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If you often find yourself on Instagram going gaga over gorgeous infinity pools, you’re going to want to add the spots below to your bucket list. They’re some of the most epic in the world. Infinity pools blur the line between manmade and natural, producing a visual effect of water without boundary by seamlessly blending in with ocean, city, jungle—even safari—horizons. They’ll leave you breathless at first sight and wow the body, mind and spirit after taking that first dip.

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Jade Mountain, St. Lucia, Caribbean

Jade Mountain Resort: St. Lucia
With sweeping views of the Piton mountains and Caribbean Sea, the private infinity pools at the luxury Jade Mountain resort in St. Lucia will make you swoon. As if the views aren’t enough, each of the 24 private pools come equipped with fiber optics to illuminate them at night. You have the option of allowing the system to cycle through a range of colors or setting it to a specific shade to create the perfect mood lighting.

Four Seasons, Serengeti, Tanzania

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti: Tanzania
It’s a swim-up safari in Tanzania. This infinity pool overlooks an active watering hole, where herds of elephants are often found drinking, sometimes alongside buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and gazelles.

Hanging Gardens of Bali

Hanging Gardens of Bali: Indonesia
Become one with nature as you float in this pool suspended high above the jungle floor at the Hanging Gardens of Bali resort. Deep in the heart of Bali, this $10 million wonder exists in perfect harmony with its lush setting, carved from specialty stone harvested from a nearby volcano and mimicking the natural contours and lines of the rice paddy terraces surrounding the resort.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea: Jordan

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea: Jordan
This pool at the luxurious Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea in Jordan is certainly a high point at one of the lowest points (literally) on earth. It overlooks the Dead Sea, which is 1,400 feet below sea level, and offers stunning views that stretch to the crimson-hued mountains of the West Bank.

Belmond Hotel Caruso: Italy

Belmond Hotel Caruso: Italy
Suspended between sea and sky, the pool at the luxe Belmond Hotel offers spectacular views of Italy’s Amalfi Coast. It’s framed by the Palace D’Afflitto ruins (dating back to the 11th century), as well as lemon and orange trees, all perched on a clifftop 1,000 feet above sea level. The pool concierge is ready to bring you an iPod preloaded with your choice of music, an Evian vaporizer or a cocktail, as you enjoy a dip and the spectacular views.

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Grace Santorini

Grace Santorini: Greece
Perched above Santorini’s Caldera, the Grace hotel‘s infinity pool offers breathtaking views and sumptuous sunsets. (Seriously, the sunsets in Santorini receive applause and standing ovations nightly.) Poolside guests receive treats each hour, ranging from sorbet shots, fruit skewers and finger food bites by Chef Spyros. Heaven.

Cambrian Hotel

Cambrian Hotel Adelboden: Switzerland
Soak up the snow-capped beauty of the Swiss Alps as you soak in this heated outdoor pool. It’s perfect after a day of Alpine skiing. Total Swiss bliss.

Six Senses Yao Noi

Six Senses Yao Noi: Thailand
Hello, paradise. Gaze out over Phang Nga Bay from the pool perched high above the Six Senses island resort in Thailand, which feels far, far away from everything. The edge of the infinity pool underlines the mystical-looking islands jutting out of the sea.

InterContinental Hong Kong

InterContinental Hong Kong: Hong Kong
Take in the activity of bustling Victoria Harbour from your aquatic perch high above this swank Intercontinental hotel. You’ll feel as though you’re floating in the harbor. Cobalt blue LED lights illuminate the pool at night, creating a sense of calm amidst the cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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Banyon Tree, Seychelles, Greece

Banyan Tree Seychelles: Seychelles
The ultra-luxury Banyan Tree resort has a lot to make the most discerning traveler drool, including its drop-dead gorgeous location along the Indian Ocean at Intendance Bay. Enjoy the splendor of this setting as you relax around its immaculate infinity pool surrounded by palm trees while sipping a fruity cocktail, continuously kissed by a warm ocean breeze. Bonus: Each villa tucked into the lush, tropical setting has its own private pool, too.

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

Four Seasons Punta Mita: Mexico
A Pacific Ocean view that goes on and on and on is reason enough to never leave the Four Seasons’ infinity pool. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot humpback whales during migration season (November–April). Plus, the drinks come to you: Amphibious waiters swim out to bring you margaritas while you’re soaking in the pool!

 Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort: Thailand
Take in three countries—Thailand, Myanmar and Laos—without leaving this pool. Nestled in a region known as the Golden Triangle, the pool holds more than 105,000 gallons of water and overlooks a lush setting where guests also have an opportunity to interact with elephants onsite as part of the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation rehabilitation and education efforts. There’s even an activity called “Elephant yoga.”

Jumby Bay

Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort: Antigua
This lagoon-shaped pool at Jumby Bay gives the illusion of merging with the Caribbean Sea. Designated a “quiet pool” (read: no splashing or cannonballs), it’s a dreamy setting for sunbathing and doing absolutely nothing.

Phulay Bay

Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve: Thailand
Gaze out over the gorgeous Andaman Sea while lounging in this 1,800-square-foot infinity pool at Phulay Bay in southern Thailand. The experience is even better paired with a fresh coconut juice, a fruity cocktail or homemade ice cream from the pool bar.

Katikies Hotel

Katikies Hotel: Greece
Oia is a postcard-perfect village on the island of Santorini, thanks to its dramatic Caldera views, white-washed domes and epic sunsets. Now imagine taking all of that in from one of three infinity pools at the luxurious Katikies Hotel. Yes, three. These pools merge with the azure blue of the Aegean Sea, providing the perfect setting to indulge in offerings from the pool bar (or that complimentary bottle of wine at check-in) while drinking in views that have swept many lovebirds off their feet.

Caesar Augustus Hotel

Caesar Augustus Hotel: Italy
Perched on the cliffs of Anacapri, the Caesar Augustus Hotel boasts insanely beautiful views of Capri and the Bay of Naples. Savor it from the hotel’s double-level infinity pool, which was constructed to respect the natural lay of the land at 980 feet above the sea.

The Resort at Pedregal: Mexico
Enjoy frequent sightings of humpback whales and wave-riding dolphins from the infinity pool at the Pedregal resort in Los Cabos. Swim up to the bar for fresh ceviche, margaritas and Mexican beer, or have it delivered poolside before turning your attention back to the sparkling Pacific Ocean, drink in hand.

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Erica Bray

Erica Bray

Erica is a practical free spirit who loves travel, yoga and ice cream. A Northwestern University-trained journalist with more than 15 years of experience straddling digital and broadcast media, Erica can be found doing handstands everywhere she travels -- even risking arrest in some cases. Learn about her at www.erica.media.

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