on tranquil Las Estacas beach. If you’re lucky, you’ll see whales breaching in Banderas Bay. When you’re not soaking up the sun, join a beach volleyball game or try an early-morning tennis match while the air is still cool.
Up in your room, you’ll find handcrafted furniture and balconies with views of the Pacific or the Sierra Madre Mountains. Bring up a tropical cocktail from one of the downstairs bars and watch the sunset over the sparkling ocean. If you just can’t get enough of the water, upgrade to a swim-up suite or a room with a private plunge pool.
For authentic Mexican cuisine, head to Casa Grande to dive face-first into specialties from the state of Jalisco. Try the black olive salad followed by an entrée of mancha mantele; a tantalizing stew that melds spicy chorizo and chili with sticky-sweet pineapple. For dessert, cool your throat with a bowl of delectable avocado ice cream. With a buffet and three other restaurants on-site, you won’t run out of dining options. And if you prefer room service, the in-suite menu is available 24 hours a day. Tacos at 2 a.m., anyone?
Oceanfront Luxury on the Island of Anguilla
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 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.
A Private Pool on the Balcony in Portsmouth Dominica
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.
Head to Puerto Rico for a Luxury Getaway of a Lifetime
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.
Mountain Views From Your Private Pool in St. Lucia
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.
An Adults-Only Playa Del Carmen Hotel with A Jacuzzi Suite
Sway on a swing, cocktail in hand, while you look out over the Caribbean Sea at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya All Inclusive. Take your pick of water-side activities, from lounging by the pool, socializing at the swim-up bars or sunbathing on the private half-mile beach. This all inclusive, adults-only resort caters to grown-up (at least on the outside) fun seekers – from pool parties with tequila tastings and live DJs to day excursions to the ruins of Chichén Itzá.
Connect your phone or tablet to the Bluetooth speaker in your room – all suites have them – for some background music while you slip into your hydromassage bathtub. Patterned cushions and throws bring colour to the tranquil cream-colour décor, while huge windows flood each room with light. After a long day at the beach, wash the sand from your feet and slide into your freshly turned down bed – and if you need an extra pillow? The 24-hour concierge will be happy to oblige. There’s also the option to make your morning dip easier by booking a swim-up suite.
To make the most of your Riviera adventure, you’ll want to dine at La Hacienda. Bright lights and a neutral palette set a modern tone, while the menu serves up traditional Mexican fare like droolworthy crab enchiladas. Or for something international, Taman Sari plates up Asian fusion dishes if you’re in the mood for a fresh and flavourful curry.
A Miami Hotel with a Dreamy Penthouse
A vacation to the Caribbean is a fantastic experience every time, but if you’re looking for Caribbean climate a tad closer to home, Florida is your place to be.
A vacation to Miami’s South Beach calls for all the bells and whistles in a hotel stay. What amenity screams celebrity louder than a 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.