World's Coolest Pools: Infinity and Beyond
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Heritance Kandalama Hotel
Designed by architect Geoffrey Bawa, the Kachchan infinity pool (pictured) at the Heritance Kandalama Hotel blends into the view of Kandalama Lake. Take a swim or relax by the pool in the evenings while Siripala, a traditional flautist from a nearby village, plays soothing music. Located in Sri Lanka, this hotel also has two more pools: the Kaludiya Pool and the Rashmi Pool. The latter is the largest pool on the property and is equipped for sports such as water polo.
InterContinental Hong Kong
At the InterContinental Hotel in Hong Kong, the infinity swimming pool with three hot tubs offers guests a relaxing dip overlooking Victoria Harbour. Here’s the bad news: The pool and hot tubs are open only to hotel guests. So you'd better book a stay.
The Grace Santorini on the Greek island of Santorini has a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea as far as the eye can see. On the terrace, where the hotel’s infinity pool is located, grab a refreshing cocktail made by renowned mixologist Salvatore Calabrese. Pair the signature Grace cocktail with your dinner, or just pass the time sipping a delicious drink while watching the sun set.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Escape to your own personal paradise at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Enjoy this Maldives resort’s two infinite-view swimming pools, as well as its other unique experiences, including the 180-degree views of reef and marine life while dining at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant.
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
W Miami Hotel
The Wet Deck at W Miami hotel is one of the most exclusive lookout points in the city. Aside from being a hot nightspot, the Asian-inflected private pool offers guests amazing views of the city from atop the hotel tower. Enjoy the chic, sophisticated ambience and listen to some of Miami’s hottest DJs while lying by the pool or taking a quick dip to cool off.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Nice Palais de la Mediterranee
Guests at the Hyatt Regency Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice, France, have a beautiful view of the Bay of Angels from the outdoor pool. The hotel also has an indoor pool, but outdoors is where you really want to be if you’re visiting this French coastal city in the summer.
Bondi Icebergs Club
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
Take a look at the stunning architecture and cityscape surrounding the outdoor infinity pool at the Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore. This 82-foot-long pool overlooks the Singapore River in the heart of the city.
Banyan Tree Seychelles
On Maui’s Wailea Beach, the Grand Wailea has nine pools, including the Wailea Canyon Activity Pool, which is equipped with waterslides, rapids and more. We like the Hibiscus Pool (pictured) for guests 18 and older. On the bottom of the pool, a mosaic hibiscus flower was designed with 630,000 pieces of Mexican glass. The 4,850-square-foot pool also has two Jacuzzis — perfect for a romantic retreat away from the kids.
Hotel Villa Mahal
Marina Bay Sands
SLS Hotel South Beach
The Standard, Downtown LA
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, Habita Monterrey has two pools that are separated by a bar. Visitors can swim in the 90-degree hot pool during the winter months or cool off in the cold pool during the summer. Both are on the eighth floor of the hotel, where guests can see the city skyline surrounded by the Sierra Madre Oriental.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar
Head to the Dead Sea, Jordan, to experience this Celestial Pools at the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar. Surrounded by gardens and lagoons, this hotel’s nine swimming pools and waterfalls offer guests picturesque views of the Dead Sea. And don’t miss out on a visit to the 108-square-foot Anantara Spa -- it’s the largest spa in the Middle East.