Take a Dip: Resort Suites with Private Pools
What’s better than lounging by a pool on Caribbean island? Lounging by your own private pool on a Caribbean island. A good hotel pool is a relaxing oasis, but a bad one is just a crowded mess either with splashing children or rowdy partiers (sometimes even both). Whether you seek seclusion or endless blue views, these private resort pools offer a swanky way to cool down. The best part? They’re perfect for the ultra-luxe couple on the hunt for a romantic escape.
The Landings Resort & Spa
Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
Tucked on the shores of Rodney Bay, along one of St. Lucia’s most celebrated beaches, The Landings Resort & Spa exudes a sense of luxury and timeless elegance. Complete with beautifully decorated two and three-bedroom villa suites soaring above the resort’s private yacht marina or the lush mountains the island is known for, guests are invited to bask in opulent island living on their spacious balconies, featuring their very own private plunge pool.
W Punta de Mita
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
An edgy, beach resort located on Mexico’s coveted Riviera Nayarit, W Punta de Mita offers a surf-inspired escape that is perfect for guests seeking a laid-back luxury vibe. Just steps away from the rolling Pacific waves, the resort’s Oceanfront Oasis Suites feature private decks with plunge pools that offer panoramic ocean views and showers with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that are perfect for a rinse after a day at the beach.
Westin Playa Bonita
Panama City, Panama
Claim your own little piece of paradise at this exclusive hideaway perched on a cliff at the edge of a Panamanian rainforest. VIP guests of The Westin Playa Bonita can unwind in ultimate luxury at Casa Naga, a seven-suite 25,000 sq. ft. mega villa that’s just five minutes from the main resort, yet feels worlds away. The villa, inspired by Southeast Asia and influenced by beautiful beach houses of Bali, has an expansive main living area and a suite with its own private infinity pool, allowing ocean breezes to waft through your room.
Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel
Located in the Peten Jungle of Guatemala, Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel offers 19 spacious bungalow suites bounded by nature in its truest form. Each suite hovers over the Quexil Lagoon, and includes peek-a-boo bathrooms with rainfall shower heads, as well as a stunning private deck with a large Jacuzzi for guests to relax while sipping wine (or beverage of choice) and lusting over views of the Mayan sunset.
Each of Jade Mountain’s 24 suites, or sanctuaries as they are affectionately called, are carefully designed individual works of art, each with their own infinity pool. All of the sanctuaries celebrate unparalleled views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. Expect grand sweeping spaces where the bedroom, living area and the extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. All sanctuaries feature 15ft high ceilings and are designed with the 4th wall open to the views while at the same time allowing for complete privacy.
Playa Largo Resort & Spa
Key Largo, Florida
Just an hour south of Miami, yet a world away, luxury meets beach chic at The Hammocks at Playa Largo Resort & Spa. Nestled between Florida’s rare natural hammocks and oversized gumbo limbo trees, the three-bedroom Beach House peaks through the foliage, revealing gorgeous views of The Florida Bay. The 4,000 sq. ft. house features three master rooms with gorgeous oversized soaking tubs, floor to ceiling shower doors, wrap-around balconies and a whimsical beach-chic design that draws inspiration from its Florida Keys locale. Outside, guests can soak up the sun from a chaise lounge at the private beachfront pool, which is large enough for swimming laps, but still small enough to feel intimate. The heated pool is surrounded by lush palms and hammock trees and features a sizable green space for entertaining.
Paynes Bay, Barbados
Situated on Barbados’ coveted platinum west coast, Treasure Beach is an intimate, adults-only property perfect for travelers looking to indulge in the best of the island. When you aren’t feasting on locally-inspired cuisine at Tapestry Restaurant or tasting fine wines with the on-property sommelier, soak up some sun and take in the striking ocean views from your suite’s private plunge pool.
Property images, top to bottom:
1. The Landings Resort & Spa, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
2. W Punta de Mita, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
3. Casa Naga at The Westin Playa Bonita, Panama City, Panama
4. Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel, Flores, Guatemala
5. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
6. Beach House at Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Key Largo, Florida
7. Treasure Beach, Paynes Bay, Barbados
All photos courtesy of respective properties.