How about relaxing by the pool after an intense day of sightseeing? With these 10 hotels with incredible pools around the world, the break will end up becoming the main attraction!
Much more than options to relax between an adventure and a sightseeing trip, these hotels with swimming pool offer incredible views, and are well capable of relegating tourist attractions to the background. Check out the following 10 hotels with incredible pools around the world that will want you to pack now!
1) Hanging Gardens of Bali – Payangan, Bali, IndonesiaIndulge in the luxury of this infinity-edge hotel in Payangan. It is in the Hanging Gardens of Bali, on the so-called island of the gods, where you already wake up in a tropical paradise surrounded by cacao, coffee, and orchids. In the evening, indulge yourself with a refined dinner in a floating pavilion, admiring the Dalem Segara Temple by candlelight and the sounds of the background Balinese jungle.
To top it off, the hotel’s award-winning spa is the perfect place to rejuvenate your body and mind with therapies and treatments that involve millennial techniques. This unforgettable paradise is 90 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
2) Marina Bay Sands – SingaporeOn top of the magnificent Marina Bay Sands hotel, almost close to the clouds, is the infinity edge pool of 150 meters, something like a football stadium and half with panoramic views of the Singapore skyline.
With access only to hotel guests, this pool was designed with a border that gives the feeling of disappearing amidst the neighboring skyscrapers. The infinity pool spans the three towers of the hotel, set in the middle of the city’s Financial District. If you are in search of a place to take a selfie and kill all your friends at home in envy, look no further.
3) Delamore Lodge – Waiheke Island, New Zealand
The boutique retreat Delamore Lodge is a haven of luxury, style, and privacy. Located near the tip of a gorge on Waiheke Island, the Delamore Lodge was built in the shape of a traditional Maori hook.
Picture credits : http://www.delamorelodge.com
The order here is to relax. Relax in the cave-shaped jacuzzi, massage in the luxurious spa or stroll through the large olive garden. The main attraction, though, is the heated infinity pool, built right on the cliff. The endless view of Owhanake Bay creates a sense of longitude, on a secluded island, but a mere 35 minutes from the mainland of Auckland.
4) Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Tremezzina, Italy
Extravagant, luxurious and sophisticated: these are just three adjectives that come to mind to describe the centenary Grand Hotel Tremezzo. Located on the west bank of Lake Como, this Art Nouveau property boasts exceptional views of the Bellagio peninsula and the nearby Grigne Mountains.Picture Credits : https://www.grandhoteltremezzo.com
The best way to enjoy the views is from the floating pool, situated on the clear surface of the lake. It is water on water, and the incredible blue shadows are eyewash. After a refreshing dip, soak up the sun on the private beach facing the pool. The floating pool of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo has been selected on several occasions as the most original swimming pool in Europe.
5) Shangri-La at the Shard – London, United Kingdom
The pool name says it all: Skypool. On the 52nd floor of London’s famous skyscraper, The Shard, you will find the highest pool in Europe.
Picture credits: http://www.shangri-la.com/london/shangrila/
As a guest of the 5 star Shangri-La at the Shard hotel, you have access to the magnificent infinity pool with fantastic views of St Paul’s Cathedral, Parliament, Gherkin building and Buckingham Palace. With heated pools at 24 degrees Celsius, chances are you will not want to leave there. To further enjoy the view of the London skyline, have a drink at the adjacent Gong bar, and relax on one of the sofas by the pool.
6) Thompson Toronto – Toronto, Canada
Thompson Toronto opened its gates in 2010 in the art district of King West Village, where the Toronto International Film Festival is taking place. This hotel lavishes sophistication and luxury, from its ultra-comfortable suites to its refined cuisine, known for meeting the highest standards of quality. The great highlight though, the rooftop pool with 360-degree views of Toronto and Lake Ontario.
Accessible only to hotel guests, this pool sits on a raised platform, which means you are at the water level the moment you step outside the elevator. During the summer months, the glass wall separating the pool area from the indoor bar is removed, creating a completely open space for meeting new and exciting people.
7) Golden Nugget – Las Vegas, United States
Bathing at the Golden Nugget Hotel’s pool is almost an adventure. It’s like immersing yourself in an aquarium, although you do not need to dive in the bottle to be surrounded by sharp-fanged sharks. Its aquatic facilities have a shark tank, an immense aquarium crossed by a transparent tube through which the bathers can glide living an experience similar to swimming with the animals themselves. As every good hotel in Las Vegas also has its casino with a poker room, sports betting or roulette. Located on Freemont Street, one of the main streets of Downtown Las Vegas, it is the ideal starting point for a stroll through the neon city.
8) Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti – Serengeti, Tanzania
In the core of the world-famous wildlife sanctuary, the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, you will find the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. Extensive plains surround the hotel, and because of its proximity to a pet drinking fountain, you do not even have to go out on a safari to see the region’s famous animals. Just relax in the infinity pool while elephants, lions, giraffes, baboons and so many other creatures appear right in front of you.
Rest in the crystal clear pool, enjoy a cocktail and marvel at the African animal kingdom parading just for you.
9) Atlantis Royal Towers Autograph Collection – Paradise Island, Bahamas
One might think that swimming pools are exactly necessary in the Bahamas, a place so rich in tropical beaches of fine sand. But a stay at Atlantis Paradise Island might well change your mind. This sprawling resort is north of Nassau, with no less than 11 pools. It has for all tastes: a Mayan themed pool for the adventurers on duty; the Blu Pool for fans of songs from the 80’s and 90’s; and the Grotto Pool with perfect waterfalls to relax.
Ten of the 11 pools are open to families; one of them – Cain at the Cove – is reserved for adults only. There you will find an “ultra-pool,” which consists of two separate infinity pools, surrounded by beach chairs and private cabanas.
10) Upper House – Gothenburg, Sweden
Picture Credits : http://www.goteborg.com/en/upper-house/
If you are going to the second largest city in Sweden, Gothenburg – and your budget, of course, allow – choose the 5-star Upper House hotel. Located on the top floors of Tower 2 of the Gothia Towers, this luxury hotel features a heated, glass-enclosed outdoor pool overlooking the entire city.
Inspired by the glass platform of the Grand Canyon, plunging into this pool will offer spectacular views of the city and the starry skies. There is no better way to see Gothenburg!