Whether you’re looking for a place to spend the day relaxing or a memorable romantic dinner experience, these seven luxurious poolside retreats offer cabanas that will satisfy any traveler.
Retreat into a haven of harmony and lightness at the Conrad Algarve Spa, which includes five treatment rooms, each with their own outdoor cabana on a tranquil sun terrace.
Enjoy a treatment and time in the sauna, steam room and heated pool with hydromassage or work out in the hotel’s well-equipped gym. Then relax inside one of the inviting personal cabanas at the resort’s Dado Pool Restaurant, which serves a selection of light snacks and refreshing cocktails.
The restaurant celebrates the weekend in style with a wittingly named DadoQ on Sundays under palm trees and parasols in a setting that surrounds guests in the hotel’s meandering gardens.
Zen out at Conrad Algarve
CONRAD KOH SAMUI
Any one of the luxuriously appointed one- to three-bedroom luxury pool villas at Conrad Koh Samui can serve as your private cabana, offering up panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand’s stunning sunsets and outlying islands.
Surrounded by lush coconut plantations, the 25-acre resort, nestled on a secluded hill on the southwest tip of the tropical island of Koh Samui, features an infinity pool that overlooks the resort’s beach.
Take in the sea breezes and views of the resort’s beach from cozy poolside cabanas while you order from Azure’s menu of light fare, including lobster shawarma, burrata and basil pizza, and a light tofu salad of strawberry, spinach and cashews.
The cabanas turn into a prime spot to take in the stars in the evening as you wind down the day with cocktails and dinner or dessert.
Find serenity at Conrad Koh Samui
It’s hard not to relax at Conrad Cartagena, a beachside oasis just 25 minutes from downtown Cartagena, on the Caribbean coast.
The hotel offers exclusive access to the private Karibana Beach Club, which serves up sophisticated Cartagenian street food and signature cocktails like the Karibana Coolada; a Blushing Colombian, with local lulo and yerba buena; and a spicy Jalapeno Margarita from its pools and thatched palapas on the beach with skyline views.
For those who want to stay on property, guests can lounge by one of four pools, and enjoy cocktails and tropical drinks inside the cabana-shaped Sun Bar, which provides a “fabric-in-the-wind” sensation and magnificent views. The menu also offers delicious empanadas and arepas as snacks.
Raise a glass at Conrad Cartagena
A welcoming oasis in the heart of Dubai, Conrad Dubai’s outdoor pool provides an idyllic spot to escape the heat in a lush, beautifully landscaped garden setting.
Lounge in private shaded cabanas with large day beds near the sparkling pool as you sip refreshing cocktails from the Bliss 6 pool bar and enjoy local favorites, like grilled tiger prawns, an Arabic platter of fried kibbeh and salmon poke.
During the evenings, Bliss 6 evolves into a more club-like atmosphere with music, making the cabanas a prime spot to take in the action after the sun sets.
Explore the gardens of Bliss 6 at Conrad Dubai
Shaped like a yacht, Conrad Manila features an infinity pool with day beds in cabanas that overlook the ships gliding into Manila Bay.
They’re a perfect place to sip a custom cocktail and take in the beautiful evening sunsets after a day of retail therapy at S Maison, a high-end shopping complex and Conrad Manila’s home in Pasay City.
Its Sail Bar blends a delicious Caribe Colada, named after its birthplace at the Caribe Hilton, with pandan green tea-infused rum, and creates a custom Coastline Cosmo with pink guava and calamansi juice.
In the evening, book a table at China Blue by Jereme Leung, a celebrity master chef who provides a modern interpretation of traditional Chinese cuisine. Sophisticated yet warm and welcoming, the restaurant’s signature dishes include dim sum, barbecue and a mouthwatering golden roast duck with osmanthus and rose bean sauce in a momo wrapper.
Set sail from Conrad Manila
CONRAD MACAO, COTAI CENTRAL
With its unique and contemporary Himalayan-inspired surroundings, Conrad Macao provides leisure and business travelers with a relaxing respite with four outdoor heated pools and a Bodhi Spa with ancient spa traditions that tap into Ayurvedic, Aboriginal and Asian methods for its customized treatments.
The luxury hotel can arrange a romantic private dinner experience in one of its nine covered private cabanas with dishes from its signature Chinese restaurant Dynasty 8, including a steamed green lobster with black and golden garlic in a dry shrimp rice roll and fresh whelks marinated in wasabi dressing.
Enjoy an urban escape on the Cotai Strip from Conrad Macao
Take in breathtaking panoramic views of Ulsoor Lake and the city’s Central Business District from Conrad Bengaluru’s infinity pool as you enjoy a meal on balmy days and cool evenings from one of the hotel’s poolside cabanas that surround this tranquil setting.
The hotel’s Tiamo restaurant celebrates the robust flavors of the Mediterranean with a stylish atmosphere and well-designed menu of Italian- and vegetarian-friendly dishes like mezze platters, grilled sea bass and vegan tagines.
Tiamo’s cabanas are especially romantic in the evenings with mood lighting and candles, surrounded by trees and plants that light up, elevating the already tranquil atmosphere during the day and providing guests with a special place to take in a memorable meal for couples.
Serenity awaits at Conrad Bengaluru
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