Infinity pools hold a mystical allure that has captivated thousands of travellers, along with desk- and housebound dreamers, alike. The infinity pool has the ability to transform your Phuket holiday accommodation from the mundane into the positively outstanding.
With the infinity pool’s mysterious vanishing edge that gives the illusion of floating on the horizon, anyone who plunges into the refreshing water and swims to the wet edge is met with unobstructed views into the bright blue beyond.
Infinity pools hold a seductive magic over holidaymakers, offering endless photo opportunities for the younger-minded social media buffs or hours of secluded serenity for those willing to ditch the tech and chill out for a while.
With an attractive range of opulent private villas in Phuket, Villa Getaways has a stunning selection of prestige properties to whet your appetite for water.
Water, Wonderful Water!
Water has held a sacred place in human culture for centuries. Along with helping to stimulate “mindfulness”, water can help shift your orientation from a “me” state to a “we” state to become more connected with those around you. Blend this with the horizon’s natural ability to calm the mind and you have the winning combination that is present in an infinity pool.
The Big Benefits of H2O
The ancient Indian medicinal wisdom of Ayurveda maintains that water is significant for creating physical harmony and to balance the body, while it is now thought to help achieve calmness and clarity of the mind.
According to marine biologist and activist Dr Wallace J Nichols, the author of Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do, the human brain is hardwired to react positively to water.
In your own search for happiness and total relaxation, Dr Nichols book is perhaps the perfect poolside companion at your 5-star Phuket retreat.
Dr Nichols told The Huffington Post in a recent interview that people “have a ‘blue mind’ — and [water is] perfectly tailored to make us happy in all sorts of ways that go way beyond relaxing in the surf, listening to the murmur of a stream, or floating quietly in a pool.”
Coupled with the benefits of water, infinity pools help detox the brain by eliminating overstimulation, whereby visual input is simplified when you’re looking into ‘infinity’.
“When you stand at the edge of water and look out on the horizon,” says Dr Nichols, “it’s visually simplified relative to the room you’re sitting in right now, or a city you’re walking through, where you’re taking in millions of pieces of information every second.”
The Next Step To Happiness
Picture yourself floating in the crystal blue waters of Phuket’s best infinity pools, while overlooking the incredible Andaman Sea.
Then escape the constant clamour of the city by boarding a plane for Phuket. This Thai island paradise awaits you 830km north of the equator, whereby the climate itself makes it the ideal destination to plonk yourself poolside and not have to move for days.
Whether you’re languorously lounging while enjoying sunset cocktails or contemplating another dip in your postcard-perfect infinity pool at any time of the day or night, Phuket does not disappoint with balmy tropical temperatures all year round – making your infinity swimming pool your new best friend.
Top Villas For Your Next Stay in Phuket
Your dreams of blissful indulgence in tranquil waters in Phuket can become reality at any one of Villa Getaways’ hand-picked selection of properties from its exclusive portfolio.
This simply exquisite infinity pool at Villa 412 in Nai Thon Beach has breathtaking views across the Andaman Sea. A beautifully hued aqua blue, this pool seems to gently rest against the horizon and offers unobstructed sunset viewing from its open-air pavilion fitted with dining and entertaining opportunities.
Nestled in natural bushland and perched on a cliff top overlooking the Andaman, this exceptional infinity pool at Villa 443 encompasses expansive views of Kamala Beach and the sea. Classic blue against the stunning white of the estate, guests are truly spoiled in this luxuriously appointed enclave resting on the headland at the end of the Millionaire Mile gated estate.
The sumptuous Kamala villa 423 has a stylish and dramatic infinity pool with darkened tiles that make it appear like a glistening natural pool blending seamlessly with the tree-lined surrounds of this rocky promontory. This infinity pool appears to gently kiss the scenery beyond, while the estate offers private beach access for more water play.
The infinity pool at Villa 4403 in Kamala site really knocks it out of the park. A luxurious 18 metres, the pool offers seemingly endless vantage points to take in the spectacular vista beyond. Comfortable sun loungers and open-air interiors that overlook the pool and ocean views are the cherry on top of this stunning private villa.
The charm of this oceanfront villa is hard to resist. And why would you want to when the dramatic hillside perch and altered lengthways positioning make the pool at Villa 454 standout? Rather than facing the horizon side-on, this pool takes you for a pseudo nosedive straight into the Andaman from its length. How deliciously tempting!
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-Words by Jennifer McCarthy @ JM Online Copywriting