The 50 Most Amazing Hotel Pools in the WorldThe 50 Most Amazing Hotel Pools

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

1. Alila Diwa Goa

Take a dip in this beautiful lap pool at this luxury resort in India. The hotel is located in South Goa, and its infinity pool overlooks rice fields, palm trees, and the open countryside.

The ultra-modern swimming pool at Alila Diwa has a sun terrace, sunbeds, and umbrellas. There is another swimming pool on the other side of the resort in the Diwa Wing if you are looking for natural tranquility.

And if you get thirsty, The Edge poolside bar overlooks the calm blue waters of the infinity pool and has a long list of tasty cocktails.

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Alila Diwa Goa pool

2. Hotel Caruso Belvedere

This beautiful hotel is located in Italy 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.

Caruso's renovated 12th-century building surrounds the pool - a former palace set atop a cliff above Ravello. From the terrace, you have a view of the Gulf of Salerno far below you.

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Hotel Caruso Belvedere pool

3. Altira Macau

This indoor pool is located in Macau, China, with floor-to-ceiling windows, underwater music (!), and a stunning view of the Macau Peninsula.

Altira's pool is so famous that Forbes Traveler magazine named it one of the ten best swimming pools in the world.

For a complete experience, there is a bar next to the infinity pool where you can grab a drink, lay down on one of the comfy lounger chairs and take in the fantastic views.

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Altira Macau pool

4. Vigilius Mountain Resort

This indoor-outdoor pool in Italy offers an infinite view of the South Tyrolean mountains and their lush vegetation.

To arrive at this pretty building made of nature-friendly materials, you'll have to take the cable car to 1,500 meters above sea level.

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Vigilius Mountain Resort pool

5. Tongabezi Lodge

Named the Devil’s Pool, one of the 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.

So do you dare to take the plunge?

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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's vertical gardens and wavy concrete surfaces are striking architectural wonders that can be admired from street level, but of course, it's even more fascinating from the hotel's pool.

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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 generates waves nearly 7 feet high!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Marina Bay Sands pool

11. Alva Park Costa Brava

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

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Alva Park Costa Brava pool

12. Amangiri Villas

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

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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. There’s a perfect spot for anyone with both indoor and outdoor options.

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Aqua Dome Langenfeld pool

14. Hotel Hacienda

This uniquely beautiful pool set in Spain overlooks the sea. The problem is, you may never want to get out!

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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.

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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.

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Blue Lagoon Iceland pool

17. Boscolo Milano

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

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Boscolo Milano pool

18. Como Shambhala Estate

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

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Como Shambhala Estate pool

19. Eco Lodge Mancora

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

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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.

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Evason Ma'In Hot Springs pool

21. Alila Ubud

This infinity pool is the perfect oasis along Bali’s Ayung River Valley.

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Alila Ubud pool

22. Four Seasons Shanghai

The Shanghai skyline is front and center of this pool, located on the 41st floor. 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.

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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.

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Gellert Hotel pool

24. Hacienda Uayamon

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

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Hacienda Uayamon pool

25. Bill and Coo Suites

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

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Bill and Coo Suites pool

26. Hanging Gardens Ubud

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

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Hanging Gardens Ubud pool

27. Holiday Inn Shanghai

Scary or cool? You be the judge. 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 in China and worth checking out if you can stomach the breathtaking scenery.

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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. There's a slice of paradise for all, from the Mayan Temple pool to the River pool and Royal Baths.

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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.

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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.

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Hotel Indigo Hong Kong pool

31. Areias Do Seixo

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

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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.

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Hotel Tjampuhan pool

33. Amanjiwo

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

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Amanjiwo pool

34. Hoshi Onsen

These traditional hot baths, also known as onsen, are located in Japan and offer guests a relaxing dip in a warm and cozy wooden setting.

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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.

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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!

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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 historical city!

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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.

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Mandarin Oriental Barcelona pool

39. Lake Palace Hotel

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

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Lake Palace Hotel pool

40. Royal Crescent Hotel

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

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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 set within the lagoon pool!

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Laucala Island pool

42. LeCrans

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

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LeCrans pool

43. Huka Lodge

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pacuare Lodge pool

47. Phinda Vlei Lodge

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.

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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 beautiful spacious pool or hang out on one of the many sunbeds lined up nearby.

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Sublime Samana pool

49. The Grace Santorini

This infinity pool is another exquisite island masterpiece as if Greece wasn't beautiful enough. With uninterrupted views across the Caldera, this pool is enough to book your trip now.

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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.

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The Oberoi Udaivilas pool

+1 Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa

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

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