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A dip in a pool is a simple pleasure. But to truly maximize time spent in the water—particularly when said water is located in the midst of a gorgeous destination—hotel suites with private plunge pools guarantee uninterrupted, all-hours access to a swim.

Privacy is paramount. And while the glamour of a happening poolside bar is inviting, there is something special and utterly indulgent about the quietude of an exclusive freshwater or saltwater plunge. At the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North in Arizona, 19 suites allow guests to marvel at a sky full of stars—or daytime southwest landscapes—from personal outdoor pools, one of which is built against a ten-foot boulder.

Despite being located in a lagoon, Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives outfits its over-water Ocean Bungalows with pools. And at Amanzo’e in Greece, natural foliage and walled courtyards ground each private pool, shielding visitors from distractions.

Our favorites are so idyllic, they call for just one reminder: You needn’t share wading space with anyone unless you want to.

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