You're on holiday, you've just checked-in to your hotel and have been escorted to your room. After dropping off your luggage, poking about the room and freshening up, what's usually the next thing you do? Check out the hotel pool, of course. The hotel pool is the spot to relax, swim, sunbathe and enjoy a good book or a tropical drink. It's the place that tends to be the most frequented spot on any holiday, so needless to say, a good-looking pool makes a holiday feel all the more special. If you're lucky you'll be checking into one of these ten hotels that all have something in common--their pools will make you swoon. We're sharing ten hotel pools from around the world that are absolutely jaw-dropping. From their inspiring panorama views to their luxury amenities or sheer size, these pools are sure to be the highlight of any holiday.


Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Krabi Thailand

phulay-bay-inifinity-pool-krabi-thailand What can we say? We are a sucker for infinity pools, and this one is a showstopper. Set against the backdrop of the Adaman Sea with its handful or islands in the distance, the beauty of the pool is multiplied. It’s the perfect spot for travel pictures and a piece of uninterrupted tranquillity.

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Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como Italy

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-11-41-57-am If you think, “Why do would you want to swim in a pool when you have a whole lake to enjoy?” Think again. True to form, the lavish 5-star Grand Hotel Tremezzo boasts a floating swimming pool that seems to float effortlessly above the shimmering waters of Lake Como. To learn more about the Grand Hotel Tremezzo or make a booking, click here.

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Four Seasons, Shanghai

shanghai-pool Located 41 stories up, this indoor pool has been dubbed the “sexiest hotel pool ever.” With the Shanghai skyline in the background this is where couples can book to have the pool all to themselves for a private rendezvous with the ultimate view. To learn more about the Four Seasons Shanghai or make a booking, click here.


Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

alila-bali-inifinity-pool With world-class hospitality and ultra modern Balinese-styled rooms guests are truly spoiled at the Alila Villas. However, the hotel’s piece de’resitance is definitely its jaw-dropping 50 metre infinity pool. Gracefully perched on top of a 100-metre high cliff, the blur between where the pool ends and the sea begins gives swimmers unrivalled views of the cerulean waters of the Bukit Peninsula below. To learn more about the Alila Villas Uluwatu or make a booking, click here.


Le Crans Hotel and Spa, Switzerland

le-crans-switzerland-swimming-pool What better way to relax and unwind after a full day of skiing than taking a dip in a steamy swimming pool? Le Crans is a 5-start mountain retreat where guests can enjoy a swim while gazing out at the snow-capped Alps. To learn more about Le Crans Hotel and Spa or make a booking, click here.


 Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello Italy

ravello-italy-hotel-pool You'll feel like you're swimming on the edge of the world as you enjoy a plunge in this stark blue infinity pool that clutches to the edge of the hillside. Its sensational views of the Almafi Coast make it a striking spot to unwind and sip a cocktail on a hot summer's day. To learn more about the Belmond Hotel Caruso or make a booking, click here.


The Sanctuary Swala Camp, Tanzania

swala-camp-tanzania-pool At this luxury safari camp, you needn’t go far to spot the local wildlife. The glassy infinity pool at the Sanctuary Swala Camp is a prime spot to cool down after a long day trekking in the bush while watching zebras, buffalos, lions and giraffes enjoy a drink at the nearby watering hole. To learn more about the Sanctuary Swala Camp or make a booking, click here.


Grace Santorini, Santorini Greece

grace-santorini-poolWe can’t think of a better place to melt away the stress of everyday life than this relaxing pool in the Grace Santorini. Glacier blue waters, a well-stocked poolside bar and stunning views of the caldera are a tantalising trifecta that will make your holiday feel extraordinary. To learn more about Grace Santorini or make a booking, click here.


Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-12-26-10-pm For travellers who love a good adrenaline rush, the Atlantis Palm is sure to satisfy. The hotel’s 42-acre Aquaventure Waterpark is located on the exclusive man-made island of Palm Jumeirah. Among its host of waterslides and swimming pools is the 9-story Tower of Neptune. The slide speeds visitors down its near vertical drop before submerging them through a tunnel surrounded by marine life. To learn more about the Atlantis Palm or make a booking, clickhere.


San Alfonso del Mar, Goleta, Chile

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-12-33-07-pm A pool that proves that sometimes, bigger really is better. This mega-sized swimming pool is equivalent to 21 Olympic-sized pools put together and took five years to complete. Situated right on the beach, this saltwater lagoons gives guests all the room they need to scuba, windsurf, kayak and swim with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. To learn more about the San Alfonso del Mar or make a booking, click here.


Thompson Toronto, Toronto

Photo credit: The Culture Trip Photo credit: The Culture Trip Soaring above the streets of Toronto is a swimming pool that boasts the best views in the city. Take a trip up the CN Tower in downtown Toronto and enjoy a refreshing dip at this rooftop pool where you can soak up 360 degree views of the city and Lake Ontario. To learn more about the Thompson Toronto or make a booking, click here.

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