Nothing beats the heat better than a dip in a cool pool. We splashed through our villa collection to find the best pools for you. Whether your preference is for a plunge, infinity-edge, swim-up bars, jacuzzis on the side, a lagoon-style pool in a jungle setting or a lap pool in a traditional Balinese compound, there’s sure to be just the pool for you among our favourites.

Villa Asta – perfect for family fun and pool parties

This dramatic free-form swimming pool is right at the villa’s heart. There are shallow tiers for wallowing and a deep section for taking dips from a diving platform. And next to the master bedroom pavilion, the 12-metre plunge pool is an extra bonus.

Villa Asta, Seminyak

Villa Mana – tropical paradise

With stunning uninterrupted rice-field and Mount Agung views (best at sunset), this amazing 17-metre infinity pool – surrounded by fragrant frangipani trees, hanging gardens and swaying coconut trees – will leave you speechless.

Villa Mana, Canggu

Villa Batujimbar – traditional Bali style

With a grand ‘Bali style’ design pedigree and a celebrity houseguest list that includes monarchs and rock legends this is one of the most desirable estates in Bali. Top that with a stunning azure pool stretched out alongside the traditional Lembu Bale and you’ll have a Balinese dream come true.

The Layar Designer Villas & Spa – garden bliss with jacuzzi on the side

Picture yourself reclining on a sun lounger next to a freeform pool in a lush garden setting. Now add a cosy jacuzzi on the side and a glass of bubbly delivered by the butler and you have yourself a luxury retreat at its best.

The Layar, Seminyak

Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa – picture-perfect with ocean views

If you’re after a pool that’s not only cool and refreshing but also makes an AMAZING backdrop for your holiday snaps, Sungai Tinggi’s 18-metre pool is perfect for you. Plus it has stunning ocean views. What else could you wish for? Come on down and show off that holiday bikini!

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Cover image: The Layar