The best hotel pools in the Caribbean revealed from infinity pools in St. Lucia to idyllic spots in Antigua
The 100-meter pool at the Silversands resort in Granada
The Caribbean conjures up images of palm fringed beaches with white sand that gently glides into a sparkling, crystal clear sea. And while these beautiful islands are ready for relaxation, they also have some of the best pools in the world, where you can take a dip without having to worry about the tides, currents … or what is hidden under the tropical waters. .
Take, for example, the epic 100-meter infinity pool at Silversands on Granada’s Grand Anse beach. It is the longest in the Caribbean and offers views across the ocean for those who like to pamper themselves before having the buffet breakfast.
B&B costs from £ 635 per night based on two sharing (silversandsgrenada.com).
For something more secluded, Beach Houses By The Crane on Barbados’ quiet east coast is ideal. Well away from the busiest resorts, each villa has an infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic, plus a hot tub to soak in after a swim.
The B&B Discover Beach Houses package starts at £ 205 per night for a one-bedroom suite (beachhouses.bb).
At Beach Houses By The Crane, pictured, each villa has an infinity pool and hot tub to soak in after a swim.
Not to be left behind on the private pool stakes, Galaxy Sanctuaries, a resort within a resort on Jade Mountain in St Lucia, takes things to another level.
Each open-sided suite has an infinity pool that is part of the bedroom and living room, with views of the mighty Pitons across the bay.
High above the lush forest that falls to the beach, these secluded pools are pure paradise.
Each open-sided suite at Galaxy Sanctuaries has an infinity pool that offers views of the mighty Pitons across the bay.
Life for guests at the Jade Mountain resort in St. Lucia is paradise
Nightly rates start at £ 795 based on two sharing (jademountain.com).
Further north, Antigua has stellar options for those looking to enjoy some time by the pool.
Curtain Bluff’s main pool is in an idyllic, shady setting, surrounded by towering palm trees with plenty of room to stretch out and perfect your crawl style.
Curtain Bluff’s main pool, pictured, is in an idyllic, shady location with plenty of room to perfect your crawl style.
The resort, located on a rocky outcrop between two secluded coves, is one of the best on the island. The Terrace Suite’s private pool overlooks the Caribbean and is the dream place to end the day with a sunset.
Double rooms start from £ 850 per night during peak season, which runs from December 17 to April 2 (curtainbluff.com).
In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Bequia Beach Hotel has a new saltwater pool overlooking the beach. Get a lounger and enjoy a well-deserved cocktail.
B&B costs from £ 224 per night based on two sharing (bequiabeachhotel.com).
Pictured above is the new beachfront saltwater pool at Bequia Beach Hotel in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
On Canouan, a small island at the southern tip of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines archipelago, the Mandarin Oriental’s beautiful infinity pool runs along the back of its private pink sand beach.
Relax in the shallow end and watch the waves crash over the coral reef, or practice your front crawl with the warm sun on your back. The adjacent hot tub will help you solve any problems after swimming.
Rooms start at £ 1,192 per night based on two people sharing (mandarinoriental.com/canouan).
In Canouan, the Mandarin Oriental’s beautiful infinity pool, pictured, runs the length of the back of its private pink-sand beach.
Few pools in the region are as stylish as the one at Kaia Kamina’s private villa on Grand Cayman.
It sits high above the sea and the palm trees that surround the property, providing a secluded space to relax. Sure, it starts at £ 2,429 a night, but it sleeps up to 18 people.
And with access to the private beach, you have the feel of your own resort (luxurycayman villas.com).
Dive into: The bi-level infinity pool at Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda
The Palm Heights pool, pictured, has a swim-up bar, giving it a nice Bond feel from the Roger Moore era of the 1970s.
Around the shoreline at Seven Mile Beach, Palm Heights has put its pool in the center of the action. There is a swim-up bar as well as designer touches that give it a nice Bond feel from the 1970s Roger Moore era. Rooms start at £ 767 per night (palmheights.com).
For something truly unique, head to Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, one of the British Virgin Islands. The resort’s two-level infinity pool sits just above the tranquil bay, part of a 500-acre estate that’s yours to explore.
Sea view cabins start at £ 3,915 per person for seven nights, including BA flights (elegantresorts.co.uk).