Le Méridien Beach Plaza, Monte Carlo.

Experience poolside perfection at Le Méridien Beach Plaza, Monte Carlo. (Photo: Marriott International)

Hotel Pools

Unwind in Europe’s and the Middle East’s Most Dreamworthy Hotel Pools

Enchanting views over charming towns, sparkling seas and mountain backdrops. Unique shapes and amenities. Luxurious spa experiences. These criteria mark our top picks for the most extraordinary hotel pools in Europe and the Middle East.

Whatever way you prefer to spend your downtime while vacationing abroad, rest assured you’ll find the perfect poolside escape at any of these luxury properties.

As always, check for travel guidelines and closures before planning your trip.

Le Méridien Beach Plaza, Monte Carlo

The only hotel in Monaco with a private beach, Le Méridien Beach Plaza provides the ultimate oceanside experience. Drink in views of the sparkling sea from the sunken lounge area in the custom-designed outdoor pool. Or dip into the indoor pool, perfect for a serene float in warm water or quiet contemplation on a sun lounger.

Spend the day visiting local museums, Jet Skiing in the Mediterranean or snorkeling in a natural marine reserve. Whatever you decide, treat yourself to a sweet Le Scoop frozen dessert, available year-round at the resort, upon your return.

Sheraton Oman Hotel

Sheraton-Oman-Hotel pool
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Surrounded by cascading palm trees and with the dramatically jagged peaks of Al Hajar Mountains as a backdrop, the outdoor pool at the Sheraton Oman Hotel is an oasis of natural bucolic beauty. After a refreshing dip and sunbathing, the Pool Lounge provides Mediterranean-inspired bites and beverages from noon to midnight.

For your little ones, there’s a children’s pool for hours of swim and play, while adults can treat themselves to the heated indoor pool, have a workout at the one of the largest fitness centers in Muscat or indulge in a spa massage.

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

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On a private stretch of pristine sands fronting Jumeirah Beach, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina features five pools and a water park, offering a multitude of fun-in-the-sun activities. The resort pools offer sea views and invite swimming or lounging at leisure, while the water park, Jungle Bay, offers slides, splash pads and an atmospheric wave pool to entertain the whole family.

For a change of scenery, head to the private beach for paddleboating, paddleboarding and kayaking alone or with a loved one. Other memorable experiences include spa treatments, a kids’ club and a golf course a 5-minute drive away.

The Ritz-Carlton Amman, Jordan

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Nestled inside a modern edifice, The Ritz-Carlton, Amman has a tree-lined outdoor pool that temps guests to take a dip in its gleaming, turquoise-hued waters or take a breather poolside in sleek lounge chairs. An invigorating relaxation pool by the spa and a cozy hot tub round out the aquatic offerings.

After a day of shopping or exploring storied sites like Wadi Rum or Petra, refuel at one of the hotel’s eight distinct restaurants offering poolside bites, locally sourced or plant-based fare, and cuisine from Italy or California.

Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort

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Bask in the terracotta-colored beauty of this beachfront property in the Canary Islands. Go for a swim in one of four expansive lagoon-style swimming pools, with swaying palms and ocean views, or relax in a poolside daybed. Rejuvenate in the indulgent hydrothermal pool at the paradisiacal Hespérides Thalasso Spa. Or splash around with the littles at the kids pool filled with colorful animal characters.

Active guests can partake in a range of onsite experiences, including tennis, mini golf and a well-equipped fitness center. And for the kiddos, the Yambaland Kid’s Club will keep them entertained with aqua disco, basketball, bowling, arts and crafts, and more.

Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa

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Overlooking the stunning Balluta Bay, the rooftop pool at the Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa will surely be a popular sunning spot during your stay. Order some cocktails and snacks from the adjoining Sundeck Pool and Bar, kick back on a lounger and take in the views.

Nearby, explore the island on horseback, scuba dive in its tranquil waters or get close to nature with a rock climb. Follow up with a well-deserved break at the hotel’s Myoka Lotus Spa to relax in the indoor pool, steam room or hammam.

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