World's Best Swimming Pools

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By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist

Once you’ve seen these beauties, a regular pool just won’t cut. Here are some amazing pools in incredible locations you must lounge in, cocktail in hand, before you die. Don’t feel guilty if you leave the kids out of these ones.

1. Infinity Pool Hanging Gardens on Bali

At the incredibly luxurious and remote Hanging Gardens of Bali resort in Ubud, you’ll find a twin-tiered infinity pool where you’ll swim with the sights, sounds and smells of the jungle all around you. Even if you’re not a guest, you can pay for use of the pool, which we definitely recommend.

hanging gardens Source: Hanging Gardens On Bali

2. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy

This luxurious hotel is built on a cliff overlooking the Amalfi Coast, with incredible interior designs, and of course- an incredible outdoor pool with bar and restaurant attached. What a way to watch the sunset.

belmond Source: Belmond Hotel Caruso

3. St. Regis Lhasa Resort, Tibet

Here you’ll find the “Gold Energy Pool”, with temperatures kept constantly between a warm 28-32 degrees Celsius. This salt water pool is line with gold-plated tiles, for a decadent experience like no other. Cabana style seating surrounds the pool so you can enjoy delicious food and drinks after your golden dip.

lhasa pool Source: When On Earth

4. Kitikies Hotel, Santorini

At this 5-star resort in Greece, you will overlook the Aegean Sea as you dip in one of the most photographed pools in the world. It is carved into a caldera (large volcanic crater) and the whites and blues surrounding you epitomise the island of Santorini.


caldera 2 Source: Luxury Launches

5. Huvafen Fushi Resort, Maldives

Join the likes of Hollywood Stars Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes whilst on their honeymoon at this pool designed for night time swims. Fiber optic lights come on at night, reminiscent of the night sky. The resort itself is also pretty impressive, with a marine theme- there’s on onsite marine biologist you can book to show you rare marine life, and watch fish swim by as you get a massage in the SpaQuarium.

maldives Source: Uniq Hotels

6. Oberoi Udaivilas, India

You have to be a guest of this hotel in Udaipur to experience this one! Swimmers can exit straight from their villas and enter the water, whilst overlooking the sites of Udaipur. There’s elephant fountains, sandstone columns, blue tiles that shine brilliantly in the day and a stunning red glow of a night time when torches are lit around the pool.

indian pool Source: Oberoi Hotels

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