Honeymoon Hotels and Suites with Private Pool

By Jane Anderson, Editor

One of the ultimate honeymoon luxuries is a room with a private pool – particularly in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. It might be a private plunge pool where you can spend intimate time alone, or it could be an infinity pool with breathtaking views of a beach or forest where you can sunbathe or take a cooling dip. Either way, the key is privacy and knowing that you will not be disturbed as you enjoy your little slice of paradise.

Here is my pick of some of the world’s best honeymoon hotels with private pools. None are cheap, but some are surprisingly affordable.

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The Mediterranean

St Nicholas Bay Resort, Crete

The Executive Suites at the five-star deluxe St Nicholas Bay Resort (pictured above) come with a private pool and amazing views of the Aegean. Other special touches for honeymooners include one complimentary dinner, sparkling wine, flowers in your suite on arrival and a massage in the hotel’s Poseidon Spa. Details from Kirker Holidays.

Hotel Relais del Golfo, Sardinia

Sardinia is renowned for its luxury hotels and glamorous restaurant scene but the Hotel Villa del Golfo Lifestyle Resort (pictured above) ups the ante with a number of suites with a private pool and garden. All are scattered on the hillside, overlooking the Gulf of Arzachena. Book with the specialists, Sardinian Places.

Sani Resort, Halkidiki, Greece

This luxury resort has at its heart a beautiful marina with boutique shops and gourmet restaurants and bars as well as two top spas, fabulous beaches and a chic beach club. It’s popular with families so you might want to avoid the school holidays. Some rooms and suites in Sani Beach Club have a private pool – the least pricey is the Junior Suite with Private Pool Seaview (pictured above). Book with Sardatur Holidays.

Likya Gardens Hotel - Signature Suite

Likya Gardens Hotel, Kalkan, Turkey

Each of the seven suites in this boutique hotel has a private plunge pool (pictured above) overlooking the ocean. You’ll also find four-poster beds, roll-top bathtubs, meals served on your private terrace, and massages on request. Your own private seafront cabana with an iPod dock, minibar, loungers, butler service and a ladder straight into the sea adds to the romance of this Turkey honeymoon.

Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus

A good choice year-round, Cyprus has upped its game with some great luxury hotels. Asimina Suites is one of the few which is for adults only and each of the Executive Suites has a private pool with sea views. There’s a superb spa on site too and a glorious beachfront location at the quieter end of Paphos. Book with Classic Collection.

Middle East and Africa

Kasbah Tamadot - Aman Deluxe Suite with Pool

Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco

The Aman Deluxe Suite (Aman means ‘water’ in the local Berber language), at Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, has its own heated outdoor pool (pictured above). Part of Sir Richard Branson’s empire, the entire resort is both seductive and stylish. Book with Virgin Limited Edition.

Anantara The Palm, Dubai

The Beach Pool Villas at this glamorous five star resort, located on The Palm, have direct beach access as well as a private pool. The Anantara brand of hotels is synonymous with sophistication and the facilities here are second to none but I love the fact that you can cosy up in the peace and privacy of your own bolthole with all that the resort and Dubai itself offers on your doorstep when you fancy stepping out. Book with Classic Collection.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, South Africa

Each suite at this luxurious lodge is effectively a private villa, with its own pool of course as well as mesmerising views of the Sabie River. Baby elephants bathing, zebra, gnu and the large Nile crocodile are the only neighbours you’ll see. The service is impeccable and wildlife sightings on safari here never fail to take your breath away. Book with Mahlatini.


Galaxy Infinity Sanctuary, Jade Mountain

Jade Mountain, St Lucia

Each of the 24 infinity pool sanctuaries that make up this spectacular hotel boasts not only a private pool but also a missing fourth wall (Galaxy Pool Sanctuary pictured above). The result is a breathtaking honeymoon retreat within a retreat, with panoramic views of the Pitons and Caribbean sea. Wander down to the beach or up to the rooftop restaurant or simply relax together in privacy. Book with Inspiring Travel Company.

Jonquil Suite, Cap Juluca

Belmond Cap Juluca and Four Seasons, Anguilla

Anguilla is honeymoon heaven. Belmond Cap Juluca is stunningly individual with a Moorish design, set on the spectacular beach. The original Oceanfront Pool Suites have a small private plunge pool, as do the Oceanview rooms and suites at more contemporary Four Seasons Anguilla. For a truly amazing private pool, book the two-bedroom Jonquil Suite at Cap Juluca (pictured above). Book with Caribtours.

Cottage 7, Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios

Cottage 7 (pictured above) at Jamaica Inn is a gorgeous two-storey hideaway set above a cove. The private infinity pool is a stunner and there are steps down to the ocean. Other options with a private pool at Jamaica Inn include The White Suite, where Sir Winston Churchill and Marilyn Monroe once stayed – not together! Book direct with Jamaica Inn.

Latin America

Ponta dos Ganchos, Brazil

Ponta dos Ganchos, Florianopolis, Brazil

Set on its own private peninsula, this is one of Brazil’s most exclusive hotels. Complete with its own private beach and Christian Dior spa, Ponta dos Ganchos’ villa-style rooms are scattered across the property, each with a superb view and complete privacy. The Special Emerald Villa (pictured above) has a generous private plunge pool. Book with i-escape.com.

Hacienda San Jose, main pool

Hacienda San Jose, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Hacienda San Jose is a former nobleman’s estate and each of the rooms has a small private plunge pool. The original architecture dates back to the 18th century, including preserved frescoes in the estate’s chapel.

South East Asia

Uma Ubud pool suite

Uma Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Soak up Bali’s unique and rich culture in the arty inland village of Ubud before retreating to the tranquil privacy of your Uma Pool Suite (pictured above) at Uma Ubud. You can’t fail to relax in this peaceful and calming gem of a hotel. Daily yoga classes and guided jungle walks are also included.

Song Saa, Cambodia

Song-Saa, Cambodia

Cambodia was never renowned for its luxury hotels – nor its beaches – until Song-Saa. All the accommodation at this uber-luxury beachfront gem comes with a private pool (pictured above) – just pick your location from a choice of jungle, overwater or beachfront. Perfect twinned with a few days temple-bashing at Angkor. Book with Selective Asia.

Pool Villa at The Datai

The Datai, Langkawi, Malaysia

This lush resort is set in ancient virgin rainforest above the beach – you’ll find secluded villas dotted around and a really peaceful atmosphere. The Datai’s Pool Villas have a private pool with a built-in Jacuzzi too. Book with i-escape.

One-Bedroom Pool Villa, Alila Villas Uluwatu

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

All of the villas at this contemporary resort, on the north coast of Bali, have a private pool overlooking the Indian Ocean (one-bedroom villa pictured above). The Alila Villas style is all about sleek design softened with locally-sourced antiques and artefacts – they’ve struck the perfect balance here. Book with Abercrombie & Kent.

Pangalusian Island, The Philippines

An island-hopping honeymoon in the Philippines is the perfect option for adventure-loving romantics. Make sure you include at least a few nights at the unique Pangalusian Island, an eco-conscious gem of a luxury boutique hotel. The pool villas have wonderful views over Bacuit Bay and the snorkelling here is exceptional. Book with the Inspiring Travel Company.

Indian Ocean

Raffles Praslin villa with pool

Raffles Praslin Seychelles

The tranquil island of Praslin is tempting enough but, at Raffles Praslin Seychelles, all the rooms have a private pool (pictured above) – this is a hotel created with romance in mind. Honeymooners will also enjoy a bottle of Champagne and fresh fruit on arrival, a romantic villa ‘set-up’ one evening, a complimentary 60-minute couples spa treatment and a surprise gift. Book with Tropical Sky.

Trou aux Biches, Mauritius

Trou aux Biches, Mauritius

Hotel rooms with a private pool are as rare as hen’s teeth on Mauritius but the Beachfront Suites (pictured above) at Trou aux Biches each come with a sizeable pool all to yourselves – and you can walk straight out to the beach too. Book with Beachcomber Tours.

NIYAMA Maldives

So many of the resorts in The Maldives offer accommodation with a private pool – the spectacular NIYAMA for example. See my selection of the best honeymoons in the Maldives.

Saman Villas, Bentota, Sri Lanka

There’s a whole new generation of luxury resorts opening in Sri Lanka but Saman Villas pioneered the concept of private pool suites many years ago. We love its gracious atmosphere, oceanfront location, relaxed style and low key spa. There are several suites with a private pool but I recommend treating yourselves to the Grand Deluxe Suite just above the beach for the ultimate honeymoon.  Book with Wexas.

Australia and South Pacific

Private Pool at Royal Davui

Royal Davui, Fiji

If your dream private plunge pool includes views of pristine colourful reefs and azure ocean on a private island, it’s hard to beat the private pool villas (pictured above) at Royal Davui in dreamy Fiji. There are only 16 villas at this resort, each dotted around the lush island landscapes with a perfectly private pool. Book with Turquoise Holidays.

Lizard Island

Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Never mind the luxury of your own private plunge pool and welcome bottle of Bollinger in The Pavilion Suite (pictured above) at Lizard Island, this exclusive island resort also boasts no fewer than 24 powder white sand beaches. The teeming marine life of the Great Barrier Reef awaits.

You can find more hotel rooms with private pools at our sister site, 101 Holidays.

Last updated: 9 June 2022

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