From rich infinity pools with magnificent views to natural and tranquil pools filled with marine life, these pools offer a wide panorama of luxury, peace and serenity; and should be on everybody’s bucket list. The only thing that will be more satiating than relaxing or soaking in the water on a hot summer day is doing so at one of these incredible destinations.
Hotel du cap, France
How to get there: 17 kms from Nice Côte d’Azur international airport, a taxi from the Beaulieu train station takes approximately 20 minutes.
Why should one go? The spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea, a great pine forest on the one side and the Lérins Islands on another side; Hotel du cap’s outdoor swimming pool offers you an ideal getaway and the panoramic vista of the French Riviera. Under the gentle sunshine rays, enjoy swimming while the hotel staff will gladly make cocktails filled with summer freshness.
Hotel Caruso Belvedere, Italy
How to get there: 1-hour ride from Naples International Airport.
Why should one go? On a secluded patio, hidden among the stones, the infinity pool is located at the highest tip of picturesque coastal town of Ravello– on the cliff, 1150 feet over the ocean. Moreover, a gorgeous view of the Amalfi Coast and the tremendous shadow of the wild seashore, this elliptically shaped five star hotel is also exquisite. The jewel of Italy is blessed with Mediterranean magic and the views are to die for.
Amangiri Resort Utah, US
How to get there: Free transport to the closest ‘Page Airport’, Approx. 5 hours’ drive from Las Vegas.
Why should one go? Encompassed by deep canyons and towering plateaus, private and tranquil, the pool at Utah appears to drop straight into the Atlantic Ocean. The heated swimming pool curves around a cliff of sandstone rock, with a king-size recliner on decks and sun beds on the other side. This private villa also includes teak sun beds and three deliberately placed palm trees.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, UAE
How to get there: Just 2 hours’ drive from Abu Dhabi, the hotel also offers taxi services to their guests.
Why should one go? Luxurious, secluded and romantic; the family-friendly Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort near Abu Dhabi inhabits an astounding, dry sandscape. Indulge in free-form swimming pool in the heart of the desert, shaded by palm trees and surrounded by valleys, it also offers plenty of sunbeds and parasols, plus a swim-up bar mixing mocktails. In addition, for little swimmers, there is a separate covered swimming pool along with a water fountain.
InterContinental Hong Kong
How to get there: Hotel offers complimentary shuttle service from the airport, ports and train stations. Why should one go? One of the world’s top inns, renowned for its dramatic location on the Kowloon waterfront, with spectacular views of the island; InterContinental Hong Kong Hotel and Resort boasts of a 17-storey hotel with stunning interiors of the sprawling 7,000sq ft. presidential suite. The suite has a private rooftop, black-tiled infinity pool known as Hong Kong’s largest outdoor swimming pools overlooking Victoria harbour.
San Alfonso del Mar, Chile
How to get there: Direct transfer from Santiago de Chile airport to hotel, just 9kms from San Antonio.
Why should one go? Have you ever dreamt of swimming in a large lagoon with a turquoise water? Yes, then Chile would give you a taste of what you are looking for. This man-made pool is spreads across the coastline, which is almost a 6,000 standard-measure 26 ft. long household pools located at the San Alfonso Del Mar resort in Chile and holds a Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest swimming pool. This aquatic paradise offers a beach under a large glass pyramid with open-air jacuzzis and the first medical spa in Chile.
Viceroy Hotel, Miami
How to get there: 15-minute drive from Miami International Airport.
Why should one go? Situated in Downtown Miami, Hotel Viceroy Miami has a 300-foot infinity pool, which is renowned as the longest pool in Florida. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, then plan a visit to the luxurious Viceroy hotel. This lavish hotel also features a private plunge pool and a rooftop pool. At the resort’s main pool, you will be pampered with water bottles, fresh fruit and the famous quality wines.
Hotel Golden Nugget, Las Vegas
How to get there: Exclusive non-stop direct shuttle service to and from McCarran Airport.
Why should one go? If you are searching for a truly unparalleled aquatic experience, then why not immerse in Hotel Golden Nugget’s swimming pool; a must visit in your lifetime. Only in Las Vegas, you will find a curved pool, shark-filled aquarium in the middle of a swimming pool, where you can actually feel like you are swimming with the sharks. Come face-to-face with the sharks and the other creatures from the ocean as you slide through the three-storey waterslide that directly shoots you straight into the tank!
Four Season Resort, Maui
How to get there: About 25 to 30 minutes’ drive from the Kahului Airport to the Resort. Taxis, rental cars and limousine services are also available.
Why should one go? This private resort is found at the southernmost edge of Four Seasons Resort Maui, where you will discover an oasis of calm at the Serenity Pool. From its infinity edge, marvel at the spectacular views of the island of Lanai and the West Maui mountain range. Glass mosaic tiles sparkling under the sun, and rich tropical greenery reminds you that you are pleasantly far from home.
Park Hyatt, Tokyo
How to get there: A complimentary shuttle bus service from nearest airport to the hotel or 80 minutes’ drive from Narita International Airport (NRT) – by Narita Express.
Why should one go? At the point when the temperature is high and the humidity is unbearable, there is no better way than a quick swim to chill out on your business or holiday tour. An ultimate place to chill, the Park Hyatt hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Tokyo. The 20-meter long pool is enclosed by a glass chamber, from where you can enjoy eye-catching panoramic vistas of Tokyo and a snow-capped Mount Fuji can also be seen through the floor-to-roof glass walls from the surrounding deck chairs.