The weather is heating up and we’re gearing up to enjoy lazy days outside by the pool (either at home or on vacation), so we figured why not present some of the World’s Most Extraordinary Swimming Pools! Some are high up and practically in the sky, while others are located in lavish hotels that take luxury to new heights.
16. The Neptune Pool – Hearst Castle, California
The pool, located at Hearst Castle, was originally constructed in 1920s for William Randolph Hearst and features very elaborate details to where you almost don’t want to use it for swimming in fear that you’re mess something up.
15. Paradise Island Paradise Lagoon – The Atlantis Resort, Bahamas
Paradise Lagoon, which boasts a 7-acre saltwater lagoon for snorkeling with thousands of tropical fish is a very big tourist attraction for the hotel.
14. Blood Red Pool – The Library Hotel, Koh Samui
The boutique hotel is known for its blood-red pool, the tall trees that seem to grow in, around and through the building, but it’s the pool that’s really interesting.
13. Hanging Pool – Hotel Joule, Dallas
This twisting swimming pool projects eigh- feet over the sidewalk, at the edge of the 10th floor of the Joule Hotel in Dallas.
12. The Icebergs – Sydney, Australia
The ocean’s waves often break over the side of the Icebergs swimming pool located in the corner of the famed Bondi Beach.
11. The Gellert Swimming Pool – Budapest, Hungary
Gellert Baths and Swimming Pool complex looks more like a cathedral than a pool.
10. The Badeschiff – Berlin, Germany
Badeschiff or “bathing ship” is the most unusual swimming pool in Berlin since it’s made from an old cargo container, where during the summer it’s an outdoor pool with the beach, bar and DJs. In the winter the whole thing is covered.
8. Nemo 33 – Belgium, Germany
The Nemo 33 diving pool in Belgium is the world’s deepest indoor swimming pool at over 33 meters deep and features several simulated underwater caves at the 10 m depth level.
7. Infinity Pool – Marina Sands SkyPark, Singapore
The swimming pool is 200-metres above city ands stretches across the span of the three towers forming the hotel and seems to spill, waterfall-like, all the way down to the streets below.
6. Infinity Pool – Hotel Caruso Belvedere, Ravello, Italy
Perched 300 metres above the Amalfi Coast, the infinity pool at the Hotel Caruso creates a horizon that seems to go on forever.
5. Infinity Pool – InterContinental Hong Kong, China
Soaking in the infinity pools at the Intercontinental is perhaps the most enjoyable way to enjoy the landscape of the city.
4. Ocean Dome – Miyazaki , Japan
The world’s biggest indoor pool and is 300 meters long and 100 meters wide, and it’s located 500 meter from the sea.
3. Devil’s Pool – Zimbabwe, Africa
Even though it’s not a manmade pool, the Devil’s Pool still qualifies as a pool. If you’re ever in Zimbabwe, don’t miss the chance to take a swim in The Devil’s Pool, a small lagoon that’s enclosed by rocks on the edge of one of the biggest, most beautiful waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls.
2. San Alfonso del Mar Resort – Algarrobo, Chile
As the world’s largest swimming pool, it’s more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, has a 115ft deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water.
Cantilever Pool – Shanghai, China
The Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao features a cantilever pool that’s located on the 24th floor of the hotel, is 30 meters long and suspended over the side of the hotel and has a glass bottom.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.