Someone once said that a thing of beauty is a joy forever. We’ve assembled a top ten list of our favorite pools around the world. We think you’ll agree with some of our choices when you see just how gorgeous and architecturally remarkable these swimming pools are.
#10 – Joule Hotel, Dallas TX
Established in the previous building of Dallas National Bank, the hotel has a unique pool, which juts out of the balcony. The pool and a lounge are situated on the roof, providing a refreshing retreat on a sunny day and away from the city’s hustle and bustle.
#9 – Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Crete, Greece
The design of this luxurious resort was inspired by the Minoan palaces. The Olympic size seawater pool is directed to the sea and has an access from the private suites.
#8 – Capella Pedregal Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The spa resort offers private pools in the suites, private beach and a huge incredible outdoor pool. With the views to the bay and the bar integrated to the pool, Mexican cuisine and fresh seafood, the resort provides a five star quality relaxation.
#7 – Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece
The five star hotel in one of the most favorite European islands has a pool carved right into a caldera. The cave pool provides a shadow and a refreshing swim with a view. The hotel also has an infinity pool, situated 90 m (300 ft) above the Aegean Sea.
#6 – Mardan Palace, Antalya, Turkey
The hotel has a huge pool, which doesn’t feel crowded even on the busiest days. It is one of the largest pools in Europe. Besides that, the hotel has a private beach for its guests and a very luxurious interior.
#5 – Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy
The infinity pool is situated at the highest point of picturesque Ravello – on the cliff, 350 m (1150 ft) above the sea. Moreover, a gorgeous view to Amalfi Coast opens. The five star hotel is also exquisite – it is established in a renovated 11th century building.
#4 – The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand
Although the hotel is located on the beach, its pool is no less appealing than the sea. The infinity pool has islands with drapes, that provide ultimate privacy to relax and enjoy the sun.
#3 – One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
A luxurious resort has an indeed unique swimming pool, which jets into the sea and has even a smaller pool within. It also has another beautiful pool and a five star quality service in this divine retreat.
#2 – The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
One of the pools is accessible only from the suites in this beautiful hotel. Situated on the bank of Lake Pichola, the resort looks like a royal palace. And the swimmers in the pool can admire amazing sites of Udaipur.
#1 – San Alfonso del Mar Resort, Algarrobo, Chile
The resort has the largest swimming pool in the world! It is 1 km (0,62 mi) long and 35 m (115 ft) deep, making it the deepest pool, as well. The guests can not only swim, but also go kayaking and sailing.