Though swimming under the sun is a cool respite during the day, some pools look their best after dark. From an infinity pool overlooking the grassy plains of the Serengeti to a Moscow retreat dressed up in contemporary art, these 10 pools at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts are open through sunset or later, and illuminate new ways to enjoy a refreshing dip.
Dotted with candles and elevated above Wailea Beach, the Serenity Pool at Four Seasons Resort Maui is the perfect setting for an after-dinner swim under the stars. The poolside is available for private use from dusk to dawn for a chef-prepared multi-course dinner, a private dip with your choice of underwater music, and a couple’s massage in a luxury cabana. Coupled with astonishing panoramic views of neighbouring islands and the West Maui Mountains, this is island life at its very best.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Shimmering like a blue jewel at night, the above-ground, glass-walled pool at Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre looks like an immense aquarium. Open for swimming until 10:00 pm, the rooftop pool provides an exciting underwater view of the surrounding sites. After a refreshing swim, slip into the nearby heated whirlpool.
Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre
St. Louis: Rooftop gazing
Glowing with soft blue and pink lights, the outdoor pool at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, open for swimming until 8:00 pm, is one of the few rooftop pools in St. Louis. From this poolside perch, enjoy exclusive views of the illuminated downtown skyline – including the Gateway Arch, Martin Luther King Bridge and the Mississippi River – while sipping cocktails from Cielo Bar. Once the sun sets, the pool’s underwater music changes to an upbeat, lounge-style soundtrack to match the city nightlife scene below.
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
Dive into a perfect reflection of the city skyline at Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai at Pudong. In this private after-dark experience, the pool is open until 11:00 pm so guests can swim while admiring the breathtaking view of Shanghai, which includes three of the world’s tallest towers and the winding Huangpu River, through oversized windows. After your swim, lounge poolside with canapés and Champagne.
Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai
Maldives: Twin sunsets
For an awe-inspiring view of not one but two sunsets, the infinity edge pool at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is the perfect place. Seeming to merge with the horizon, the outdoor pool, open until 7:00 pm, reflects the sun’s warm orange and pink hues, creating a second sunset that matches the sky. It’s a most unusual effect for an evening swim.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
Just a few miles away, step into your own private oasis: the sunset pool at Maldives Private Island at Voavah, Baa Atoll. Accessible only to you and your guests, the pool lies just outside the Two-Bedroom Water Villa and appears on The Telegraph‘s list of incredible infinity pools around the world. Make it your vantage point as it blends seamlessly with the night and a blanket of stars.
Maldives Private Island Voavah at Baa Atoll
Open late for adults only, the heated outdoor vitality pool at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire offers massage features and is surrounded by the quiet countryside – making it a sweet retreat after a day of exploring on horseback, playing tennis or shopping the charming streets of the village. After a soak, swim into the connected indoor infinity pool and gaze at the stars shining through its glass ceiling.
Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
Open through sunset, the free-form infinity pool at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti is an idyllic setting for watching the sun descend and the Serengeti transform. By day, the pool overlooks the elephants and water buffalo that frequently stop for a drink at the neighbouring watering hole. But as the day comes to a close, guests will enjoy picturesque views of a Safari sunset and the chance to overhear the nocturnal wildlife, like a lioness or hyena.
Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania
Decorated with mosaic tiles and surrounded by art-clad walls, the pool at Four Seasons Hotel Moscow is a sophisticated site to float in the evening on calming waters. At night, the art is highlighted with soft accent lighting and the scattering of stars peeking through its glass ceiling. Set for a relaxing and thoughtful swim, the heated indoor pool is open until 11:00 pm.
Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
Open until midnight, the outdoor pool at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi is the perfect setting for a refreshing nighttime dip out in the open air. After sundown, unwind with dinner, drinks and DJ music on the third-floor rooftop pool deck. Nearby Eclipse, Terrace Lounge, an open-air restaurant and bar, is ideal for a post-swimming cocktail or poolside indulgence in seafood.
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