Say goodbye to summer in style!
Sir Richard Branson’s Kashbah Tamadot snuggled into the heart of Morocco’s snow-capped Atlas Mountains, is a magical retreat surrounded by an ancient wall. So imagine the view from its turquoise pool, in a green valley from which to admire those sky-scraping peaks. Sunloungers provide the perfect perch for cocktails and snacks. Or choose one of the tented beds, taking in the sweet smell of rose petals wafting on the breeze. Admire beachfront sunsets, towering mountains—and, in the evening, the twinkling lights of downtown Puerto Vallarta—from the shimmering waters of Casa Magna Marriott’s infinity pool on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. That’s a 360-degree perch we’re talking about. And should you feel the need to move, enjoy an active game of pool volleyball (or cheer from the sidelines, enjoying a coconut cocktail from the Cocobar) in one of the most dramatic scenes around.
Life doesn’t get much sweeter than a two-tiered pool at Il Salviatino, a centuries’-old villa just 15 minutes from Florence in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Settle into your chaise longue and enjoy views of rolling green hills all around, the intoxicating scent of lavender and rose perfuming the air. Under the Tuscan sun, indeed. Miramonte Resort & Spa. Deep in the heart of California’s desert, this secluded oasis promises escape from the heat with three splash-worthy pools. The hands-down favorite is the saltwater pool with tranquil waterfalls. All around, unobstructed, 360-degree views take in the gorgeous Santa Rosa Mountains, increasingly breathtaking as the sun sets behind the peaks and the cotton candy skies turn magenta, indigo, then star-spangled black.
Orrrr, a little closer to home. The Princess Resort & Spa, Lachute, Quebec, Canada, reportedly the site to be scene with the likes of The Duke and Duchess of Argenteuil, Artists, business magnets etc-with a difference. At this resort exclusively, you have to be invited by the owners, you can’t call ahead and reserve! Just a few spots to think about-ey?
Article credit: Fodor’s
Photo credit: The Cambrian