From a glass wall right by the ocean, or more than 30 meters deep: here is a list of the most stunning swimming pools in the world.
1. Hotel Caruso Swimming Pool, Italy
Hotel Caruso is a luxury 11th-century palace situated on a cliff edge 1,000 meters above sea level. The hotel’s swimming pool looks like heaven on earth. Located on the beautiful Amalfi Coast and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the infinity pool is the perfect place to enjoy La Dolce Vita. From there, you’ll be delighted by a breathtaking 180-degree view of the mountains and the sea while sipping a glass of fine Italian wine.
2. Bondi Iceberg Pool, Australia
The Bondi Iceberg Pool is situated right by the sea on the famous Bondi beach of Sydney. The Olympic-size pool has been opened to the public all year long for more than 100 years and features both a larger lap pool and smaller kids’ pool. The crystal-clear waves crashing on the rocks besides the pool make Bondi Iceberg one of the most photographed swimming pools in the world. Definitely to be added to your bucket list!
3. The Joule Hotel Pool, USA
The Joule Hotel is a 1927 building located in Dallas. Although the building – which originally housed the Dallas National Bank – does not seem to have anything special overall, the hotel features a unique rooftop pool that definitely needs to be mentioned here. The modern pool extends out from the 10th floor and includes a glass wall with a view down to the street below the hotel.
4. Nemo 33 Pool, Belgium
Although not as fancy as the previous pools, Nemo 33 pool deserves to be on the list. This pool located in Brussels is the deepest pool in the world and is mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records. The pool is designed for divers and open all year round.
5. The San Alfonso del Mar Seawater Pool, Chile
This saltwater pool is a private facility of a luxury resort in Algarrobo, Chile, about 60 miles west of Santiago. Covering an area of about 20 acres and holding more than 250 million liters of water, the pool held the first Guinness World Record as the largest man-made lagoon. The giant swimming pool right in front of the Pacific Ocean was developed by Crystal Lagoons, a US company specialized in the creation of idyllic lagoons with turquoise water.
6. Amangiri Pool, USA
Amangiri is a luxury resort located in the USA Grand Circle region. The resort features 34 suites with a stunning architecture that blends into its desert scenery of mesas, canyons, and gorges. Amangiri’s swimming pool is situated in a courtyard surrounded by rock formations.
7. Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort Pool, Greece
The Olympic-size pool at the Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort in Crete, Greece, is characterized by pristine water and large white pillars resembling Greek Olympian courts. The lagoon is surrounded by new boutiques selling jewelry, sought-after accessories, and many other luxurious items of international brands. During the night, the pool is illuminated with tenue light, creating a heavenly setting.
8. Citystars Sharm El Sheikh Lagoon, Egypt
Located within the resort Citystars Sharm El Sheikh, this 23.9-acre lagoon is a huge pool developed by the company Crystal Lagoons. Since its opening in 2015, the lagoon officially holds the record for being the largest man-made body of water in the world, breaking the record of the San Alfonso del Mar crystal lagoon, which held the record from 2007. The lagoon is situated in the middle of a desert, approximately three miles inland from the Sharm El Sheikh resort.
9. The Red Pool at Library Resort, Thailand
The Library is a unique resort concept located in Koh Samui, Thailand. The beach front hotel features an incredible warm red pool: the perfect mix of design and comfort. The resort includes 26 luxury studios and suites, each one with a different design and unique pieces of furniture.
10. Marina Bay Sands Pool, Singapore
This one couldn’t be missed. The famous infinity pool located on the 57 level of the Marina Bay Sands resort is the longest elevated pool in the world. After you swim, you can sunbathe on a poolside lounger or sip a glass of champagne above the city skyline.