Revealed…World’s Best 10 Hotel Swimming Pools

Summer is here and we all want a refreshing swimming pool. But do you just want a pool, or one of the world’s best hotel swimming pools?

You want somewhere cool for new swimsuit right? We’ve rounded up the world’s ultimate hotel swimming pools, from the tip of Africa to Santorini, Fiji and the Alps.

Can you picture yourself here?

1. Best Sunset Infinity Pool – Katikies Santorini

Will this be your Santorini pool?

Santorini does hotel pools better than anywhere else. Like this one at Katikies Santorini. They’re usually built into the cliffs, overlooking the famous Santorini sunset, the water looking more turquoise than the sea.

2. The Floating Pool at Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Italy

It’s not an ordinary pool. This one is floating in Lake Como.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo has three amazing pools, including a floating oasis on the waters of Lake Como. You’re cast adrift, surrounded by the Grigne Mountains, staying at one of the most grand and opulent hotels in northern Italy.

3. The Pool Shared With Elephants at Royal Malewane, South Africa

At Royal Malewane you share your pool with the world’s largest animals.

Elephants can drink a lot and they know where to find water at Royal Malewane. Herds regularly visit the private plunge pools of the lodge’s luxury suites. Fortunately, they don’t also climb in for a swim with you.

4. The Best Instagram Pool – Calilo, Greece

Nowhere does dreamy private swimming pools quite like Calilo, a newcomer to the five-star hotel scene in Greece. On the island of Ios, this hotel is trending on Instagram but definitely worth a visit. Check out more of their Instagram to see what we mean.

5. Best Infinity Pool View – Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, Amalfi Coast

The ultimate pool with a view (when you’ve visited Amalfi you’ll know what we mean)

All the best Amalfi Coast hotels are about the views. And there’s nowhere better than the infinity pool at Belmond’s Caruso.

Everything will melt away as you dive into the sublime pool and gaze out at the view to end all views.

6. The Ultimate Spa Pool – Burgenstock Resort & Alpine Spa, Switzerland

The spa pool with an alpine view. An 8-hour drive from Prague.

High in the hills above Lake Lucerne, this alpine retreat is world famous for its 10,000 square metre spa. Among the facilities is this divine spa pool, with daytime and nighttime views across the Alps.

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7. An Amazing Rooftop Pool That’s Not Just Hype – The Silo, Cape Town

The Silo rooftop pool is exclusive to hotel guests.

The world’s highest infinity pool is in Dubai, at the top of a shabby and disappointing four-star hotel, Address Beach Resort. And there’s the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Which is old news.

Our choice is The Silo, a contemporary art hotel on Cape Town’s waterfront. To one side you have uninterrupted views onto Table Mountain and the city. And to the other you have the Atlantic Ocean.

8. The Best Indian Ocean Swimming Pools – One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

The private pool of a grand water villa at One&Only Reethi Rah.

Indian Ocean resorts typically prioritise overwater villas over swimming pools. One&Only Reethi Rah has both and is the best Maldives resort in terms of pools. There’s the tropical adults-only pool, dedicated kids pool, and spectacular private pools that come with a water villa or beach villa.

9. The Glass Cube Pool on COMO Laucala Island, Fiji

A pool within a lagoon in the Pacific Ocean. How much water do you need to play in?

Laucala Island is a hideaway for millionaires, the converted holiday home of Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz. Private villas are located in the forest and on the beach, almost all with dazzling private pools. The most original is the Glass Cube Pool, a lap pool stretching out into a lagoon.

10. Best Private Pools in the World, Andronis, Cavo Tagoo and Canaves Oia Santorini

How do you make a Santorini sunset pool better? Make it private. Just picture yourself staying at a villa with a pool at the adults-only Andronis Luxury Suites.

Yes, that could be your hotel pool this summer.

Or watching the sunset from your own cave pool at Canaves Oia Santorini.

Or do you prefer this one at Canaves Oia?

Or perhaps best of all, a pool suite at Cavo Tagoo.

Or will the Cave Suite at Cavo Tagoo be your romantic private pool hangout?

What’s Your Perfect Hotel Pool

Andronis Luxury Suites, Cavo Tagoo and Canaves Oia Santorini are three of the most popular boutique hotels in Europe right now. Many of Europe’s best hotel are almost sold out for summer 2022.

Where are you going? Where will you be swimming? Act fast, because travel is back and if you want one of the world’s best swimming pools this summer, you need to book soon.

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