Summer is here! Unless you’re blessed with the opportunity to live at sea and, therefore, have the privilege of finding aquatic pastimes to be as unique as going to a local Starbucks, I bet you feel like diving into a container filled with oh-so-refreshing water we call pools at the moment. Of course, water is water, no matter where you’re jumping into it. In the dog days, splashing in a backyard pool is equally as phenomenal as having a swim in style in a customized artificial lake. Nonetheless, it’s a million times more fun to celebrate the summer fever in a place that, in addition to cooling you off, would also give you a one-of-a-kind visual experience. Found in the fanciest resorts and located in the most jaw-dropping surroundings, the pools you’ll see below will make you want to do a cannon ball into one of them!
The Cambrian Hotel pool, Switzerland
Being rated as one of the top 20 Swiss wellness hotels and spas means a hell of a lot. The Cambrian Hotel in Adelboden has an unimaginable infinity pool looking right over the Alps. The unique reservoir would certainly earn the hotel bonus points if the competition of the world’s best hotels took place.
Infinity Pool at Hotel Caruso, Italy
Hotel Caruso is a refurbished 11th-century palace in Italy. This luxurious and sophisticated facility is positioned on a clifftop over 1,000 feet above sea level. Its truly amazing feature is the outdoor heated infinity pool. The astonishing ellipse-shaped pool gives you 180-degree perspectives of some of the most picturesque views over mountains, the Mediterranean and the Amalfi Coast below.
Crocosaurus Cove Pool, Australia
Do you want to feel your heart racing and your pulse skip a beat while diving into a pool with a couple of prehistoric monsters in Darwin, Australia? This special treat for adrenaline junkies is one of very few places where you can get in the water with some of the largest crocodiles on Earth. Although the 18 foot-long crocodiles swim back and forth, rubbing against the side of the huge plastic diving cage, the activity is totally safe, of course, as long as you follow the safety rules.
Infinity Pool at Hanging Gardens of Bali, Indonesia
Surrounded by lavish tropical greenery, the Hanging Gardens of Bali is an award-winning resort that offers a different kind of luxury. It boats of a majestic pool with breathtaking views of the Ayung River, nearby rice terraces and the Dalem Segara temple – a sanctuary and a hub of tranquility amongst some of the most stunning landscapes in Bali. The impressive split infinity pool is easily on of the most photographed pools in the world. A real gem of a tropical resort, it is lined with smooth stones while its curvy wall is lined with volcanic ash.
The 24th Floor Pool at Holiday Inn hotel, Shanghai, China
Not for the faint of heart, the 24th floor pool in Shanghai has nothing underneath it except for a pane of toughened glass! Guests who have the guts to use the pool can feel like they are swimming in the air. However, few of them would dare to look down.
Nemo 33, Belgium
Located in Brussels, Belgium, Nemo 33 is the deepest indoor swimming pool on Earth. With two large flat-bottomed areas reaching depths of 5m (16 ft) and 10m (32 ft), a number of underwater side rooms, and an incredible circular pit plunging to a distance of 33m (108 ft), it looks like a Disneyland for swimmers and divers. Moreover, if you’re afraid of taking a deep dive, numerous underwater windows allow outside visitors to look into the pool at various depth levels.
The Sky Park pool at The Marina Bay Sands hotel, Singapore
If you swim up to the pool’s edge, it feels like you’re splashing on the top of the world! Located on the 57th floor, this pool offers eye-popping views of Singapore’s financial district, Marina Bay, and miles beyond. Swimming in the largest and highest infinity pool in the world won’t be quite as dangerous as it looks. While the water in The Sky Park pool seems to fall in a sheer drop, in fact, it spills over the edge into a catchment area below and is subsequently pumped back into the pool.