Indulge yourself as you submerge yourself in the world’s most amazing hotel pools
Picture your dream holiday as you sit behind your desk, in your office, on another endless workday. Picture cloudless blue skies, palm trees swaying in the breeze, and your own personal butler bringing you cocktails as you lounge beside the most incredible infinity pool you have ever seen.
It’s nice to dream… Why not keep on dreaming as you check out the world’s most amazing hotel pools. The world is your oyster and all of these hotels are open for you. You can experience amazing swimming pools yourself.
Anantara Kihavah Villas, Maldives
Indulge in an island fantasy at Anantara Kihavah Villas in the Maldives. Just a stone’s throw from the beach, this hotel’s 49m infinity pool is the longest in the Maldives. Fibre optics light up the pool at night as it rivals the glittering stars, and for something extra, check out what’s happening under the sea from the glass-bottomed bathtub in your Overwater Pool Villa.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Hawaii
The $9 million infinity pool at the Four Seasons stands out among the numerous other luxury hotels and resorts in Wailea. Located on the southwestern shore of Maui, the 37m salt-water infinity pool seems to disappear into Wailea Bay 16m below. You can swim up to the bar to grab a cocktail, listen to Hawaiian music underwater, and relax in the evening by the glow of tiki torches.
San Alfonso del Mar, Algarrobo, Chile
Saying the pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort is large is an understatement. Stretching 1km in length, covering 20 acres, and containing 250 million litres of filtered Pacific Ocean water, this amazing pool has been called the largest in the world by Guinness World Records. It holds several man-made sand beaches and reportedly cost $2 billion to build.
Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah
Hang out in this resort’s U-shaped pool to enjoy panoramic views of Utah’s dramatic mesas, or relax on one of the poolside king-size day beds while you sip on a prickly-pear margarita. You can swim day and night at a pleasant 29 degrees, and you really can’t miss the 80-foot-high, Jurassic-period sandstone escarpment that rises out of the pool.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, Rajasthan
On the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan, the Oberoi Udaivilas showcase majestic India at its best. Built as a traditional Indian palace, this hotel has rambling courtyards, sweeping gardens, and reflection pools. Rooms open out onto terraces and semi-private swimming pools, and some suites have their very own swimming pools. There is also a luxurious spa with its own swimming pool overlooking the lake.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Opened in 2010, this Singapore hotel has one of the most iconic pools in the world. The infinity pool isn’t just three times the length of an Olympic pool, it’s also 55 storeys high and straddles three towers of the hotel. At a cost of $4 billion, the hotel is apparently the most expensive in the world, and allows guests the chance to swim at 650m, while enjoying spectacular views over Singapore.
Golden Nugget, Las Vegas
Ever felt there was something missing in the hotel pools you’ve seen in the past? Perhaps a few sharks? In the Golden Nugget’s $30 million pool complex – The Tank – you can swim alongside sharks, stingrays, huge Queensland grouper, and silvery jack crevalle. Nice idea, and thankfully danger free – as the swimming pool is separated from the shark tank by a six-inch clear acrylic wall. The Golden Nugget is just one of the unique places to stay in Las Vegas.