With the summer season fast approaching, travelers are seeking private luxury accommodations with stunning pools to help beat the summer heat. Luxury villa specialists The Thinking Traveller offers exclusive access to the most exceptional villas in the heart of the Mediterranean, many of which feature state-of-the art pools for guests in need of a refreshing dip.
From a panoramic, 30-yard d-shaped infinity pool, to a three-tiered pool with a glass infinity edge, we've rounded up The Thinking Traveller's villas with the most impressive pools:
Artelia, Zakynthos: (pictured) Sitting proudly at the center of the garden of villa Artelia is a dreamy infinity pool, divided into two parts by a central sitting area featuring a sunken firepit. The main section of the pool is equipped with water jets and a hydro massage system, while the other section boasts a shallow pool.
Zu Nillu, Favignana: The pool at villa Zu Nillu has been carved into a Roman stone quarry and just beyond it is a private outdoor theatre, and an inspirational al fresco bathroom.
Forte San Giorgio, Capraia: Forte San Giorgio has two grand infinity pools. The swimming pool, known as the Piscina della Torre, is constructed with stainless steel, a remarkable piece of design and engineering including a shallow beach-effect area suitable for young children, a hydromassage corner, and an infinity edge.
Penio, Lefkada: Villa Penio featires an infinity pool cut in two halves, bisected by a walkway that connects with steps that lead down to the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea below. Guests can admire the sparkling waters from the pool or walk to the sea in just seconds.
DolceVita, Sicily: Gorgeous and slender, the pool at DolceVita is a slatted structure that extends from the house over the center of the pool to the perimeter wall, providing not only shade but also, divertingly, a support for a swing above the water of the pool.
Cala d’Istria, Corsica: At Cala d’Istria a unique, three-tiered heatable pool, whose west-facing, glass infinity edge, suspended over the gardens, looks directly out to sea and the sunset. The smaller top two tiers have shallow water, ideal for younger children.
Lo Iazzu, Puglia: The panoramic, over 30-yard, d-shaped infinity pool, at Lo Iazzu is ideal both for those wishing to do some real swimming and, thanks to the beach-effect shallow end, for young children who like paddling.