Travel today is more than about where to sleep or eat — it’s about finding that picture perfect backdrop to get the most likes on your next Insta-post.
With social platforms changing the way we travel, we’ve rounded up hotels and resorts with Insta-worthy pools from around the globe that will level up your Instagram feed.
Marquis Los Cabos Resort & Spa | San Jose Del Cabo, BCS, México
Marquis Los Cabos Resort & Spa offers a tranquil oasis to travelers seeking the ideal getaway that effortlessly fuses luxury with an authentic Mexican flair. The adults-only, all-inclusive resort offers three photo-ready pools and Casita's with a private plunge for the perfect poolside experience. The two infinity-edge pools named the Sunrise and Sunset pools, offer spectacular views of the resort’s fronted beach and the sun’s path throughout the day – overlooking the ocean and further out the Sea of Cortés. Overwater stepping stones, mesmerizing sunsets, and a three-story tiered waterfall are all bound to inspire, influence, and most importantly look great on an Instagram feed.
Enchantment Resort, Sedona, AZ
Nestled at the base of Sedona’s iconic Boynton Canyon, Enchantment Resort boasts an expansive pool offering 360° views of stunning red rock. Guests can revel in one of the world’s most dramatic landscapes as they relax and unwind in a daybed or lounge chair, or take in the night sky for a late night dip with 24/7 access. The resort also includes luxury Pool Suites with towering buttes as the backdrop in the private sanctuary of a guest’s own plunge or spa pool.
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa | Dana Point, CA
Perched high on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa is a picturesque Victorian-style resort overlooking the California Coastline and Dana Point Harbor. The iconic red-roofed coastal retreat boasts two heated outdoor pools with whirlpools — made complete (and insta-worthy) with breathtaking Pacific Ocean backdrops. The Del Mar Pool & Kids Splash Zone offers stunning views and fun for all ages, while the Laguna Pool is the perfect place to marvel in the sunset and harbor views while enjoying your favorite cocktail.
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort - The Bahamas
Situated on Paradise Island in The Bahamas, the property’s iconic Versailles Pool embarks on the Resort’s rich history and unparalleled glamour, taking guests to a different place in time. Nestled at the base of the flourishing Versailles Gardens (modeled after the gardens of Versailles in France) the Versailles Pool offers unmatched views of the beautifully manicured tiered gardens that ascend into a climax of 12th century cloisters.
Hilton Los Cabos | Los Cabos, MX
Situated along the golden beaches of one of Los Cabos’ only swimmer-friendly beaches, Hilton Los Cabos is the ultimate luxury retreat. Guests can take a dip in one of the resort’s several pools (or book a private Plunge Pool Suite) including an adults-only infinity pool, a family pool equipped with a water slide, or perhaps the most stunning is the property’s main pool, which serves as the centerpiece of the sprawling resort. Overlooking Enclave Beach Club, the main pool offers a swim up bar, poolside restaurant and luxury daybeds.
Conrad Punta de Mita | Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Situated among the area’s serene natural landscapes and aquamarine waters, the new-build Conrad Punta de Mita delivers an inspired beach vacation – the Conrad way. Drawing influence from Mexico's rich history and unique culture, indigenous artwork integrates with exceptional amenities to create a sense of barefoot resort elegance that highlights its local Mexican identity. Whether you want to sip on a cocktail from the swim-up bar at the property's adults-only pool or relax in a private plunge pool from the comfort of your suite's patio overlooking the ocean, water is just a step away no matter where you turn.
Alila Marea Beach Resort | Encinitas, CA
A crafted luxury resort delivering authentic and bespoke experiences in a world-class beachfront setting, guests can soak in the rays and coastal views from the oceanfront pool. Complete the ultimate poolside experience at The Pocket – a seductive, surf-inspired hangout fronted by epic ocean views – now open to locals. Catch the game on the pool deck, take a break from the beach or simply enjoy a classic San Diego sunset and fresh breezes while sipping craft cocktails and enjoying live music. The Pocket is also excited to present Après Sea, a menu of food and drink specials designed to refresh after a day on the surf and sand (think: sunset ceviche, sushi tacos, mini burgers and more).
Sugar Beach | St. Lucia
Set within more than 100 acres of pristine rainforest in the embrace of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Val des Pitons, Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and the Pitons, along with all of the 18th-century Colonial charm that St. Lucia is known for. Sitting on the site of an old sugar plantation, the resort offers a newly enhanced beachside pool area surrounded by palm trees and positioned beneath the two Pitons. Sugar Beach also boasts a variety of different luxury rooms, cottages, bungalows and villas — each with its own private plunge pool perfect for taking a dip to begin and end your day in paradise.
Surf & Sand Resort | Laguna Beach, CA
Find pure bliss at Surf & Sand Resort, sitting right on Laguna Beach’s shoreline where the waves of the Pacific meet 500 feet of pristine white sand. A leader in coastal luxury, the resort offers an elevated oceanfront pool ideally positioned to capture sun rays and uninterrupted ocean views. Guests can also enjoy truly fresh coastal fare at signature restaurant Splashes, refreshing spa treatments at Aquaterra Spa, complimentary beachfront fitness, and best of all, the serene sound of waves crashing beneath each guest room's private balcony.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi | Malé, Maldives
Situated in one of the most beautiful, sought-after locations in the world, the award-winning resort boasts special pool experiences throughout guest experience. Most recently, the resort debuted a state-of-the-art Aqua Wellness Centre offering a brand new spa experience. Floating above the crystal Maldivian waters, sits a 270 square- meter Hydroponic Therapy Pool, with 6 different zones which include a jet bath, air jets, shower jets and a massage lounge -- all using varying levels of intensity and water temperature aimed at easing muscle tension, boosting the immune system, increasing blood circulation, speeding up metabolism and improving deep sleep quality. Guests can also enjoy a swim at their villa’s private pool or opt for an afternoon relaxation at either the hotel’s tranquil Lagoon Pool or adults-only Lagoon Pool.
The Cove Eleuthera | Bahamas
Nestled between two white sand coves on the secluded island of Eleuthera, The Cove is a place unlike any other. And if you didn’t know it was there, you might pass right by it. Just beyond the narrowest point on earth, this off-the-beaten-path hideaway makes you feel like you’ve washed ashore on your own private Caribbean island. Snap your Insta worthy pool side photo by the property’s very own hilltop infinity pool with stunning ocean front views. Equipped with personal pool wait service, cozy lounge chairs and a backdrop of solely sea, The Cove Eleuthera is a picturesque oasis that will be sure to get that double tap.
Four Seasons Resort Lanai | Lanai City, HI
Four Seasons Resort Lanai offers two Instagrammable pool sanctuaries, nestled in the lush foliage of the tranquil pool gardens. Enjoy stunning views of Hulopoe Bay at the adults-only pool, whose waterfalls and lava rock grottos echo Lanai’s iconic cliffs. The resort’s luxurious, private sanctuaries offer rejuvenating seclusion, comfortable couches and oversize lounge chairs for a tranquil, island escape.
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal | Cabo San Lucas, México
The majestic Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal lies on Cabo San Lucas’ most coveted parcel of land – an extraordinary, 24-acre site at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. Each of the property's luxury guest rooms boast a private plunge pool on the balcony featuring sparkling ocean and beachfront views. Enhancing the balcony experience, each day of their stay guests enjoy a 4 p.m. delivery of fresh guacamole and salsa, warm chips and cold Coronita.
Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale | Paradise Valley
This upscale boutique resort is rooted in 1950s modernism and history and gleams two sparkling 75-foot pools connected by a modern waterfall feature. Each 1,575 sq. ft. pool admires dramatic views of Camelback Mountain painted in the background and the surrounding desert beauty while guests bask in the Arizona sun and keep cool in the pool. Lounge in plush chaise lounges or find shade under one of eight private cabanas and enjoy refreshing cocktails and light bites.
Shangri-La Dubai | United Arab Emirates
Shangri-La Dubai is an ideal starting point from which to discover the city’s dynamic energy, where modern architecture stands side-by-side with traditional souk markets. With iconic views and Dubai’s stunning skyline, the fourth-floor pool area is made for Instagram - with white sunbeds, hot pink towels, and breathtaking views of Burj Khalifa to complete the experience. Discover a different side of Dubai from the tranquil waters of the swimming pool.
Shangri-La, Al Husn I Muscat, Oman
Located 45 minutes from Muscat International Airport and 20 minutes from downtown Muscat, Shangri-La Al Husn is Oman’s exclusive clifftop retreat where an air of peace and tranquility prevails. Beyond the resort’s water gardens lies the infinity pool with its Instagram-worthy views of the Sea of Oman that also defines the setting of the private 100-metre beach. Sweeping views and calming hues are a source of inspiration along with the private beach cove, where guests can laze the day away on sun beds, cabanas or within the privacy of their lounges.
JOALI | Maldives
Located on the Muravandhoo Island in Northern Maldives, in the Raa Atoll, JOALI Maldives is the first and only art-immersive resort in the Maldives. Boasting an array of over water and beachside villas, each villa offers one or two private pools created as the epitome of sustainable glamor, to inspire a joie de vivre or “Joy of Living” philosophy. Unique in design, JOALI Maldives offers an extensive range of luxury water villas each with its own private pool to suit all types of travelers. The stunning Two-Bedroom Sunset water villas features a generous 35 sqm infinity pool which blends in with the brilliant blue water of the Indian Ocean with cotton candy sunsets as its backdrop.
JOALI BEING | Bodufushi, Maldives
Recently opened as the first and only nature-immersive wellbeing retreat in the Maldives, JOALI BEING invites wellbeing seekers to reconnect with themselves and the beauty of nature. Featuring a total of 68 exclusive guest villas — 33 beach villas and 35 water villas — travelers are able to experience the nature-inspired rejuvenation in the Maldives from their 105 sqm or 118 sqm infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, or soak in their beach villa’s private pool while taking in the views of tropical gardens and white sands for an unparalleled wellbeing retreat experience.
The Palms | Turks & Caicos
Relax by one of the best pools in the Caribbean. Lying at the heart of The Palms Turks and Caicos luxury resort, the superbly sculpted serpentine Infinity Pool is the perfect place to cool off after soaking up the sun’s warmth. Pool amenities include poolside wifi, sun pods with signature umbrellas, hot tub island, loungers covered in invitingly-soft terry fabric, chilled towels, fresh fruit kabobs each afternoon and poolside and beachfront service.
The Shore Club Turks & Caicos
The Shore Club features four distinct pools. An adults only pool, the family-friendly Sea Grapes pool with a swim up bar, the elegant Colonnade Pool featuring private cabanas and lounge spaces, and an invigorating lap pool all offering different experiences and backdrops, as well as beauty, relaxation and comfort. Choose where you want to spend your day on island time, floating quietly or sipping pina coladas -- these are blues worth wading for.
Necker Island | BVIs
Experience the ultimate private island buy out following its incredible restoration in 2021 where each estate-like accommodation has private and shared pools. The Bahli Houses provide guests with shared pools and some even have their own private plunge pool overlooking the beach. Over at Temple House at the center of the island, the Elders Temple infinity pool boasts panoramic views of neighboring islands and crystal clear BVI waters.
Moskito Island | BVIs
The newest addition to the all-inclusive private island haven is The Village Estate, where you find the Mainhouse’s multi-level infinity pool linked with palm trees. A submerged bar sits at one edge of the pool for a sit and sip moment. At the center of the pool you’ll find a glass-encased sunken firepit. At the infinity edge, an eight-seater dining table. For even more entertainment, you’ll find a slide that spirals from the submerged bar down to the lower level of the pool. This pool has features you and your followers won’t want to miss.
Mahali Mzuri | Kenya
Look no further than Sir Richard Branson’s luxurious safari camp Mahali Mzuri for Instagram-worthy moments. Every aspect of the camp has been designed to get guests as close to nature as possible, including the tents, spa and pool, which have been sympathetically built into the landscape. Take a leisurely swim or refreshing dip in the 12 meter outdoor heated infinity pool and you may spy giraffes, elephants and more grazing on the game reserve just below the property.
Eden Roc Cap Cana | Punta Cana, DR
The ecological jewel of the Dominican Republic (and the only Relais & Châteaux property on the island), Eden Roc Cap Cana boasts two infinity pools surrounded by palm trees and Caribbean ocean views. The pools are split by a small walkway, so you don’t have to walk all the way around the large pools and plus lounge chairs to get to the beach. However, with the stunning backdrop of the ocean, and the luxury of BLUE Grill + Bar right next to the pool for lunch and show-stopping cocktails, you’ll probably want to make the pools your main stop for the day. At night, the pools glow and many culinary activations take place surrounding them and spilling out onto the beach.