The world has a number of mind-blowingly beautiful pools. We couldn’t help but marvel at these designs.
This marble-sided pool at the Sala Ayutthaya Hotel in Thailand is certainly worth a look. Once you’ve scoped out a river view room for floor-to-ceiling windows, head to the white marble swimming pool for some serious relaxation. Seems like an ideal way to spend the day (and night).
The stripes on the bottom of the Alavya Hotel in Turkey look extra refreshing.
The pool at the Siam Hotel in Bangkok looks so refreshing thanks to its dark-tiled bottom.
This 50-metre long pool is built into the Tasman Sea at the southern edge of Bondi Beach in Sydney.
This tiered infinity pool at the Hanging Gardens of Bali is set atop a cliff.
Even more beautiful: The infinity pool at the Grace Santorini overlooks the Greek island’s famed caldera view.
Day beds at The Residence, Maldives are submerged in the bluer-than-blue infinity pool.
Indulge yourself at Kensho Mykonos’ infinity pool, built into the rocks and designed to look as though it’s almost merging into the blue of the Aegean Sea.
Because you need this in your life: This private saltwater pool overlooking the Indian Ocean at one of Alila Villas Uluwatu’s pool villas.
The Habita is another one of our top picks: It’s one of many pools at Sri Panwa in Phuket, Thailand. Designed as an oasis of calm and luxury, the Habita is probably worth adding to your list for some beautiful sunset views with its proximity to the beach.
The Aquazure pool at the One&Only Hayman Island looks out over the Coral Sea and seems like a winner.
Another stellar choice: Canaves Suites, Oia, Santorini is a heavenly swimming pool in a cave overlooking the Aegean Sea. Almost heaven?
Also worth another look: A pool-within-a-pool-within-the-sea at the beautiful Maldives Hotel, One&Only Reethi Rah. Because you need another excuse to relax, right?
Another pool-within-a-pool at Laucala Island, a private-island resort in Fiji. Amazing.
First of all, who needs a turquoise pool when you could have a blood-red tiled pool? Amazing, or maybe creepy? We’re not too sure.
The cave pool at Katikies hotel, overlooking the caldera in Oia, Santorini is similarly striking.
At Domus Civita, the pool is hidden in a cave beneath the house shows even more potential.
The ruins of this original estate were flooded to create this atmospheric spot at Hacienda Uayamon in Mexico. This could almost be called an ‘anti-infinity’ pool, with a rich heritage mixed in contrast with some extraordinary amenities.
Another beauty: The pool of the Bayugita pool within the COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali.
Finally, the beach club pool at Purobeach Porto Montenegro sits dramatically in the Bay of Kotor, and is well worth the addition to this list with even more glamour. Newly refurbished, the Yacht Club Pool is another destination well worth adding to your summer holiday checklist.
Which was your favourite pool of our picks on the list above? Seems like it won’t be an easy choice! Let us know which design caught your eye and left you wanting even more. Is there another pool we should add to the most noteworthy list?