5 most scenic private swimming pools in Europe
5 most scenic private swimming pools in Europe
5 most scenic private swimming pools in Europe
5 most scenic private swimming pools in Europe

5 most scenic private swimming pools in Europe

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Sun-drenched terraces, the smell of rosemary in the air, and the sound of cicadas buzzing in the distance; summers in the Mediterranean invigorate the mind, body and soul, and when experienced from an infinity pool with sweeping views of the sea, life doesn’t get much better.

The Firefly Collection of luxury villas spans the globe, offering unparalleled comfort and in luxurious surroundings. We’ve handpicked five of the most appealing private swimming pools from our villa selection, just in time for your summer holiday.

Here are our top 5 luxury villas with private swimming pools

Villa Palmera, Marbella, Spain


Located in the sophisticated gated community of El Madronal, this Spanish villa leaves nothing to want. Surrounded by in the rolling hills of Costa del Sol, this private pool sparkles in bright blue. Explore its unusual features, from under-water seating to a palm tree island with giant terra cotta pots. Or for a more intimate experience, take a dip in the adjacent Jacuzzi.


Only ten minutes from the famous beaches of Marbella, the six-bedroom, six-bathroom villa accommodates 14 people, with covered terraces, a well-equipped kitchen, full maintenance staff, and a generous offering of sports activities.


Villa Palmier, St Tropez, France


Views of the French Riviera surround this modern villa, where the dark blue water of its infinity pool is an exact match to the deep blue sea beyond. Contrasted by the light stone patio, the pool seems to float as water continuously flows over the edge. Gorgeous vistas of the Côte d’Azur by day and expert lighting by night provide the ultimate swimming experience no matter what time of day.


A few kilometres from Pampelonne beach and five minutes from the centre of St. Tropez, the villa sits on two stories of luxury. It boasts six king bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, four-zone sound system, indoor and outdoor bars, manicured gardens, fire pit, and a terrain de pètanque. In addition, a pool house provides showers and a hammam.


Villa Periousia, Corfu


Floating on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea, this stunning infinity pool is surrounded by rugged, natural beauty. The rural location and soft outdoor lighting make it the ultimate pool for a night swim under the stars.


The spacious three-bedroom villa comfortably sleeps six and offers a fully staffed and catered stay, including a barman, chef and housekeepers. Decorated in a tranquil New England style, every room offers panoramic views of the sea. The outdoor areas provide secluded places to sit and enjoy the surroundings or hike into the hills. The grounds offer a shared tennis court, and access to a secluded beach.


Villa CView, St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France


Breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and the sailboat dotted coastline of the Côte d’Azur are what set this pool apart. Nestled at the top of St Jean-Cap-Ferrat, this modest private pool is surrounded by lush hills and manicured gardens, with panoramic views as far as the eye can see.


Set across multiple levels, this modern ‘glass villa’ provides unobstructed views on three sides, seven bedrooms, indoor and outdoor lifts, both indoor and outdoor pools and a wine cellar. It offers a full service staff, and fully catered meals with a private chef.


Villa Rica, Ibiza


Swim in the lap of luxury! This dark, expansive pool tucks into a stark white villa perched on a hill overlooking Cala Jondal beach in Ibiza. The unobstructed views of the entire bay are what infinity pools were made for. But the beautiful panorama isn’t the only highlight of the pool—underwater windows look down into a private nightclub.


This full-service, five-bedroom villa comes with round-the-clock staff, including three butlers, a personal chef, a maid and a security guard. The ultimate entertaining pad, the villa offers stocked fridges in each room, a sleek bar, rooftop tents, a gym, an underwater disco with DJ set, and an area for spa treatments.

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