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Enviable zero-edge pools from around the world

Planning a summer escape? Ensure the hotel or resort that you are looking for has an exceptional piscine in a dramatic setting. Luxury hotels are pushing the limits of creativity to ensure guests have a great time not just in the villa but also at the pool. So, we bring to you some of the most enviable zero-edge pools from around the world:

The Edge, Bali

Cool off the tropical heat in a gravity defying glass-bottom sky pool that extends 6 meters over the cliff edge. Teetering 530 feet above the Indian Ocean, the pool at The Edge is its biggest draw. You can also go clubbing at the oneeighty° cliff top bar. Steady flow of good music, sapid cocktails and magnificent sunset views will make your experience a rewarding one.

Alila Ubud, Bali

Resembling a giant reflective mirror at the top of a hill in the midst of a tropical jungle is a fabulous pool at Alila Ubud. The 25-meter long infinity swimming pool is lined with sun loungers. It is a magical place to relax in an idyllic setting to the gentle tweet of a birds and swaying trees.

Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Thailand

Refresh your afternoons in the calm infinity pool where the perfect blue-sky merges with the cerulean blue Andaman Sea. While you frolic in the boundless pool, there is a continuous gaze of the emerald green limestone karsts at a distance. It is the perfect place to catch some rays, go for a refreshing swim or have a sumptuous breakfast beside the pool.

Jade Mountain, Caribbean

This luxury boutique is renowned for their ensuite infinity pools that provide an orchestrated sensory experience. The main infinity pool located in the open-walled lounge boasts of hand-cut iridescent glass mosaic tiles that decorate the bottom. The scene stealer are the unhindered views of the Caribbean Sea and jade green mountains especially the Pitons. Skinny dip at ease here.

Hotel Mousai, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

This adult-only property has a picturesque piscine set on a sun-splashed terrace overlooking the Bay of Banderas. Laze poolside with a spicy margarita in hand and the sun caressing your face. While you are gazing at the see at the edge of the pool, if you are lucky, you can catch a glimpse of a humpback whale breaching or fin slapping. This blink-and-you-miss-it is a surreal experience if you spot pod of whales when the sun sets lighting the sky golden yellow.

These zero-edge pools have such ingenious design that you can barely notice the boundary of the pool. Refreshing water, warm hospitality, eye-popping panoramas and world-class amenities add to the overall experience.

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