Billie Cohen—Infinity pool. Those two magic words can transform almost any vacation spot into a dreamy fantasy escape.
And though many hotels and resorts these days boast the popular no-edge swim spots, there are only a handful that have managed to design truly over-the-top infinity experiences—ones that eliminate all boundaries between you, the view, and ultimate relaxation.
Tell your boss you’re busy for the next ten minutes and picture yourself in these amazing infinity pools from around the world. Then tell your boss you’re going on vacation—we know you deserve it.
One&Only Cape Town, South Africa
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The rocky flat-topped Table Mountain gives this South African city its iconic skyline — and the pool at the One&Only resort here frames it perfectly. The property is technically urban, but the setting feels as escapist: The pool is situated on a landscaped private island and you’ll find views of the harbor and the mountain everywhere you look, while still being close enough to the buzz of the V&A Waterfront to hit restaurants, shops, and nightlife when you tire of the scenery. If that’s even possible.
Beresheet Hotel, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
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Yeah, you’re in the desert, but that doesn't mean you should be deprived of an infinity pool. This one, sprouting in the middle of the Negev Desert about two hours from Tel Aviv, overlooking the 200-million-year-old Ramon Crater, is the most luxurious kind of oasis any desert wanderer could wish for.Guests of the hotel can can sign up for camel treks, jeep drives into the crater, and cycling excursions, but if you ask us, there’s no real need to stray from the water hole.