THE DESTINATION EDIT

COOL POOLS

Going somewhere for spring break? We've rounded up the best places to take a dip around the globe.

THE DESTINATION EDIT

COOL POOLS

Going somewhere for spring break? We've rounded up the best places to take a dip around the globe.


PALAIS BULLES 
Théoule-sur-Mer, France


PALAIS BULLES 
Théoule-sur-Mer, France

Why it’s cool 

Futurism in France! Originally built for a French industrialist and later purchased by designer Pierre Cardin in the ‘90s, this terra-cotta paradise (a private home that’s available to rent for events) sits overlooking the Riviera. Fun fact: Dior held their Cruise 2016 runway show here.


When not at the pool 

Halfway between Cannes and Monaco means you can go one of two ways (or both if you have the time). We suggest renting a car with the top down for a little Hitchcock glamour.


What to Wear

Why it’s cool 

Futurism in France! Originally built for a French industrialist and later purchased by designer Pierre Cardin in the ‘90s, this terra-cotta paradise (a private home that’s available to rent for events) sits overlooking the Riviera. Fun fact: Dior held their Cruise 2016 runway show here.


When not at the pool 

Halfway between Cannes and Monaco means you can go one of two ways (or both if you have the time). We suggest renting a car with the top down for a little Hitchcock glamour.


What to Wear


PALAZZO AVINO 
Ravello, Italy


PALAZZO AVINO 
Ravello, Italy

Why it’s cool 

A Slim Aarons backdrop of pink bougainvillea, tiered gardens and the vast Mediterranean give this Amalfi Coast pool a perfectly picturesque and retro feel.


When not at the pool 

Head directly next door to Belmond Hotel Caruso for an equally breathtaking scene or walk into town (no cars) and enjoy a healthy serving of pasta al limone. (When in Italy!)


What to Wear

Why it’s cool 

A Slim Aarons backdrop of pink bougainvillea, tiered gardens and the vast Mediterranean give this Amalfi Coast pool a perfectly picturesque and retro feel.


When not at the pool 

Head directly next door to Belmond Hotel Caruso for an equally breathtaking scene or walk into town (no cars) and enjoy a healthy serving of pasta al limone. (When in Italy!)


What to Wear


AMANGIRI 
Canyon Point, Utah


AMANGIRI 
Canyon Point, Utah

Why it’s cool

The rocky wilderness of Utah provides a jaw-dropping and unlikely backdrop to a vast oasis. It doesn't get much more James Bond than this.


When not at the pool

Drive 30 minutes southeast to Antelope Canyon—trust us when we say even the most spectacular photographs don't do this slice of manmade nature justice.


What to Wear

Why it’s cool

The rocky wilderness of Utah provides a jaw-dropping and unlikely backdrop to a vast oasis. It doesn't get much more James Bond than this.


When not at the pool

Drive 30 minutes southeast to Antelope Canyon—trust us when we say even the most spectacular photographs don't do this slice of manmade nature justice.


What to Wear


GRACE HOTEL 
Santorini, Greece


GRACE HOTEL 
Santorini, Greece

Why it’s cool

Meet the infinity pool to end all infinity pools (not to mention the largest in the village of Imerovigli). And what better locale than Santorini's whitewashed streets and piercing blue skies? Next stop, Instagram.


When not at the pool

Spend a day (or two) island hopping across the Aegean Sea by boat.


What to Wear

Why it’s cool

Meet the infinity pool to end all infinity pools (not to mention the largest in the village of Imerovigli). And what better locale than Santorini's whitewashed streets and piercing blue skies? Next stop, Instagram.


When not at the pool

Spend a day (or two) island hopping across the Aegean Sea by boat.


What to Wear


CHONGWE RIVER HOUSE 
Zambia, Africa


CHONGWE RIVER HOUSE 
Zambia, Africa

Why it’s cool

Nestled in the thick of an African safari and with views of the Zambezi and Chongwe rivers, it's the added bonus to an already incredible setting. Lookout for elephants trudging through the river—if you’re lucky, they could end up taking a sip poolside.


When not at the pool

Need we say a proper safari? Explore the Lower Zambezi National Park for a breadth of the most magnificent wild game. Tack on a boat safari and make a stop at Victoria Falls.


What to Wear

Why it’s cool

Nestled in the thick of an African safari and with views of the Zambezi and Chongwe rivers, it's the added bonus to an already incredible setting. Lookout for elephants trudging through the river—if you’re lucky, they could end up taking a sip poolside.


When not at the pool

Need we say a proper safari? Explore the Lower Zambezi National Park for a breadth of the most magnificent wild game. Tack on a boat safari and make a stop at Victoria Falls.


What to Wear