Looking for a relaxing soak? Before you take a dip, you should know, not all swimming pools are created equal. From where they’re located to the available amenities around them, if you’re scouting for a perfect spot, we rounded up the most unique swimming pools in the world. Which one of these will land on your destination bucket list?
1. Bondi Icebergs Pool at Bondi Beach: Sydney, Australia
One of the most photographed pools, the Bondi Icebergs Swimming Club is iconic. While members of the swim club have to compete in competitions against other swim clubs to maintain their membership, visitors can pay a fee to enjoy the pool with a day pass. The sea water it contains is never heated, so plan accordingly.
2. San Alfonso del Mar Resort: Algorrobo, Chile
You’ll find the world’s largest swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Chile right next to the sea. The man-made saltwater lagoon is 1000 yards long and holds 66 million gallons of water sourced from the ocean through a computer-controlled suction and filtration system.
3. The Joule Hotel Pool: Dallas, Texas
Located inside The Joule Hotel in Dallas, Texas, this pool extends out of the building to give swimmers a unique experience and a unique view of the city. You’ll find it on the hotel’s 10th floor, and it features a wall made of plexiglass so swimmers can see outside and be seen from the street.
4. Four Seasons Safari Lodge Pool: Serengeti, Tanzania
Imagine you’re swimming in a pool and a herd of elephants or zebras just happen to walk by. At the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, it’s a reality. This infinity pool overlooks a watering hole at the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania.
5. Gellert Baths in the Gellert Hotel: Budapest, Hungary
Known for its thermal springs, Budapest is home to the lovely Gellert Hotel, which is known for being one of the best spa hotels in the area. It offers 10 pools called the Gellert Baths that are of varying temperatures and sizes. You’ll dig the art nouveau setting making these pools spectacular for their overall aesthetic.
6. Blue Lagoon: Iceland
Considered by some to be a giant man-made swimming hole, the Blue Lagoon in Iceland operates as a geothermal spa near a lava field. With its water source powered by the Svartsengi geothermal power station, swimmers can enjoy soaking in the 99-to-102-degree Fahrenheit waters, which appears to be a milky blue color due to the silica that forms soft white mud on the bottom.
7. Grand Hotel Tremezzo: Como, Italy
While there are three pools at Como, Italy’s Grand Hotel Tremezzo, the main one is the most impressive one of them all. Truly awe-inspiring, this pool, dubbed “WOW” is a water-on-water spectacle. It’s surrounded by a lake and provides a beautiful view of the Grigne Mountains.
8. Grace Hotel: Santorini, Greece
The sapphire waters of the pool at the Grace Hotel Santorini are a perfect match for the Aegean Sea the property overlooks. This infinity pool located on a cliff offers panoramic views of Santorini island straight out of a dream.
9. TWA Hotel: Queens, New York
Located inside the JFK International Airport, the TWA Hotel offers nostalgic vibes that transports you to the 1960s with the restoration of the iconic TWA Flight Center. This airport hotel has a rooftop pool that’s open year-round, where you can watch flights land and take off while taking a dip.
10. Amangiri Pool: Canyon Point, Utah
Imagine swimming alongside the majestic Colorado Plateau. At the Amangiri Resort, you’ll find a lush pool nestles a desert landscape of canyons, mesas and gorges. During your stay, you can also visit Zion National Park nearby.
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