Everyone loves a hotel swimming pool, this is the one element that can make or break your holiday, so we’ve searched the globe to find you some of the most amazing. These six luxury hotel pools really have outdone themselves, with stunning scenic views, unique surroundings, precarious settings or just sheer size.
San Alfonso del Mar, Chile
The seemingly endless pool at San Alfonso del Mar in Chile could easily be confused with the sea, it’s so big. The vast expanse of turquoise blue is one of the largest fresh water pools in the world and is big enough for kayaking, scuba diving and even sailing. This one really does take the biscuit.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
Set high up among the glittering sky line of swish Singapore, you’d be forgiven if the infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands SkyPark induced a tiny bit of vertigo. Surrounded by floating crystal pavilions, this magnificent masterpiece of a pool stretches out across the Marina Bay Waterfront and affords stunning views across Singapore’s dazzling cityscape.
The Cambrian, Switzerland
The Cambrian Hotel in Adelboden, Switzerland has won a lot of praise for its picture perfect spa and swimming pool, and it certainly lives up the hype. Imagine lying in this tranquil heated pool surrounded by majestic snow-capped Swiss mountains – an idyllic chocolate box picture of heaven.
Park Hyatt Hotel Tokyo, Japan
On the 47th floor of this chic Tokyo hotel sits a 65 foot long sleek pool under a pyramidal glass roof. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer fabulous views of neon-lit Tokyo and the sacred Mount Fuji beyond. Famed for being the location of Sofia Coppola’s film Lost in Translation, the Park Hyatt Tokyo’s rooftop pool is best visited at night when the water shines an electric blue and the mega city sparkles beneath.
Singita Sasakwa Lodge, Tanzania
Set on a cliff top precipice, this fairly modest swimming pool at Sasakwa Lodge, provides anything but modest views, overlooking a vast golden savannah dotted with zebra, buffalo and cheetah sprinting across the plains. This watery dell will certainly put the world into perspective, and that’s no mean feat for a swimming pool.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, India
Surrounded by the regal golden palace towers and the opulence of past maharajas, the hotel pool at the Oberoi Udaivilas will no doubt make you feel like royalty. Perfectly placed and affording dramatic views over the jade green hills and sapphire sparkling lake, this is a place for relaxation, reflection and tranquillity.