Imagine your summer days, relaxing with a glass of drink at the pool. So refreshing, right?
You may have enjoyed swimming in your backyard pool, at a hotel’s usual pool, or at a municipal pool. But these unique swimming pools in the world will take your swimming spree to the next level. Wherever you are in the world, just the images of these swimming pools would make you want to jump right in!
Add in great cocktails, delicious food, and stunning landscapes, and Voila! It will be the cherry on top of your wonderful vacation.
Here are some of the man-made unique swimming pools across the globe.
San Alfonso del Mar
Where? Algarrobo, Chile
Home to one of the world’s largest man-made swimming pools, San Alfonso del Mar is a lovely resort in Algarrobo, Chile. The pool is massive and hugs the coastline in such a way that it appears as a beach! Being the first-ever Guinness world record holder for the largest man-made lagoon, it mirrors the color of the adjoining sea. It brims with 250 million liters of filtered and treated water from the Pacific Ocean. The pool is as deep as 35 meters and covers an area of more than 1000 meters.
You can enjoy sailing in this pool! Yes, you read that correctly. Additionally, enjoy scuba-diving, kayaking, a waterslide, aqua-fitness classes, and even more.
Take a dip here to enjoy the Pacific water plunge!
Ubud Hanging Gardens
Where? Bali, Indonesia
Ubud hanging Gardens, christened after a world’s wonder of the same name hold another set of wonders – its swimming pools. The hotel has not just one or two but 38 swimming pools! These are designed to gel with the scenic surroundings in a perfect symphony. Tucked amidst a mushrooming Balinese forest, the hotel’s pools rest on different levels with terraces for each. These infinity pools are sure to leave you spellbound. Clinging to an impulsive edge overlooking a sylvan valley, these pools impart you much more than just splashing and swimming experience.
You can catch the view of the forested area below while swimming in the waters on top. The pool also imparts a romantic experience as you admire a lovely sunset. What an amazing experience to watch the sun as it drops to set over the horizon as you steer through the waters!
When are you planning to indulge in this resplendent view and luxurious vibe?
Marina Bay Sands
Another amazing pool flows in the world’s most expensive hotel – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Here, you can soak in the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool at a height of almost 57 stories above the ground! At 146 meters long, it is as long as almost three Olympic swimming pools. This masterpiece spans the breadth of all three sky-high Marina Bay Sands hotel towers. After your swimming spree, you can laze beneath a palm tree or soak in the sun on a poolside lounger. The amazing pool is divided into an adults-only area, a family-friendly section, and a dedicated children’s pool.
Delight in a panoramic view of the city from the building edge, while the pool waters caress you.
Are you ready to get this “high”?
Umaid Bhawan Palace Zodiac Pool
Where? Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
One of the last great palaces of the maharajas, Umaid Bhawan houses a Zodiac Pool. It was built in the 1930s by Maharaja Sir Umaid Singh and boasts a hybrid design of both eastern and western architecture. It is located underneath the palace and is surrounded by 12 zodiac signs painted at the bottom of this pool. Also, the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne interiors were decorated with the murals of the Polish designer Stefan Norblin. The palace has 347 rooms and has been converted into a luxury hotel where you can spend a night in the lap of luxury.
Have a great time treating yourself to luxury amenities at Umaid Bhawan Palace. Spend time gawking at the beauty of this palace and swim in this 12 zodiac signed pool!
Are you ready to pamper yourself like the Maharajas?
Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection
Where? Santorini, Greece
Pouring seven levels down the edge of a cliff and whitewashed buildings overlooking the Caldera, the Grace Hotel will rejuvenate your mind and body. The hotel is home to a 22 meters infinity pool that is the largest pool in Santorini. Shaped to represent a half-moon, you can witness the most beautiful sunset of your life here. The hues of oranges, pinks, and purples make the perfect contrast with the white buildings of Santorini and fill your heart with joy.
Located right on the rim of the Caldera, the lagoon-like infinity pool offers the most mesmerizing views and the best sunset on the island.
Where? Las Vegas, USA
$30 million award-winning pool? Yes, there are two pools at Golden Nugget: The Tank and the Hideout. The Tank is the more popular one and is a $30 million award-winning pool in Las Vegas. It has a 200,000-gallon shark tank aquarium and a three-storey water slide that lets you see the sharks up close. The other pool, the Hideout is on the third floor of the tank and needs a key for access. It is a two-storey infinity pool and allows guests aged 21 and older. You can take a plunge in the pool, relax under a covered lounging area, escape into one of eight plush poolside cabanas, or enjoy a libation at The Hideout at H20 Bar.
Swim with a view of the sharks and feel closer to them. Enjoy the seating area from chaises to couches to chairs in the actual pool and sip on your preferred drink.
Delight in the amazing view of the sharks, while having a fun time with your loved ones!
St. Regis Lhasa Resort Gold Energy Pool
Where? Lhasa, Tibet
Ready to splurge? Head to the exclusive five-star resort, St. Regis. This resort houses “the world’s most blinging pool” as it is lined with thousands of gold-plated tiles. Bejeweled Gold Energy Pool shimmers with the reflections of 24-karat gold leaves guarded with crystals to submerged tiles. The water of the pool is salted up to a comforting 28-32 degrees Celsius so that you can relax and have a good time. A rest area is also present with a foot massage and catering facility.
Enjoy the spectacular panoramas of the resort’s lake and the jaw-dropping Himalayas are an added ambiance.
One&Only Reethi Rah
Where? Malé, Maldives
A pool within a pool! The 20-meter long infinity pool in the Maldives is one of the unique swimming pools in the world. This luxurious tropical getaway faces the Indian Ocean and offers an infinity pool and a peaceful private beach. Located on the island’s west side, the infinity pool offers stunning views of the ocean. Enjoy the comforts of the villa, have a lazy afternoon sunbathing in the netted hammocks, and relish a refreshing dive into the pool. Spend time together and soak in the Maldives’ blue sky from your private cabana.
Enjoy the three stunning pools offered at One&Only Reethi Rah. An infinity pool that cuts into the lagoon, a family-friendly pool shaded by trees with mini hammock-toting islets, and a pool attached to a kids club.
Urge to enjoy the ocean views from the infinity pool?
Seagaia Ocean Dome
Where? Miyazaki, Japan
The world’s largest indoor waterpark, Seagaia Ocean Dome is a part of Sheraton Seagaia Resort. Listed on the Guinness World Records, this pool is 300 meters in length and 100 meters in width. It was opened in 1993 and received 1.25 million visitors in the year 1995. Unfortunately, it was closed on October 1, 2007, as a part of the renovation and partial re-branding. But it had a fake flame-spitting volcano, artificial sand, and the world’s largest retractable roof.
You cannot enjoy yourself at the pool but knowledge about something is always better!
Where? Brussels, Belgium
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Nemo 33 was the world’s deepest swimming pool from 2004 until 2014. It is specifically created for divers and is open throughout the year. It is 115 feet deep and cannot be accessed for a standard swim. So, if you love to learn diving, head to Nemo 33 pool. Take your skills to the next level at this non-chlorinated, indoor pool that will fulfill your dream of becoming a diver.
Learn to dive at this pool or enjoy Thai food at the underwater restaurant.
Are you ready to take your first diving lesson?
There is a thin line between strange and unique. Learn to differentiate and visit these unique swimming pools in the world. You must have seen normal swimming pools and had a great time with your loved ones. But these swimming pools are some you must have never seen before. Which one stands out to you that you would like to visit?
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