12 Most Extraordinary Pools In The World

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Why have an ordinary pool when you can have an extraordinary pool? Dive into our top picks for a swimming pool with a difference…

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Most Extraordinary Pools In The World

01. Grace, Santorini

Grace, Santorini

Grace, Santorini

Grace, Santorini

Can you imagine anything better than swimming under the sunny Mediterranean sky while enjoying panoramic views of the azure Aegean Sea? No, neither can we! This is all possible on the world-famous island of Santorini.

Set in an enviable position high upon the Caldera, the Grace Hotel is an exclusive boutique hotel with sweeping ocean views and a spectacular infinity pool overlooking the sea. Go for a swim at sunset to see the burnt orange sky melting into the horizon behind Skaros Rock.

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02. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Possibly one of the most famous hotel pools in the world, the swimming pool at the luxurious Marina Bay Sands is the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool, complemented by an incredible view of the Singapore skyline. It also plays host to Singapore’s finest and is known as a place to see and be seen.

The iconic pool, which is 57 levels above the ground, offers breathtaking views of the city stretching for miles and is open only to the guests of the hotel. If you are not in the mood to swim, you can always just sunbathe on one of the luxurious poolside loungers and grab a cocktail ready to watch the magnificent sunset over the city.

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03. Kensho, Mykonos

Kensho, Mykonos

Kensho, Mykonos

Kensho, Mykonos

Kensho, Mykonos

Tucked away in the chic island of Mykonos lies the enchanting Kensho. Whitewashed walls, light wood and stone accents make for a beguiling aesthetic, and the property features tucked-away bars, swimming pools, and beach clubs.

But the real jewel of this resort is its infinity pool, particularly magical once the sun has set. The floor of the pool is elegantly lit with tiny twinkles at night, giving the impression that you are swimming amongst the stars. As well you may be, Kensho is a favorite with well-heeled celebrities jetting off to the Greek Islands.

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04. Hanging Gardens of Bali, Indonesia

Hanging Gardens of Bali, Indonesia

Hanging Gardens of Bali, Indonesia

Hanging Gardens of Bali, Indonesia

Hanging Gardens of Bali, Indonesia

Located in the heart of the mystical jungle of Ubud, with unrivaled views of the Ayung River, the enchanting Hanging Gardens of Bali provides a Babylonian oasis.

Each luxurious spacious villa comes with its own private infinity-edged pool. Surrounded by beautiful lush vegetation, this exclusive property is the perfect spot to lazily relax while enjoying the sounds of the birds and the sweet jungle air.



 Travel Guides

  • Lonely Planet Pocket Bali (Travel Guide)
  • Bali Indonesia Map 2 (East) Hiking & Walking in the Island of Bali Detailed Topographic Map Atlas 1:50000 Eastern Bali & Nusa Penida, Nusa Dua, Mt. … Map (Travel Guide Hiking Trail Maps)
  • Hiking & Walking in the Island of Bali Complete Topographic Map Atlas Bali Indonesia 1:75000 Bali & Nearby Islands Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan: Travel … Maps (Trails, Hikes & Walks Topographic Map)

 

05. Cambrian, Switzerland

Cambrian, Switzerland

Cambrian, Switzerland

Cambrian, Switzerland

Cambrian, Switzerland

Welcome to the Cambrian situated in the Swiss Alps where every day feels like you’ve stepped into an Evian advert. When all you need in life is some fresh mountain air, the scent of pine forests, and a glass of fine wine in your hand whilst enjoying a spectacular heated infinity pool with a view like this, then it’s this little gem that you should be heading to.

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06. Delamore Lodge, New Zealand

Delamore Lodge, New Zealand

Delamore Lodge, New Zealand

Delamore Lodge, New Zealand

Boasting panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf, the infinity pool at the enchanting Delamore Lodge is the best place to unwind after a day at the beach with a glass of wine, or two. Following the stairway at the lodge’s courtyard, often referred to as the ‘stairway to heaven’, guests will find themselves at a tropical pool with waterfall, a cave-like spa pool, and relaxing sauna. Not too shabby at all.

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07. Villa On The Rocks, Bandol, France

Villa On The Rocks, Bandol, France

Villa On The Rocks, Bandol, France

Villa On The Rocks, Bandol, France

Villa On The Rocks, Bandol, France

Probably the most exciting place in the world to book on Airbnb. Located in Bandol on the beautiful French Riveria, this 10,000 sq ft villa is uniquely designed with ceilings of glass and long, narrow, open rooms. But this isn’t why people come here.

Its true magic lies in the 91 ft infinity pool with 40 feet of two-sided, aquarium-style viewing so you can show off your driving abilities to your friends who will be able to witness you crashing into the water from the lounge area below. Relax afterward in true French style with a glass of the delicious local rosé wine the area is famed for.

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08. COMO Shambhala, Bali

COMO Shambhala, Bali

COMO Shambhala, Bali

COMO Shambhala, Bali

COMO Shambhala, Bali

Nestled deep in the Balinese jungle, the COMO Shambhala estate entices guests with its luxurious appointed suites and retreat villas. The jewel in the crown of this gem is its enchanting infinity-edged swimming pool with views over the verdant canopy of Ubud.

COMO Shambhala is an oasis of zen offering guests an array of decadent spa treatments, alfresco yoga and the opportunity of mountain biking through the wilderness or white water rafting down the Ayung River.

 Travel Guides



  • Lonely Planet Pocket Bali (Travel Guide)
  • Bali Indonesia Map 2 (East) Hiking & Walking in the Island of Bali Detailed Topographic Map Atlas 1:50000 Eastern Bali & Nusa Penida, Nusa Dua, Mt. … Map (Travel Guide Hiking Trail Maps)
  • Hiking & Walking in the Island of Bali Complete Topographic Map Atlas Bali Indonesia 1:75000 Bali & Nearby Islands Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan: Travel … Maps (Trails, Hikes & Walks Topographic Map)

 

09. One & Only Reeti Rah, Maldives

One & Only Reeti Rah, Maldives

One & Only Reeti Rah, Maldives

One & Only Reeti Rah, Maldives

One & Only Reeti Rah, Maldives

Sail into your holiday James Bond style by arriving via a luxury yacht or speedboat to your private island escape. The One&Only Reethi Rah, literally translating to ‘beautiful island’, boasts a glistening stretch of over six kilometers of powder white sandy beaches, azure blue lagoons and hidden private coves.

The luxurious resort offers sleek and sophisticated private villas, some with private pools, some dotted along the spectacular beach and others on stilts above the turquoise ocean. For equally impressive ocean views head to the resort’s signature lap pool which stretches an impressive 30 meters out into the sparkling sea. After a relaxing swim head to the award-winning One&Only Spa for an indulging treat.

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10. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

For five-star palatial elegance head to the Oberoi Udaivilas in the enchanting ‘city of lakes’ that is Udaipur. Boasting an enviable location on the banks of beautiful Lake Pichola, guests gather here to luxuriate in the captivating views. However, the elegant azure blue-tiled pool, with its majestic sandstone columns and regal elephant fountains will make you feel like a Maharaja.

Explore the perfectly-manicured verdant gardens surrounding the grand architecture, inspired by the opulent palaces of Rajasthan, before heading for a delicious dining experience at one of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants.

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11. Villa Tortuga, Mustique

Villa Tortuga, Mustique

Villa Tortuga, Mustique

Villa Tortuga, Mustique

The very notion of Mustique conjures thoughts of exotic spices, windswept sparkling beaches and well-heeled actors stepping out of private jets. Equally exclusive and luxurious, Tortuga will ensure your every desire is not only met but exceeded. In this hilltop gem overlooking the turquoise waters of Britannia Bay, you will be attended to by a five-strong household staff that includes a chef, housekeeper, and butler.

This traditional gingerbread-style villa boasts an inviting two-level cascading infinity swimming pool with sweeping ocean views across the bay. Surrounded by lush private gardens, glistening beaches and dramatic scenery Mustique provides the perfect playground for exploring.

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12. Four Seasons, Koh Samui

Four Seasons, Koh Samui

Four Seasons, Koh Samui

Four Seasons, Koh Samui

Four Seasons, Koh Samui

Famed for its palm-fringed powder-white beaches, lush coconut groves, and mountainous rainforest, the relaxing waters of the Four Season’s blissful infinity pool provide the perfect vantage point to take in the serene natural beauty of Koh Samui. Staff delivers drinks on demand as you are left to luxuriate in the stunning views over the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Siam, with the swaying coconut trees providing the perfect dappled shade for those keen to relax and indulge.

The luxuriously appointed Four Seasons villas are spacious, airy and elegant. Each of the 60 hidden away villas has its own private terrace surrounded by swaying banyan and coconut trees. Take a dip in your private plunge pool overlooking the azure ocean beyond.



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