With the hottest days of summer still to come, we?ve been plotting ways to cool off. Lucky for us, there are a number of places scattered around the globe where no expense has been spared to create an awe-inspiring swimming pool. Here is a list of our favorites!
1 Kayenta Road, Canyon Point, Utah, +1 435 675 3999
Designed to blend into the surrounding desert landscape, this secluded Utah resort embraces its surroundings with a pool carved around an 80-foot-high natural stone escarpment that's more than 165 million years old. Ringed by king-sized daybeds and sun loungers, the pool offers insane views of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument during the day and swimming under star-filled skies at night.
Jl Belimbing Sari,Banjar Tambiyak, Desa Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia; +62 361 848 2166
This spectacular cliff-top infinity pool appears to float in space. The scary-looking cage at the end is actually a user-friendly cabana designed for gazing out over the horizon in comfort.
14/1 Moo 2, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Thailand; +66 77 422 7678
The Library?s pool gets its startling color from its mosaic orange yellow and red glass tiled bottom. The effect is heightened by the red mattresses that line the perimeter, at night underwater lights transform the swimming pool into a dazzling spectacle on the Chaweng seafront.
Hotel St. Regis, Barkhor, Lhasa, Tibet; +86 891 680 8888
Tibet may be associated with monks and spirituality, but its newest resort boasts a gold-plated pool. Guests who feel too dazzled by the opulence of the materials can nip out to the adjacent meditation garden to recover their chi.
Oasr Al Sarab Desert Resort; 1 Qasr Al Sarab Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; +971 2 886 2088
Water is a recurring theme throughout this sprawling 206-room desert resort, from the terra-cotta jars outside the entrance (traditionally provided by locals for travelers to quench their thirst) to the tranquil stream running through the arid grounds. The swirling free-form pool is one of the hotel?s defining features?set among towering palm trees and otherworldly sand dunes, it is a true oasis.
10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore; +65 6688 8868
650 feet above Singapore, the Marina Bay Sands Resort infinity pool stands is the highest infinity pool in the world. At night, the pool deck turns into a lounge, so you?ll feel like you?re swimming in the heavens.
Avenue Bab Jdid, Marrakech +212 524 388 6000
Restoring your peace of mind is easy at La Mamounia?s sanctuary-like spa pool. Traditional Arabian tiles surround you with calm. With most guests preferring the sun and outdoor pool area, you will feel like you are swimming in your own indoor palace pool.
1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach, New South Wales, Australia; +61 (0)2 9130 3120
It?s winter down under, yet still we swim. Originally built in 1929 for local lifesavers to remain in shape year round, the Bondi Icebergs have become the place for a chilly ocean side winter swim. The heated outdoor pool maintains a temperature of about 60 degrees .Refreshingly referred to as a hangover cure, the water, as the membership rules proclaim, is ?never cold enough.?