Strolling out of your room and relaxing in your own private pool has to be one of the ultimate honeymoon luxuries. Whether it’s a private plunge pool with a view or a spectacular infinity pool, it’s all the more special knowing there’s no-one to disturb the two of you. And while you’ll need to splurge a little, editor of 101 Honeymoons, Jane Anderson is here to share 10 fantastic honeymoons with a private pool where you either needn’t break the bank – or will be happy to!
Sandals Royal Caribbean, Jamaica
The first over-water suites in the Caribbean open in Jamaica at the end of 2016, with see-through glass floors, over-the-water hammock and private infinity pool so you’ll never tire of the different ways to enjoy this view over the turquoise water. And your personal butler can probably help if you do…
Sandals offers seven nights from £8,745 per person all-inclusive, including flights and transfers.
Villa Marina, Kefalonia, Greece
There’s not one but two private pools at this one-bedroom villa close to the sleepy village of Spartia. Lounge in the curtained gazebo by the main pool, shaded by ancient olive trees, then swap to the second pool for sunbeds which extend right into the water when you need to cool down. Gaze out to neighbouring Zante all day, or stroll to the nearby beach and taverna.
Vintage Travel offers one week’s villa rental from £595, excluding flights.
Azura Benguerra, Mozambique
If you’re looking to blow the budget, this is the way to do it – the Presidential Villa at luxury eco-lodge Azura Benguerra, has its own private pool and stretch of beach, butler service and chic and traditional Mozambican touches. Only the beach sushi bar, wine cellar and gourmet menu will tempt you out.
Rainbow Tours offers one week all-inclusive from £13,099 per person including flights and helicopter transfers.
Anantara Mai Khao Villas, Phuket, Thailand
Set in the quieter north of Phuket, all the villas in this peaceful beachfront resort have private pools. The emphasis here is on low-key luxury with teak wooden floors and traditional carvings, all set around a lagoon in the style of a Thai village – and check out the beachside BBQ which even has its own salt sommelier.
Turquoise Holidays offers seven nights from £1,450 per person B&B including flights and transfers.
Villa Chambre du Paradis, France
Hide away in the heart of the Dordogne. This one-bedroom villa is the perfect rural retreat with its own private pool under the trees as well as a Jacuzzi. Relax on the terrace or in the shaded area outside the romantic stone cottage and you’ll feel like there’s no-one else around.
Oliver’s Travels offers one week’s rental from £671, excluding flights – quote ‘101bubbly’ for a bottle of Champagne on arrival.
Coco Bodu Hithi, Maldives
The gorgeous overwater villas of this beautiful resort already have the Indian Ocean at your feet, but the views from the private infinity plunge pools are unmissable. With seven bars and restaurants on site, along with an Ayurvedic spa and PADI Dive Centre, it’s perfect for some barefoot luxury.
Barefoot Traveller offers seven nights from £2,350 per person, B&B including flights and transfers.
Slow Gili Air, Gili Air Island, Indonesia
Who says a romantic escape has to cost a fortune? This idyllic car-free spot off Lombok is the perfect desert island getaway, with bikes or horse and cart to get around and coconut palms reflecting in the turquoise waters. The ten villas at Slow Gili Air each have a private pool if you want to escape entirely.
i-escape offers seven nights B&B from £548 per person excluding flights.
Amanbagh, Rajasthan, India
Get a taste of royal indulgence as you follow in the footsteps of the Maharajahs – they surely wouldn’t have turned a regal nose up at Amanbagh’s Pool Pavilion, with its own courtyard garden as well as a vast private pool.
Enchanting Travels offers a ten-day Luxury in Rajasthan honeymoon from £3,575 per person excluding flights, including a stay here.
Ponta dos Ganchos, Florianopolis, Brazil
One of Brazil’s most exclusive spots, Ponta dos Gauchos is set on a forested peninsula with stunning 180 degree views of the ocean and its own sandy beach to enjoy. But for something extra to celebrate your honeymoon, the Villa Esmerelda bungalow has an oceanfront infinity-edge plunge pool on its private deck as well.
Journey Latin America offers seven nights from £4,783 per person B&B including flights and transfers.
At Laluna, one of the Caribbean’s hippest small hotels, all the cottages have a private plunge pool. It’s foodie heaven here with Caribbean and Italian influences and the beach is virtually private. The hotel’s Capture the Romance package includes breakfast and dinner each day, a couple’s Balinese massage, daily yoga and meditation sessions, a bottle of Prosecco and a gift.
Laluna offers the seven night “Capture the Romance” package from approximately £1,896 per person including tax – flights are extra.
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