What is it about water that sets the tone for a sexy honeymoon? Maybe it’s the revealing wardrobe worn in it—next to nothing or, when you’re skinny dipping, absolutely nada. Or perhaps the idea of cuddling close in a steamy Jacuzzi holds special allure. If one thing is essential to a steamy honeymoon, it’s a pool, whether it’s one with an invisible edge overlooking an ocean somewhere or at the top of a cosmopolitan city building. Nowadays, pools can be in lakes (see the floating ones in Lake Como), in the middle of the desert (Amangiri), on the edge of a caldera (Grace Santorini), or suspended over a pristine reserve, where one can watch elephants and lions roam below (Angama Mara).
Of course, there’s nothing wrong at all with a more classic setup: Picture yourself in the middle of the jungle, surrounded by lush emerald palm trees and a rushing river. It’s what you can expect at the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan, as well as the Hanging Gardens of Bali, which features an oft-photographed two-tier infinity pool high up in the treetops. Idyllic ocean views seduce from the sparkling waters of Conrad Bora Bora Nui and One & Only Reethi Rah, where the white-on-blue palettes are endlessly captivating. And for real pool aficionados for whom one is simply not sufficient, there’s the stunner at Laucala, where the saltwater lagoon features a 25-meter-long water-filled glass cube that provides the perfect place for voyeuristically watching your significant other swim.
Read on to explore our definitive list of the world’s 25 sexiest, sultriest resort pools that should be seriously considered for your honeymoon. Book any one of them and you’re guaranteed an unforgettable aquatic adventure.