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10 of the world's sexiest infinity pools

While the thought of sailing off the edge of the planet used to strike terror into the most intrepid of explorers, today's Mai Tai-sipping vacationers the world over explicitly seek out the sensation of teetering on the edge of the horizon -- in the form of infinity pools. 

But where are the most alluring pools with the most awe-inspiring views? Here are 10 stunners worth the trip.

BodyHoliday -- St. Lucia

Wow Factor: What's better than one infinity pool? How about two stacked on top of each other? This new bi-level addition comes complete with underwater raised stone seating that's perfect for lounging/wistfully gazing at the white sand beach. And when your skin starts to shrivel, enjoy the same gorgeous views from an intimate cabana-for-two instead.

La Concha -- San Juan, Puerto Rico

Wow Factor: The Main Pool at this AAA Four-Diamond spot is a high-energy, open-air multi-level attraction with connecting waterfalls. While the upper deck boasts two whirlpools that overlook the lobby, the secluded Sereno Pool faces the beach away from prying eyes.

Hotel Caesar Augustus -- Capri, Italy

Wow Factor: Once the summerhouse of a Russian prince, this Relais & Châteaux property is still visited by crowned royals to this day. Perched on a cliff, guests feel like they're swimming straight into the Bay of Naples.

Golden Triangle Resort -- Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wow Factor: Become one with the jungle without the mud and mosquitos at Golden Triangle's hilltop infinity-edged swimming pool, complete with bird's-eye views of the Mekong Valley and the elephant camp below.

Royal Hideaway Playacar -- Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Wow Factor: The biggest decision you'll have to make at this all-inclusive resort is deciding between the six pools on the property, including this oversized infinity pool overlooking the sandy shores.

Six Senses Yao Noi -- Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

Wow Factor: Staying true to Six Senses' commitment to environmental sustainability, the infinity pools sprinkled throughout this resort focus on energy efficiency and water management. So, there's that. Some of them are also exclusive to your villa and offer panoramic views of Phang Nga Bay.

Katikies Hotel -- Santorini, Greece

Wow Factor: Nestled into Greece's famous Cycladic limestone cliffs, the infinity pool juts out over the Caldera basin and Aegean Sea. It even boasts its own bar.

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge -- Tanzania, Africa

Wow Factor: An ideal spot after a game drive in the safari, this luxe hotel pools takes its cue from the wild animals and camouflages perfectly into the sweeping plains.

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort -- Maui, Hawaii

Wow Factor: This super swanky hotel features not one, not two, not three, not 10... Kidding. Actually four cascading outdoor infinity pools. Order a Mai Tai from the poolside cocktail lounge while nodding approvingly at the pristine shores of Mokapu Beach.

Airbnb Beverly Hills Home -- Beverly Hills, California

Wow Factor: You know it’s a freakin' awesome place when the Airbnb CEO stays there, quite possibly for the private (and heated) infinity pool that offers beautiful mountain views.