For Condé Nast Traveler, by Paul Rubio.
From foot-washing attendants to cabanas with verandas, here are our favorite poolside experiences and amenities from around the globe.
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1. Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Florida
Pool life is the good life at this posh Miami Beach resort, where attendants cater to guests’ every whim: from cleaning sunglasses to handing out carafes of lemon-infused water and complimentary snacks (curated daily by the hotel’s chef, pastry chef, and bartender). They’ll even wash your feet with a slow trickle of fresh water from a watering tin (we’re not kidding).
2. Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Become the bastion of Instagram envy at Oil Nut Bay’s three-tiered pool, where your own dedicated staff member will set up and take photos of you with floating props — including rideable unicorns and flamingos. If that’s not your thing, fear not: the jaw-dropping backdrop of turquoise Caribbean waters is more than enough to make your friends jealous.