A holiday just doesn’t feel like a holiday unless there’s plenty of sunshine, adventure, shopping and of course, an awesome hotel pool. Whether it’s a Balinese infinity pool hanging in the jungle or a shark infested pool in Dubai, we’ve scoured the globe to find 10 of the best that you can really make a splash in.
The McCarren Hotel and Pool is best known for its quirky interior and rooftop bar that boasts some of the best views of Manhattan’s skyline. The hotel also houses an amazing swimming hole which is New York City’s only saltwater pool. Complete with a poolside menu, The McCarren Hotel and Pool offers summer supplies for purchase, such as their limited edition sunglasses from Local Supply.
More a waterslide than a pool, The Atlantis The Palm Dubai offers an ‘aquaventure’ – a slide that plummets you into a shark invested tank. Not for the faint hearted, this feature is part of the hotels’ 42 acre waterpark. Entry is free and the experience is unforgettable.
They say a picture speaks a 1000 words but when it comes to the pool at The Grace Hotel in Santorini, no words are necessary – because we’re left utterly speechless. The Grace Hotel’s pool is what some might say the perfect Greek cliché – an endless scene of white and blue.
Hotel Indigo’s pool appears as if it hangs on the side of the hotel, tempting a bout of vertigo. Yet looks can be deceiving, as the glass bottom infinity pool is actually set on the roof of the hotel and is very structurally sound.
One of the most visited attractions in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon Pool is actually a geothermal spa with unforgettable views of the Icelandic landscape. The lagoon is man-made for recreational and medical purposes, with temperatures reaching a steamy 39 degrees Celsius.
The world’s largest rooftop infinity pool, the Marina Bay Sands tourist attraction sits 57 levels above the ground and boasts some of the most breathtaking views of Singapore.
Stretching out into the horizon lies possibly some of the most luxurious pools in the world – the private pool villas at Baros in the Maldives. Nestled in a picture perfect setting, these pool villas also offer direct access into the Maldivian lagoon.
Set in the Balinese rainforest overlooking the Ayung River, the Hanging Gardens in Ubud offer private infinity edged pools, the perfect addition to any jungle getaway.
Almost identical to the Aquaventure Waterpark at the Atlantis in Dubai, the Atlantis Paradise in the Bahamas offers another Leap of Faith slide that has you dropping from 60 feet into a shark filled lagoon.
Nestled amongst the Swiss Alps lies the Le Crans Hotel and Spa Switzerland, which boasts one of the world’s best hotel pools. Complete with heating and unforgettable views of the Alps, this pool is in a league of its own.