Hermitage Bay Hotel, Antigua The name hints at the serenity in store: A dirt path leads to a secluded cove (one of the 365 beaches the island claims to have) scattered with wooden cottages that blend seamlessly into the lush green hillsides. Accommodations are a study in understated luxury with Balinese-style furnishings, outdoor dining areas, and day beds for two. And when it comes to dipping your toes in the water, the ocean -- and a curved, freshwater infinity pool -- is right there. Room to book: A Beachfront Cottage. They don't have private pools (like the Hilltop Suites do), but the sea is a hop, skip, and dive away.
Camogli, Italian Riviera
We don't normally marvel at swimming pools on this site, but when we saw this one today, we couldn't help but think this was the swimming pool of Bruce Wayne type parameters. At the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao (yes you read it right, the Holiday Inn) there resides a glass bottomed pool, 24-stories high. Yes, you can see what imminent death looks like while in swim trunks.
Juxtapoz Magazine - The Glass Bottom Pool 24-Stories Tall