Luxury Hotel Pools With The Best Views in The World

8 May 2017
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Just like being a kid on holidays, sometimes all it takes is spotting the hotel pool to know you’ve hit the jackpot. Except, instead of a slide being the holy grail, as an adult it becomes all about the luxe surrounds you can admire from the stillness of the water. Immerse yourself in the destination with a dip in these hotel pools flaunting some of the best views in the world. 

Girl in pool looking out at wildlife in the wilderness. Spot animals from the pool at Imbali Safari Lodge.

Imbali Safari Lodge, South Africa

Like your panoramas au natural? Jump in and soak up the peace and quiet in the company of the local wildlife at Imbali Safari Lodge. This beautiful 5-star private game lodge stands set amidst a beautiful canopy of Jackalberry and Tamboti trees in Kruger National Park - the perfect spot to catch glimpse of creatures big and small.

Beautiful lady standing in front of an infinity pool overlooking the jungle in Bali. The infinity pool at Hanging Gardens is a Bali favourite.

Hanging Gardens, Bali

It’s one of the Bali's most iconic infinity pools and is consistently rated a world-class swimming spot. The twin-tiered cascading pool at Hanging Gardens sits on the edge of a spectacular valley overlooking the surrounding lush rainforest. Swim while also floating above the treetops in complete, serene beauty. 

Looking out over city skyline views of Hong Kong from The Peninsula pool. Look out over views of Hong Kong from The Peninsula pool.

The Peninsula, Hong Kong

Hong Kong astounds with its spectacular shimmering skyline from any angle. But there's no denying the allure of the contrast when admired during a dip at The Peninsula. With its beautiful 8th-floor pool sidelined by floor to ceiling windows, you'll feel far enough from the chaos to find peace but close enough to feel the buzz at any time of day, or night.

Escape it all at Hermitage Bay.

Hermitage Bay, Antigua

Want to truly escape it all? Soak up the Carribean vibes and undeniable coastal beauty of Antigua. In a Hillside Pool Suite at Hermitage Bay, the crystal-clear seas in your outlook are as perfectly blue as the pool you'll find yourself floating in. Nestled in lush foliage and with covered wrap-around decks, both those mesmerising views - and privacy - come maximised for comfort. 

Dive in to a beaut pool (and view) in Santorini.

Andronis Boutique Hotel, Greece

It’s pretty easy to come by awe-worthy pools with dazzling views dotted across the many insatiable islands of Greece. In Santorini, with its dramatic volcanic calderas and famous sunsets, that goes without saying. Andronis Boutique Hotel is a prime example. Why join the crowds flocking to Oia for a glimpse when you can soak it all from your hotel in your bathers?

Swim with views of ancient ruins.

Boscolo Exedra Roma, Rome

The summers in Rome can be long and hot. Thankfully, this gorgeous Marriot Autograph Collection hotel will be your saviour. Encircling the picturesque and central Piazza della Repubblica, the Boscolo Exedra Roma also touts a rooftop pool overlooking the cascading rooftops of the Eternal City. To top it off, the bar and restaurnt serves food and drinks to complement the all-out luxe experience. 

Beautiful pool overlooking the Great Barrier Reef on Orpheus Island. Admire the Great Barrier Reef from the pool at Orpheus Island.

Orpheus Island, Queensland

After dips in the ocean to get up close to the Great Barrier Reef, retreat back to the calm coolness of a relaxed swim at Orpheus Island Resort, which sits immersed in gorgeous green patches of national park. Overlooking the sandy shores, swaying palms and ocean blues, post a pic to Instagram and see the likes come flooding in. 

A pool in the treetops? Enjoy exactly that at Keemala.

Keemala, Thailand

It's certainly a unique location for a pool (not that we're complaining!). Swim admist the lush treetops in one of the stunning Bird's Nest Pool Villas at Keemala Hotel in Phuket. Here you can truly enjoy the best of both worlds, because the salty embrace of the beach is never far away either!

The infinity rooftop pool at Marina Bay Sands overlooking the Singapore skyline. The iconic views at Marina Bay Sands are best admired from the pool.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Singapore doesn’t get any better than it does from 57 floors above the action, cocktail in hand. With unbeatable views over the glittering skyline, the iconic Marina Bay Sands flaunts the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool. To say the panoramas are jaw-dropping would be an understatement. This is one swim you will never forget. 

Blue skies meet blue waters at Trinity Wharf Tauranga. Blue skies meet blue waters at Trinity Wharf Tauranga. Blue skies meet blue waters at Trinity Wharf Tauranga.

Trinity Wharf Tauranga, New Zealand

Set on and over the beautiful waters of Tauranga Harbour, this lovely 4.5-star Bay of Plenty hotel is where pool meets sea meets sky. While it may be a bit chilly in the winter, it sure is a not-to-be-missed opportunity on a sunny summer's day. 

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Tijana Jaksic

Tijana loves new adventures as much as she enjoys reliving old ones. Favourite stops on the map so far include Greece (beyond the islands!), Mexico City (hello ancient ruins and wonderful art), Poland (for the history and off-the-beaten-track finds), Berlin (so artsy and chilled) and Bosnia (ahhh the natural beauty). Choosing is always hard though - that's why her list is so long and she spends her 'real life' time writing about travel until she's out there on the road again.