Swim, soak or splash in total tranquility with a mesmerising view across the glittering Indian Ocean…

One of the world’s most desirable destinations, the Maldives has it all; beautiful beaches, crystal-clear water, immaculate accommodation and a boundless list of activities and adventures. Some people travel to the inspiring atolls in search of new experiences, but many are looking for an escape – somewhere they can switch off from the outside world and simply enjoy the company of family and friends.

With a limitless horizon, blending clear blue skies with the Indian Ocean, infinity-edge swimming pools in the Maldives seem to simply blend into the island’s natural beauty. Discover some of our favourites below…

Gili Lankanfushi

With a ‘no news, no shoes’ philosophy, it’s easy to see why Gili Lankanfushi attracts discerning travellers looking for luxury in the Maldives. Every one of the resort’s rustic-chic villas hovers above the crystal-clear lagoon, linked to the main island by a wooden jetty, or standing alone for the ultimate privacy.

Gili Lankanfushi - Infinity-Edge Swimming Pool

Boasting 1,700m² of exclusive space, the resort’s Private Reserve is the world’s largest overwater villa, and there’s no better vantage point to admire the limitless blue skies than from the infinity-edge swimming pool. Located on the upper sun deck, luxuriate in the privacy of your inviting infinity pool as you admire mesmerising views of the nearby main island, whilst your personal Mr Friday is always on hand with light refreshments.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort - Infinity-Edge Swimming Pool

The 1,850m² overwater Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is a showstopper. There’s six couples treatment rooms – including two Ayurvedic suites with private steam rooms – in which to enjoy an extensive list of revitalising body treatments, but the spa’s most stunning feature lies at the tip of this magnificent, overwater structure.

The Blue Hole hydrotherapy pool combines Maldivian sea salt, heat and pressure to create the ultimate stimulation for the senses and immune system. Admire the unobstructed Indian Ocean view, sip on a refreshing herbal tea and let your worries slowly drift away as you savour pure luxury in the Maldives.

Huvafen Fushi

Renowned for bringing innovative glamour to the Indian Ocean, Huvafen Fushi’s unique features define why this adults-only retreat has become a Maldivian icon. From boasting the world’s first underwater spa, to an impressive collection of gourmet dining venues, opportunities to make the most of this private paradise are boundless. When you’ve snorkelled your way around the sandbanks or explored beneath the surface at the PADI-certified dive centre, there’s nowhere better to savour a laidback ambience than the expansive, infinity-edge pool.

Huvafen Fushi - Infinity-Edge Swimming Pool at Night

Of course, the turquoise waters are simply irresistible during the midday heat, but this particular pool shines brightest during the evening. Savour a star-lit dinner in the shallows of the pool, with a spectacular menu of gourmet cuisine, as the water glows with fibre-optic lights – the ultimate touch of magic to any romantic evening.

Six Senses Laamu

A palm-fringed paradise, boasting a mesmerising house reef and coral garden, Six Senses Laamu combines lush vegetation, unspoilt white-sand and turquoise waters to form one of the Maldives’ most picturesque atolls. At its heart, you’ll find a boundless, infinity-edge swimming pool, stretching out onto the resort’s pristine beach.

Not only is this staggering feature one of the resort’s most popular spots for a few moments of relaxation, but also the place to savour Six Senses Laamu’s farm-to-pool menu. Descend into one of the sunken seating areas, flawlessly blended into the pool’s Indian Ocean inspired design, and sample Chef Martin’s salads, pizzas and desserts, which feature locally sourced ingredients and no processed or modified foods.

Feeling Inspired?

To book your luxury holiday to the Maldives, please call our Luxury Travel Specialists on 01244 897 578 or visit elegantresorts.co.uk