Updated: Dec 16, 2018
Time to book that vacation!
What makes an ideal trip? Shopping, dining out, seeing the sights? With all the moving around and exploring, that leaves little time to actually relax. The point of a vacation should be to kick back and breathe!
Call us bias, but we consider an amazing pool a MAJOR bonus when vacationing. We’re not talking about just any pool, mind you.
We took a look at resorts and hotels around the world and came up with a list of the ten best pools that are sure to inspire an instant vacation:
10. The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan
Want to feel like you’re in a pool but don’t want to get wet? Then plan a trip Kanazawa, Japan and book a room at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art. A swimming pool framed by limestone with only 10 cm of water encased in glass, allows anyone the sensation of being underwater while remaining dry.
9. Glenwood Hot Springs Resort in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Journey to Glenwood Springs and soak in the world’s largest hot mineral hot springs pool. Home to over 15 minerals at a temperature of 122 degrees, the springs will rejuvenate and renew those who enter.
8. The Joule in Dallas, Texas
A revitalized 1920’s neo Gothic building located in the heart of downtown Dallas, The Joule Hotel provides many amenities with the additional benefit of a rooftop pool. Dive into 8 feet of crisp water and swim close to the edge and experience the city in a new light!
7. San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Algarrobo, Chile
Treat yourself to a dip in one of the world’s largest pools found in the San Alfonso del Mar Resort. Over 20 acres long and housing 66 million gallons of water, this pool provides a space to call your own for the duration of your stay.
6. Alpin Panorama Hotel Hubertus in South Tyrol, Italy
Nestled in The Dolomites, the Alpin Panorama Hotel Hubertus provides many outdoor recreations for its guest come snow or spring. Complete with six indoor and outdoor pools to relax in, you’re sure to be left in awe at this mountain based resort and sad when you have to leave it.
5. Singita Sweni Lodge in South Africa
Located in South Africa, this resort found in the banks of the Sweni River offers a chance to experience nature in a whole new light. Complete with a diverse range of animal species and jungle setting, the Singita Sweni Lodge gives guests the means to be explorers and naturists. After all that exploring and moving around through the jungle, you will need a good soak in the resort’s pool that is centered with the jungle surroundings as well.
4. Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort in Chiang Saen, Thailand
Overlooking the border of Myanmar and Laos, is this jungle secluded resort known as the Anantara Golden Triangle, which comes complete with spa, elephants, and so much more. The outdoor infinity pool itself has plenty to offer as well. Perched on the hilltop overlooking the Mekong Valley, the pool gives those who dive in a wonderful view and a feeling of serenity.
3.The Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel in Bali, Indonesia
Nestled in the Ubud Jungle is The Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel. Known for its use of feng shui, harmony, plush green gardens and flora, and many other accommodations to those seeking an escape from stress of any kind. The pools being the first to try. Two split level infinity pools serve as one of the resort’s main focal points for creating relaxation for its guests. Surrounded by the forestry and calmness of the pool, it would be hard to tear yourself away from the resort.
2. The Cambrian Hotel in Adelboden, Switzerland
Still with us? Good, we’re almost to number one! Anywho, The Cambrian Hotel is perfect around this time of year. Well actually, it’s perfect for any time of year with its spring and winter accommodations. Whether skiing down the slopes of the Swiss Alps or biking down the sunny trails, The Cambrian Hotel delights those who are seeking plenty of activities, plus when you’re done you can unwind and soak in their pool. Complete with massaging water jets and a stunning view of the Swiss mountain side, the outdoor provides comfort and relaxation as soon as the first toe dips into the water, plus you can enjoy it in the winter months!
1. Jade Mountain Resort in Saint Lucia
And now we have reached number one! Our final top pool resides in the Jade Mountain Resort of St. Lucia. A 600 acre beach resort located in the Caribbean, the Jade Mountain Resort is extravagance, luxury, and tranquility all rolled into one. An intimate setting is not lacking here, whether it be a shared moment on the clear blue island waters or watching the sunset on the resort’s Celestial Terrace, a perfect moment can be achieved anywhere, especially in the resort’s infinity pools. Each pool unique and integral to the resort’s design elements as the water flows into a vanishing edge allowing the view of the island waters, mountains, and sky to be connected. Included with lighting for mood and varying glass tile color schemes, the pools of the Jade Mountain Resort are sure to inspire happiness and inner peace no matter what!