21 Most Incredible Pools On Earth
There is nothing like taking a nice swim in a pool. Depending on where you are in the world, enjoying a dip in the pool is a priority. Some people swim for fun, some for sport, for others its a chance to relax. There are many types of pools with different purposes. The following is a list of some of the most peaceful, entertaining, exotic and simply incredible pools in the word.
Marina Bay Sands Resort, Singapore
The Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore has the reputation of being “the most spectacular hotel in Singapore”. With its shopping center, museum, and its top notch restaurant choices, it is hard to dispute that statement. The attraction that gets its guest talking the most is the infinity pool. Located 57 stories above the ground in the SkyPark, it stretches 150 meters. Only guest with a key card are allowed in to enjoy a refreshing swim and a view of Singapore’s skyline.
Hanging Gardens Ubud Hotel , Bali, Indonesia
The Hanging Gardens Ubud Hotel is destination for many wedding ceremonies and honeymoons due to its peaceful and calm presence. Its tiered infinity pool has a big part of that. It is one of the most photographed pools in the word, winning a spot on Trip Advisor’s ’10 jaw-dropping hotel pools’. The pool is suspended above the tree tops of the surrounding jungle. Most of the hotel’s spa services extend to the pool. So if you’re looking for a romantic trip or a relaxing get away, the pool at the Hanging Gardens Ubud Hotel welcomes you.
Gold Energy Pool, St. Regis, Lhasas, Tibet
The gold energy pool at St. Regis in Tibet is very appealing to the eye. The water is turned to gold by the gold leaf tile lining the bottom of the pool. It is a heated and salt watered pool. Guest can enjoy foot messages, food and drink poolside in cabana styled seating while taking in the view of the resorts lake and the Himalaya Palace. The pool is for relaxation and has a locker room and dressing room facilities at the convenience of the guests.
Chongwe River House, Zambia, Africa
The Chongwe River House is just that, a house. It fits eight in four suite style bedrooms. It is located on the banks of the Chongwe River, allowing it to be a base for private safaris that they offer. The pool overlooks a section of the Chongwe River where wild life come to drink, creating a view that rivals the safari.
Velassaru Resort, The Maldives
The Velassaru resort offers villas and bungalows right next to the pool and ocean. There is an infinity pool that reaches out to the ocean making you feel like your drifting away. The open space and easy access to the natural surrounding make the Velassaru Resort one of a kind.
San Alfonso del mar Seawater Pool, Algarrobo, Chile
San Alfonso del Mar is a private resort in Chile that houses the largest pool in the world. Opened in 2006 it is 3,323 ft. long and covers 20 acres. It holds 66 million gallons of water that is pumped from the Pacific Ocean that is then filtered and treated. In a swimming pool this big you can drive a boat, jet ski and do other ocean activities in a pool.
Golden Nugget Pool, Las Vegas, Nevada
The pool at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas is just simply fun. It has 15 private cabanas, a three story slide and a shark tank that you can tour. Include with the pool experience is The Hideout. It is a secluded area of the pool that has 8 cabanas, an infinity pool and access to the H2O Bar for drinks.
The Cambrian, Adelboden, Switzerland
The Cambrian is a wellness hotel in Switzerland that specializes in rejuvenating the mind and body. You will leave feeling better than when you came. There pool is an amenity that helps with that effect on the guest. Its outdoor infinity pool is situated to give guest a breath taking view of the Swiss Alps. Depending on the time of year, guest can participate in hiking, mountain biking, skiing or canoeing, but the pool can be enjoyed in the winter and the summer.
Unique Hotel, Skye Pool, Sao Paolo, Brazil
This pool is specifically for entertainment purposes. A part of a bar and restaurant, the pool is a bright crimson red on the rooftop of the Unique Hotel. It gives the guest a view of the city’s skyline. It even has an underwater sound system and lounge.
Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
The pool at the Alila Villas resort in Indonesia will make you feel as if you’ve reached the edge of the earth. It’s an infinity pool that has a view of the ocean and surrounding cliffs. Villas allow easy access to the pool.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
The Oberoi Udaivilas is a testament to the beauty and royal history of India. Much like a palace, the guest here don’t have to travel far to swim. There is a swimming pool in the spa that looks over the lake. Rooms that are equipped with terraces lead to semi-private swimming pools. A feature that is hard to find anywhere. With amenities like these the Oberoi Udaivilas will make you feel like royalty.
Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Hotel Caruso is an 11th century palace that has been restored to be a pillar of hospitality. Among the many attraction, the pool stands out to be one of the best. Sitting at the highest point above the town of Ravello, the infinity pool has a view of the coastline that cannot be matched. While in the heated pool, you can order a vaporizer, food and drinks, and even an ipod with you music preloaded on it.
Jumerla Dhevanafeshi Resort, The Medives
The Starry Night Lit pool at Jumerla Dhevanafeshi is probably the most visually appealing pool on this list. At night it seems like you are swing amongst the stars. All of the villas have their own pool, making it a perfect vacation spot for couples.
Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece
The entire hotel is nestled in the cliffs of the island. The pool itself is in a cave and look out on to the caldera. Not secluded, but the pool has an exclusive feel to it. Aesthetically it isn’t like any other pool.
Boucan Hotel, St. Lucia
This hotel has a 50 ft. infinity pool. It is situated to give you a panoramic view of the Piton Mountains. Guest can order drinks and food while sitting in there reclining sun lounger, which is conveniently placed in the shade.
Giola Logoon, Greek Island of Thassos
The Giola Logoon is a natural pool. The water in the lagoon is warmer than the Aegean, which is right below it. It is not part of a resort put its fun to swim in if you can get to it. The actual location of this pool is not known.
Necker Island Resort, British Virgin Islands
Necker Island is Sir Richard Branson’s private island. The resort’s infinity pool sits at a high point looking over the beach. Adorned with palm trees and statues of the Buddha, there are cabanas where guest can get messages and experience other services that are offered.
The Mardan Palace, Turkey
In the middle of the Mardan Palace the pool is surrounded by a water street. There are small little islands in the pool where guest can sun bath and eat. Even more fascinating in the bridge that connects the two sides. It was design by Leonardo Di Vinci in the 15th century. Indeed a pool fit for a palace.
Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, Grindavik, Iceland
The Blue Lagoon is located in a lava field in southwest Iceland. The water in the lagoon has a lot of minerals that help your skin. Although the lagoon looks natural it is man-made. Every two days the water is pumped by a nearby geothermal plant. It is heated to an average 98-102 degrees. The ultimate place for relaxation, if you chose to stay, which most people do, guest have access to their own private lagoon.
Purobeach Porto Montenego, Montenego Bay of Kotor
A 65 meter long infinity pool that appears to be in connection with the bay gives the Porto Montenego an extended list of enjoyable amenities. The pool named Lido Mar is out lined with plush white loungers. Its floor has a mosaic design that can be seen when the sun is at its highest. The hotel is fairly new, just opening in July 2011, the Lido Mar has already been the venue for many weddings and birthday parties.
Banjaran Hot Springs, Ipoh, Malaysia
The Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat is place where only stress and anxiety is not welcomed. Focused on tranquility and rejuvenation this Malaysia’s first natural hot springs retreat. In the water villas each guest can enjoy a private pool on their patio as well as a Jacuzzi with natural geothermal hot springs water. The community pool resembles and oasis surrounded by plant life.