Thailand’s top infinity pools
The big splash
They drop straight into cliffs, melt into the horizon, and stretch into the sea. A master illusionist, infinity pools have become a de facto feature for any luxury property worth its clutch of stars. Some are wide enough for you to kick off for a few laps, but most are built with the hedonist in mind. We've rounded up some of the most stunning infinity pools from Thailand so you don't have to go far to bask in their magnificence.
If you prefer to have an infinity pool all to yourself, you'll do best to check into one of Samujana's private villas. The boutique villa estate in Koh Samui has some of the most stunning pools overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Designed by Gary Fell of Gfab Architects, the infinity pools at each villa blend seamlessly into the landscape, offering up unobstructed views of the sea and beyond. While each of the three-to-eight-bedroom villas share a common aesthetic, they are unique in configuration and offer up infinity pools of varying shapes and sizes. Our pick? Villa 30. Sited at the very top of the estate, you'll find panoramic views worth blowing your baht for. With the pool at your disposal across all hours of the day, you can choose to rise for a swim at dawn or slink in for a midnight romp under the stars.
Stately limestone pinnacles, formed over millions of years, are no doubt the calling card of Phang Nga Bay. Short of jumping onto a boat with everyone else, you can dodge the madding crowd and enjoy the picturesque view from the infinity pool at Six Senses Yao Noi. Perched right at the top of the resort, the pool extends from a villa doubling up as a private dining venue serving up Thai cuisine.
Bangkok's answer to Marina Bay Sands' urban infinity pool comes in the form of a 32-metre lap of luxury perched on the 10th floor of Sofitel So Bangkok. It's long enough for you to work up a few laps, but we prefer to survey the city from our watery vantage point. Being the Sofitel So, you'll find tunes piped straight into the water. When evening comes around, underwater LED lights illuminate the pool like a carpet of stars. Don't forget to pack a white swimsuit with you if you're game for the pool party that takes place on the last Saturday of every month. Expect to find plenty of poolside action from DJs spinning live tunes while the city's chicest arrive to see and be seen.