5 of the Most Scenic Swimming Pools in Europe
BY - Tim Latimer, 12 May 2022, ARTICLES
BY - Tim Latimer, 12 May 2022, ARTICLES
We want to introduce you to the most scenic swimming pools in Europe. 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 scenic swimming pools from our villa selection, just in time for your summer holiday.
It may not come as a surprise, that leading our list of the most scenic swimming pools in Europe is none other than Tagomago Private Island.
Tagomago Private Island is the absolute height of luxury, offering a tranquil escape whilst also being just a few minutes by boat to the excitement of Ibiza. The island is a dream come true for nature lovers, with plenty of stunning pathways to explore, leading to hidden coves and hideaways.
From the island, you can make the most of countless activities, including jet-skiing, snorkelling and cruising around on the private yacht.
You may not want to leave the villa though, as from the glamorous daybeds by the pool, you are greeted with breathtaking sunsets overlooking the ocean with bright lights in the distance.
>> See Tagomago Private Island, Ibiza, Spain
Views of the French Riviera surround this modern villa, where the deep 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.
Located on the headland, just a few kilometres from Pampelonne beach and the centre of St. Tropez, the villa sits in an impressive position. It boasts five bedrooms, multi-level terraces and even its own helipad.
>> See Villa Water’s Edge, St Tropez, France
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.
>> See Villa Periousia, Corfu, Greece
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.
>> See Villa CView, St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
In an idilic spot with gorgeous views over Lake Como and to Bellagio on the opposite shore, you’ll find Villa Josephine. The beautifully maintained gardens and terraces wrap around the central outdoor pool where you can soak up the sun, and while away the day with a good book.
There isn’t just the pool to enjoy though, you have access to fantastic facilities such as a gym and spa which are exclusive to villa guests.
The interior of the villa is the epitome of classic Italian style, with elegant decor and furniture throughout. Even from inside, your eyes will surely be drawn to the windows, from which you get to admire once again, the sparkling water on Lake Como.
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