Getting away on a fabulous, luxury vacation is something most people strive for at least a few times a year, if not more often. While there are times when you simply want to book a hotel for the simple fact of it acting as your main hub to stay while you fill your vacation time with exploration and site seeing. Other times you may choose a specific luxury hotel as the destination spot for the sheer fact that it has all you want in amenities to create a luxurious getaway, including a gorgeous swimming pool for lounging by and taking in spectacular views while you do. For some luxury hotels, the swimming pool is one of the major selling points when it comes to enticing travelers to book a stay with them, and it’s no wonder, because when you see some of the pools from around the world, it will make you want to schedule your next luxurious vacation at one of these destinations just so you can take a dip in one of the most beautiful pools anywhere. If you have ever been interested in knowing what the best hotel pools are from around the world, then keep reading to learn what they are. Here are 20 of the best hotel pools in the world.
1. Hotel Caruso (Ravello, Italy)
At $800 a night, it’s no wonder that this hotel sees a lot of celebrities, from well-known artists, Hollywood actors and musicians. The 50-room, Hotel Caruso in Ravello, Italy boasts an amazing swimming pool that overloos the Amalfi Coast. The views are so spectacular that you’ll want to take them in year-round, which you can since the water is nicely heated for year-round dips.
2. Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti (Tanzania, Africa)
Infinity edge pools are some of the most amazing pools and the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, set in Tanzania, Africa has one of the most beautiful infinity pools with one of the most beautiful views to go with it. While you’re swimming in the crystal blue water, you can watch the animals of the Serengeti act in their own environment. Just a few yards away from the hotel is where a variety of animals, including elephants, come together to drink from a common watering hole, and you’ll get to witness the incredible site as you relax in the beautiful pool that seems to meld with the nature around it. If sunsets are your thing, you won’t soon forget watching the most amazing sunsets from the pool, so grab a cocktail and take in the Serengeti while pampering yourself with an end-of-the-day dip in the pool.
3. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, (Tanzania, Africa)
Another Tanzanian pool has made the list of the most amazing pools around the world. This one is the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge pool and it has some of the most spectacular views as well. This enormous pool is surrounded by natural vegetation and a breathtaking view of the Tanzanian horizon where you can watch the sun come up and go down while you enjoy a delightful swim. When you’re ready to sit by the pool and enjoy a cocktail, you don’t have to go far – a poolside is ready to cater to your every whim and make your time at the pool relaxing and memorable,
4. Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, (Jordan)
You won’t lack in a choice for a pool when you stay at the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar in Jordan. This hotel doesn’t just have one gorgeous pool, but nine of them to choose from. Tourists on vacation visiting the notable Dead Sea love staying at the Kempinski for the delightful amenities, including all of the pools, all featuring their own unique features, like a man-made waterfall and other features, plus, the hotel boasts the largest spa in all of the Middle East. So get ready to do your Middle Eastern vacation right and book your stay at the Kempinski.
5. Grand Hotel Tremezzo, (Lake Como, Italy)
If you have ever wanted to swim in a floating swimming pool, all you have to do is go to Italy and stay at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Lake Como. It’s a cool pool that floats right off the beach and you will feel like you are swimming right in the midst of the beautiful lake. The unobstructed views of the scenery around you will keep you returning for a swim, day and night so you can take it all in, in the different lights of the day.
6. B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa (Zurich, Switzerland)
Most people could probably say they’ve never swam while looking down at a city below. At the B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa, situated in Zurich, Switzerland, you can do just that when you go to the top of the spa and take the plunge into the steamy waters of the spa’s rooftop pool. The warmth and spectacular views will entice you to use the pool regularly during your stay here, which is only $345 a room per night, and with only 60 rooms in the hotel you better book your room early.
7. Hotel Domus (Civita, Italy)
While some vacationers love the idea of swimming in a pool off a sandy beach with views of a deep blue ocean, others may prefer the unique experience of vacationing in a hotel where they can swim in something like a cave pool. Yes, there is a place, and it is the Hotel Domus in Civita, Italy. All through the city, you can take tours of caves and tunnels and take in all the unique views they have to offer, and when you get back to your hotel, you can continue the experience by taking a swim in their underground pool that was built deep inside a cool cave, however, if you are vacationing with a large group, keep in mind that the pool can only hold 8 people at a time, so you’ll have to divide the time with your group and other guests, but it’s well worth it for this amazing experience.
8. Hotel El Ganzo (San Jose Del Cabo)
The Hotel El Ganzo in San Jose Del Cabo only has 72 rooms, so book ahead for your spectacular vacation at this hotel that offers a quaint sushi restaurant, and one of the most spectacular infinity swimming pools in the world. This 2,013 square foot pool allows you to swim up to an incredible view of the harbor below, and at the end of your swim you can hop out of the pool and sit and relax in the incredible glass-framed hot tub that gives you even more amazing views. For this kind of experience, you’ll only have to pay $193 a night, which is actually quite reasonable compared to others.
9. Holiday Inn (Shanghai, China)
If you are afraid of heights, this might not be a pool you can handle because this pool, which is located at the Holiday Inn in Shanghai, China has a glass bottom that hangs out over the street below, which just so happens to be 24 stories high. If you don’t mind looking down and seeing nothing between the bottom of the pool and the ground below, then you just may enjoy doing a few laps in this 98-foot-long pool, and it’s not a bad price to get this experience – just $96 a night.
10. Courtyard By Marriott Bonaire Dive Resort (Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands)
There’s a dive resort in the Netherlands known as the Bonaire Dive Resort and it offers great diving escapades and other water sports for the water-lovers. After a day of playing in the salty water all day, refresh yourself in their spectacular pool that is surrounded by the beautiful brightly colored hotel facades and poolside canopies, as well as it offers amazing views of the lagoon. It’s the perfect way to relax and recount the memories of the day with a glass of wine and your someone special by your side.
11. Conrad Bora Bora Nui (Bora Bora, French Polynesia)
Infinity pools are all the rave today, and so many hotels are designing some of the most amazing infinity pools for their guests. The water seems to meld right into the background and give you the feeling that you are a part of a bigger picture as you swim in the pool’s crystal clear water. Well, if you visit the Conrad Bora Bora Nui in Bora Bora, you will not only get this wonderful experience when you swim in the main hotel pool, but to top it off, each of the 18 bungalows on the property boasts their own oceanfront pool for that private dip with your special someone.
12. Turquoize at Hyatt Ziva (Cancun, Mexico)
The spectacular rooftop infinity pool at the Turquoize at Hyatt Ziva in Cancun, Mexico is as crystal blue as you can get, and what a view it has. You get 260-degree views of the Caribbean Sea just beyond the gleaming white sands and beautiful palm trees that surround you for a little shade from the hot tropical sun. It doesn’t get anymore spectacular than this, except for maybe one thing, this is a kid-free resort, which means you will get plenty of adult R&R – sorry kids!
13. Jade Mountain (St. Lucia)
When you travel to an expensive resort getaway in a luxurious location, you might not be surprised to see that included in your suite is a private pool just for you and your mate or travel companion. As sweet as most private pools are, most are not quite as beautiful and tranquil as the private pool you get at Jade Mountain resort in the tropical St. Lucia. Just outside your suite is an amazing infinity edge pool that overlooks the magnificent views of a tropical paradise. Not only do you get the luxury of your own private infinity pool, but if you choose to mingle with the other guests as you swim, you can head up to the rooftop and take a swim in the hotel’s communal pool with even more magnificent views with the Birdseye views.
14. Sagamore Pendry Baltimore (Baltimore, Maryland)
The Baltimore harbor is one of the most beautiful areas on the east coast and you can enjoy spending time taking in the views of thee harbor from one of the most beautiful pools around. The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore Hotel has a uniquely built pool that sits at the harbor’s edge and is surrounded with a relaxing atmosphere of cabanas and lounge chairs that allow you to enjoy relax poolside in a more Urban environment. It may not be the tropics, but the sites and sounds of a busy city life is heaven to a lot of people and so is the swimming pool at this high end resort.
15. The Mulia & Mulia Villas (Bali, Indonesia)
Pools, pools, and more pools. The Mulia & Mulia Villas offer multiple pools on the property, but the Oasis Pool is the one where you will find the most relaxing and tranquil environment with all the Balinese statues that surround you and Indian Ocean views to enjoy. You won’t soon forget your stay at this spectacular property where their Oasis Pool is known as one of the best and most beautiful in the world.
16. The Biltmore Hotel (Coral Gables, Florida)
Coral Gables is known to be one of the most wealthy areas in the sunny state, and the Biltmore Hotel is one of the fanciest you’ll find anywhere. Not only is this an amazing property that spans an incredible 150 acres, but when you leave from your vacation, you can brag that you took a swim in the country’s largest pool. It’s not only the largest, but offers you some of the most beautiful crystal clear water of any hotel pool anywhere.
17. Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
The design of this amazing hotel pool is one of the most unique designs, but that’s what you get when you visit the Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Nothing is too classy for the guests of this upscale hotel, including the enormous swimming pool that boasts water shower areas and palms trees in the water. The lighting is amazing and really adds to the beauty and ambiance of this spectacular hotel pool.
18. The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh (Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt)
If you love to swim laps, this pool offers you 75 feet of swimming to give your lap swimming a leg-up compared to many other hotel pools. The private beach is just beyond the pool, which means that you will be in for some stunning views while you swim or just chill out and relax with a cold one in this beautiful pool that ranks as one of the most beautiful hotel pools in the world.
19. Oberoi Udaivilas (Udaipur, India)
You will feel like you are really being pampered at the Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, India when you get to choose from three very unique swimming pools on the 87-room property. The main pool is the Escher-esque pool and gives you dramatic Indian architecture all around to enhance your experience, while the serene spa pool is designed with elegant arches for beautiful views, and if you happen to book a room with a view of the lake, you’ll get to experience a more private pool experience.
20. The Villa Casa Casuarina (Miami Beach, Florida)
Mosaic tiles are beautiful Italian tiles that are often found some of the more high-end homes, used as back splashes in kitchens and in bathrooms, too. But at the Villa Casa Casuarina Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, Mosaic tiles are uniquely designed in beautiful picturesque artwork at the bottom of their exquisite swimming pool. To give you an idea of the use of Mosaic tiles, there are more than 1 million tiles and more than a thousand of them glimmer of 24-karat gold, which will really make you feel a part of the wealthy and well-to-do crowd. You’ll feel like you will swear you have traveled farther than Miami Beach when you experience a swim in this incredible 54-foot Italian-inspired pool.