From a glorious gold plated swimming pool in Tibet to a jaw dropping infinity pool in Santorini we round up the best swimming pools in the world. So take a coffee break and dive into these paradise pools, with our guide to the best swimming pools in the world.
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Canaves Oia – Santorini
With stunning views of the Mediterranean and domed white buildings cascasding around it, this incredible infinity pool is one of the most blissful places in the world.
The Hanging Gardens Ubud is a resort that sits on stilts with an infinity pool that overhangs into a jungle-cloaked valley, here you are literally swimming with the breeze among the treetops.
Three times the length of an Olympic swimming pool this vast infinity pool appears to drop right into the Singaporean city skyline. Its 55-storey high location makes it the perfect vantage point to watch the sun set behind the skyscrapers. Images courtesy of Timothy Hursley.
The unique red pool at The Library Koh Samui is a beautiful departure from the traditional deep blue. The mosaic of red, orange and gold tiles creates the appearance of fiery red waters.
Feel like a Rajasthani royal swimming in the shadow of the Oberoi’s majestic turrets and walled gardens. The view out over the pool leads to the quiet waters of Lake Pichola.
An opulent indoor pool, the St Regis’ resplendent bath appears to have golden hued waters. While-away hours Cleopatra-like in this most decadent of pools.
City swimming with one hell of a view, the InterContinental’s roof terrace pool has one of the most dramatic backdrops in the world. The infinity pool gives way to the waters of Victoria Harbour below and the high-rise buildings across the water.
Cobalt-blue water segues to sea and sky as you swim at the highest point of Ravello. The Hotel Caruso’s pool overlooks the beautiful mountains and Amalfi Coast below.
Swim in and out of the shady colonnades of this Olympic-sized seawater pool in Crete. A gorgeous mix of ancient and modern Greek architectural styles – with that dive-straight-in shimmer on the crystal clear water.