View of pool and mountains in Marrakech

Through the lens: pools with views

From infinity-edge hideaways to serene rooftop retreats, dive headfirst into our gallery of pristine pools with spectacular vistas – all at Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world

Man swims in pool in Bodrum

Serene scenes in Bodrum

Dip your toes into the peaceful infinity-edge pool at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum overlooking the calming waters of Paradise Bay. Soak in panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and distant islands off Turkey’s tranquil coastline. Sun-loungers lie pre-prepared, so all you have to do is kick-back with a cocktail and bask in the sunshine.

Indoor pool with view of New York

Reach new heights in New York

Next time you’re craving some respite from the concrete and constant commotion of New York, retreat to the 75ft sky-high lap pool at Mandarin Oriental, New York for a gentle swim alongside the city skyline. Perched high above leafy Central Park on the 36th floor, glide up and down while you take in floor-to-ceiling views of downtown Manhattan.

Terrace and pool at Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech

Mountain backdrops in Marrakech

Plunge into an oasis of calm and serenity at the jade-coloured courtyard pool at Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, framed by unrivalled views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, surrounding palms and olive groves. If you want to take a break from poolside lounging, seek shade under bougainvillea-filled pergolas for a lazy afternoon lunch al fresco at the Pool Garden restaurant.

Rooftop pool and views of Barcelona

Sightsee from above in Barcelona

Views over the Passeig de Gràcia are best enjoyed from the lounge beds that sit beside the rooftop dipping pool at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona. Gaze across the city’s rolling rooftops and towering gothic cathedral spires while you feast on traditional ceviche and tapas from the open-air terrace restaurant, Terrat. From here, see if you can spot one of Antoni Gaudí’s iconic landmarks: the Casa Batlló.

Pool and hotel in SantiagoPool at Oberoi Bali

Sit back and relax in Santiago 

Marvel at the majestic Andes mountains as your backdrop while you cool off in the outdoor lagoon-style pool at Mandarin Oriental, Santiago – complete with its own ornamental plunging waterfall. Sun-worshippers can spend afternoons taking a leisurely swim and relaxing and refuelling at the poolside bar, while enjoying panoramic views of the mountains.

Beach bliss in Bali

Lie back on your lounger under the soothing shade of a fringed Balinese parasol and take in the views poolside at The Oberoi Beach Resort, Bali. The cooling swimming pool waters overlook the beach and sea beyond, while the laid-back Frangipani cafe serves up refreshments and light lunches for those moments when you need to re-energise.

Pool at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Concrete meets nature in Kuala Lumpur

Settle into your private poolside cabana and immerse yourself in skyscraper views from the third-floor infinity-edge pool at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, nestled between luscious tropical gardens and the city’s soaring 88-storey Petronas Towers. Escape the hustle and bustle and savour a cocktail or two while you watch the sun go down over the peaceful KLCC park below.

Words by Elinor Stephens

Lake Como terrace and lake

Through the lens: rooms with views

Discover seven of the most spectacular views Mandarin Oriental has to offer, from Riyadh to Marrakech, Kuala Lumpur to Lake Como