10. Lagoon or swimming pool: Laucala Island Resort, Fiji [ book here ]
The essence of creating the resort lies in the idea of natural preservation of the unique ecosystem on the island. Laucaula is often compared with the Gardens of Eden and all the infrastructure and service organized to fit the ultimate luxury expectations. The resort consists of villages with own edge pools and concierge services. Multiple pods are placed around the area and united to get access to different amenities. But the main aqua-sight is the lagoon or “swimming pool”. It is around 2000 acres in square with turquoise water and magnificent tropical mountains views. Natural lounges of immaculate white sands under palm shades surround the pool and complete the overall paradise impression.
9. Pool for daredevils: The Joule Hotel, Dallas, USA [ book here ]
A spectacular pool located on the rooftop of the hotel steps 8 feet from the edge onto the street. Only a thick glass layer holds tons of water from pouring in the streets, which gives a mind-blowing impression. The renovated design of the 1920’s Neo-Gothic building’s facade with a further addition of 10-story tower inbreathes new energy into a business district in Dallas. An amazing challenging pool crowns the successful renovation.
8. Pool inside a natural cave: Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece [ book here ]
A small hotel with a little bizarre design attracts people by its serenity and elegancy. A special attention is dedicated to a pool in a perfectly white cave that gives a feeling of relaxation in the Olimp palace. The impression is intensified by the stunning views over the the Santorini caldera basin in the Aegean sea. The best of Greece’s nature and architecture is combined in the hotel and its spa-area making it well-recognized around the globe.
7. Futuristic thermal baths in Austria: Aqua Dome, Austria [ book here ]
The complex of swimming pools, spas and aqua attractions completed in futuristic style in form of a spaceship. Two main pools are filled with warm (34 ° -36° Celsium), sulphurous thermal water, extracted about 1,865 meters from underground. The complex also includes the stately waterfall, couple indoor pools, relaxation rooms designed like galleries in an opera, solaria, heat oasis and 90 meters long huge water slide. An excellent place with entertainments both for adults and children.
6. Two-level infinity pool: Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali, Indonesia [ book here ]
The resort consists of 38 luxurious villas, each with a private infinity plunge pool that reflects the natural curves of local hills. Deep relaxation for your eyes by viewing the endless lush greenery of tropical flora and for your soul with the paradise-on-earth atmosphere of Ayung River’s valley sceneries. European architects with the natural Bali’s beauty created a pure temple of tropical sensation.
5. Heated pool with a stunning view: The Cambrian, Switzerland [ book here ]
By occupying position in Swiss top 20 wellness hotels this resort proves its quality and attractiveness to people all over the world. A major role of such success belongs to the edge-type spa. Even in winter you can enjoy the snow-white tranquility of the Swiss Alps while relaxing in a mild and reviving water.
4. Blood red pool: The Library, Koh Samui, Thailand [ book here ]
Being perched on the seaside and surrounded by azure water, the pool stands out for its crimson brilliance. The amazing color glance is achieved due to a special mosaic tile with orange, yellow and intense red shades. The design harmony is supported by scarlet loungers and parasols. Pure red domination with a contrast to white and azure colors of beach and ocean nearby.
3. Infinity pool on cliff: Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast, Italy [ book here ]
A real roman antique beauty. The Caruso was built in 11th century on a Ravello’s cliff, restored in 1600 with a final refurbishment in recent years. Today it is a neat combination of ancient frescoes in the ceiling and modern Italian furniture as an interior of the rooms. The luxury is complemented by a splendid infinity pool with a breathtaking view over the Amalfi coastline from the 365 m. point above the sea. You are offered by personal concierge to listen to favorite pre-loaded music or to have some fruit appetizers while relaxing in a warm and gentle water.
2. Above all-star: Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore [ book here ]
This list of the best swimming pool hotels will be incomplete without the following one. It cannot be described, it can only be felt. The name precisely describes the substance. At the rooftop of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore you can observe the infinity over the city-skyline in a tremendously amazing edge-type swimming pool. It is 57 levels above the ground that gives a feeling of a flight while you are actually swimming. The sunbeds are situated under the shade of palms and complete the overall feeling of luxury and paradise in the Singapore sky.
1. World’s largest outdoor pool: San Alfonso del Mar Resort, Chilie [ book here ]
And the last but not least – an immense hotel pool that holds a Guiness World Record for being the largest and deepest in the world. In accurate numbers it is almost 20 acres with 66 million gallons of water and 3,323 ft in length. It is located in Algarrobo, Chile near the coastline of Pacific Ocean from where it pumps water, which is further filtered and supplied for usage in light blue color of the lagoon. The technology is also eco-friendly and energy-efficient, because it saves 98% of energy and requires 100 times less chemicals in comparison to the traditional pools maintenance technologies. The pool in San Alfonso resort is a totally new level of hand-made aqua architecture.