It’s officially that final stretch of winter when the worst of the frozen tundra temperatures and snowstorms have probably passed (fingers crossed), but it’s not yet time stow away your menagerie of coats for summer. Still, warm weather, poolside dips, and sun-soaked locales offering endless vitamin D benefits seem to be on everyone’s mind lately—at least for those of us (me) who have ordered, like, 15 swimsuits in the past two weeks.
Although post-college spring break isn’t a set-in-stone week off from the real world, you should consider taking a mental-health vacation for a couples getaway, a traveling women’s circle, or quality bonding time with your siblings. And, obviously, the following international respites ensure that whatever you choose transpires poolside.
I’ve gathered Airbnb homes with the dreamiest pools from around the world, so you can easily conjure images of you and your crew literally swimming in the lap of luxury.
See the dreamy spots below.
Personally, I’m not always that down with the beach because sand really does get everywhere. This hillside home with rustic interiors in Portugal has a saltwater pool that overlooks the Douro River.
Easily the most Instagrammable home of the bunch, this French abode has a below-ground aquarium pool. It’s basically the ideal place for your unplugged getaway, because the home has unobstructed views of the surrounding hills and vineyards.
If your ideal spring break is more about enjoying quality one-on-one time, make your way to this two-person apartment in Mexico, which is walking distance to the beach and has a rooftop infinity pool.
Those who are serious about their pool situation will be transfixed by this home in the Caribbean, which has two pools. Each of the bathrooms has a whirlpool tub, and there are several outdoor showers.
For your getaway to one of the world’s most wellness- and fitness-obsessed destinations, this home in Australia is a sleek and modern place for your Sydney adventure.
Before you jet off, don’t forget to pack a blender ball for your matcha habit. And here’s what you need to know about what happens to your beauty products when they go through an airport scanner.