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In-pool indulgence: The 10 best floating breakfasts in the world

A floating breakfast is the ultimate post-lockdown indulgence. It doesn’t get more luxurious than this. 

If you’ve been scrolling through Instagram lately, chances are you’ll have seen at least one floating breakfast. 

This is a serious upgrade on the swim-up bar. Resort staff aesthetically arrange pastries, fruit and other breakfast items on top of a bed of flowers within a floating basket and then send it to you in the pool.  

The floating breakfast trend started in Bali, but these breakfasts are now a standard luxury amenity across Europe and the Pacific. Warmer weather makes an in-pool treat not just a welcome indulgence but a necessity. 

It’s also a great way to stay socially distant, and avoid those post-pandemic holiday crowds at the buffet table. These decadent platters are best enjoyed in the serenity and splash-free zone of your private pool. 

Just remember, nothing ruins the calm of the morning better than scrambled eggs in the pool, so one hand on the tray at all times. 

Floating breakfast

Andronis Concept Wellness Resort Santorini Thira, Greece

It’s hard to create a floating breakfast that would match the unparalleled views of the Aegean sea, but somehow the Andronis Concept Resort has done it.

Guests can order a selection of breakfast treats to enjoy in their very own infinity pool, a feature of all the private terraces in the resort. Nestled into the hills of Imerovigli in Santorini, you’ll feel as if you’re floating above the dreamy landscape in a world of your own.

Cavo Tagoo Mykonos Mykonos, Greece

The cave pool suite at Cavo Tagoo in Mykonos has to be seen to be believed. So does the floating breakfast on offer there.

If you like to wake up by diving into the turquoise depths of your own cave pool, this is the breakfast for you. A popular destination for wedding proposals and honeymoons, the suite is in constant demand, so book in advance.

Chalet al Foss Alp Resort Trentino, Italy

The Italian Alps and aquatic dining sound like a recipe for frostbite. But fear not. Guests at the Chalet al Foss in Trentino, Italy, can reserve the resort’s heated infinity pool all year round.

Enjoy a delicious selection of floating pastries, fruit, cheese and beverages with the spectacular mountain scenery as a backdrop.

Kamandalu Ubud Resort Bali, Indonesia

The Kamandalu Resort in Ubud, Bali, serves one of the best floating breakfasts in the region.

Available to both overnight and day-use guests, Kamandalu offers an impressive selection of smoothie bowls, pastries, fruits, eggs, and noodles. You can sip on fresh juice and immerse yourself in the exceptional views of the rainforest, bathed in the early morning mist.

Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort Bali, Indonesia

The Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort specialises in creating memorable experiences for its guests. The cliffside ocean views from your private infinity pool will undoubtedly leave an impression.

You can enjoy a floating platter of local fruits, juices, pancakes and waffles for free if you stay for two nights or more in a pool suite or a pool villa and book directly through the resort.

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Nha Trang, Vietnam

The Six Sense Ninh Van Bay Resort sits between the dense jungle and Ninh Van Bay, affording guests all the perks of the mountains and the beach.

Their floating breakfast is exclusive to guests and is delivered in a heart-shaped basket to your villas’ private pool.

Amilla Fushi Resort Amilla, Maldives

Not many resorts can boast an entire island’s worth of real estate, but guests at Amilla Fushi in the Maldives can explore 23.5 hectares of beach and leafy forest.

Located in a UNESCO biosphere reserve, you can savour these stunning views with the signature Amilla floating breakfast, or continental style. 

Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel St George’s, Grenada

The Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel on the island of Grenada was voted the number one luxury hotel in the Caribbean in the 2019 Trip Advisors Travellers Choice Awards. It’s easy to see why.

Set back from the island’s main tourist areas, the hotel truly offers a luxury escape with stunning views, a private beach club, and the award-winning Rhodes restaurant. Choosing a pool villa will allow you to sample their floating breakfast that includes tropical fruits and local delicacies.

Address Beach Resort Abu Dhabi, UAE

The floating breakfast at the Address Beach Resort in Abu Dhabi is for those who can stomach their breakfast at an incredible 294 meters in the air.

It is served in the highest infinity pool in the world that overlooks the Persian Gulf. Exclusive to hotel guests, both continental and vegan options are available. The hotel suggests adding a bottle of champagne to sweeten the moment, with advance booking and prepayment a must.

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