As we sit in front of our laptops when most of the office is away on holiday, checking our Instagram feed and turning green with envy looking at all our friends' travel pictures, we figured we'd check out some amazing places we will hopefully go when it is our turn to go on leave.
We make ourselves feel better by thinking about how crowded all the holiday destinations are, and dreaming of sipping on champagne in a private pool somewhere instead.
Since we were already doing the research for our next indulgent holiday that we're unlikely to be able to afford, we might as well as share it with you guys.
Just don't forget to tag us on your Instagram posts when you do go to these places so we can live vicariously through you.
Ambong Pool Villas, Langkawi
Whether you're going alone, on a romantic getaway, with family or a bunch of friends, this villa has something for everyone.
Not only are the villas beautiful, the view from them are equally stunning.
Pick 'Kemarong' if you're a fan of sunsets, 'Kemoja' for sunrise or 'Kuang' if you want to catch a glimpse of local wildlife.
There's also 'Raya' for bigger groups as the villas boasts two or three bedrooms.
Contact: Tel: +60 (0)4 955 8428
Address: Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi, Malaysia
Bunga Raya Island Resort, Kota Kinabalu
We already know that the beaches and islands in Kota Kinabalu are ridiculously gorgeous. What better way to experience it than while lounging in pretty private pools facing the view?
There are several villas to choose from, which is hard because they are all equally impressive but looking at your budget first might help make the decision.
That and the number of people going.
Besides the pool villas, there are also plenty of activities to take part in, such as snorkeling, trekking and more.
Contact: +6 088 380390
Address: Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park,
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
The Banjaran Hotspring, Ipoh
A retreat here is the ultimate self-care.
From spa to hotspring, private pool and jacuzzis - you can experience the height of luxury.
Depending on your preferences, you can pick the Garden Villa, the Lake Villa or the Water Villa. They all have private pools, but the view that goes with it is different.
Don't forget to book yourself a relaxing spa session while you're there.
Contact: +6 05 210 7777
Address: No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, Sunway City Ipoh, Ipoh, Perak
Mangala Resort and Spa, Kuantan
Ever feel that the city is just too loud and wish to get away from it all for a while? This place is perfect for that.
Located amongst the nature, you may still hear sound till the wee hours of the mornings, but it's the soothing sound of nature instead of that of a bustling city.
The best part? You don't have to compromise on comfort. In fact, the villas are probably more luxurious and spacious than most spaces you'll find in the city cent, especially.
If private pools are your top priority, be sure to book the Vana Villa or Amani Villa.
Contact: +609 505 7788
Address: Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa
If you're a city slicker and don't want to be so close to nature while enjoying your dip in a private pool, you can pick one of the villas here.
There are three types of villas - The Villa, Deluxe Villa and Premier Villa - and all of them come with a private pool.
There's also Sunway Lagoon and Pyramid nearby, so you will have plenty to do if you wish to as well.
Contact: 1800 82 8888
Address: Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, Selangor
There you have it! Time to book your stay and keep your bags packed so that you can be out the door the moment your colleagues on holiday are back.