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4 sparkling pools with breathtaking views

One of the best parts of a relaxing vacation is kicking back poolside with a good book and a refreshing drink while soaking in the tropical sunshine. To inspire your next poolside getaway, we’ve rounded up four of our favourite pools with breathtaking views, from swim-out suites to glamorous infinity pools, read on to see our top picks.

Infinity pool directly overlooking the beach
Soak in desert views at Barcelo Gran Faro Los Cabos

The Pacific Mexican destination of Los Cabos is known for its picturesque and unique landscapes where the desert meets the sea. You can soak in these iconic panoramas from the sparkling infinity pool at Barcelo Gran Faro Los Cabos which overlooks the golden beach. There are three other sprawling pools around the resort to choose from when you’re looking for some pool time, including a kids pool and a swim-up bar. Another great place to admire unique coastal views? The resort’s Sky Bar! This adults only bar rooftop offers an ideal location to see a Pacific sunset over cocktails.

When you're not at the pool... make sure to explore the colonial town of San Jose del Cabo, which is within walking distance of the resort! The town hosts an Art Walk every Thursday evening where visitors can explore the colourful side streets lined with local art galleries and exhibits.

Large terrace with a swim-out pool and in-pool loungers
Swim-out from your suite at Barcelo Maya Caribe

Can’t get enough of the pool? Book a Junior Suite Swim-Up Premium Level room at Barcelo Maya Caribe in the Riviera Maya and you can relax on your own private terrace which steps out to a semi-private pool area, so you won’t have to worry about snagging the best lounger. The Premium Level swim-out suites at the resort are also closest to the beach, so you can spend time tanning on your terrace before taking a leisurely stroll along the pristine white-sand shores of the Caribbean Sea. Plus, you’ll enjoy Premium Level inclusions such as personalized concierge service, premium amenities and more.

When you're not at the pool... visit the bowling alley at the Barceló Maya Mall or test out your hang-ten skills on the Flowrider® surf simulator.

Lavish sun loungers by an oceanview infinity pool
Relax with your special someone at Royal Hideaway Playacar

Luxuriate on a comfortable lounger with your special someone by the glamorous infinity pool at Royal Hideaway Playacar. This adults only oasis is a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World and is home to one of the most romantic and most breathtaking infinity pools in the Riviera Maya. Kick back and relax while soaking in breathtaking views of the Caribbean’s turquoise blue waters or take a dip in the sprawling cascading pool, all while sipping on refreshing drinks and snacking on yummy treats brought to you by the pool concierge. This five-star resort and its infinity pool set the stage for romance!

When you're not at the pool... enjoy the resort’s traditional English high tea service, which is served daily outdoors, or indulge and get breakfast in bed with 24-hour room service.

Sprawling pool surrounded by palm trees right beside the beach
Bask by the beach at Barcelo Ixtapa

You won’t have to worry about choosing between the pool and the beach at Barcelo Ixtapa; the sprawling main pool is just steps from the golden-sand shores! Float in the pool while enjoying panoramic views of Ixtapa’s unique coastline or take a refreshing dip in the pool after a stroll along the famous stretch of gold-sand beach. The resort pool overlooks a glistening stretch of Playa El Palmar, the main beach in Ixtapa, which is a favourite of both locals and tourists alike. Or, take a sunset swim to watch as the sun sets over the picturesque horizon of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

When you're not at the pool... grab a bite to eat at the picturesque beachfront buffet, La Palapa, then head to the Sanca Bar for a night of live music and dancing.

Offering travellers luxurious resort experiences across the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, vacationers who choose a Barceló Hotel Group property can look forward to a wide range of accommodation options, world-class dining, personalized service and more.

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