Aquatic Adventures

Aquatic Relaxation

Whether guests are in the mood for lava saunas, multi-level plunge pools or Roman baths, these Leading Hotels boast aquatic options – and poolside service – of the highest caliber.
INVOKE…
your inner hero while lounging at the “Odyssey,” the new pool and sundeck designed by Karl Lagerfeld at this stylish Monte Carlo hotel.
ESCAPE…
to the lava sauna, or indulge with your loved one in the private Crystal Spa Suite at this Alpine oasis.
SUNBATHE…
at your private pool villa at this Maldivian paradise in the Indian Ocean.
DAYDREAM…
as you gaze out on the Brazilian countryside from the 164-foot-long infinity pool at this scenic country retreat.
UNWIND…
in the outdoor whirlpool with panoramic views of the Dolomites at this grand ski resort.
DETOX…
in the heat of a Roman bath at this palatial hotel on the shores of the serene Lake Garda.
APPRECIATE…
the mix of old and new at this design-forward hotel in the heart of Beirut, complete with a rooftop pool.
ENJOY…
a fresh Bellini poolside at this romantic Sicilian hotel, while gazing into the distance at the still-active Mount Etna.
DINE…
at one of the themed dinners this Zanzibar resort hosts on the patio beside its 50-foot infinity pool.
SIP…
a cocktail beneath the shaded, private poolside cabana at this expansive yet peaceful Turkish enclave.
Rest and relaxation are not the first words that come to mind when one has young children, but these Leading Hotels have beaches and pools with activities kids will love—and parents will be relieved to have the little ones well looked after and entertained.

Leading Spa Château Hôtel de la Messardière

St.-Tropez, France

Those seeking rest and relaxation need look no further than the Château Hôtel de la Messardière, a 19th-century castle perched on a quiet hillside overlooking the stunning Bay of Pampelonne. Just three minutes from the village center, the Château is a peaceful sanctuary where guests can bask in a home away-fromhome atmosphere while pulsing to the Saint-Tropez beat from a distance. The famously warm climate can be enjoyed from the almost Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool and the Terra Cotta poolside restaurant overlooking the beautiful Bay of Saint-Tropez, or at the private sand beach Tropézina, just a few hundred meters from the hotel. Those in need of some action can hop aboard the hotel’s twenty-four-hour shuttle, which transports guests to the buzzing resort town.

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Danai Beach Resort & Villas

Nikiti, Greece

The suites and villas of this Greek resort, located on the northern bluffs of the Aegean Peninsula, dot the lush hillside of Sithonia and offer stunning sea views. The hotel boasts an extended spa complete with an indoor swimming pool, along with twelve magnificent suites. The pièce-de-resistance, however, is the spectacular White Villa, whose floor-to-ceiling windows frame the classic Greek vista. Interiors feature Fendi upholstered sofas, Persian rugs, Missoni drapes and original artwork, while the exterior is centered around an enormous private terrace and a heated infinity pool. The sweeping vistas also take center stage at The Squirrel, the open-air gourmet restaurant headed by Chef Herve Pronzato, which is considered one of the finest culinary temples in Greece.

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Leading Spa Leading Golf Chatham Bars Inn

Chatham, United States

Cape Cod is one of the U.S.'s most magical getaways, encompassing 17th-century towns and the stunning National Seashore. First settled in 1665, Chatham occupies has an enviable location between the Upper and Lower Cape, with some of the region's best shoreline. The town's most venerable resort, the Chatham Bars Inn, open year-round, was originally built in 1914 and makes the most of this brilliant setting; the property overlooks a private quarter-mile beach. Everything, from the elegant interiors and 25-acre gardens to the gracious staff and acclaimed restaurant and spa, is topnotch. But the main reason this resort has been a favorite of generations is the relaxed ambience that facilitates a blissful return to summer's simple pleasures: beach walks, clam bakes, sailing and quality time with family and friends.

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Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa

Cozumel, Mexico

In 1959, Jacques Costeau explored the Palancar Reef, off the southwestern shore of the then littleknown Mexican island of Cozumel. Today, the spectacular coral reef, which is part of the world's second-largest reef system, tops the list of scuba divers. Those who prefer to stay on land won't be disappointed thanks to the island's picture-perfect beaches, the best of which is found at the Presidente InterContinental. Tucked between lush jungle and brilliant blue sea, and surrounded by flowering gardens, the resort feels ultra-private. Guest rooms are housed in thatched-roof structures with sleek interiors. The outdoors are celebrated in the details (hammocks on the terrace) and an extensive activities menu. Those hankering to follow in Costeau's footsteps can join in daily diving excursions.

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Some of the best hotels in Asia are centrally located amidst bustling cityscapes. While their placement makes them ideal for sightseeing and experiencing city life, guests appreciate the option of starting the day with some laps or returning to a refreshing dip in the afternoon. These Leading Hotels feature oasis-like pools.

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Originally built in the 1930s, this iconic colonial heritage landmark became one of the great hotels of Kuala Lumpur in its time. It was the venue of choice for glamorous social events, formal receptions, historical political meetings and visiting dignitaries. Today, it is poised to share the glamour and success of its predecessor. Set on more than three acres on Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, the hotel occupies a key location along the historical mile of Kuala Lumpur, opposite the old railway station. In the vicinity are many of the city's tourist attractions, including the National Museum, National Mosque, Islamic Arts Museum, Lake Gardens, and Bird and Butterfly Parks. This latest incarnation of the Majestic encompasses the original and fully restored five-story hotel, and an all-new 15-story tower linked together by an air-conditioned, glassed – enclosed walkway.

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The Sukhothai Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Sukhothai was the name of Thailand's first capital during the country's 13th and 14th century golden age, and its namesake property in Bangkok aims to turn back the clock to a time of traditional refinement. A tree-lined drive leads away from the capital's bustle into the beautifully landscaped grounds, with extensive flower gardens and lotus ponds. Rooms also channel serenity, with rich Thai fabrics, teakwood furnishings and impeccable detailing. The Sukhothai Bangkok is also celebrated as one of Bangkok's fine-dining meccas, with three main restaurants, including Celadon, whose delectable, authentic Thai cuisine inspired Travel + Leisure magazine to name it the Best Restaurant in Bangkok.

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The PuLi Hotel and Spa

Shanghai, China

Created as China’s first urban resort, this stylish hotel is centrally located in Shanghai’s Jing’An district, making it a perfect enclave for travelers who want to be in midst of the action but based in a serene setting. The striking interiors—all polished tile floors, sumptuous silk wall coverings and contemporary furniture—are accented by reproductions of ancient Chinese household items. The Anantara Spa, which offers a series of tea-based treatments using green, white, rose and chrysanthemum teas that were developed especially for the hotel. The ambience of Zen prevails in the guest rooms as well; many overlook leafy Jing’An Park, a green oasis in midst of Shanghai, the fascinating metropolis that beautifully balances Europe and Asia, history and cutting-edge.

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