The 50 Most Amazing Hotel Pools in the World
'16sep16
The 50 Most Amazing
Hotel Pools in the World

We are showcasing our favorite, hand-selected pools from all over the globe. If you’re keen on taking a dip into the crisp water of some of the most interestingly designed, most scary or one’s with the most stunning of views, then take a look at our lengthy list of 50+1 properties below.

1. Alila Diwa Goa


Take a dip in this beautiful lap pool at this luxury resort in India.

Alila Diwa Goa pool

2. Hotel Caruso Belvedere


Located in Italy, this beautiful hotel is set on a cliff overlooking the Amalfi Coast...and the pool is of equal beauty. The infinity pool offers stunning views, a poolside bar and the nearby Pool Restaurant.

Hotel Caruso Belvedere pool

3. Altira Macau


Located in Macau, China and named as one of the best 10 swimming pools in the world, this indoor pool features floor-to-ceiling windows and underwater music, with a stunning view of the Macau Peninsula.

Altira Macau pool

4. Vigilius Mountain Resort


Located in Italy, this indoor-outdoor pool offers an infinite view of the South Tyrolean mountains.

Vigilius Mountain Resort pool

5. Tongabezi Lodge


Named the Devil’s Pool, one of world’s most fascinating natural infinity pools of water is located in Africa, on the edge of Victoria Falls, and can be experienced during a guided tour of Livingstone Island. Do you dare to take the plunge?

Tongabezi Lodge pool

6. Parkroyal on Pickering


This infinity pool offers stunning city views of Singapore, with colorful and cool birdcage-inspired cabanas lining the perimeter.

Parkroyal on Pickering pool

7. The Palace of the Lost City


Venture to South Africa to find not just a pool but a full on water park, complete with a lazy river. The main attraction is the Roaring Lagoon, a wave pool with hydraulics that generate waves nearly 7 feet high!

The Palace of the Lost City pool

8. Reethi Rah Resort


While each of the three pools at this resort is lovely, the adults-only lap pool is the true beauty. It extends into the lagoon and even features an internal Jacuzzi and a carved stone bed at one end.

Reethi Rah Resort pool

9. Post Ranch Inn


Located in Big Sur, California, folks can enjoy not one, not two, but three luxurious heated infinity pools at this coastal inn.

Post Ranch Inn pool

10. Marina Bay Sands


The world’s largest rooftop infinity pool is located here, 57 floors up, at the Marina Bay Sands and offers stunning skyline views of Singapore.

Marina Bay Sands pool

11. Alva Park Costa Brava


This pool offers lovely views of Alva Park for folks to soak in and relax.

Alva Park Costa Brava pool

12. Amangiri Villas


Relax in this villas gorgeous stone-lined, cold plunge pool and take in the surrounding desert views.

Amangiri Villas pool

13. Aqua Dome Langenfeld


If you find yourself in Austria, you have to check out the 12 pools at the Aqua Dome. With both indoor and outdoor options, there’s a perfect spot for anyone.

Aqua Dome Langenfeld pool

14. Hotel Hacienda


Set in Spain, overlooking the ocean, this pool is uniquely beautiful; you may never want to get out!

Hotel Hacienda pool

15. B2 Boutique Hotel


Not to be missed if you ever visit the beautiful country of Switzerland, this rooftop, open-air heated pool offers sweeping city views that will take your breath away.

B2 Boutique Hotel pool

16. Blue Lagoon Iceland


More than a pool, the Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa, called one of the “25 Wonders of the World.” Rich in minerals, this water is refreshing and gorgeous; folks can even enjoy in-water massages here.

Blue Lagoon Iceland pool

17. Boscolo Milano


Located in Italy, this pool is set behind frosted glass, in a room that was once a bank vault and now looks rather cave-like. Foiled bubbles pepper the walls and add to the truly unique ambience of this one-of-a-kind pool.

Boscolo Milano pool

18. Como Shambhala Estate


Set in the lush, tropical jungle of central Bali, this stunning infinity pool is a slice of paradise for travelers.

Como Shambhala Estate pool

19. Eco Lodge Mancora


This gorgeous outdoor pool, complete with diving board, can be found in Northern Peru at the Eco Lodge Mancora.

Eco Lodge Mancora pool

20. Evason Ma'In Hot Springs


In Jordan is where you’ll find this gem, complete with cascading hot spring waterfalls and surrounded by mountains. This hot spot is just a 30 minute drive from the Dead Sea.

Evason Ma'In Hot Springs pool

21. Alila Ubud


Set along Bali’s Ayung River Valley, this infinity pool is the perfect oasis.

Alila Ubud pool

22. Four Seasons Shanghai


Located on the 41st floor, the Shanghai skyline is front and center of this pool complete with oversized windows for folks to take in the sights including three of the world’s tallest towers, iconic landmarks and the Huangpu River.

Four Seasons Shanghai pool

23. Gellert Hotel


Often referred to as one of the most beautiful spas in Budapest, this pool area is as rich in history as it is in relaxation. The hot spring water is great for the skin and rich in magnesium, calcium, fluoride ions, and sodium.

Gellert Hotel pool

24. Hacienda Uayamon


This remarkable pool can be found in Mexico, tucked inside a stone enclosure where the walls are speckled by time and ruffled where stones have been crumbling away over the years.

Hacienda Uayamon pool

25. Bill and Coo Suites


Located in Greece, this infinity pool offers wonderful views of the bay and is the perfect romantic setting.

Bill and Coo Suites pool

26. Hanging Gardens Ubud


This twin-tiered cascading pool was named by TripAdvisor and Condé Nast Traveller as the “World’s Best Swimming Pool” and a number one honeymoon destination in Bali. Uniquely beautiful and striking in design, one may never want to leave this luxurious pool in paradise.

Hanging Gardens Ubud pool

27. Holiday Inn Shanghai


Scary or cool? You be the judge. Part of the hotel’s indoor pool, located 24-stories high, protrudes from the main building and is suspended mid-air. Its bottom is constructed with toughened glass that gives guests a sense of floating in the sky, with a clear view of the streets below. It’s the first of its kind in China and worth checking out if you can stomach the breathtaking view.

Holiday Inn Shanghai pool

28. Hotel Atlantis Paradise Island


With over 20 swimming areas to choose from, the Hotel Atlantis in the Bahamas is truly a paradise for anyone who loves the water. From the Mayan Temple pool to the River pool and Royal Baths, there’s a slice of paradise for all.

Hotel Atlantis Paradise Island pool

29. Alila Villas Uluwatu


This luxurious Indonesian getaway is the perfect romantic escape. Relax in one of the most breathtaking infinity pools in the world, overlooking the endless ocean.

Alila Villas Uluwatu pool

30. Hotel Indigo Hong Kong


This infinity glass bottom pool offers stunning views of Hong Kong for guests to enjoy. Not only is the bottom glass, but the pool juts out from the 29th floor of the hotel, allowing swimmers to see straight down to the street below.

Hotel Indigo Hong Kong pool

31. Areias Do Seixo


Check out the striking infinity pool at the Areias Do Seixo located in central Portugal.

Areias Do Seixo pool

32. Hotel Tjampuhan


Discover one of the world’s most beautiful pools in Bali, Indonesia; set in a tropical oasis, you surely won’t want to leave.

Hotel Tjampuhan pool

33. Amanjiwo


Take a trip to Indonesia to enjoy this beautiful infinity pool surrounded in a lush, forest setting where folks can admire sweeping views of rice fields and volcanic peaks.

Amanjiwo pool

34. Hoshi Onsen


These traditional hot baths are located in Japan and offer guests a relaxing dip in a warm, welcoming setting.

Hoshi Onsen pool

35. InterContinental Hong Kong


Guests of this hotel can enjoy the large outdoor swimming pool and three beautiful infinity spa pools, each overlooking Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island.

InterContinental Hong Kong pool

36. ION Luxury Adventure Hotel


This Icelandic gem offers stunning views in an outdoor setting that will take your breath away. Worried it’ll be cold out there? This pool is heated!

ION Luxury Adventure Hotel pool

37. La Purificadora


Located in Mexico in a former water purifying factory, this unique glass-walled rooftop pool is not to be missed, offering stunning views of this historic city!

La Purificadora pool

38. Mandarin Oriental Barcelona


Enjoy a breathtaking view of Barcelona in this beautifully sleek pool, set on the rooftop of the Mandarin Oriental. Few can say they’ve been in a pool that offered views of both the La Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló.

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona pool

39. Lake Palace Hotel


India is home to this stunning heated pool; seriously, who would want to leave?! Some say it’s even more gorgeous at night, but a dip anytime of day is an amazing experience.

Lake Palace Hotel pool

40. Royal Crescent Hotel


This indoor pool is definitely one of the most beautiful in the world with its vaulted ceilings and flagstone floor - it resembles a church setting rather than a pool deck.

Royal Crescent Hotel pool

41. Laucala Island


This exclusive, private island resort is home to one of the most stunning pools in the world. As if the beach wasn’t beautiful enough, take a dip in this glass-walled lap pool which is actually set within the lagoon pool!

Laucala Island pool

42. LeCrans


Found among the Swiss Alps, these indoor and outdoor pools at LeCrans offer incredible views and a relaxing atmosphere.

LeCrans pool

43. Huka Lodge


This lodge in New Zealand offers three outdoor pools to enjoy; one large and two smaller and more private.

Huka Lodge pool

44. Maison Couturier


This stone pool in San Rafael, Mexico is surrounded by bungalows and transformed into paradise with its natural surroundings and accompanying gardens.

Maison Couturier pool

45. Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan


Head to Japan to experience this observatory outdoor hot spring bath with water sourced from the chasm of the Earth, Fossa Magna.

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan pool

46. Pacuare Lodge


Costa Rica is home to this tropical pool paradise - take a dip among the trees and wildlife, and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Pacuare Lodge pool

47. Phinda Homestead


South Africa is where you’ll find this lovely pool...and perhaps a couple of elephants! With once in a lifetime wildlife encounters, taking a swim will be a truly unique experience at this lodge.

Phinda Homestead pool

48. Sublime Samana


Is 500 feet enough pool for you? At the Sublime Samana in the Dominican Republic, guests can enjoy this beautifully spacious pool or hang out on one of the many sun beds lined up nearby.

Sublime Samana pool

49. The Grace Santorini


As if Greece isn’t beautiful enough, this infinity pool is another exquisite island masterpiece. With uninterrupted views across the Caldera, this pool is enough to book your trip now.

The Grace Santorini pool

50. The Oberoi Udaivilas


India is home to one of the world’s most gorgeous pools. This deep, blue tiled pool shines in the sun and is peppered with sandstone columns and elephant fountains.

The Oberoi Udaivilas pool

+1 Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa


Because the list could not be complete without the pool in the world's tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa. The outdoor zero-entry swimming pool is located on the 76th floor in this 828 m (2,717 ft) tall tower.

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