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 relax. The point of a vacation should be to kick back and breathe!
Call us biased, but we consider a pool a MAJOR bonus when vacationing. In fact, we think some pools are worth planning a vacation around!
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 you to book a flight:
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.
The swimming pool is framed by limestone and has only 10 cm of water encased in glass. Enjoy the sensation of being underwater while staying 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 all 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 to experience the city from the comfort of the water!
7. San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Algarrobo, Chile
Next, head to the San Alfonso del Mar Resort to treat yourself to a dip in one of the world’s largest pools. Over 20 acres long with 66 million gallons of water, this pool provides plenty of space to call your own.
6. Alpin Panorama Hotel Hubertus in South Tyrol, Italy
Nestled in The Dolomites, the Alpin Panorama Hotel Hubertus provides many outdoor recreations for guests year round. Complete with six indoor and outdoor pools to choose from, you are sure to find one that is just right!
5. Singita Sweni Lodge in South Africa
Located in the banks of the Sweni River in South Africa, this resort is a true trip to the wild. Nestled in the jungle and surrounded by a range of animals, the Singita Sweni Lodge gives guests the opportunity to be explorers and naturists. After all that exploring and adventuring through the jungle, you will earn a good soak in the resort’s gorgeous outdoor pool!
4. Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort in Chiang Saen, Thailand
You will find this next secluded jungle resort overlooking the border of Myanmar and Laos. The Anantara Golden Triangle Resort comes complete with your normal amenities: nice room, a spa, oh - and elephants!
The outdoor infinity pool has plenty to offer as well. Perched on the hilltop overlooking the Mekong Valley, the pool gives those who dive in an extraordinary 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. The hotel is famous for its use of feng shui, harmony, plush green gardens, and flora as a way to create peace for visitors.
The pools, of course, are no exception: Two split level infinity pools serve as a peaceful focal point for the resort.
2. The Cambrian Hotel in Adelboden, Switzerland
Surprise! A pool that is not in a jungle!
The Cambrian Hotel is perfect all year. Whether you are 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. After your long day of fun, you can unwind and soak in their picturesque outdoor pool.
Massaging water jets and a stunning view of the Swiss mountain side? We are sold!
1. Jade Mountain Resort in Saint Lucia
And now... number one!
Our pick for number one is found 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. You can find intimacy by the clear blue island waters or watching the sunset on the resort’s Celestial Terrace.
The resort's infinity pools flow into vanishing edges, which means you get an illusion that the island waters, mountains, and sky are connected. Throw in their mood lighting and varying glass tile colors and you are sure to feel like you are in Heaven!