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 some 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.
Book Hanging Gardens Ubud, Bali here
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.
Book Chedi Muscat, Oman here
Marbella Corfu, Corfu
This luxury retreat boasts one of the best infinity pools in Europe. Offering great sea views, the pool also has a snack bar and whirlpool bath.
Book Marbella Corfu, Corfu here
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?
Book Castell Son Claret, Mallorca here
Mystique Santorini, Santorini
Carved into the rugged Caldera cliffs, Mystique Santorini, overlooks the turquoise expanse of the Aegean Sea that encircles the island of Santorini. The hotel features an infinity pool with a sun deck and a bar with breathtaking views to the Volcano and the Caldera.
Book Mystique Santorini, Santorini here
Hotel Villa Honegg, Switzerland
Rising high on Mount Bürgenstock, Hotel Villa Honegg offers luxurious rooms with balconies and a heated infinity pool overlooking Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. What a view!
Book Hotel Villa Honegg, Switzerland here
Hotel Aqua, Dalaman, Turkey
Situated within the Icmeler region in Turkey, the hotel has a luxurious beachfront setting and a choice of restaurants. Its main pool features beautiful sea views and includes a shallow end for younger guests.
Book Hotel Aqua, Dalaman, Turkey here
Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
For panoramic views of Singapore and to swim in the world’s highest and longest infinity pool, all you have to do is head up to the 57th floor. With landscaped gardens and an observation deck (with the most amazing views of the city) it’s an infinity pool that legends are made of!
Book Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore here