Beautiful pools: our top 15 favourite hotel swimming pools

If you love holidays and travelling then I’m pretty sure you’re also a fan of beauuuuutiful swimming pools. There are some incredible ones at hotels all around the world… here’s a list of our 15 favourite beautiful pools.

The Maldives is synonymous with beautiful pools; shimmering blue pieces of paradise with infinity edges which gloriously blur the line between pool and sea. This gorgeous pool belongs to the Huvafen Fushi Resort in the North Male Atoll; it sparkles in the evening with beautiful underwater lights. You can even enjoy a romantic dinner with your feet skimming the sparkly, stars-from-within water. It’s love at first sight for us.

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Stunning pools aren’t just found in beach resorts, with some of the world’s most beautiful pools tucked away between city sky scrapers. Twenty stories above the bustle of New York’s busy urban streets is the incredible Gansevoort Park Avenue’s rooftop pool. Festoon lights, incredible views and a 1940’s pin up in the pool… amazing!

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This is the Ocean Beach Pool at the Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali. Do I need to say any more than WOW? Who could resist this gorgeous saltwater pool with its spectacular views and proximity to the sea? Dreamy.

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There’s no denying that lavender and rose hues of a  sunset can make a beautiful pool even more breathtaking; this photo of the infinity pool at the Six Senses Hideaway Samui in Thailand is testament to that. The candyfloss colours of an evening sky are a million times more beautiful when reflected in the endlessness of this amazing pool.

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If teleporting was possible then I know where I’d be right now! At the truly beautiful Bill & Coo pool in Mykonos.

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Spain is famous for gorgeous, beachfront pools but we’ve found this beautiful piece of heaven high up above the city, nestled in the rooftops of Barcelona. The rooftop pool at the Ohla Hotel is perfectly placed for stunning views admist the electric and cultural vibe of Barcelona.

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Santorini’s impossibly beautiful views are revered as some as the best in the world. Throw in a swimming pool as incredible as this one at the Cosmopolitan Suites and you have a match made in swimming pool heaven.

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Imagine relaxing in this gem of a pool. Tucked away in the Capri Faraglioni Hills at the Punta Tragara, this exquisite pool has extraordinary views of mile upon mile of sparkling blue sea.

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Surely a ladder straight down into the pool is everybody’s holiday dream? The Mitsis Family Holiday Village in Kos makes this dream a beautiful blue reality, getting you from room to pool in mere seconds. We love the novelty and convenience of this pool plus it’s pretty darn stunning.

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Think Sharm El Sheikh, think luxury; we have no doubt that we’d feel like Egyptian royalty floating in this gorgeous pool at the Ibertol II Mercuto.

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Okay so we’re heading back to Bali for this one, but can you blame us? The Hanging Gardens Ubud’s tiered infinity pool is probably one of the most famous and most photographed pools in the world. The split level pool is suspended high above the jungle tree tops creating an incredible sense of being at one with the surroundings.

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The Ayada Maldives treats guests to private infinity pools where it’s difficult to tell where the beautiful turquoise pool ends and the crystal ocean begins. What an amazing place to take a dip!

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Someone come and whisk me away to where this lucky lady is standing! The Banyan Tree Seychelles’ pool is incredible… enough said.

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Pools in hot places are lovely, but just imagine stepping into the gorgeous heated pool at the Hotel Villa Honegg in Switzerland. Step into the gorgeously warm water and enjoy the views of snow-capped mountains and the tingle of cold air on your face.

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The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore has one of the most iconic and beautiful pools in the world. Located 57 stories above the ground, this fascinating pool boasts one of the most incredible views in the world. Swim up to the infinity edge to experience truly being on top of the world!


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