Looking out to a stunning seascape while immersed in your villa infinity pool; gazing at a never-ending horizon as the sun sets and shimmers on the surface as you gently glide through the water; and welcoming another beautiful day in paradise as the sun rises over an early-morning swim.

There is something infinitely relaxing and wonderfully nurturing about dipping into the cool waters of an infinity pool; a sensation that resounds with your inner being and inspires a feeling of being at-one with the world and yourself. Such an intrinsic part of the vacation villa experience, some of the best villa rental infinity pools simply beckon with the promise of deep relaxation and wellbeing, inspiring you to want to get away and take a holiday right now, as if your sense of balance and happiness depended on it.

Thailand, with the island stunners of Phuket and Koh Samui, as well as the sublime beauty of Bali in Indonesia are classic tropical destinations. Here, some luxury vacation villas boast the most inviting infinity pools with cool, blue waters you want to simply dive into:


1. Villa Amarapura, Phuket

The sun rises and the Andaman Sea off Cape Yamu sparkles as Phang Nga Bay is spied in the distance; a serene scene from this contemporary 7-bedroom villa’s 25 x 8 x 1.4-2 meter infinity pool. Open-plan rooms lead out to the pool with its al fresco dining, row of luxury loungers and round daybeds as well as trio of outdoors showers plus a Balboa Jacuzzi for four. Surrounded by lawns and with direct access to the beach, the panoramic views are just as stunning as the upper deck pool with its over-the-water walkway and lounge seating, kids’ pool area and Jacuzzi; a cool pool setting with attractive views and design features to match. Villa Amarapura is no doubt one of the best Cape Yamu villas anyone can have as a vacation home.


2. Villa Padma, Phuket

Elevated on Phuket’s eastern coast at Cape Yamu, this 4-bedroom boutique villa looks west towards the foothills from its elevated position. The gorgeous 25 x 7 x 1.8 meter infinity pool looks out to panoramic sea views as a silver and copper ionizier purifies the water and a dip in its cool depths leaves the skin feeling wonderfully soft and chlorine-free. The spacious outdoor space, with a BBQ pavilion by the pool, defines the villa and is enticingly chilled out with supersize sofas and daybeds as well as loungers and two double water beds actually in the pool. Upstairs, a sunken sala sits next to a pretty water feature pond too.


3. Villa Sangkachai, Koh Samui

The L-shaped infinity pool of this 4-bedroom stylish villa looks out to the serene east-coast scene of tranquil waters from its hillside retreat position. The glorious design of the pool features a day-bed-style lounger for two facing in the water at the end of the pool as it flows attractively around the villa and facing the horizon for meditative views. The green lawn by the pool and bedrooms thisclose to the water ensure that the infinity pool is the villa’s standout feature. Meanwhile, loungers on the outer edge of the pool with a transparent sidewall and the far corner of the pool create the feeling of being suspended in space and floating on water above one of Thailand’s most gorgeous island idylls.


4. Villa Horizon, Phuket

With views of four beautiful beaches, (Kamala, Laemsingh, Surin, and Bangtao), and west-coast sunset views over the water is this elegant, Thai-design style 6-bedroom villa. Set on a hillside, the 21 x 6 x 1.6 meter infinity pool, in-pool Jacuzzi, and poolside space is the focal point of this spectacular villa with its Andaman Sea views in a green setting with a lawn and gardens. The outdoor space boasts three salas, loungers, and also a BBQ area. The villa vacation lifestyle extends outdoors with al fresco lounge and sala dining by the poolside as well as a bar and coffee-table seating.


5. Villa Pawana, Bali

The infinity pool of this 5-bedroom villa, with its soothing natural hues, gently curves creating a soft, flowing design feature. Dramatically jutting out from its clifftop location in the relaxed enclave of Uluwatu on Bali’s southwestern tip, the simplicity paired with uniqueness of the infinity pool is spectacular. From the poolside sala or bale and poolside loungers you can gaze out and marvel at just how magnificent the seascape is to behold from dawn until stunning sunsets at dusk. The villa also has access to Sundays Beach Club at the foot of the cliff, part of The Ungasan Clifftop Resort, if a change from infinity-pool lounging is desired while the Master Suite boasts a plunge pool to cool off too.


6. Villa Ocean’s 11, Phuket

With sunrise views that mesmerize your whole being, the setting of this 6-bedrooom minimalist chic villa on the island’s eastern coast is exquisite. The views of Phang Nga Bay and the Andaman Sea from the 26 x 8 x 1.6 meter infinity pool are breathtaking and the classic, simple design highlights just how incredible a pool with a view can be. The outdoor poolside space is well presented to fit with the gentle, relaxing mood of the villa with sun loungers, a double sunbed, and outdoor shower. A sala dining table seats 10 with a BBQ for grill nights and comfy sofa seats by the water’s edge too.


7. Villa Paradiso, Phuket

On a hilltop in Naithon Beach on Phuket’s western side sits this stylish 5-bedroom villa. The 17 x 4 x 1.5 meter infinity pool is flanked by an impressive open living space with its dramatic designer-style black and white décor that opens out to the pool space. The effect is to bring the indoors out for a seamless vacation experience that values the role of an infinity pool to ultimately induce pure relaxation. With sea views, an outdoor shower, and kids’ pool too the villa also boasts al fresco poolside dining and a coffee table. Loungers look inviting with seascape views from in front of and to the side of the pool too.