The Aquatic Centre built for the London Olympics may have been impressive but the pool was still that little bit dull and rectangular. Far more remarkable are these 10 amazing hotel swimming pools from around the world. They range from the simply stunning to the mind-bogglingly spectacular.
Lake view superior
The Hotel Villa Honegg in Switzerland proudly boasts that it is 914 metres above sea level and from the look of the pool, it takes full advantage of its position. It’s difficult to decide which is more appealing, the lake or the pool with the view of the lake?
The skyline of Singapore is impressive from anywhere, but the view from this infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands Resort must be the ultimate. Go for a dip at night-time and dare yourself to go right to the side.
Art Deco glamour
Frequently referred to as the most beautiful pool in America, the Raleigh Hotel’s pool in Miami, Florida was designed back in the 1940s and boasts an enticing, symmetrical Art Deco design.
Home of the brave
Also in the USA, it’s a bit of a dive of faith when you enter the pool at the Joule Hotel in Dallas. Jutting out eight feet from the building itself, the plexiglass window at the end offers a fabulous view of Dallas, providing you’re brave enough!
Life on Mars
Literally an oasis in the middle of the desert, the pool at Beresheet Hotel in Israel stands on top of a cliff overlooking the Ramon Crater, a beautiful almost Martian-like landscape.
As wide as an ocean
This Chilean pool is stretching the definition of swimming pool, claiming to be the largest in the world. It’s certainly impressive and the only pool here that you could comfortably launch a boat in!
To infinity and beyond
On the Greek island of Mykonos is Cavo Tagoo, the perfect place to ponder the Aegean Sea stretched out before you from this infinity pool that nestles on the rugged coastline, perfectly fitting in with the natural landscape.
The Mediterranean never looked better than from this small but beautifully formed infinity pool at the Villa Mahal on the Turkish coast.
On top of the world
On top of the cliffs on the Italian Amalfi Coast, you find this beautifully-shaped pool at the end of an alley of roses at the Hotel Caruso Belvedere. Situated at the highest point of Ravello, it feels like you’re on the top of the world.
Back to Greece and another amazing infinity pool, this time on the gorgeous island of Santorini. The pool at Perivolas blends into its surroundings beautifully and is the perfect place to enjoy an Aegean sunset.