When its summer, you want to cool off at a swish, relaxing and rejuvenating pool that makes you feel all glam and sexy! Get summer ready for these incredibly special beaches that are known to be the largest, meanest, swankiest and quirkiest pools you’ll ever find. From infinity pools at ultra luxurious resorts and to hot spring pools to crocodile cove pools – we’ve got it all covered! Hey, some of these are their region’s best kept secrets that we are now leaking out for our readers! So Get your best swimwear out, apply that sunscreen and get ready for the time of your life in the world’s top 12 pools.
Infinity Pool at Hotel Caruso
The reinstated 11th century palace appears to float on the terrace just over the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy sweeping, 180 degree vistas of Italy’s countryside mountains with the sea kissing this massive infinity pool. Hey, and it’s not all water and horizon. You can ask the helpful concierge to get you nice drink, while you soak in the pleasant, balmy waters of Hotel Caruso’s Infinity Pool. One of the world’s best infinity pools, this one hypnotizes you in the first instance.
2 Jade Mountain Resort Pool, Saint Lucia Island
This little secret tucked in the interiors of an isolated resort may turn out to be your best Caribbean discovery. Apart from a private beach, exceptional spa treatments and stunning vistas offered from every room, there’s an unmistakably relaxing vibe. Your kind of a perfect romantic vacation? Well, it’ll cost you a neat $1,550/room.
3 The Red Pool at Library Resort, Thailand
Quirky pools are in the new in thing. At Thailand’s Koh Samui Island, guests can enjoy a dip in this amazing balmy pool that features orange and dark red tiles, this creating a bright, shinning and novel looking pool. Anything else worth experiencing here? A pristine white sandy beach is located a hop away from the unusual red pool. Be prepared to folk out $320 plus for spending a night at the Library Resort.
4 Crocosaurus Cove Pool, Australia
If you are an adventure buff and crave adrenaline soaring action, this one’s for you! Visitors dive into the pool in a large cage-like enclosure with more than 200 varied species of crocodiles – the largest one featuring a length of five meters. At $160/person, you can enjoy as many as 12 diving sessions from morning until evening. Time to explore your wild side! Not for the faint hearted.
5 Havasu Falls Natural Pool
Those looking for a genuine swimming experience in the midst of hypnotic natural resources should head to Havasu Falls in Arizona. Other than traditional culture of native Havasupais and striking natural scenery, the place is resplendent with a cheery, tourist vibe. The best part – only a handful of tourists are permitted inside, and entry is given only local tribes. This means less crowds and the entire place you need to enjoy a relaxing dip.
6 The San Alfonso del Mar Seawater Pool, Chile
A swish resort in Algarrobo, Chile features the world’s largest swimming pool! Think a kilometer long stretch of immaculate seawater located adjacent to a private sandy beach. If you opt for living in the resort, you will face the perpetual million dollar dilemma faced by every guest here. Should I dive in the ocean or simply soak by the balmy waters of the pool? They are both almost merging into one.
7 The Oberoi Udaivilas Pool, India
Feel like true-blue royalty at this Udaipur, Rajasthan located palace resort pool. Known as the capital of the erstwhile Mewar kingdom, The Oberoi Udaivilas is a sprawling 55-acre palace featuring spacious gardens and a striking pool, offering hypnotic views of the adjoining Lake Pichola. How much does staying here cost? The royal fairy-tale experience comes at a price of $525/per night. Yes, feeling and living like a Maharajah comes at a cost.
8 Como Shambhala Estate Spa Pool, Indonesia
Sheltered by verdant jungles and Ubud’s rice terraces, this pool is a center of relaxation and tranquility smack in the middle of the touristy Bali. Como Shambala Estate will bring back not just your sagging spirits by also offer a more effective balance. You can enjoy a laidback dip in the pool for hours, with easy access from your room. There’s more! Guests can enjoy yoga instructions, spa treatments, meditation sessions, healthy romantic dinners, special meal buffet and all day long healthy snacks. The room will set you back by $600.
9 Nemo 33 Pool, Belgium
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this is the world’s deepest pool. Open throughout the year, the pool is tailor-made for divers. Diving lessons can be taken for as low as $61 Euros or $28 per dive. After a hectic diving session, enjoy awesome Thai food at the eatery next door. Can it get any better than this? Diving and amazing sea-food! Yes, finding Nemo just became more fun!
10 Gold Energy Pool, Tibet
The splurge happy can make their way into the swish and swanky St. Regis resort, located in Lhasa, Tibet. You enjoy awe inspiring views of the Himalayan range and the opportunity to access the only gold tiled, shimmering, one of its kind swimming pool in the world. The water is sultry and salted, with temperatures at an easy 28-32 Celsius. A cushy relaxation zone that is replete with several other amenities such as foot massage and lip-smacking made to order food. This is a must do experience for those with a penchant for all things shiny and blingy!
11 Chongwe River House Pool, Zambia
Want to enjoy an incomparable safari experience while taking in the pleasant waters? Look no further than Chongwe House in Zambia, a whimsical boutique resort that features a unique deck looking over the beautiful Chongwe River. Sip your drinks, as you watch a bevy of wildlife surging near the river to enjoy a dip and drink water. For the curious, a room here can set you back by $550/night during off-season.
12 Floating Lake Pool at Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Italy
Enjoy a splash in the idyllic waters of Italy’s Lake Como, followed by a session the remarkably relaxing floating pool overlooking the splendid Bellagio Mountains. Those booking a night stay at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo also gain access to an equally incredible enclosed infinity pool, complemented by five Jacuzzis and a host of rejuvenating spa treatments. Prices begin from $522/night. If you’ve ever fancied a romantic experience of floating lazily in the midst of the alluring Italian countryside, this is probably your best bet.