Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you just survived the hottest month ever recorded! How did you manage to stay cool?

Whether you stayed inside, splashed through the ocean, or slept next to your open fridge, we felt your pain. And we, too, are dreaming about the perfect way to beat the heat. So here’s our list of the most beautiful pools on Vaystays, which we’d love to fly away to for the rest of this scorcher of a year.

1. C’est La Vie vacation rental in Saint Martin

This newly built property, the C’est La Vie, is located on the beautiful beach of Plum Bay in the prestigious gated community of Terres Basses. The luxurious, six-bedroom villa opens into an expansive deck area featuring a heated pool, jacuzzi, and a pool bar. The many hammocks and lounge chairs will invite you to linger and relax. See it here.

2. Villa Captiva vacation rental in Los Cabos

A beachfront estate like no other, Villa Captiva commands an unparalleled location on a wonderfully swimmable Los Cabos beach. This distinctive property offers expansive living areas with a glamorous hacienda-style décor, as well as a wealth of top-of-the-line amenities. Among these is the scenic oceanfront pool terrace, with palm trees framing perfect vistas of sand and sea. Listen to the sound of the surf as you relax in a lounge chair and admire the breathtaking blues of the Sea of Cortez—or step onto the sand for a leisurely stroll in the warm Baja sunshine. See it here.

3. Villa Marina vacation rental in PuntarenasCosta Rica

Lush landscaping surrounds this private, infinity-edge pool and jacuzzi, which is surrounded by an ample terrace with ocean and marina views. This villa also features three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, plus a private guest house. Meaning Villa Marina is basically everything you could need and want for your ideal vacation in Costa Rica. See it here.

4. Hualalai 72-121 Pakui vacation rental in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

This gorgeous, contemporary island-style home features open air courtyards throughout, an ideal setting for up to 10 people (though it’s also ideal for a seriously cool couple’s getaway). The first four bedrooms surround an open-air garden, while the master bedroom overlooks the pool and spa, with a golf course and the ocean in the background. See it here.

5. Mes Amis vacation rental in Saint Martin

Mes Amis sits high on the Falaise des Oiseaux: a superb cliff-side location with astounding views of the ocean, the surrounding coastline and the island of Anguilla. This magnificent residence encompasses two villas built on nearly 7 acres of beautiful coastline. The Mes Amis estate features a cliff side jacuzzi and an enormous infinity- edge heated pool, a pool side bar and informal outside dining and seating areas. See it here.

6. Casa Weiss vacation rental in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Casa Weiss will take your holiday to a new level. Situated in the exclusive and famous Pedegral resort and, more importantly on a seaside cliff, this gorgeous modern home guarantees you the best view of the Pacific Ocean, full stop. This also means you’ll be treated to some breathtaking sunsets and sunrises from just about anywhere on the property. See it here.

7. Sabbia 2310 vacation rental in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Sabbia Condos offers both a huge and amazing pool with pool chairs and great common areas to enjoy the gardens. There is nothing like this building in the downtown area. The building offers open-air apartments, beautiful balconies, and private staircases to access your unit. See it here

8. Casa Puesta del Sol vacation rental in PuntarenasCosta Rica

Casa Puesta del Sol is a beautiful, five-bedroom home in the mountaintop neighborhood of Vista Tres Bahias, in Los Sueños Resort. With an elegant decor and stunning panoramic vistas of three different bays—along with the lush rainforests Costa Rica is known for—this home is ideal for families and groups that want to stay in the beautiful Los Sueños Resort, but with ample privacy and show-stopping views. See it here

9. Kahala Ali’i vacation rental in Honolulu, Hawaii

In Hawaiian, ‘Ali’i’ means Royal, which is how you’ll likely feel staying in this Hawaiian oasis. And in true Hawaiian fashion, Kahala Ali’i is at one with the nature surrounding it—the property seems to seamlessly flow from the indoors to the lush, green outdoors. This home has 3 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 half baths in the main house, as well as an attached guest suite, making Kahala Ali’i the perfect escape for large groups. See it here.

10. Les Jardins de Bellevue Villa vacation rental in Saint Martin

The prestigious Les Jardins de Bellevue Villa, located in Marigot, Saint Martin, rests on nearly three acres of lush tropical beauty. This exceptional property features breathtaking views of the green mountains, Caribbean sea, Marigot, and the nearby islands of Anguilla and Saba. See it here.

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