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The World’s Best Hotel Pools

April 10th, 2017


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The pools at these hotels elevate them to destinations in their own right. Featuring views of elephants roaming the horizon, a base carved out of natural rock, or a feeling of floating above a jungle, these hotel pools are, without a doubt, among the best in the world.

 

  1. The swimming pool at The Hanging Gardens of Bali takes a shape like none other. Nestled in the heart of the jungle, the resort is surrounded by lush rain forests, affording breathtaking views. The pool itself is tiered and suspended in the top layer of the rainforest, giving you the feeling of floating among the trees.
  2. The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, boasts the most elegant pool on the Riviera. The heated infinity pool is filled with natural sea water and was carved out of the basalt rock of the Cap d’Antibes. The view is comprised of the stunning Mediterranean Sea with idyllic panoramas of the French Riviera.
  3. Tassia Lodge in Kenya features a stunning horizon swimming pool with a sunbathing deck affording breathtaking views of hundreds of miles of conservation land. It’s situated on the 60,000 acre Lekurruki Community Ranch and is perched on the edge of a rocky bluff. While you relax in the pool, you can watch elephants and other safari animals strolling by.
  4. The Standard, Downtown LA heated pool provides gorgeous panoramic views of Los Angeles and a seat in the heart of an ongoing party. Featuring a dance floor, nightly DJs, waterbed pods, red Astroturf, a bar and an outdoor fireplace, The Standard’s rooftop pool is the ideal spot for revelers who like their pools with a side of party.
  5. The infinity pool at the Grace Santorini in Greece boasts an uninterrupted view across the Caldera. In the evenings, the view offers breathtaking sunsets over the sea, and in the mornings, you can enjoy a poolside breakfast as the sun brightens the day.
  6. The tree-lined poolscape at Fontainebleau Miami Beach that we built provides spaces tailored to kids and adults alike, along with the peak of luxury. The iconic bowtie pool is lined with lounge chairs, fully equipped cabanas and poolside beds. The round pool meanwhile features a luxurious island cabana in the middle of the water. Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas built the 7 pools on the property. In addition to the 4 fountains and 4 spas.
  7. The semi-private pools at The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, India, is surrounded on one side by lush, green gardens and on the other by the sandy domes and arches of a traditional Mewari palace. The rooms have terraces that open out onto the semi-private pools, or you can select a suite with a private swimming pool all to yourself.
  8. The Sanchaya on Bintan Island in Indonesia features a stunning 50-meter long infinity pool looking out over the South China Sea. The pool provides a shallow wading section for sunbathers and a saltwater cleaning system so you don’t have to deal with excessive chlorine. Food is served to loungers from two baskets suspended from a pole.
  9. The turquoise pool at The Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ, sits at the doorway of the Boynton Canyon, filling your view with stunning red rock formations. The wide blue sky above you contrasts beautifully with the deep red of the rocks and the greens of the surrounding trees as you relax in the water.
  10. The Amandari resort in Bali, Indonesia, features a green-tiled infinity pool overlooking lush rice terraces and forests below. The poolside deck allows you to sunbathe in comfort or lounge in the shade for a break from the sun’s rays.