Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
For: Outrageous Opulence
In steamy Rajasthan, a pool may seem like a mirage of luxury. But this much-photographed resort, which is reached via boat ride across Lake Pichola, is literally surrounded by one. If you choose one of the highest-end Premier Rooms that encircle the palatial property, you’ll feel like a raja when you open your doors to take a semi-private swim (suites with private pools are also available). Premier Lakeview Suites feature semi-private access to the hotel’s checkerboard-tiled main pool (88 by 81 feet), which is set in a local-style grand courtyard—plus the spa boasts its own lakeside pool.