One of the best parts of any holiday is that first dive into your swimming pool. Cooling off after a day of sightseeing, splashing around with the kids, is there anything more memorable than a good dip in shallow waters?
We’ve rounded up 15 of the most amazing swimming pools in the world, from pools boasting exotic backdrops to pools hidden away in the city, which will make you want to plan your next getaway immediately.
Hanging Gardens Ubud, Bali
Situated in the creative district of Ubud in Bali, the Hanging Gardens hotel is an intimate retreat offering guests uninterrupted privacy. Their tiered infinity pool overlooks lush rainforest, making for one unforgettable view.
Mardan Palace, Antalya, Turkey
The Mardan Palace hotel features a manmade swim reef, comprised of 1.6 million litres of fresh water and home to more than 3,000 indigenous tropical fish. There’s even a fully enclosed shark tank where you can admire these amazing animals in their natural habitat.
The Standard, Downtown LA
This cooler than cool swimming pool sits atop the Standard hotel in LA, offering astonishing views over the city. The cherry on top comes in the form of movies which are projected against the wall as you swim!
Chedi Muscat, Oman
Surrounded by the deserts of Oman, the Chedi Muscat hotel is like a magnificent oasis. There are three temperature-controlled swimming pools to choose from, all of which overlook the sea.
Golden Nugget, Las Vegas
Las Vegas is famous for doing everything bigger and better than anywhere else in the world, and their swimming pools are no exception! The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino boasts a swimming pool and water slide which runs through a shark aquarium!
Katikies Hotel, Santorini
Concealed within whitewashed stone walls, you’ll find this intimate swimming pool which is perfect if you’re after a little peace and quiet.
Castell Son Claret, Mallorca
This former 18th century castle has been converted into a beautiful hotel, and now features a serene swimming pool which looks out onto miles of verdant greenery. What could be more relaxing?