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31 Must-See Beautiful Pools Around The World

With summer well on its way, we are obsessing over all things aquatic. Grab your sunscreen and pool floats, because we've gathered all our favorite swimming pools across the globe and you're gonna want to head out for a dip. From gorgeous infinity pools that drop right off into the rainforests of Bali to stunning pools that tower overhead in the Dolomites, we've got a pool to suit every traveler's bucket list. Looking for swimming spots that are honeymoon worthy? We've got those too.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown | Location: Ayana Resort & Spa Bali
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Riad BE Marrakech

photo: Leonie Hanne
Like a little jewel box of the Riad, this Marrakech boutique hotel is filled with life, color, pattern and texture. And in the heart of it all, a charming courtyard swimming pool with all the relaxation vibes.
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ION Luxury Adventure Hotel

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Soak in a massive heated pool as you stargaze at the Northern Lights in this Iceland getaway. This fabulous stretched-out pool deck looks out onto the most majestic mountainous lava fields. 
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$359 avg. room rate
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The Modern Honolulu

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The Modern is one of Honolulu’s best hangout spots for a poolside summer day. Located just steps from Waikiki Beach, it’s easy to pop back and forth from sand to pool to ocean to pool lounger.
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$447 avg. room rate
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Keemala

photo: Lauren Bullen
Perched above the treetops, these Thai villas each have their own private plunge pools that look out onto the lush rainforests of Phuket. Wonder what wild birds you’ll spot from up above.
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$144 avg. room rate
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The Saguaro Palm Springs

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The ultimate color splash hotel, The Saguaro in Palm Springs provides plenty to look at while swimming in the massive courtyard pool. Summer lovin’ happens so fast.
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$621 avg. room rate
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Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

photo: Jack Morris
Set in the peaceful tropics of Thailand, the main pool at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai is a beaut. If the solace of this pool and its deck aren’t quite private enough for you, check out the 14 villas with beautiful plunge pools that are perfectly worthy of a dip.
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$379 avg. room rate
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Canaves Oia Suites

Everything about this Greek getaway screams vacation dreams, and the epic infinity pool overlooking the Aegean Sea is no exception. Built right into the Santorini cliffside, this pool perch is ultra luxurious.
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ARRIVE

A newbie to the Palm Springs hotel scene, ARRIVE celebrates all things midcentury, desert and sunshine oriented. The big pool deck outside is just one of many highlights – cabanas, cocktails and all.
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Hotel Villa Honegg

Switzerland
Surrounded by breathtaking scenery of the Swiss Alps, the heated pool at Hotel Villa Honegg offers a luxe experience that’ll warm you from the inside out. We can only imagine how gorgeous this spot would be at sunset.
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Soho Farmhouse

United Kingdom
A members' club set in the idyllic Oxfordshire countryside, Soho Farmhouse is a sprawling farm with 40 quaint cabins and a massive spa that's equipped with both an indoor and outdoor pool. Keen for a post-cycle class, pre-farmhouse lunch dip? Go right on ahead.
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Luacala Island Resort

Fiji
The 25 villas at this Fijian resort look out onto coconut groves, pristine white beaches, the Nawi Mountains, or an emerald lagoon. Each villa has its own plunge pool and garden, so just select the view you’d most like to enjoy while working on your backstroke.
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$336 avg. room rate
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Hacienda Uayamon

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We can’t possibly ignore the possibility of spending an entire day in an 18th century Mexican courtyard, lounging by the pool, reading in the hammock, sipping on piña coladas and going for the occasional plunge. This old hacienda has us feeling all the good pool day feels.
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Amilla Fushi

photo: Amilla Fushi
Water sign babies will be all over this Maldives resort. Not only do the private residences here have their own splashy pools set just beside the sea, but the main pool on the island sits right in the center, at a whopping 13,000 square feet. 
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Alpin Panorama

Italy
photo: Alex Filz
Italy's famed Dolomites are the backdrop of the sweeping views from six massive heated pools at Hotel Hubertus's Alpin Panorama. Possibly the most impressive pool in the world, the sky pool towers way overhead at a whopping 65 feet off the ground.
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Hanging Gardens Ubud

Bali is of course renown for its luxury resorts and amazing swimming pools and spas. Hanging Gardens of Ubud more than lives up to that reputation, with beautiful pools that drop right off to the rainforests and jungles below.
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Bondi Icebergs Club

Bondi Beach, Australia
Sydney’s known for its incredible beaches and Bondi is one of the most famous spots for swimmers and surfers alike. If you’re more the pool than ocean type, you’ve simply got to head to the Bondi Icebergs Club for a sunrise swim overlooking the Pacific.
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$750 avg. room rate
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Ananda In The Himalayas

photo: Ananda In The Himalayas
One of the most beautiful pools in the world, this infinity pool looks right on out to the Ganges River Valley in the Himalayas. Forest bathtime? Yes, please.
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$465 avg. room rate
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Viceroy Bali

photo: Jennifer Z
It’s nearly impossible to choose the most gorgeous pool in Bali because there are so many beauties around. The Viceroy Hotel is home to more than one, so you can go infinity or plunge – whichever suits your style.
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Villa Palmier

photo: Villa Palmier
Palm trees. Exotic birds. Sandy hair. So much to look forward to in Saint-Barthélemy. You can add awesome pools to that list if you stay at the stunning modern Villa Palmier.
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$1,275 avg. room rate
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Four Seasons Resort Lanai

photo: Barbara Kraft
Set in the middle of a tropical Lanai Four Seasons Resort, this pool is surrounded by palm trees and sunshine. All you need to add is a fresh coconut to sip on.
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Belle Mont Farm

photo: Belle Mont Farm
This Saint Kitts island farm features various pools and plunge pools and just so happens to be one of the most gorgeous remote getaways for a group trip or couples’ vacay. We’ll take our rum punch poolside, please!
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The Library

Thailand
photo: The Library
One of the most stunning pools in the world, the red pool at The Library in Samui stands bold and bright with its fiery mosaic tiling. And for those looking to grab a book to read while lounging poolside, just pop inside to choose from over 1,400 titles.
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Kandolhu

Maldives
photo: Kandolhu
Be sure to book an ocean pool villa at this Maldives resort for the ultimate in water access and epic views. The fact that you can see coral reefs from your bedroom is also pretty amazing!
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Marina Bay Sands

Singapore
photo: Jack Morris
With one of the world’s most beautiful infinity pools, this luxury hotel feels at once totally urban and simultaneously remote. Gazing right out to the skyline of Singapore, soaking in this pool at sunset is a great way to see the city come to life at night.
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One&Only Reethi Rah

photo: One&Only Reethi Rah
Arrive via luxury yacht and hop in a hammock or pop in the infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean at this One & Only in the Maldives. The livin' sure does look easy around here.
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Cap Rocat

photo: Kyle Seltzer
Formerly a military fortress, Hotel Cap Rocat is located in the most secluded area of the bay of Palma de Mallorca. Perched on a ledge overlooking the bay, this dramatic pool setting is certainly bucket list worthy.
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The Face Suites

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
photo: worduup
Just take the elevator up to the 51st floor of this Kuala Lumpur hotel and you’ll find not just any sky deck, but a sky deck with an epic infinity pool overlooking the whole city skyline. Don’t forget the SPF!
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$1,784 avg. room rate
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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

photo: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Each of the 40 gorgeous villas at the One&Only Wolgan Valley has its own plunge pool. Gazing out at the mountains after a good morning swim is sure to have you thanking the Southern Hemisphere gods for the land Down Under.
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$263 avg. room rate
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Le Vieux Castillon

Located in the ancient medieval village of Castillon-du-Gard, this French luxury hotel has a gorgeous pool overlooking the Valley of Gardon. When in Provence…
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The Silo

South Africa
photo: truesouthpole
A former grain silo, this tall and modernized icon of the Cape Town skyline has a rooftop pool that rivals to none. Views from the poolside include the harbor, urban landscape and Table Mountain. 
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Leobo Private Reserve

photo: Leobo Private Reserve
For those wanderlusters looking to go on Safari, this South African Reserve sits on twenty thousand acres of bushveld. And yep, there’s an infinity pool overlooking it all.
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