An infinity edge pool (also called negative edge, zero edge, infinity pool, disappearing edge, or vanishing edge pool) is a swimming or reflecting pool that produces the optical illusion of water stretching off into the horizon - vanishing into infinity. The term can also be used to describe perimeter overflow pools, with the recycled waterfall look. Infinity pools often appear to merge with the sky or with a large body of water like the Caribbean, depending on the elevation and angle of perception. It's a stunning effect, and if you make the right choice on your next Turks and Caicos vacation, you too can experience the wonders and bliss of an infinity pool.
The first infinity pool with a vanishing edge design is said to be the Stag Fountain at the Palace of Versailles, built in the early 1600s, and the design concept is said to have originated from the calcium laden deposits that formed the natural infinity edge pools of Pamukkale, Turkey. But while times have slightly changed, the elegant luxury of the most dreamlike pool imaginable lives on at a few spectacular resorts and villas. We've compiled a list of our most alluring infinity pools in Turks and Caicos, sure to energize your imagination and send you into a deep state of relaxation.
Our favourite infinity pools in Turks and Caicos:
#3 Bacaju Villa
For your own private infinity pool, stay at Bacaju Villa on Providenciales. Situated on a 13-acre estate on a hill above the Caribbean, this five-bedroom villa named after the rising sun is an exquisite property. The two pools curve around the sprawling villa, cascading into each other, creating an incredibly peaceful effect. As the water seems to stretch out into the sea, you feel as if you're on your own private island in the sky.
#2 Amanyara Resort
Tranquility and serenity abound at Amanyara Resort, a Caribbean sanctuary of beauty and bliss. It sits zen-like as one of the most relaxing and therapeutic resorts in the Turks and Caicos Islands, specifically designed to channel a positive and flowing energy. The reflecting pools seem to make the land disappear, like you're floating in space, reflections of mind on water. The mirror-like surfaces blend through the resort and stretch along the beach, with perfect nooks and seating areas to appreciate the magnificence of Amanyara Resort.
#1 The Regent Palms
And the winner for best infinity pool in Turks and Caicos goes to The Regent Palms on Grace Bay Beach! The multi-million dollar freshwater infinity swimming pool is lined with a beautiful wooden patio to lean back on your sun pod and enjoy a frozen fruit kebab. Or swim up to the Plunge Pool Bar for light meals or cocktails and soak up the vibe. The serpentine infinity pool at the center of the resort also features an island hot tub, surrounded by water, with stunning views of the world's best beach and an excellent spot to watch the stars.
So if you want to try these babies out for yourself, or see what other awesome infinity pools await, call our friendly destination experts at 1-877-468-8757.
Or check out our current hot deals online. The three pools we mentioned here are just the tip of the iceberg - and the end of the day, any pool in Turks and Caicos is an experiment in heaven on earth.
And if you're looking to explore more water than the pool, check out our blogs on the Best Places to Dive in Turks and Caicos and try and catch a marlin with Fishing Adventures in Turks and Caicos. Always wait an hour after you eat before you swim.