Now we all know, a holiday isn’t really a holiday without a swimming pool. There’s nothing better than waking up and dive-bombing your way into a glistening swimming pool… Well, for the kids anyway (Ok, and big kids at heart!). But best of all, it’s guarantees hours of entertainment for children without even having to leave the villa…No wonder villas with pools are so popular! Plus, if you’re lucky, they’ll be so preoccupied with splashing around, you may even manage to pick up a book, perhaps even finish a chapter! Now wouldn’t that be winning!?
So, with that in mind, we thought we’d round up our favourite villas with pools and each of them features a really showstopping, swimming pool. Baby-Friendly Boltholes had quite a few to choose from, but these have to be the best of the best…
- The French Country Chateau Where Pool Safety Meets Chic:
This luxurious, french country villa for 12 is perfect for multi-family groups in search of a child-friendly getaway. The swimming pool is filled with salt water, heated, but best of all safely fenced and gated which prevents any tiny tearaways from getting in unattended! Set in beautiful, landscaped gardens, flanked by fragrant lavender, the entirely glass surround doesn’t look half bad either! Click here to find out more.
2. The Greek Luxury Villa With Style, Sea Views & Our Favourite Sun Beds:
Ok, for some of you getting excited about sunbeds may seem crazy, but seriously, until you’ve lied on these waterside day beds with the sounds of your little ones contented in the swimming pool and the backdrop of the ocean beyond you haven’t felt real family holiday zen! There’s a handy wooden platform for your vino and best of all, if the sun gets too much you can retreat to the shaded line of beds behind – these are also particularly handy for little ones who need a break from the sun. Oh, and if you’re thinking it doesn’t look child-friendly enough – the owners can include a pool alarm and a playpen for guests with younger children. Sound like your sort of pool set up? Click here to find out more.
3. The Show Stopping Pool Lined In Guatemalan Marble Backed By The Atlas Mountains:
Like something out of a fairytale, this former palace turned luxury hotel is a haven for families in search of some spring, autumn or winter sun! Located just ten minutes from Marrakech airport, it feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city! Little ones will love watching the hotel’s flock of horses parade the gardens and meeting some playmates in the kids club, whilst parents will relish the chance to truly relax thanks to the indulgent spa, incredible service, and thoughtful family-friendly services! The pool above is just one of several at the hotel, but the eye-catching green marble lining and picturesque setting make it our firm favourite! Click here to find out more.
4. The Family-Friendly Luxury Villa And Pool With A View On The White Isle:
This cool, contemporary and child-friendly villa in Ibiza sleeps 12 and is the perfect place for groups of friends in search of somewhere with kids in tow. The infinity pool is our favourite feature as it appears, flanked by greenery looking out to the beautiful blue ocean beyond. So first of we were taken by the view, but the best bit? It’s safely fenced! There’s no chance of little ones charging off into the water without supervision and that peace of mind is just what parents need! So picture yourself and some friends here, relaxing to a backing track of chilled Ibiza tunes whilst little ones busy themselves in the pool, having the time of their lives under the Balearic sun. Tempted? Click here to find out more.
5. The Infinity Pool With A View, Just 5 Minutes Walk From The Beach And Local Restaurants:
If Location, Location, Location did villas then this one would have Phil and Kirstie practically giddy with excitement! The villa sleeps 6 and is nestled on a hillside just above a beautiful Corfu beach and boutique hotel. Families can while away the days, feeling smug in the privacy of their own luxury villa but easily totter down to the hotel for child-friendly watersports, a spot to drink or book into their summertime kids club. But the pool is always the best place to retire to, no matter what time of day and it’s particularly tempting for a picturesque, sunset swim. Click here to find out more.
6. The Stylish Tuscan Villa With A Pool View Likely To Inspire Even The Most Reluctant Painter:
This Tuscan villa for 10 is the sort of place families will come away to once and remember forever! It’s situated in Gaiole which was previously featured on the list of “Europe’s Most Idyllic Places to Live” and honestly, it’s not hard to see why! The villa has incredible 360-degree views and we think they are best enjoyed from beside the heated (and gated) infinity pool! It’s the sort of place that has you pinching yourself to ensure it’s real as otherwise, it seems entirely too dreamy and that’s before you factor in the handy supply of bab gear and villa concierge! Click here to find out more.
7. The French Gite Cluster With Pool & Interiors That Belong in Wallpaper* magazine
One of our long-standing favourites, this contemporary gite cluster is perfect for style-conscious parents in search of a family-friendly holiday. The swimming pool is chic but secure, thanks to the fence, child-proof gate and security. It’s heated and has beautiful views over the rolling, rural French countryside beyond. We’ve holidayed here with our family several times and we can’t fault the interiors, family-friendly touches and of course, the fabulous swimming pool! Click here to find out more.
8.The Swimming Pool Where You Can Soak Up With Views Whilst Little Ones Play:
Now, this child-friendly cluster in Umbria has a lot going for it! The apartments are clean, spacious and packed full of baby/toddler gear, there’s a fantastic play area, delicious meal service but best of all is its location! Nestled in rural, rolling valleys just 15 minutes walk from a local village and pizzeria, this rural hideaway feels a world away from normal life. The views are spectacular, and they’re best enjoyed poolside as little ones play in the separated, heated splash pool, parents can soak up the views with a glass of something chilled! Click here to find out more.
9. The Sicilian Villa Where Land Meets Sea And The Pool’s Just An Added Bonus:
This impressive, seaside villa for 10 in Sicily is perfect for water babies as it offers various places to splash! Families can choose to while away the hours beside their very own private (and safely gated) swimming pool, or totter down their very own path to the sea. It’s an especially good spot for a morning SUP ride and the pool is always waiting for your return dip! Click here to find out more