Dive Into The World's Best Swimming Pools
Once you’ve seen these beauties, a regular pool just won’t cut the mustard any longer! Here are some of the world's most amazing pools that seriously need to be seen (and swam in!) to be believed.
Infinity Pool Hanging Gardens – 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.
Source: Hanging Gardens On Bali
Belmond Hotel Caruso – 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.
Source: Belmond Hotel Caruso
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.
Source: When On Earth
Norway Cliff Pool – Preikestolen
Although this jaw-dropping pool is yet to be built, we just couldn't leave it off the list! The Norway Cliff Pool - as it's still being called - is set to be built into the cliffs that overhang the stunning fjords in Norway and will be made entirely of glass. This will not only make for a pretty spectacular-looking pool but also make for some pretty nerve-wracking swimming - particularly as you'll be able to view the 600 metres of fjords beneath you as you go for a dip!
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.
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San Alfonso del Mar – Chile
A pool so gigantic you can actually set sail on it! That's right, the San Alfonso del Mar resort pool in Chile is rumoured to be one of the largest pools in the world and is impressive to say the least. Holding the title of 'Largest Man-Made Lagoon' in the Guinness Book Of World Records, San Alfonso del Mar's saltwater pool juts out towards the Pacific Ocean and is a staggering 3,280 feet long and 871,200 square feet - that's over 15 football fields!
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. Fibre 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.
Source: Uniq Hotels
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.
Source: Oberoi Hotels
Marina Bay Sands Hotel – Singapore
If you check in here you will never want to leave! This stunning infinity rooftop pool on the hotel's 57th floor allows guests to swim and admire the Singaporean skyline. After your swim, stretch out to sunbathe on a luxurious poolside lounger, or relax in the shade of a palm tree. Sip on Champagne as you experience the unforgettable beauty of a sunset amidst the clouds.
Source: Marina Bay Sands Hotel
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