The most sought-after Santorini holiday experience includes access to unforgettable views of the caldera, the volcano, and the sapphire Aegean Sea, luxurious services and amenities, and of course, your own private pool.
Sitting on your terrace beside your private pool watching the spectacular Santorini sunset is one of life’s truly magical moments!
Here you will find a very carefully curated list of the 25 best Santorini hotels with private pools. About 50% of these hotels are open throughout the year, and the others open in late March. Many have minimum 3-day stay requirements, especially individual villas.
I’ve included the world’s finest luxury hotels as well as some wonderful quieter finds. Most – through Bookings.com have fee-free cancellation up to 14 days before travel so it’s worth booking a few very early.
This is a heavenly Greek island and you will never want to leave these truly special hotels!
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Best Private Pools in Santorini
A quick note on the concept of ‘private’ pools in Santorini. I’ve included pictures of all of the pools to give you an idea of when your pool will be overlooked.
The beautiful narrow staircases and walkways in Oia mean that people can generally see your pool. Often the walls slope from your room down towards the water and become lower so as not to intrude upon the view.
It’s probably more accurate to call them ‘individual’ pools. You will see from the pictures thought that there are some wonderfully private pools – the choice is yours!
This list is divided into towns and villages, beginning with Oia in the north – so let’s get started because you need to book accommodation in Santorini 6-12 months in advance!
OIA HOTELS WITH PRIVATE POOLS
Located on Oia’s iconic cliffs, Mystique is a luxury collection hotel offering traditional Santorini style and elegance.
The gentle curves and sculptured finishing within the property make for open and light spaces.
Each suite opens to the sea to provide uninterrupted views of the caldera below. Some villas have either a private pool or private jacuzzi or both and each offers luxurious comfort and space.
The two communal swimming pools (one heated, one unheated) have poolside service should you like to enjoy a cocktail whilst taking in the view.
Mystique also has an onsite spa and state-of-the-art gym for the ultimate pamper day.
2. Andronis Boutique Hotel
Andronis Boutique Hotel is not only considered one of the best 25 hotels in the world, but it is also reportedly one of the eight most Instagrammed hotels in the world.
The pool suites, private terraces with jacuzzis, private cave pools, and villas have to be seen to be believed. The two-bedroom villa also has a private infinity pool.
3. Andronis Luxury Suites
Private infinity pools, cave pools, and jacuzzis – the choices are all here in these stupendously beautiful award-winning suites and villas.
There is a lot of international press about these 29 luxury accommodations on Oia.
The Andronis Collection includes a growing number of luxury hotels but this one is perfectly positioned for a true “Oia” experience.
Each suite and villa is independently styled but they are all sophisticated clean and modern interiors.
Only bio-organic ingredients are used in the dining experiences and the massage and spa areas, as well as the main pool, which has won awards as best in the world in different travel and lifestyle magazines.
Hard to know which suite to choose!
4. Santo Pure Oia Suites and Villas
Santo Pure (formerly Santo Maris Oia) is the 2022 winner of the Conde Nasté Travel Readers’ Choice Awards, and all three of the World Travel Awards: World’s Leading Boutique Resort, Greece’s Best Resort Spa, and Greece’s Leading Island Villas.
This new Santo property is an exclusive private enclave in busy Oia and invites guests to take part in their ‘slow living’ philosophy.
There is an extensive in-suite and in-villa wellness experiences and the hotel itself offers a poolside bar (Akratos) in which you can have regular or low-alcohol content drinks.
Santo Pure grows many of its own herbs and vegetables and is focused on a healthy balance in mind, body, and environment. This all combines to create an extraordinarily restful experience, full of pampering and lots of little pleasures.
While there are plenty of pools dotted about the property, many villas and suites include their own private jacuzzi, plunge pool, large pool, or infinity pool. Perfectly located, this hotel will surely not disappoint.
5. Canaves Oia Suites
For those interested in a typically Santorini experience, you simply can’t look past the whitewashed cave suites of Canaves Oia Suites.
While the Canaves Oia Hotel and the Canaves Oia Suites are sister companies, they belong under one umbrella of absolute perfection (also known as Small Luxury Hotels!)
However, if it’s a private pool you’re after, the Canaves Oia Suites are definitely for you. Each of their 12 suites comes with its own private, heated plunge pool, and flat-screen TVs.
There’s a bottle of complimentary wine on arrival, and of course, unbeatable views of the caldera.
Don’t for one second think you’re missing out on good food either, the onsite restaurant has been rated as one of Oia’s best.
6. Katikies Hotel and Suites
A leading Luxury Hotel of the World, property, the intimate, chic, and of course, pure luxury Katikies is a haven in bustling Oia.
Enjoy an intimate meal at their onsite restaurant (there are just four tables), admire the view from your private terrace with a jacuzzi, or simply enjoy the location, with all of Santorini’s best shopping at your doorstep.
Much like the rest of Oia, the whitewashed buildings provide a dramatic backdrop to the sparkling blue water of the Aegean Sea.
The best part about Katikies’ manicured property is that it’s set up for that perfect sunset shot, which can be taken from your very own room.
The other best part of this seriously opulent property can be experienced without staying at the Hotel – it’s Botrini’s Restaurant, the Athens Michelin-starred restaurant that has just set up here and in Katikies Mykonos.
7. Charisma Suites
Nestled in the cliff face of Oia, the 4-star Charisma Suites offer a unique view of the caldera, including Amoudi Bay.
This is a perfect place for the romantic at heart where residents can enjoy the infinity pools (plural!) on offer, whilst sipping on a complimentary glass of champagne at sunset.
The main pool is complete with poolside service and a selection of massage treatments.
However, the real treat is booking one of the honeymoon suites that include a private jetted tub overlooking the caldera.
This has to be one of the best suites in town and as a 4-star hotel, the prices here are less eye-watering than other comparable properties.
8. Santorini Secret Suites and Spa
All 17 suites at Santorini Secrets have a private pool or jacuzzi and there is also a villa. The Grand, Infinity, and Honeymoon suites have private outdoor heated pools.
The honeymoon suite takes luxuries extra to extremes with its own fitness area, chromotherapy, aromatherapy, steam bath, and rain shower, it is comparatively great value for Santorini.
The Grace Hotel is about twice the price and it’s worth checking the availability of the Honeymoon suite as an alternative.
The pick of the hotel has to be the two-story Junior Villa with its private pool located on Oia’s pedestrian street.
9. Filotera Suites
This new and ultra-stylish luxury cave hotel in Oia has private outdoor heated jacuzzis for each of its five cave suites.
The Grand Cave Suite has both an outdoor heated jacuzzi and a private swimming pool.
The hotel excels in honeymoon accommodations and includes private candle-lit dinners and yoga. The interiors are up to the minute Cycladic luxe.
10. Alexander’s Suites
If you’re looking for a suite with a little more room, why not consider a six-person deluxe suite at the Alexander’s Suites Hotel?
Overlooking the caldera, the self-contained suites, villas, and houses offer privacy, a private pool, and a jacuzzi. Enjoy all the comforts of home with the added benefit of 5-star service and amenities.
Perched amongst the cliff tops of Oia, Alexander’s Suites is fully furnished with antiques and handmade homewares to guarantee a level of style and sophistication.
At this boutique hotel, the word of the day is always: pamper!
IMEROVIGLI HOTELS WITH PRIVATE POOLS
11. Grace Hotel Santorini, Auberge Resorts Collection
If you have set dates for your trip to Santorini, Grace Santorini is somewhere you need to seriously plan for, with reservations sometimes booked a year in advance.
Resting in peaceful Imerovigli, this is a truly bespoke experience.
From the customization of your preferred pillow type to room scent, to dietary requirements – the chef will come and speak to you directly to make sure – you will never want to leave.
The hotel also offers free daily pilates and yoga classes should you want to keep up your healthy habits while away.
The tiered-style hotel offers a large swimming pool to relax during the day and by night, you can enjoy your own private, heated plunge pool.
The Santorini consensus is that Grace Hotel is the best hotel on the island. It is undoubtedly one of the best places for a honeymoon or other special occasions.
12. Katikies Chromata Santorini – The Leading Hotels of the World
Billed as one of the best five hotels on Santorini, the hotel is full of seductive sinuous white curves, aqua private pools, hot tubs, and a minimalist Cycladian vibe.
The white curves hover above the dark sapphire of the Aegean Sea and look out to the darkness of the volcano.
Sunsets are magical here, as in all of the luxury 5-star Oia and Imerovigli hotels that have truly nailed refined luxury.
Chromata Santorini has 26 sea-view rooms, suites, and villas (with private verandas) and many have private heated outdoor plunge pools or jacuzzis.
The large infinity pool is considered one of the best 20 in the world.
(If you are also visiting Mykonos, Katikies Mykonos also has fabulous private pools).
13. Eteori Suites Santorini
A brand new apartment hotel opened in May 2023, Eteori Suites Santorini perches above Skaros Rock with views of Santorini along the spine of the caldera and out to the volcano.
When Santorini was a maritime power, wealthy sea captains built mansions at the tops of the cliffs in Santorini. These new suites and villa have been made from an old traditional Santorini house (or perhaps a mansion is the better word).
Eteoro Suites has massage therapy, a PC in every room, and Chopard amenities.
This is a well-priced experience for couples or families who wants their own super-sized jacuzzi, a wide and open terrace overlooking the caldera, volcano, and Santorini coastline.
14. Pegasus Suites and Spa
The best thing for me about this great hotel is that in April, May, and October, the large outdoor pool is heated and this make sit really possible to consider booking what is still a summer holiday, but at the end of May or the beginning of October.
Also located in peaceful Imerovigli village, guests of Pegasus Suites and Spa are treated to their own private plunge pools, private jacuzzi (or both!)
As the name suggests, spa facilities are available including sauna, massage, and hydrotherapy treatments (now available even if you’re not staying here).
Also, the restaurant here offers incredible breakfast packages delivered straight to your terrace.
The hotel is designed with typical Cycladic architecture, and the property offers a more cave-like experience (typical of Santorini). Breathtaking views, peace, quiet, and above all else, pure luxury!
15. Astra Suites
One of the Top 25 Hotels of the World, Astra Suites feels like it hovers above Skaros Rock at Imerovigli!
Winner of the 2019 World Luxury Travel Award and the 2020 Greek Hotel of the Year, this is a seriously beautiful hotel.
The villas and luxury suites (with the exception of the Superior Suite) have private pools and/or outdoor jacuzzis.
It’s hard to describe these global award-winning hotels without resorting to cliches and superlatives. You’ll just have to click on the link below and see how truly beautiful these top-end Santorini hotels really are!
16. On The Rocks Hotel
An Imerovigli hotel with caldera views, On The Rocks, offers rooms and suites, the suites having private pools or jacuzzi.
Its 4-star designation makes it a great value caldera-rim hotel.
The Master Suite includes two bedrooms so this is a wonderfully private, affordable luxury for families.
17. Honeymoon Petra Villas
Traditional suites carved out of lava, private cave pools, private infinity pools, and traditional cave houses transformed into honeymoon suites – there is a lot to love in this luxury 5-star hotel.
The main areas of the resort are even more spectacular than your private infinity-pool villa. No visitors or children under 13 are allowed.
A variety of land and sea honeymoon packages are available but it is otherwise just a beautifully renovated resort with your own lovely Santorini private pool.
FIRA HOTELS WITH PRIVATE POOLS
18. Mythical Blue Luxury Suites
It is possible to be close to the facilities and nightlife of Fira town, and still have magnificent volcano views from your own private pool.
Located in an 1855 building in the center of Fira town, Mythical Blue Luxury Suites is Fira’s most popular luxury suites hotel.
The five types of suites have either private outdoor heated hot tubs or heated plunge pools.
The honeymoon suite has its own private outdoor plunge pool as well as an indoor heated hot tube. There is a large outdoor pool for all guests to use that is built to the lip of the caldera.
19. Athina Luxury Suites
Six of the suites at Athina have private heated outdoor jacuzzis.
Some of the suites accommodate up to 6 people. The Royal Suite, for example, which is pictured above, has two master bedrooms, three bathrooms, and amazing views.
With Skaros Rock and Imerovigli to the right and the volcano straight ahead, Fira is a great option to have a little more privacy than many of the Oia and Imerovigli hotels.
20. Anteliz Suites
A Conde Nast Johansen luxury hotel, this lovely small boutique hotel is located on the cliffs of Fira. The Suites and Villa have their own private outdoor pools.
Outdoor dining on the terrace looks straight across to the volcano and there has been an extensive refurbishment of the hotel. I particularly like the small gold mosaic tiling of the luxurious bathrooms.
The hotel bills itself as ‘affordable luxury’ and it is one of a group of affordable but entirely luxurious and modern accommodations available with private pools and hot tubs.
There’s also a shared outdoor swimming pool for guests to use.
21. De Sol Hotel and Spa
This lovely hotel offers 7 luxury suites with private heated pools (in addition to standard rooms).
The hotel is located on the far side of Fira and so has great views of the village of Pyrgos.
This is a brand-new resort and contains all the luxe decor and facilities we have come to expect for a 5-star Santorini resort! The real advantage here though is the price point.
Whilst the hotel looks out to the sea, it is not located on the caldera rim and this makes these large new villas very affordable.
22. Porto Fira Suites
The Porto Fira Suites are, as the name suggests, located on the caldera edge in Fira town.
There is a modern simplicity in the styling of these wonderful suites that really appeals to me. I think it manages to be ‘warm’ whilst still minimal and contemporary.
There are 13 stone-built suites and they have just been completely renovated and refurbished. Several of the suites have outside hot tubs.
Porto Fira Suites is a luxurious and affordable option, representing some of the best value to be had in luxury accommodation on Santorini.
PYRGOS HOTELS WITH PRIVATE POOLS
24. Skyfall Suites
The Aegean Sea is 500m below and the medieval castle is directly below your suite.
Perched upon the cliff, it is only 70 meters from the main square of Pyrgos and is a charming cobble-stoned UNESCO World Heritage village.
Skyfall Suites is furnished in a contemporary minimalist style with pops of color. Each suite has a hot tub on its private balcony and four suites have private heated infinity pools.
AKROTIRI HOTELS WITH PRIVATE POOLS
25. Neptune Luxury Suites
The premium and deluxe spa suites at Neptune Luxury Spa Suites have large outdoor private plunge pools facing the caldera.
Located on the clifftop of the southern part of the island, these large suites offer privacy and space as well as unobstructed views along the caldera-edge length of the whole island.
The view is well worth considering, it is a unique and beautiful part of the island and the yachts, ferries, and cruise ships sailing between the island and the volcano are mesmerizing.
The Suites are as large as cave houses and have private pools that are the size of some of the guest hotel pools in Oia!
Which part of Santorini should you stay in?
Not sure if a hotel with a private pool (or its location) is the right choice for your upcoming trip? Read this comprehensive guide about where to stay in Santorini, including the pros and cons of the 9 main villages in Santorini.