It’s a hot and sunny day. You walk outside, only to be greeted by a wave of baking heat. You immediately dash to the sun lounger in the corner, under the cool shade of the trees, and lay there in bliss for the duration of the morning; however, as the sun moves round, and the scorching rays begin to creep over your skin, you decide that it may be time to go inside.

But wait… what if you had a stunning, ocean blue pool just feet away, with water as tranquil as an untouched lake and as cool as a breath of fresh air?

You submerge yourself in the refreshing liquid, peering over the side of the pool at a beautiful vista surrounding your second home in the idyllic Mediterranean, Canary Islands or Caribbean. Now this is luxury.

Explore the properties below, featuring remarkable pools of all shapes and sizes, in destinations of pure beauty.

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VILLA IVY, Croatia

Villa Ivy is a majestic property bordering a picturesque bay on the south side of Brac Island. The 500sqm, four bedroom home is spread over three floors and features a gymnasium, wine cellar, home office and private mooring.

The villa’s main feature is the spectacular infinity edged swimming pool with uninterrupted views over the serene bay. For those that love outdoor living, the property is perfect for entertaining, whether it’s enjoying the views from the pool or diving off the floating dock below. The architectural design combines modern lines with traditional materials to complement the villa’s surroundings and offers open-plan living enhanced with floor to ceiling retractable windows.

€2.8million

www.pinandpin.com / +38 521553299

 

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TURTLE POINT, Antigua

The newest villa in Rocksure’s Crystal Fund is the spectacular Turtle Point which overlooks Antigua’s breath-taking Nonsuch Bay. The property’s glass terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows open out to the impressive infinity pool boasting striking views over the coastline – the perfect spot for a relaxing sundowner or invigorating early morning swim.

Specialists in shared equity ownership, Rocksure offers the chance to own a share of this incredible property from as little as £115,000. Founded in 2006, the company specialises in co-ownership of a portfolio of luxury properties via various Funds. Each of the properties can be enjoyed by investors for a generous number of nights each year over the life of the Fund. The apartments and villas are located in some of the world’s most coveted destinations and  investors will be able to realise their monetary investment when, at the Fund’s end, all of the properties are sold and the proceeds, together with any capital gain, are distributed amongst shareholders.

The Crystal Fund is the latest of the villa funds with properties to be purchased in destinations including Andalucía, Antigua, Rome and Provence with investment from £115,000 and a life span of 7 years.

www.rocksure.com/  01993 823 809

 

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ABAMA LUXURY RESIDENCES, Tenerife

Located in Guía de Isora on the west coast of Tenerife, the Abama Custom Villa Plots occupy front line positions on the golf course. Each plot allows owners to custom-design their dream home including bespoke swimming pools featuring panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean and the island of La Gomera. With an average annual temperature of 18-24 °C, the Abama resort is the perfect year-round destination for poolside living

The wider Abama resort features amenities of the highest calibre with access to 10 restaurants (two of which have a total of 3 Michelin stars between them) the Ritz-Carlton, Abama hotel, Dave Thomas golf course, 7 tennis courts, 9 additional swimming pools, luxury boutiques, spa, kids club and golden sand beach.

Abama Custom Villas from approximately €2 million including plot, construction, permits, licences and fees.

www.abamahotelresort.com / +34 922 126011

 

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Just an hour from the hustle and bustle of the city of Marrakech, L’Amandier is a boutique 12 acre estate with just fourteen villas and a luxury hotel set for soft opening in October 2015. Designed by London-based architect Nick Gowing, the resort has established a new architectural vernacular marrying elegant modern living with traditional Moroccan heritage.

L’Amandier’s final villas in phase 1 has just been released. Each feature stunning pools with uninterrupted 360 degree views over the Atlas Mountains and surrounding National Park.

Set in the midst of the most tranquil and serene landscape, there is plenty of space for outdoor entertaining as the sun sets over the peaks of the stunning Atlas Mountains.

Prices:

From £329,000 for a two bedroom villa to £495,000 for a three bedroom villa

http://www.lamandierhotel.com/ +44 (0) 207 754 5563