Basking in the sunshine by the pool is a holiday staple for most.
After all, nothing quite says ‘holiday’ like soaking up the rays, reading a good book and cooling off with the occasional dip. Bliss.
One of the biggest perks of hiring a villa is that you can get an entire swimming pool to yourself, where the kids can splash around freely and there’s no need to get up at 5am to bag a sun lounger.
When you find a villa with a particularly amazing pool, it can be a total game changer – so we previously teamed up with TripAdvisor Rentals to find some of the incredible private pools that need to be on your radar.
We’re talking everything from pools with their own water slides to incredible ocean views.
Check out some of our favourites below, from properties offering total luxury to surprisingly affordable hotspots….
With its built-in water slide and a lava rock waterfall, there’s no doubt that this estate’s pool will be a hit with both kids and parents alike!
There are plenty of sunloungers as well as green spaces surrounding the water, not to mention the outdoor space offers some seriously spectacular ocean views.
If you get tired of splashing around, there’s also a hot tub, outdoor bars and a BBQ grill, or wander down to the beach via the estate’s private entrance.
The estate is based in Oahu, and can sleep up to 12 people.
How much? Prices from £3,163 per night for the entire property.
No wonder the villa’s named ‘Superview’ – take a dip in the infinity pool and you’ll also be treated to some jaw-dropping panoramic ocean views, as well as Mykonos’ beautiful landscape.
Around the pool, there are plenty of sunloungers and more outdoor seating including a shaded area for when the Greek temperatures soar in peak hours. Meanwhile, there’s also a BBQ that’s ideal for outdoor dining with a view.
The villa boasts four bedrooms and can sleep 8-10 people.
How much? Prices from £591 per night for the entire property.
You’ll be in your very own garden oasis whenever you relax by the pool in this villa, surrounded by colourful flowers and luscious greenery.
There are plenty of sunloungers on the surrounding wooden deck, not to mention large glass sliding doors that offer you direct access to the living room – so need to go far if you’ve left something inside!
The villa sleeps up to six people in its three bedrooms, and you can opt in for extra luxurious services including in-villa dining, spa treatments and even a private chef.
How much? Prices from £155 per night for the entire property.
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a luxury spa when you hit the pool on this sun-soaked getaway.
You can take in the amazing views of the nearby volcano, as well as the azure blue ocean waters that will leave you feeling like you’ve truly arrived in paradise.
As for those feeling peckish after a dip, there’s a barbecue and plenty of seating areas for outdoor dining.
Oh, and if you happen to own a helicopter, there’s a private helipad on the property too.
The villa sleeps up to 10 people.
How much? Prices from £7,135 per night, for the entire property.
Situated in the heart of Phuket, you”ll find stunning views of the ocean, sunsets and even direct access to a private cove if you want to go exploring in this property.
Meanwhile, the 15-metre infinity pool is divine for those wanting a peaceful haven, and you’ll be surrounded by luscious greenery not to mention there are ample sunloungers available so you can bask in the sun or cope with the heat by heading into the shaded areas.
Sleeps up to 16 people in its eight bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
How much? Prices from £923 per night, for the entire property.
Camin Villa has a very unique pool, which is both indoors and outdoors – so even in the off-chance there’s a spot of rain, you can still make the most of the water!
The pool starts on the ground floor level and goes through the house ending outdoors – so those in the ground floor bedrooms can literally step out and dive directly in!
The villa sleeps up to eight people.
How much? Prices from £408 per night, for the entire property.
This Majorcan villa boasts some very beautiful interiors with modern decor as well as traditional Majorcan tiles, not to mention its five bedrooms boast plenty of space and have very comfortable beds.
Meanwhile, the pool is equally as brilliant, thanks to the amazing views it offers of the surrounding landscape.
There are a couple of sunloungers so your party won’t be cramped together trying to fight for space, not to mention there’s an outdoor terrace and a barbecue if you want to make the most of the sunshine!
Sleeps up to 10 people.
How much? Prices from £1,988 per night for the entire property.