From Ibiza to Bel Air, these properties feature unparalleled views—straight from the water
Wine cellars, gyms, views, and lap pools are all well and good as amenities in a luxury home, but the biggest selling point—hands down—is an infinity pool, according to Shawn Elliot, president of the ultra-luxury division at Nest Seekers International. “Infinity pools are sexy and up the appeal of any home,” he says. “They give you a feeling of endlessness and are a place for your mind to wander.”
Given the infinity pools in the seven properties below, it’s hard to disagree.
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Called Lion Heart, this property is spread over more than 12 acres within Oil Nut Cay and perched dramatically on a cliff. Spectacular panoramas of the sea and the island from the large infinity-edge pool are the highlight of living here. The 8,000-square-foot main villa, Halo, with five bedrooms, has a dining room with a flowing water wall and two spacious terraces. The guest villa, Rainbow, has a smaller infinity pool and terrace with a dining area.
Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Located at the edge of Punta Mita peninsula, the eight-bedroom property Casa Aquila offers ocean views out to the Marietas Islands. The entryway of the home has a palm tree courtyard with a water feature; indoors, there’s a gym, spa, and main suite with a spacious terrace. The living area, with double-height ceilings, opens out onto the large back patio with a long infinity-edge pool that’s just above the beach. It’s the centerpiece of the casa—take one look at the photo and it’s easy to see why.
At close to 8,000 square feet, this eight-bedroom contemporary home on the Spanish island famous for its endless parties flawlessly combines indoor and outdoor living. A spacious dining and living area opens out onto a large terrace with an infinity-edge pool that overlooks the sea. It’s an indulgence to swim in any time of day, but during sunrise or sunset, the wow factor is heightened that much more.
Brooklyn Point is currently the borough’s tallest tower at 720 feet and offers over 40,000 square feet of amenities. The ultimate perk of owning a home here is having access to the highest residential infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere. The 27-foot-long saltwater rooftop pool, opening this spring, allows you to bask in the sun while taking in the skyline views. At 680 feet above the ground, it’s surrounded by lounge chairs, alfresco dining areas, and an outdoor movie screening space.
Montauk, New York
Adjacent to the Hamptons, this six-bedroom, 8,423-square-foot home is set 125 feet above sea level and has incredible views of the Atlantic from nearly every vantage point. The open-concept living room and kitchen have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to a marble patio with a 45-foot-long saltwater infinity pool. It’s the ultimate spot to take in those ocean panoramas, which are at their best come sunset.
Bel Air, California
Lake, city, and mountain views are in store for the owner of this 12,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom Bel Air manse. The glass walls are a sleek design feature, but the real showstopper is a huge outdoor deck with a 70-foot-long infinity pool and seating area that overlooks the entire valley. Other notable amenities include a garden, wine cellar, and eight-car garage.
The jewel-box destination of Taormina becomes that much dreamier by living in this five-bedroom, 4,165-square-foot villa located in the upper part of the town. With a traditional aesthetic that evokes the Sicily of centuries ago, the property has unobstructed views of Etna and the Calabrian coast. An infinity pool that appears to melt into the sea is the winning feature—so settle in, glass of wine in hand, to savor the landscape.
AD April 16, 2021 (Shivani Vora)