Most Amazing Hotel Pools We’ve Ever Seen
If you're a pool design and architecture enthusiast, you're sure to swoon over these jaw-dropping pools.
SkyPark Infinity Pool , Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Located on the SkyPark above Singapore’s most iconic hotel, Marina Bay Sands, this is the world’s largest rooftop pool. Offering stunning views of the city’s skyline, the infinity pool is at least three times the length of an Olympic swimming pool. As visitors swim toward the edge, they face an illusion that they’ll float into the skyline. It’s quite an adrenaline rush! There’s nothing more soothing than jumping into cool water on a hot day. In celebration of all things refreshing, we’ve rounded up 10 swimming pool ideas for you to enjoy.
The Red Pool, The Library Koh Samui, Thailand
This blood-red pool is perhaps one of the most peculiar hotel pools on the list. Set against the backdrop of Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach, the startling color isn’t the result of using artificial dye. Rather, the mosaic tiles of orange, yellow and red make the brilliant spectacle that’s set among trees and an open-air library.
Coliseum Pool, Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, California
When not in Rome, you’ll want to check out the dazzling exhibition that is the Coliseum Pool. The gleaming blue bottom—created from 1.1 million hand-set, hand-cut glass mosaic tiles—shows a glimpse of the impressive attention to detail. Guests float in one of the largest circular pools in the world, holding 380,000 gallons of water, while taking in sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean in the distance. The pool’s vaulted arches, corniced columns and amphitheater of terraced decks offer guests a taste of architecture from centuries past. The result is something that feels intimately rustic yet luxuriously grandiose.
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San Alfonso del Mar Resort Pool, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
The world’s largest outdoor swimming pool gets its water directly from the sea. The pool uses a computer-controlled suction and filtration system. Located at Chile’s San Alfonso del Mar Resort, this gigantic man-made pool is larger than 20 Olympic-size pools and holds 66 million gallons of water. It also holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s deepest (115 feet) pool. If your dog is always whining to join you in the water, why not make them a DIY pool floatie?
Temple Pool Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Another pool on the list that pays homage to Ancient Rome, the Temple Pool at Caesars Palace features striking Roman architecture including columns, statues and fountains. Situated around the regal circular pool are two cabanas and 17 day beds for added luxury. If you love luxury, be sure to check out this list that includes the most expensive home in each state.
Y-40 Deep Joy, Hotel Millepini Terme in Montegrotto Terme, Italy
The deepest hotel swimming pool in the world will make you feel like you’re jumping into the sea! The Y-40 Deep Joy is a cylindrical pool that reaches a depth of an impressive 130 feet. The pool, which has special caves, ledges and underwater glass viewing panels, was designed by renowned architect Emanuele Boaretto. It’s meant for leisure dives, dive training and photo shoots.
Kachchan Pool, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
At first glance, this may look like your typical swimming lake. But that’s just the point! Designed by architect Geoffrey Bawa, the Kachchan infinity pool blends in ‘swimmingly’ with the view of the Kandalama Lake, making for something of an illusion that puts visitors right in the mix with the natural surroundings. Located at the Heritance Kandalama in Sri Lanka, it’s one of three unique pools on the property. If you love to explore, check out 20 of the world’s most enchanting homes you can rent.
MahaSamutr, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
There’s no sailing in hotel pools, right? This lagoon-like pool stretches an impressive eight football fields in length. Hotel guests can use the provided catamarans, kayaks and paddleboards in this stunning pool. Some areas are designed to resemble the surrounding area’s sandy beaches, while others offer a traditional pool experience with cabanas.
Grace Hotel Santorini Infinity Pool, Santorini, Greece
If you’ve ever wanted to swim over a volcano, here’s your chance. Grace Hotel Santorini, a luxury boutique hotel, is carved into a cliff overlooking a volcano in the village of Imerovigli. The island’s largest infinity pool, you won’t believe your eyes as you dip in and look out to views of endless blue hues.
Thermal Floating Bowls, Aqua Dome Hotel, Oberlängenfeld, Austria
This trio of pools at the Aqua Dome Hotel in the Alpine Valley of Otztal look like they came out of a sci-fi film. The three floating bowls are filled with thermal water. One serves as a whirlpool, the other a massage pool and the last a brine pool. The UFO-like hotel pools stick out in contrast to the soothing mountain scenery in the background. For more travel and design inspiration, take a look at these 32 for glamping with style.