You can’t find a municipal swimming pool in Athens, where the heat beats down ferociously in the summer, but people who can afford luxury hotels have their choice of plenty of beautiful swimming pools, and two of them have been rated among the top 10 in the world.
Either facing the blue waters of the Aegean Sea, or the snowy peaks of Switzerland, these hotels have one thing in common: a pool that is the proof that sometimes the human creation can compete nature in beauty.
The Hotel Price Comparison Service Trivago selected 10 top hotels that have impressive pools.
1.Katikies, Oia, Santorini, Greece
Katikies Santorini Luxury Hotels is located in Oia of the Greek island Santorini, in the Aegean Sea. It is amphitheatrically built and gives the visitor the impression that he can touch the blue sky, the blue sea and the imposing volcano that stands right opposite.
The 27 rooms of the hotel, built in the rock, have magnificent view and a cool breeze passes from there. The white color, the abundant light and the wooden furniture are the main elements that consist the luxury that Katikies Hotel offers.
The infinity pool looks like a natural extension of the sea and is ideal for visitors that want to enjoy Santorini’s sunset before diving in the Aegean Sea’s blue waters. Be prepared to pay for the privilege though as it goes for about 7,000 euros ($10,000) a night.
2.W Retreat & Spa Maldives, Nord Ari Atoll, Maldives
The luxury hotel W Retreat & Spa Maldives is located on the small island Nord Ari Atoll Fesdu in Maldives. The hotel’s villas overlook the Indian Ocean and the visitors have direct access to the beach.
The hotel’s pool is gorgeous and offers a series of activities as kite surfing, water skiing, dives and excursions to reefs. There is spa that offers beauty services and there are yoga lessons as well.
3.The Sarojin Thailand, Khao Lak, Thailand
The five-star hotel Sarojin is located on the coast Khao Lak, one of Thailand’s tourist sites. Each one of the 56 lodgings is hidden into bushes of wild fruits, exotic trees and herbs.
The hotel has an enormous pool, as well as a Jacuzzi and the visitors can enjoy their dinner at tables that are literally on the pool. There are also spas with experienced staff, where Thai massage is offered.
4.Cavo Tagoo, Mykonos, Greece
The five-star hotel Cavo Tagoo in the Greek island of Mykonos captures the travelers with its white interior and the luxurious atmosphere. When on the lounge deck at the pool, the visitors have the illusion that the pool and the horizon unite.
The holidaymakers can relax listening to lounge music, while the minimalistic lighting effects create a wonderful atmosphere. At the pool bar, one can enjoy refreshing cocktails and admire rare fishes in the embedded aquarium. The architecture and the colors of the hotel reflect the island’s traditional style. Rates here begin at 470 euros ($600) a night.
5.Mardan Palace Antalya, Antalya, Turkey
The five-hotel Mardan Palace is located at the Turkish Riviera and covers an area of 180,000 square meters. It is built according to the standards of a palace and has 560 rooms of various styles and categories.
The outdoor pool 16,000 square meters and is ranked in the list with the biggest pools in the world. In the middle of the pool a huge (more than 5,000 meters) aquarium dominates. There is also a special pool with more than 1,500 different types of fish, which can impress even the most demanding visitors.
6.Ubud Hanging Gardens, Ubud, Indonesia
The luxury five-star hotel Ubud Hanging Gardens is located at Ubud resort in Bali, Indonesia. Through the rice cultivations, 38 luxurious villas emerge and stand in the tropical plants, orchids and the green hills of river Ayung.
The infinity pool of the hotel extends to two levels and is built with special stones that shine during the night. It fits the tropical environment that frames it. The visitors can relax in the private pool that overlooks the green mountains or exercise yoga in the hotel’s roof and enjoy traditional massage in the hotel’s spa.
7.The Joule Dallas, Dallas, USA
The four-star hotel Joule Dallas is located at the heart of the city of Dallas, Texas, among all the stores and bars. This hotel is ideal for those who want to combine work with amusement.
The pool is atop the hotel, outdoors, which gives the visitors the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view while swimming. The most impressive element is that the pool ends two meters outside the building’s surface and the swimmers have the sensation that they are suspended in the void.
8.The Cambrian Adelboden, Adelboden, Switzerland
The four-star hotel Cambrian Adelboden is located in the Swiss mountain village Adelboden. The visitors have the chance to enjoy the wild beauty of the mountain and the snowy mountain peaks.
The pool is the hotel’s highlight because it is on the terrace and overlooks the mountain. It gives the visitor the impression of being alone in the center of the world and that he has the unique company of nature.
From the endless pool of Gran Hotels la Florida in Barcelona, one can enjoy the view of the whole Spanish metropolis, which is breathtaking. The visitors have the chance to relax in a 37-meter metal pool.
The Buddhist spa, the restaurant L’Orangerie, as well as the aristocratic design make the hotel a high-class destination.
10.Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Singapore
The five-star hotel Marina Bay Sands has one of the most impressive pools that has ever been made. The hotel consists of three different towers of 55 floors that are connected between them with a terrace-pool.
The roof garden is named SkyPark and this is exactly what it is. It is a park in the arms of the sky, an oasis with trees and an enormous pool with a panoramic view of Singapore.