After a long day of travel, there’s nothing like dropping your suitcases off at your room and taking a refreshing dip in the hotel swimming pool. Whether you’re taking a relaxing solo swim or enjoying a splash with the kids, the swimming pool is arguably one of the most important amenities at a resort or hotel, and your holiday hasn’t truly begun until you’re gone for a leisurely swim. If you’re in pursuit of the most breathtaking and Instagrammable pools in the world, look no further than these luxury hotels.
JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, Australia
Voted Australia’s Best Hotel Pool for 2021, JW Marriot Gold Coast’s pool area is an outdoor oasis. Featuring a freshwater pool with more than 200 tropical fish as well as sandy shores, a waterfall and a cave, holidaymakers needn’t go far to immerse themselves in a tropical haven.
The five-star resort is located in vibrant Surfers Paradise and boasts brand-new guest rooms as well as proximity to Sea World and Dreamworld.
Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, Italy
Etched into the cliffside above the town of Ravello, Caruso is a lavish Belmond Hotel that dates back to the 11th century. Along with its 50 exquisite rooms and suites, the hotel has also become known for its incredible heated infinity pool overlooking the Amalfi Coast. Positioned at the highest point above Ravello, the pool takes in superb vistas.
Offering the ultimate luxury experience, Caruso’s pool concierge can bring out a Kindle with a range of books to read and a fresh fruit appetiser while you soak in the views.
Hanging Gardens of Bali
Immersed in the dense jungle, The Hanging Gardens of Bali is a world away from the stresses of everyday life. Comprising 44 private suites and villas, this luxurious haven beckons you to indulge in languorous spa days and refreshing dips in the hotel’s impeccable granite infinity pool.
Taking in views of the surrounding rainforest, the twin-tiered cascading pools are simply breathtaking. Shaped to mimic the terraced rice paddies seen throughout Ubud, it’s little wonder The Hanging Gardens’ architectural pools were awarded World’s Best Pool by TripAdvisor and Condé Nast in 2014.
Address Beach Resort, Dubai
Located beside Marina Beach, Address Beach Resort takes the title of world’s tallest outdoor infinity pool, spanning just under 95 metres in length. Dotted with palm trees, this sky-high swimming pool oasis takes in jaw-dropping views of the city and is surrounded by loungers and cabanas for guests to enjoy.
Amangiri, Utah, USA
Set to the backdrop of the incredible Colorado Plateau, luxury hotel Amangiri finds itself in a breathtaking desert landscape where canyons and gorges dot the horizon. The hotel offers lavish suites and homes as well as luxurious tented pavilions with private pools. In addition to its private pools, guests can enjoy taking a dip in Amangiri’s incredible main swimming pool which curves around an imposing sandstone rockface.
Villa Honegg, Switzerland
Overlooking snowcapped mountains and the breathtaking Lake Lucerne, Villa Honegg is a five-star hotel located on Mount Bürgenstock. Along with its lavish rooms and suites, fine-dining restaurant and high-end spa, Villa Honegg boasts an incredible outdoor pool. Heated to a toasty 34 degrees celsius, the boutique hotel’s pool is reason enough to book your next Swiss holiday at Villa Honegg.
Delamore Lodge, New Zealand
Situated on the idyllic island of Waiheke in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, Delamore Lodge is a secluded haven surrounded by incredible natural scenery. Looking out to Owhanake Bay, the infinity pool offers breathtaking vistas that are sure to make friends and family back home jealous. The cliffside lodge also offers a day spa, gourmet restaurant and a Jacuzzi and sauna.
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