Friday, August 22, 2014

The 10 most amazing swimming pools in the world!

Chongwe River House pool.
Zambia, Africa.
How many pools in the world allow you to watch elephants? The pool at this African resort and guest house is the perfect natural setting to lounge beneath a ancient Winterhorn tree while taking photos and watching wildlife on the banks of the Chongwe river. Even the poolside furniture is crafted from fallen native trees and the ceiling of the lodge is decorated with colored river pebbles. 

Oberoi Udaivilas pool.

Lake Pichola in Udaipur, India.

This luxurious resort in southern India actually can boast that they have two of the most exotic pools pin the world, a swimming pool spa overlooking a lake and a square pool in the center of a courtyard, mimicking the symmetry of the Taj Mahal. They certainly don't lack for size - both are over 88 feet long and one is over 78 feet wide!  

Starry lit pool at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi resort. 
The Maldives.
Sitting like an oasis in the middle of the tropical Indian Ocean, the Maldives are home to one of the finest resorts in the world, stretched over two otherwise deserted islands.  The white sand beaches and palm trees draw visitors by day, but at night, stargazing in the reflection of the world famous Jumeirah Dhevanafushi pool is the main attraction.

Katikies hotel pool.
Santorini, Greece.
The pools at this magnificent Greek resort on the Santorini Islands allows you to take in the most amazing views of the sea and and calderas around you, or lounge on fluffy pillows in the shade of natural stone grottos and caves.  

Pool at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat.

St. Lucia.

One of the most divine infinity pools in the world, Hotel Chocolat's swimmable water feature offers views of the lush jungle around a working coco plantation and Piton Mountain that transform you back in time.  The pool is lined with black quartz and offers plenty of comfortable areas to lay around complete with complimentary hotel iPads and a constant breeze, thanks to the elevation.

Pool at Richard Branson’s Necker Island Resort.

British Virgin Islands.

When you're one of the world's most iconic billionaires, it's nice to get away some times, so Sir Richard Branson built his own resort on Necker Island in the charming BVI's.  The good news is that the 74-acre private island is for rent; not just a room, but the whole island!  The price tag is a mere $60,000 a day - a pittance for all of those billionaires!  

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Resort pool.

GrindavĂ­k, Iceland.

Iceland is truly one of the world's hidden treasures, but with their friendly culture, short plane ride to New York, and breathtaking landscape, it's becoming far more popular.  Any trip to this unique country demands a dip into one of the many natural geothermal pools, heated by the vast underground volcanos and hot springs. There is no better place to spend a day in natural heated pools and at the spa than at Blue Lagoon in Grindavik!  

The Joule Hotel pool.

Dallas, USA.

This 5-star hotel built in 1927 is one of the oldest in Dallas, yet it is far from traditional.  It's famous for its 10th-floor pool that amazingly cantilevers out 8 feet into thin air. Just to make sure your routine swim turns into an invigorating experience, the protruding end of the pool is made of clear glass, so you can see the city and street below - and they can see you!

Hotel Caruso pool.

Ravello, Italy.

If you travel to Italy and become overwhelmed with the bustling city of Rome and the touristy enclaves of Florence and Venice, take a trip to Ravello, where you can relax at a hotel built from a 11th century palace.  The Hotel Caruso includes one of the most beautiful infinity pools int he world, dropping right down a sheer cliff into the Amalfi Coast.  But exercise caution - one you witness the most enchanting sunset of your life from the edge of this pool, you'll never want to leave!

Pool at San Alfonso del Mar Resort.

Algarrobo, Chile.

This private resort 100km from the capital city, Santiago, has the world's largest swimming pool, a marvel of modern construction so big you can even kayak and sail on it. Boggling the mind, this salt water pool is 3,323 feet long and spans 20 acres, with a maximum depth of 115 feet. It holds 66 million gallons of water pumped in from the neighboring Pacific Ocean. The pool only cost $2 billion to build and about $4 million a year in annual maintenance! 

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