Are you a traveller who’s also a swimmer or a pool lounger? Here are some of the most stunning hotel swimming pools around the globe to entice you to take a dip or relax poolside.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
If you’re not afraid of heights, book a stay at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel, so you can immerse yourself in the infinity pool on the 57th floor. The world’s longest elevated pool, its width spans three skyscrapers. This dazzling palm-tree lined pool offers sweeping views of Singapore and a truly edgy experience.
San Alfonso del Mar Resort, Algarrabo, Chile
If you’re exploring Chile anytime soon, then check out the pool at the over-the-top San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo. It’s not only the world’s largest swimming pool, but it’s also filled with seawater and is adjacent to the hotel’s private sandy beach, so you can have the seaside experience if you’d like.
Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
The Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel in Udaipur, Rajasthan looks like an opulent Bollywood movie set. Guests stepping on the property will feel like Indian royalty, and the pool is no exception. The hotel is a sprawling 55-acre palace and property whose pool offers hypnotic views of the adjoining Lake Pichola.
Chongwe River House, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
If the African wildlife can romp around in the Chongwe river, then you should too. The Chongwe River House in Zambia has a pool overlooking the river and is a great vantage point for watching the wildlife when you aren’t on safari.
Jade Mountain Resort, Saint Lucia
Caribbean hotels and resorts are under a lot of pressure to provide a picture-perfect pool for their guests. In Saint Lucia, we found the Jade Mountain Resort pool, hidden deep within this isolated resort, where you can escape for hours on end.
Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy
Infinity pools are a game changer, with their mesmerizing design and views. The infinity-edge pool at Belmond Hotel Caruso, a refurbished 11th century palace in Ravello on Italy’s Amalfi coast looks like an immense floating terrace over the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. Sweeping vistas of Italy’s countryside mountains appear to merge with the horizon.
Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan
Another contender in the infinity pool category, albeit indoor, can be enjoyed at the Park Hyatt Tokyo. Here guests can escape the intensity of the city and swim in an oasis of calm from 47 storeys high, while also enjoying skyline views.
The Langham, Sydney, Australia
An indoor pool experience that should not be overlooked is at The Langham in Sydney, located next to the Sydney Observatory and Harbour Bridge. This heated, 20-metre pool makes it feel like nighttime in a Roman villa, with stone columns, murals and twinkling lights on the ceiling.
Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland
Planning to hike or ski in Switzerland’s Engadin Valley? Then make sure to take a detour to the Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina where you can unwind in the hotel’s new 2,000-square-metre wellness and fitness center surrounding a spectacular pool.
Stanglwirt Hotel, Going am Wilden Kaiser, Austria
In Austria, Stanglwirt Hotel’s Water World features a massive installation of pools, including Europe’s largest hotel saltwater pool and water experiences set against the Tyrol mountains.