Take a dip into our gallery to find the most beautiful pools from around the world; from geothermal baths in Iceland, to iconic infinity pools at luxury hotels, to secluded rainforest lagoons away from it all. Here are our top 10 cool pools worth travelling to and swimming in.
There are already so many reasons to visit Greece, and one of them has to be this incredible pool at Grace Hotel in Santorini. It’s actually the largest infinity pool on the island and comes with uninterrupted views of the Aegean sea and overlooks the volcano in the village of Imerovigli… need I say more?
No trip to Sydney is complete without swimming in the Bondi Icebergs pool. In fact, it’s said to be the most photographed open air pool in the city and an iconic landmark for locals and travellers alike. Located at the southern end of Bondi Beach, swimmers can soak up rays or swim and keep fit, just as the Bondi Icebergs Club was created for, since 1929.
This enormous filtered sea-water pool measures in at 3,323 ft. long and is the ultimate playground for water-sports. Snorkel, scuba dive, kayak and even sail a boat to your heart’s content and then take a moment to enjoy the Pacific Ocean views, directly from the pool.
I can’t think of anything better than a warm 32°C pool soothing all my aches and pains away from skiing and hiking on the slopes of Switzerland. That’ll be the pool at The Cambrian Hotel then, where the indoor pool connects to the outdoor pool overlooking the snowy mountaintops. Breathe in the crisp air, relax and then do it all over again the next day.
Surrounded by an otherworldly landscape of volcanic rock, this bright-blue lagoon is filled with geothermal seawater that turns this pool into a spa treatment. Not only does it offer a lush mineral-rich soak but, if you’re lucky, it could also mean an evening watching the Northern Lights.
You’ll have likely heard about (or seen the pictures of) this dual-layered cascading pool that faces lush rainforest in Ubud. It’s considered one of the most famous swimming pools in Bali and its elliptical shape allows full views of the dense jungle at canopy level — as if you’re floating above the treetops.
This water-on-water experience is simply WOW — and it comes in the form of this azure floating pool in one of Italy’s most well-known lakes. Guests can take in magnificent alpine scenery of the Grigne mountains while they float and experience La Dolce Vita, Lake Como style.
At the heart of this private island’s uber-luxury resort is a 2,000 sq. metre pool overlooking a pristine white beach, enveloped by tropical palm trees. Within the main lagoon-style pool is a dramatic-looking long glass cube that is perfect for lap swimming, and of course that all important Instagram snap.
Although the Maldives offer the whole of the Indian Ocean to swim in, we still want to take a dip in One & Only Reethi Rah’s Serenity Pool. Calming and tranquil, the pool seems to be in an endless stretch of water, where the pool sits within another pool, within the ocean — talk about pool inception.
The rooftop infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is already well-known to all who wish, and have already visited the Lion City. But there’s just something about the 150-metre-long platform hovering 57 floors above our heads that make us feel like a Crazy Rich Asian, and keeps us coming back.