If you are the kind that books hotel room based on its pool, this list is for you.
These are all the hotel pools you should visit in your lifetime.
1. The Sarojin (Khao Lak, Thailand)
Fringed with palms and overlooking the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, Khao Lak resort’s incredible infinity pool features pavilion islands with their own sun loungers and removable roofs.
2. Velassaru (Maldives)
The hotel’s oceanfront infinity pool has a gentle sloping floor that emulates the sensation of entering the ocean from the beach.
3. Boscolo Milano (Milan, Italy)
The indoor pool is chic through and through with walls that has mirrored spheres reflecting the turquoise hue of the pool and surrounding mood lighting.
4. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
The InterContinental Dubai Festival City’s 25-meter lap pool juts out from the hotel’s 4th floor, meaning you can see the street below through its glass bottom.
5. Delamore Lodge (Waiheke Island, New Zealand)
The heated infinity pool is the star attraction. Built right on a cliff, it offers stunning views of Owhaneke Bay.
6. Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel (Muscat, Oman)
The best dip is the main 50-meter pool pictured above. Sitting on the edge of the beach, the temperature-controlled infinity pool is lined with palm trees.
7. Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Maui, Hawaii)
The Wailea Canyon Activity Pool is made up of nine pools on six different levels connected by a river. Among its best features, Wailea Canyon includes a whitewater rapid slide, a Tarzan pool with rope swing, a swim-up bar and the world’s first water elevator, in which water fills up a silo, pushing a giant inflatable tube to the top.
8. Four Seasons Shanghai (Pudong, Shanghai)
Four Seasons Shanghai Pudong features an 18-meter infinity pool against a set of oversized windows on the 41st floor of the hotel. The indoor pool overlooks Century Avenue, which includes three of China’s most iconic buildings.
9. The Springs Resort and Spa (Costa Rica)
Set in Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park, The Springs Resort and Spa’s 18 mineral-laden pools are fed from area’s natural hot springs. With temperatures ranging from 28-39 Celsius, the freeform landscaped pools offer everything from rushing waterfalls to calm forest experiences.
10. Grand Hotel Tremezzo (Tremezzo, Italy)
Situated on Lake Como, Grand Hotel Tremezzo has three pools: Flowers pool, T Spa infinity pool and Water on the Water. The last one pictured above is exactly what it sounds like — a floating swimming pool bobbing on the surface of Lake Como.
11. Perivolas (Oia, Greece)
Built into the amphitheatrical cliffs, the hotel’s terraced gardens lead down to the curved infinity pool on the edge.
12. LeCrans Hotel & Spa (Crans-Montana, Switzerland)
LeCrans Hotel and Spa’s heated outdoor pool has stunning views of the snowy Alps you’ll likely have just skied on.
13. The Cambrian (Adelboden, Switzerland)
The Cambrian’s heated outdoor infinity pool gazes at rugged mountains capped with year-round snow.
14. Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena (Ibiza, Spain)
The Hotel Hacienda’s tiered pools at the top of the Na Xamena cliff offer a spectacular panorama of the Mediterranean. Dubbed the “Cascadas Suspendidas,” this outdoor thalasso therapy circuit features several pools of heated seawater connected by waterfalls.