30 Amazing pools in the world

It may not be summer where you live, but what about diving into one of these amazing pools? You may be bored from spending so much time indoors. Maybe it is the perfect time for a vacation.

But, what is the cool factor that makes a pool especially memorable? You’ll probably find it on this list of amazing pools from all around the world.

#1: San Alfonso del Mar (Algarrobo, Chile)

San Alfonso del Mar, a private resort in Algarrobo, Chile, is home to one of the most beautiful pools in the world with breathtaking clear blue waters. San Alfonso del Mar once held the Guinness record for the largest man-made crystal clear lagoon in the world.

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#2: Jade Mountain Resort Pool (Saint Lucia Island)

This incredible pool is located on Saint Lucia island, the hidden pearl of the Caribbean.

jade mountain resort pool

#3: Giola Lagoon (Thasos, Greece)

The Giola Lagoon in Greece is one of the natural wonders in the world. The Giola is a natural pool 26 feet below rocky grounds.

giola lagoon pool

#4: The Cambrian Hotel Pool (Adelboden, Switzerland)

Rated as one of the top 20 Swiss wellness hotels and spas, the Cambrian Hotel in Adelboden has a jaw-dropping infinity pool looking over the Alps.

the cambrian hotel pool

#5: Alila Ubud (Bali, Indonesia)

The infinity pool at Alila Ubud in Bali, Indonesia, is surrounded with rainforest views. The emerald-green swimming pool blends flawlessly into nearby nature.

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#6: Hayman Island on the Great Barrier Reef (Australia)

hayman island on the great barrier reef, australia

#7: Nice Palais de la Mediterranee (Nice, France)

The Nice Palais de la Mediterranee is a charming hotel full of luxury in Nice, France, with an incredible pool. The pool has a view of the Promenade des Anglais, a public walkway, and waves in the Mediterranean.

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#8: Hanging Gardens of Bali (Bali, Indonesia)

The infinity pool at Hanging Gardens stretches into the jungle with beautiful shrubbery straight below.

hanging gardens bali pool

#9: Blue Lagoon (Iceland)

Composed of 70% ocean water, 30% freshwater and tons of enriching minerals, the giant lagoon is often viewed as a place of restoration.

blue lagoon iceland pool

#10: Chongwe River House Pool (Zambia)

Head to Chongwe River House hotel in Zambia, a quirkily designed boutique resort with an incredible deck and pool overlooking the Chongwe River.

chongwe river house pool

#11: Nemo 33 Pool (Brussels, Belgium)

The deepest pool in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records can be found in Brussels, Belgium. Specifically designed for divers, it’s open 365 days per year.

nemo 33 pool

#12: The Red Pool at Library Resort (Thailand)

At Koh Samui in Thailand, you can swim in this incredible warm pool, tiled with orange, yellow and deep red, creating a glittering spectacle of vibrant color and unusual style.

the red pool at library resort

#13: Pamukkale Thermal Pools (Turkey)

These turquoise natural pools are made of travertine, sparkling-white sedimentary rocks deposited by water from the hot springs. The Pamukkale sight is huge with over a hundred of shallow warm pools of all sizes and shapes. This wonder is located at the same-named city in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey.

pamukkale thermal pools

#14: Hamilton Pool Preserve (Dripping Springs, Texas)

The Hamilton Pool Preserve in Dripping Springs, Texas, is a historic swimming hole that was designated a preserve 30 years ago.

hamilton pool preserve

#15: Ik Kil Cave Pool (Mexico)

Another mind-blowing natural pool located at Ik Kil Archeological Park, just 3 km from Chichén Itzá and Pisté in Mexico. A perfectly round well-type cenote 96 feet wide and about 130 feet deep.

ik kil cave pool

#16: Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort (Crete, Greece)

The pool at the Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort in Crete, Greece, is an Olympic pool. Large pillars sprout from the water, resembling Greek olympian courts, and pristine, clear waters reflect the bright sky.

amirandes grecotel exclusive resort pool

#17: The Sky Pool – Embassy Gardens (London, United Kingdom)

This acrylic-bottom swimming pool is turning heads at a new, luxury development in London. The Sky Pool is a completely see-through aqueduct at the top of the Embassy Gardens.

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#18: Purobeach Pool (Porto, Montenegro)

Exquisite beach club at the Kotor-based marina in Porto, Montenegro is the place to relax by day and have the wildest raves by night.

purobeach pool

#19: Harbour Plaza Hotel Pool (Hong Kong)

The best views of the Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour open up from this deluxe rooftop pool located on the 23rd floor at Harbour Plaza Hotel.

harbour plaza hotel pool

#20: Como Shambhala Estate Spa Pool (Ubud, Indonesia)

Hidden among the lush forests and emerald rice terraces in Ubud, Bali, this pool seems like an oasis of serenity and relaxation.

como shambhala estate spa pool

#21: The Oberoi Udaivilas Pool (Udaipur, India)

Get the true Maharajah experience at Udaipur, India, the glorious white capital of the ancient Mewar kingdom. The Oberoi Udaivilas resort has huge gardens and this incredible pool with a magnificent view of Lake Pichola.

the oberoi udaivilas pool

#22: Infinity Pool at One&Only Reethi Rah (Maldives Islands)

It is a pool within a pool within the ocean at one of the top spa hotels in the Maldives.

infinity pool at one&only reethi rah

#23: Havasu Falls Natural Pool (Supai, Arizona)

You can find this magical place in Supai, Arizona. Limited numbers of tourists are allowed to visit and you’ll need to obtain an entry permit from the Havasupai tribe.

havasu falls natural pool

#24: Cliffside Hot Spring Infinity Pools (Mexico)

These naturally filled infinity pools are carved into the cliffside of the Tolantongo Canyon where the blue water contrasts with the stone facade while lush, semi-tropical flora envelops the cliffside.

cliffside hot spring pools

#25: Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti (Arusha, Tanzania)

Located in the heart of Serengeti National Park, your stay at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti will be anything but boring. After your safari, relax in the 79-foot free-form infinity pool, overlooking herds of elephants, a watering hole, and the beautiful Serengeti plains.

four seasons safari lodge serengeti

#26: Marina Bay Sands (Singapore)

You can find the largest rooftop infinity pool 57 floors up at Marina Bay Sands. The hotel offers massages with water views in the Banyan Tree Spa and a fitness club. Poolside refreshments are also available while you’re taking in the views of the incredible Singapore city skyline.

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#27: Gold Energy Pool (Lhasa, Tibet)

You can find this pool at the exclusive five-star St. Regis resort in Lhasa, Tibet. The water is salted and warmed up to a comforting 28-32 degrees Celsius. 

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#28: Cavo Tagoo Hotel (Santorini Island)

It’s one of the top hotels in Santorini. It’s a Mykonos-style hotel, they have amazing food, amazing view, amazing infinity pool.

cavo tagoo santorini pool

#29: Gunlom Plunge Pool (Darwin, Australia)

Located in Kakadu National Park, there’s no better spot for a sunset swim than this infinity pool overlooking the Australian bushland.

gunlom plunge pool

#30: Figure Eight Pools (Sydney, Australia)

About an hour from Sydney in Royal National Park you’ll find this cluster of picture-perfect, naturally-formed rock pools. Not a trek for the faint of heart, you’ll need about three hours (and some pretty good endurance) to make the round-trip hike.

figure eight pools

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