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- Many resorts and hotels around the world, from Mexico to Bali and India, offer hotel rooms with private plunge pools attached to living quarters for the ultimate indulgence.
- While some luxury plunge pool rooms exceed $1,000 per night, there are still many attractive options starting at just $112 a night.
- We’ve compiled a list of resorts around the globe that offer private plunge pools at a nightly starting rate under $500, are well-rated and reviewed, and promise a hefty serving of serenity. You might not want to leave your room.
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From butler service to wellness rituals and suites larger than most New York City apartments, hotels and resorts offer a regular array of luxury amenities meant to lure the discerning traveler. But one perk feels especially irresistible — the private plunge pool.
Perfect for a honeymoon, romantic getaway, or even a family trip with kids, the premise of an en-suite plunge pool offers an enticing upgrade that ensures a stay will be private, intimate, and exceedingly memorable
Most resorts with such accommodations are located in tropical areas and warmer climates such as Mexico, Bali, Greece, and Thailand. Some come with the added bonus of an astonishing ocean view, or a location ensconced within lush greenery.
I’ve been lucky enough to stay in hotels with plunge pools on two occasions — on my honeymoon in Bali, and at Copper Creek cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge in Walt Disney World. Both were fantastic experiences I’d love to repeat, however, they often come with a price of over $1,000 per night.
But not all of the time. I’ve researched several options that all start at less than $500 per night. In selecting these resorts, I looked for properties that offered far more than just the plunge pool perk, including idyllic locations, gorgeous views, and unique amenities. All properties are rated three stars and up, with overwhelmingly high ratings on trusted traveler sites such as Trip Advisor, Hotels.com, and Booking.com, and start at just $112 per night in the low season, which varies based on the location.