Hotels with private pools in Santorini | where to stay for a secluded swim

Take the holiday of a lifetime in one of these dreamy Santorini hotels where you can splash about in your own private pool with a view...

If you’re looking for hotels with private pools in Santorini, you’re in luck: the Greek island is home to many luxurious suites with secluded swimming areas. Dotted mainly across the northwestern coast of the island, these spacious white-washed villas sit on the towering cliffs overlooking the glittering archipelago and Caldera.

Survey the shimmering sea from the comfort of your personal Jacuzzi with a glass of champagne in hand, or do laps in your suite’s private infinity pool. With candlelit dinners and massage treatments all available on your own spacious terrace, you might think twice about leaving your hotel.

A Santorini hotel with a private pool overlooking the sea

When booking to stay at the Adamant Suites in Fira, there’s only one important choice: do you pick a Jacuzzi or private pool suite? The Opal, Diamond and Sapphire rooms all have spacious blue-tiled Jacuzzi tubs on their balconies, looking out over the ocean. Alternatively, the MoonStone, Pearl or Topaz suites have private plunge pools overlooking Santorini’s famous Caldera. Whichever you choose, each room offers cool tiles and stone-walled interiors, as well as mosaic-clad bathrooms with walk-in rainfall showers.

Spoil yourselves with an à-la-carte champagne breakfast on your balcony each morning, followed by a soothing dip in the water. Then the day is yours to spend adventuring: take your pick from the various tours offered by the hotel, including once-in-a-lifetime helicopter trips across Santorini’s landscape of white houses and rugged cliffs.

Prefer not to steer too far from the comfort of your hotel? Wine and food-tasting sessions are organised in-house. Try locally grown grape varieties or head to the poolside bar for a casual Campari and soda on the terrace. If you get peckish, order a light snack from the bar – such as Greek olives with soft feta – or wander into Fira to sample a traditional meze spread. Of course, you can always ask the hotel to arrange a candlelit dinner on your balcony, so you can toast your other half as the sun sets in front of you.

Adamant Suites

Top rated
9.6 Excellent (322 reviews)

A Santorini hotel with private in-room pools and massage treatments

With the sparkling Aegean on one side and Fira’s cobbled streets on the other, Asteras Villas has both nature and culture on its doorstep. However, the hotel accommodation has so much to offer, you might not feel like wandering very far. The five different options are uniquely decorated without losing any of the traditional cool Cycladic style. Find high ceilings, chandeliers and chic monochromes in the Astrophelia Suite, or bronze linens and ornate furnishings of La Luna. While some decorative details might vary, the suites have a few luxe things in common – namely, their spacious balconies with private hot tubs and breathtaking views of the sea. Sip on a cold glass of a local Santorini wine as you watch the sunset light up the water – all while you relax in the bubbling hot tub with your partner.

To really set a romantic note, add a few luxurious extras to your stay. Asteras will set out chilled bottles of Moët in your room for a special occasion, or scatter fragrant rose petals across the bed. Indulge in a candle-lit dinner served in your suite or book a rejuvenating treatment for two. The hotel offers relaxing Indian Ayurvedic rituals as well as healing Japanese Reiki sessions, which can be experienced in the privacy of your ocean-front balcony.

Asteras Villas

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (36 reviews)

A Santorini hotel with private pools on each terrace

Begin each day here with a luxurious champagne breakfast in the comfort of your suite. At dinner, head to the restaurant for traditional-meets-modern Greek cuisine made from fresh local produce, such as salty capers or fresh Chloro goats cheese. Ask for a candlelit table on the terrace for a spectacular twilight view as you dine, or arrange for a private meal on your own balcony.

Before you even step onto one of the verandas at Pegasus Suites, there’s plenty to keep you occupied indoors. The Heaven Spa sits in a subterranean part of the hotel, where cool stone arched ceilings are lit with soothing blue lights and filled with the bubbling sounds of the Jacuzzi. Treat yourself and your partner to an aromatherapy massage, or relax in the sauna for a satisfying detox.

The Pegasus is built in the style of an amphitheatre – with balconies jutting out from the colossal Santorini cliffs. It’s staggered to optimise the view: survey the Caldera from a comfortable poolside lounger or your own private balcony. All of the suites have access to the hotel’s pool and spacious terrace, while some have their own hot tubs or plunge pools looking out over the sea.

Pegasus Suites & Spa

Top rated
9.1 Excellent (455 reviews)

A hotel with a gourmet restaurant and private pool in Santorini

At the 5-star Chromata Hotel, rooms range from comfy doubles with modern white furnishings and glittering vistas of the archipelago, to spacious suites with private pools. Step out from your cool, bright accommodation onto a large balcony for a secluded dip, or head indoors to make the most of your bathroom’s Jacuzzi tub. Each room comes equipped with a Nespresso machine, an iPod docking station and fluffy bathrobes – the ideal ingredients for a cosy morning spent relaxing in your air-conditioned suite.

At the Chroma bar, snack on Japanese sashimi served on long tables directly facing the sea. Alternatively, order a zingy cocktail (maybe a minty mojito?) and sit back in a comfy lounger overlooking the hotel’s main infinity pool; a superb spot to unwind while Santorini’s sunset makes an appearance. For a heartier meal, glance over the gourmet restaurant’s dinner menu – look out for melt-in-the-mouth options like sea scallops laced with truffle or tender lamb fillet.

Chromata’s Spa is just a 10 minute journey from the hotel on a complimentary shuttle. While there are several themed treatment areas here, a couples’ therapy at the rooftop Kalliste Spa Suite is a must for a romantic experience. Make the most of your surroundings with a Caldera Hot Stone Massage, which uses volcanic pebbles and natural essential oils to rebalance and hydrate your body.

Chromata Hotel

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (136 reviews)

A Santorini hotel with private pools and cave-like rooms

Cocoon‘s indulgent ‘wellbeing’ theme permeates the hotel from top to toe – from the homely interiors to the hearty and healthy restaurant menu. Here, regional dishes are made using ingredients grown in the Cyclades, from soft white aubergine to peppery capers. In the morning, start your day with a balanced organic breakfast with Greek yoghurt, locally-sourced honey and fresh fruits.

If you’ve tasted something inspirational at the hotel’s restaurant, learn how to create it yourself at one of Cocoon’s cooking classes. Follow this up with a wine-tasting session and find out how both the local climate and volcanic soil has led to thriving grape varietals that are distinctive to the island – while sipping on a glass or two, of course.

True to the hotel’s name, rooms at Cocoon are designed as calming enclaves. They each feature soft alcoves and arched ceilings – as per the traditional island style – as well as tables, chairs and ornaments crafted from rustic wicker. High-end amenities such as premium mattresses on the double beds and Smeg fridges add to the comfortable atmosphere. If there’s something to celebrate, book a suite with a private plunge pool looking from the clifftops and out to sea, and take a dip with your partner while sipping on a cold glass of prosecco.

Cocoon Suites

Top rated
9.5 Excellent (497 reviews)

A hotel with a private outdoor Jacuzzi in Santorini

Look out across the archipelago to the island of Thirassia from the Avaton Resort‘s serene infinity pool – or from your own private Jacuzzi. Both the Honeymoon and Avaton suites have spacious outdoor terraces with plunge pool-style tubs overlooking the azure waters. The rooms themselves have large double beds, separate living areas and spacious bathrooms stocked with Molton Brown bath products. Sip on a fresh Nespresso coffee while lounging on a plush sofa, or freshen up in your traditional hammam-style bathroom.

For an indulgent afternoon, make your way to the hotel’s spa for a detoxifying infrared sauna or a session in the steam cavern. If you can’t quite tear yourself away from the views, book to have a relaxing deep tissue or hot stone massage on one of the outdoor beds overlooking the rugged landscape.

The hotel’s restaurant has both a cool cavern-like interior with plants and ivory-toned fabrics, as well as a quaint terrace overlooking the water. Sample both Greek and modern Mediterranean fare from their locally-sourced menu, including island delicacies such as yellow split pea mousse, or grilled aubergine with fresh goats cheese and a drizzle of white truffle oil. Room to spare? Complete your meal with a little something fruity from the dessert menu or sip on a nightcap of amaretto as darkness falls over the Caldera.

Avaton Resort And Spa

9.8 Excellent (72 reviews)

A Santorini hotel with a private pool for a group holiday

Day Dream Luxury Suites blends Santorini’s classic curved architecture with contemporary elements, such as glass-fronted balconies and metallic staircases. Made up of multiple layers cascading down the cliffside, this 5-star hotel combines clean white-washed minimalism with cosy details such as patterned throws and striped scatter cushions.

While there are plenty of pools at this hotel – including one that you swim through a tunnel to reach – there’s nothing like having an aquatic haven of your own. Opt for a villa with its own al-fresco infinity pool overlooking Fira’s multicoloured houses, or pick a suite with an outdoor Jacuzzi. Lie back for a mid-afternoon doze on your king-sized bed before taking a refreshing dip in your own indoor plunge pool.

To leave the hotel and explore the island, make the most of the hotel’s concierge service. Day Dream Luxury Suites offers yacht rental services to those wanting to explore the island’s coves by sea, or there are organised boat trips to Thirassia island. For something really special, book a tour of the islands by helicopter with your special someone for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Daydream Luxury Suites

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (90 reviews)

A hotel with private pools and suspended Jacuzzis in Santorini

Lying across a volcanic plateau in the village of Imerovigli, the 4-star San Antonio hotel has views from every angle. Its rock-lined setting has the added benefit of seclusion – take a quiet dip in the infinity pool looking out over the Aegean, or sip on a negroni while relaxing on your own private balcony. The entrance of the hotel opens up into a chic black-pebble lobby highlighted by monochrome and metallic furniture.

Just arrived? Pull up a chair at the cliffside restaurant. As is often the case in Santorini’s open-air eateries, tables face the Caldera to give your eyes a feast while you eat. Sample a fresh, locally-sourced seafood dish and round off your meal with a cold glass of Santorini wine.

Once suitably sated, head to your suite with its panoramic sea view. In certain accommodation options, French doors lead out onto a balcony where an oversized Jacuzzi bath hangs over the cliff. Take an hour or two to unwind in privacy here, or try a session in the luxurious hotel spa. This vaulted space has a body jet shower for a reinvigorating treat after a therapy (they offer detoxifying treatments and rejuvenating massages). Book out the spa for private use if it’s a special occasion – the stone hot tub is spacious enough for two.

San Antonio Luxury Hotel

Top rated
9.5 Excellent (629 reviews)