Ever wondered which swimming pools are the best in the world? Well, you can find out here.
20 of the World’s Best Pools
These are the Coolest Pools with Breathtaking Views!
To dive into crystal clear water and to twist about from head to toe in its depths is for some people a feeling that can only be compared to love. If you want to get the full mind-body-spirit experience from swimming it depends on the swimming pool you choose.
For those who love to swim, here is a selection of 20 of the most breathtaking resort pools from around the world that are vied for their near flawless design and majestic nature. So, without further ado, let’s begin.
1. The Sarojin – Thailand
Enjoy a lavish experience with unmatched personal service at The Sarojin, a secluded beach resort not far from Phuket where visitors get to enjoy more than 10 acres of tropical gardens.
But the main headliner of this boutique resort that sits pretty along the coastline of Phang Nga is not its incredible gardens, but the picture perfect swimming pool that is fringed with tall palm trees and the manicured lawns.
2. Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort – Crete, Greece
Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort
The Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort located in Crete is considered to be an unmatchable sanctuary for the senses and it’s easy to see why. The resort oozes of Italian style classic sophistication with an Olympic sized seawater pool that can easily be accessed by private suites.
While the seaside resort has much to offer its visitors, the main attraction for many remains to be the excellent turquoise color swimming pool and its breathtaking views of the ocean.
3. The Lalu Hotel – Taiwan
Inspired by a Chinese poem, historic Lalu hotel resort offers a 5-star luxurious experience with modern villas and a fantastic swimming pool that offers panoramic views of Lalu Sun Moon Lake.
To many of its visitors, Lalu is a timeless classic when it comes to representing the class and sophistication of Zen architecture and Oriental specialties.
4. Marina Bay Sands Resort – Singapore
If you appreciate luxury then the Marina Bay Sands Resort should easily make it to the top of your list when visiting beautiful Singapore. This is also the location where visitors get to swim on top of the world, literally.
The 57 storey building features a roof-top pool that makes for a spectacular view of the city skyline. Take a swim in the pure depths of the Infinity Pool, sip some wine in the luxurious lounge, or just relax under the cool shade of the many palm trees.
You will not catch a more incredible view of Singapore from any place else in the city.
5. Huvafen Fushi Resort – Maldives
The Maldives has always been the destination of choice for many a traveler and holidaymaker. Whether it’s an adventure you’re looking for or a romantic getaway, the Maldives pretty much makes it right to the top of the list no matter what your excuse for a vacation.
And when it comes to places to stay while in the Maldives, the Huvafen Fushi Resort usually wins the race with its many luxuries from culinary indulgences and haute villa architecture to avant garde style and sophistication, and did we mention its marvelous, private pool area.
6. Four Seasons Resort – Maui, Wailea
When it comes to swimming pools, the tropical island resort features one of the most tech savvy pools in the world. The Four Seasons Maui features a pool area that not only provides some breathtaking views of the ocean, but also comes complete with Wi-Fi, an underwater sound system, a bar, and flat screen HDTVs with wireless headsets.
7. Capella Pedregal Resort - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
On the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula lies The Capella Pedregal Resort which has been carved into a cliff across 24 acres. Located on a private beach, the Capella Pedregal Resort boasts of suites with their own private pool, along with an incredible outdoor pool area that offers awe-inspiring views of the bay.
The resort is known for its five star experience, Mexican cuisine and remarkable service. The resort is a great escape for travelers who wish to have an experience like no other. Visitors here can expect to get a five diamond service along with the class and sophisticated that the resorts have been known for. No need for pool heaters here!
8. Mes Amis Resort – St. Martin, French Caribbean
The Mes Amis Resort offers luxury on a grand scale. The absolutely amazing 11-bedroom rental villa is located on the French Caribbean island of St. Martin. Perched atop a 150ft cliff overlooking the breathtaking Caribbean Sea Mes Amis is the perfect destination for those who prefer a secluded setting.
But, the main draw here is its infinity-edge pool that boasts of a brilliant azure backdrop of the sea and plenty of room to relax. The resort also has another oasis like pool named “La Casa” that’s tucked away from the main residence and features a cascading waterfall, a stunning turquoise color pool surrounded by lush green vegetation, making it the perfect place to hide away for a quiet afternoon.
9. Katikies Hotel - Santorini, Greece
When it comes to European vacation destinations, it doesn’t get any better than the Katikies Hotel in Santorini, Greece. The main highlight of the 5-star hotel is a pool that has been carved into a caldera aka a large volcanic crater.
The pool offers an unmatched balance of enchantment and pure luxury, making it the perfect destination for a romantic vacation. Visitors get to enjoy the exceptional service of a 5-star hotel along with an infinity pool with an awe-inspiring view of the Aegean Sea.
10. St. Regis Lhasa Resort – Tibet
With its trademark butler service and location St. Regis Lhasa Resort at Tibet offers its visitors an experience that’s unmatched in the region.
Along with offering modern sensibility coupled with classic sophistication, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort goes a step further in providing its luxury experience by including the world’s first collection of tasting vintages for its guests, and a Gold Energy pool that features gold-plated tiles that run along the pool, giving visitors a truly luxurious experience.
If this glittering gold tiled pool doesn’t make you feel like royalty, nothing will!
11. Jade Mountain Resort – St. Lucia
The Jade Mountain Resort rises majestically above the Caribbean sea. Located on the South-Western coastline of St. Lucia, The Jade Mountain Resort has earned its reputation of providing the absolute best when it comes to organic architecture that’s been blended with the incredibly scenic backdrop of the Caribbean sea, easily making it one of the most mesmerizing resorts in the Caribbean.
Apart from being an architectural marvel, the Jade Mountain Resort is also famous for its infinity pool sanctuaries…all 24 of them. All infinity pools have been designed to flow seamlessly from each of the luxury suites out into nature, providing visitors with a view that’s fit for a king.
12. Crocosaurus Cove – Darwin, Australia
For all those adrenaline junkies out there how about throwing yourself into swimming pool infested with crocodiles? Featuring the world’s largest display of reptiles, this gem of a place for the adventurous lot is located smack in the middle of Darwin, Australia.
Crocosaurus Cove boasts of over 200 different species of crocodiles that visitors can take a swim with, and since the crocs prefer mutton to human, visitors are placed in a reinforced cage for the croc’s safety.
13. Alila Ubud Hotel – Bali, Indonesia
Located at the edge of a secluded hillside is the Alia Ubud Hotel, overlooking the Ayung River Valley. Bali is one of those destinations that have always been synonymous with luxury vacation destinations.
The hotel resort offers the perfect blend of traditional Balinese architecture along with all of the modern facilities one would expect from a 5-star hotel. The spacious terraces, private pool area and secluded environment surrounded by breathtaking nature makes for a charming holiday destination for those who are looking for some peace and quiet.
The incredible infinity pool, which is the main highlight of the hotel blends well with its surrounding environment making the views of the Ayung River Valley even more spectacular. This is especially one holiday destination you would not want to miss out on.
14. Hotel Caruso - Ravello, Italy
Built 1150 ft above sea level the infinity pool offers a gorgeous view of its surroundings, which includes the Amalfi Coast.
With inspiring views of the blue horizon ahead, the infinity pool at Hotel Caruso offers visitors an unforgettable experience that’s as unique as the 11th century palace itself, making it an architectural masterpiece every vacationer should visit at least once.
15. The Oberoi Udaivilas, India
Being voted as “World’s Best Hotel Brand” for two consecutive years is no small feat. The Oberoi Udaivilas at Udaipur, India is considered to be one of the best hotels in the world, and for good reason.
This is spread over fifty acres and was designed to resemble a royal palace, offering spectacular views of Lake Pichola and the trimmed vegetation of the 200-year old hunting grounds of the Maharana of Mewar.
The wide and interconnected corridors reflect the distinct architecture of Udaipur and offers some of the most breathtaking views Udaipur has to offer. It’s intricately carved domes and well planned pools makes the Oberoi Udaivilas one of the must-see destinations when traveling to India.
16. San Alfonso Del Mar Resort - Algarrobo, Chile
Yes, it’s a big swimming pool. In fact, the pool at the San Alfonso Del Mar Resort stretches for 0.62 miles and is 115 ft deep, which also makes it the deepest pool in the world as well.
The pool featured here is the second largest in the world and is so big that visitors often go sailing or kayaking in the pool, even though it’s just a few feet away from the sea shore.
17. Hanging Gardens of Bali – Bali
The Hanging Gardens of Bali is a vacation destination that’s situated in the center of the pagan Garden of The Gods. Any type of spiritual experience here will be fake but the view definitely won't be. Overlooking the picturesque Ayung River and the ancient Dalem Segara temple, this luxurious holiday destination offers visitors the very best, while still being in complete harmony with nature.
Previously named as the “World’s Best Swimming Pool” by TripAdvisor and the number one honeymoon destination in Bali, the Hanging Gardens offer a truly unique experience unlike anything you may have experienced before.
From indigenous flora and fauna, lush green forests and traditional architecture featuring Alang Alang thatched roofs, The Hanging Gardens of Bali, with its award winning twin tiered swimming pool will surely be one of the most breathtaking places you have ever visited during vacation.
18. The Library – Koh Samui, Thailand
Looks like red is the new blue as far as pool’s go at least. The Library features a new and unique concept in pool design by using bright, yellow, red and orange tiles, which creates the illusion of swimming in a blood red pool. You won't therefore need a swimming cap to protect your hair.
The Red Pool has been selected by both CNN and TripAdvisor as one of the most spectacular swimming pools in the world. The red colored pools offer a dazzling, yet weird spectacle for the visitors, especially because the pool is just a few feet away from the white sandy beach of Chaweng.
19. Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort–Thailand
This luxury resort offers visitors the opportunity to explore the world of Elephants along with all the amenities of a world class resort. Perched on top of a ridge that overlooks the hills of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, the resort’s infinity pool offers some truly breathtaking views that won’t be easy to forget.
Animal lovers also get to pet the gentle giants at the on-site elephant camp, which offers visitors opportunities to learn more about the elephants, making it not only a unforgettable trip but an educational one as well.
20. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort – Maldives
The highlight of visiting Rangali Island in the Maldives is that it’s one resort that offers visitors three distinct experiences that are interconnected to the main island. This includes romantic villas that are built on the water along with luxurious beach-side villas that offers a world-class dining experience to visitors.
Apart from being a gastronomist’s dream, Rangali Island is also a sensory feast, making it an exotic escape like no other. It’s no surprise that Conrad hotels are regarded as the Indian Ocean’s leading hotel for two years in a row.