Dare to dream… In celebration of the latest issue of our sister title International PRIME properties launching, we share with you some of the most alluring home pools from around the globe

1 Hamilton Island, Australia
This stunning award winning home sits gloriously on Hamilton Island, Australia’s beautiful playground for the rich and famous. Built close to the Great Barrier Reef, this state of the art property offers tantalising views across the Coral Sea, with a masterful pool design that wraps around the outside of the property. With a minimalist design of concrete and glass, this home features three en-suite bedrooms with ocean views, a Boffi integrated kitchen, a gallery, gymnasium and two pools. Named ‘Solis’, literally meaning sun, by its architect Renato D’Ettorre, this inside outside home is our pick for those who like to spend most of their time outside of work soaking up sunrays. POA.

2 Florida, USA
Designed to give large families maximum privacy in an idyllic setting behind the exclusive Sanderling Club, this elegantly designed mansion makes the perfect holiday bolthole or permanent home. The sizeable grounds include a sun kissed lagoon with a classic style pool, along with quartz and shellstone finishes inside the house. With a sauna, massage room, nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms, this home was made for entertaining. It even comes complete with a dazzling reflection pool and floating glass cube. US $16.95M.

3 Florance, Italy
This charming 19th century villa was built by the legendary architect Giuseppe Poggi and sits just outside the town of Impruneta, which is famous for its olive oil. Still retaining many of its original features, this fairytale home is only 15 minutes from the centre of Florence yet has its own vast country grounds, giving you the choice to be in the hustle and bustle of the renaissance city or tucked away in rural bliss. Located on a hillside, this country estate can be marvelled at from afar and offers breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside. The property features a grand entrance hall, formal gardens, a large traditional kitchen, six bedroom suites, a mezzanine level, an orangery, woodlands, a huge lake and a breathtaking infinity pool that hangs off the Chianti hillside. Absolutely magical. POA.

4 The Grenadines, Mustique
Situated on one of the most natural, lush islands the Caribbean has to offer, this stylish home was built for maximum privacy in the foothills of Mustique, while still maintaining excellent blue sea views. Nearby to all the main amenities and featuring five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two reception rooms, a guesthouse and a generous sun soaked pool and lounge area, entertainment and large family gatherings are at the forefront of this home. With a stripped back, untouched yet refined aesthetic, you’ll constantly feel at one with the nature of this fascinating island. US $7.5M