By Agoda Travel
Hotels with infinity pools are awesome, but hotels with infinity rooftop pools overlooking remote jungles and twinkling skylines create the greatest holidays! We’ve searched high and low (literally) for some of the most stunning swimming pools in the world’s most alluring regions. Now, all you have to do is kick back and enjoy the view!
1. TOPAS ECOLODGE | Sapa, Vietnam
Reserve a day pass and take advantage of the massive infinity pool at Topas Ecolodge. Situated in the northern mountains of Sapa, the heated, eco-friendly pool features endless glimpses of peaks and valleys amidst local rice terraces. With a dedicated section for children and a massaging jet spa for adults, families can count on a smooth-sailing holiday!
Relaxing things to do in Sapa
- Cat Cat Village: Visit an authentic Vietnamese village loved for its local customs and ethnic foods.
- Fansipan (Phan Xi Pang): Ride the Fansipan Legend cable car up the mountainside for gorgeous views of nature, including native monkeys, wandering antelope and rare species of birds. The ride also offers a stunning view of Sa Pa Lake.
- Love Waterfall: Spend a relaxing afternoon splashing in cool streams at the base of Fansipan.
- Sa Pa Lake: Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a tranquil respite in the Community Garden along the banks of Sa Pa Lake.
- Muong Hoa Valley: Stroll through breathtaking rice terraces and discover the backbone of the Sapa Hilltribe economy.
2. ANANTARA GOLDEN TRIANGLE ELEPHANT CAMP & RESORT | Chiang Rai, Thailand
We highly recommend this three-in-one experience in the heart of northern Thailand. The infinity pool at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort not only offers hilltop views of the Mekong Valley, but it also overlooks the lush jungles of Myanmar and Laos. Dive in after a day of trekking, or just chill out atop one of the most remarkable cultural havens in the world.
Things to do in Chiang Rai
- Wat Rong Khun (White Temple): Journey through an artists vision of hell and heaven at this unique temple designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, one of Thailand’s most prestigious artists.
- Mae Fah Luang Art & Cultural Park (Rai Mae Fah Luang): Stroll through a botanical garden dotted with teak wood sculptures crafted in traditional Lanna (Northern Thai) and Tai hilltribe style. Learn more about Thailand’s northern kingdom at the nearby Hor Kam RMFL museum on the banks of Nong Nam Kok Noi lake.
- Tea plantations: Sip a freshly-brewed cup of tea after touring manicured tea plantations at Choiu Fong Tea Farm and Shing Fong Tea Plantation.
- Golden Triangle Park: Nestled in the heart of a once-thriving opium region, Golden Triangle Park now serves as an educational point of interest for travelers. Stand on a tripoint that connects Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, and visit the Golden Triangle Park Hall of Opium less than 2 kilometers away.
- Oub Khan Museum: Discover the rich history, art and culture of Thailand’s northern hilltribes and Lanna Kingdom.
3. SRI PANWA PHUKET LUXURY POOL VILLA HOTEL | Phuket, Thailand
If you love hotels with infinity pools but also love privacy, then you’ll absolutely adore your stay at Sri Panwa Phuket Luxury Pool Villa Hotel in Phuket, Thailand. Every unit at this seaside resort is equipped with its own infinity pool, making it a breeze for you to sip cocktails while taking in breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea from your own private deck.
Popular things to do in Phuket
- Phuket Old Town: Admire colonial-style architecture in this historic neighborhood that features unique boutiques and trendy cafes.
- Karon View Point: Photograph the three bays of Kata Noi, Kata and Karon from one scenic spot.
- Promthep Cape: Stand on the edge of the Andaman Sea in what is said to be the most beautiful viewpoint in Phuket.
- Kata Noi Beach: Catch some rays and soft waves at this out-of-the-way cove that offers safe swimming and a sandy beach.
- Phuket Sunday Night Market: Grab some authentic Thai street food and souvenirs at one of Phuket’s most popular attractions.
- Surin Beach: Take a boat tour after eating a delicious Thai lunch at a cozy restaurant or open-air bar on a white sand beach.
4. INTERCONTINENTAL HONG KONG | Hong Kong
As hotels with infinity pools go, Intercontinental Hong Kong is known for setting the standards in unforgettable rooftop pool experiences. Soak your cares away in cold, warm and hot infinity pools, which all seem to magically flow into Victoria Harbour. Pick a front-row seat for an endless panoramic view of the Hong Kong skyline!
Fabulous things to see in Hong Kong
- Victoria Peak: Buy tickets for the Peak Tram and make your way to the top of one of Hong Kong’s most scenic viewpoints.
- A Symphony of Lights: Take a free seat along Victoria Harbour to view the world’s largest permanent light and sound show.
- Hong Kong Disneyland: Make all your dreams come true during a day at Hong Kong’s most famous theme park.
- Man Mo Temple: View famous incense spiraled and beautifully-adorned structures at Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road.
- Tsim Sha Tsui: Visit Hong Kong’s historical neighborhood to walk along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and the Avenue of Stars. History fanatics also will love the museums in the area, as well as the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower.
5. 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok | Bangkok, Thailand
Enjoy 24-hour access to a rooftop pool that offers magnificent views of Bangkok. Not only does 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok feature a luxurious infinity pool, but guests also are treated to a hot tub and sauna, private wine cellars and even a mini golf course.
Spectacular things to do in Bangkok
- Bangkok National Museum: View the largest collection of artifacts and Thai art in Thailand.
- Jim Thompson House: Tour a traditional Thai home and learn the history and art behind silk textiles.
- Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn): Cruise down the Chao Phraya River at night to see how brightly this magnificent temple can glow.
- Chatuchak Weekend Market: Spend an entire day haggling with locals and picking up authentic Thai souvenirs.
- Boat Trip along Chao Phraya River: Take in a myriad of sights, including Pak Khlong (Flower) Market and ASIATIQUE The Riverfront.
Just as the name suggests, The Edge Bali Villa is located on the southern coast of Bali and overlooks the Indian Ocean. Take a dip in an infinity pool that seems to drape over the famous limestone cliffs of Uluwatu. Guests at The Edge Bali Villa, one of Asia’s most popular hotels with infinity pools, receive 5-star care with personalized butler services, exquisite dining options and an award-winning spa. Take advantage of the hotel’s tour packages, which feature tours of national parks, water activities and even helicopter rides.
Things to do in Uluwatu, Bali
- Explore multiple beaches: Surfers flock to the waves in Uluwatu. Hang ten on Bingin Beach, Padang Padang Beach and Thomas Beach.
- Uluwatu Temple: Watch a kecak fire dance at one of Bali’s most famous and picturesque temples overlooking the Indian Ocean.
- Pura Luhur Uluwatu: View historic architecture at a Hindu temple built atop a looming cliffside.
- Padang Padang Beach: Join a Saturday night party or take lessons from daytime surfers on some of the gnarliest waves in Southeast Asia.
- Thomas Beach: Discover Bali’s secret beach spot and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the sand.
7. The Kayon Jungle Resort by Pramana | Bali, Indonesia
Guests won’t need to leave The Kayon Jungle Resort by Pramana to go sightseeing, as the resort’s infinity pool offers endless views of sprawling jungles and local rice terraces. Perched on a mound in front of the hotel’s restaurant, the rooftop pool allows guests to take in river views – and swim above the treetops! Travelers looking to spend a holiday at one of the best hotels with infinity pools in Asia may never want to leave The Kayon Jungle Resort by Pramana.
Best things to do in Ubud, Bali
- Campuhan Ridge Walk: Hike through a lush valley, over picturesque hills and along a ridgetop to get a look at Gunung Lebah Temple.
- Tirta Empul Water Temple (Pura Tirta Empul): Watch locals bathe in holy water at this ancient Hindu temple.
- Tegallalang Rice Terraces: Learn about Bali’s rice farming industry while photographing some of the most beautiful hillsides in the world.
- Goa Gajah: Meaning “Elephant Cave,” this off-the-beaten-path cave temple makes for impressive Instagram posts!
- Taman Saraswati: Tour a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess of wisdom. Admire carvings and fountains that flow into a pond area.
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