The only thing that’s more relaxing than lounging poolside or soaking in the water on a sunny day is doing it at one of these incredible destinations. From luxurious infinity pools with unbeatable views to natural pools teeming with marine life, these pools around the world deserve to be on everyone’s bucket list.
Vacation doesn’t truly feel like vacation until you’re sitting poolside sipping a cocktail. But we’re not the types to settle for any old swimming hole. Here, we’ve gathered some of the most breathtaking hotel pools in the world, from an indoor pool in the Himalayas lined with gold tiles to an infinity pool suspended high above the Amalfi Coast.
Where: Canyon Point, Utah
Why: After a day of hiking, the pool built right into the rocks at Amangiri is a welcome respite.
Where: Rio de Janeiro
Why: Hotel Fasano has a rooftop pool deck overlooking Sugarloaf mountain and Ipanema beach. It’s in the center of Rio’s hottest area.
Where: Lake Garda, Italy
Why: The infinity pool at this hotel is the perfect place to take in the views high above the largest lake in Italy.
Where: Lhasa, Tibet
Why We Love It: Lined with thousands of gold tiles and „guarded” by a black and white sea serpent, the Gold Energy Pool at the St. Regis Lhasa proves that indoor pools can be just as luxe as an outdoor infinity pool.
Where: Algarrobo, Chile
Why We Love It: Just south of Valparaiso, the San Alfonso del Mar resort is home to one of the world’s largest saltwater swimming pools stretching over 3,000 feet along the Pacific coast.
Why We Love It: For some of the best views of Singapore’s skyline, check in to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and take a dip at their infinity pool located 57 stories above street level.