Hands up if you spend the majority of your holiday in the resort pool? Whether you prefer a poolside cocktail in the balmy sunshine or the warm waters of a heated après ski Jacuzzi, it seems Aussie travellers place high value on H20. From swim up pool bars to infinity edge pools offering sumptuous sea views, resorts and hotels are putting plenty of money and effort into their swimming pool facilities. So take the plunge with us and check out our list of amazing resort pools around the world.
San Alfonso del Mar Resort, Chile
Believed to be home to the world’s largest swimming pool, the San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Chile is the place for water babies. Stretching out along the gorgeous coastline, this enormous man-made lagoon is the size of 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Not only can you swim in the crystal clear waters but kayaking or even sailing is an option.
The Cambrian Hotel, Switzerland
The picturesque waters of the Cambrian Hotel can be found nestled in the beautiful peaks of the Swiss Alps. Enjoy snow capped mountain views as you relax and unwind in the indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools. The soothing waters are the perfect place to relieve tight muscles after a day on the slopes.
Banyan Tree Seychelle Resort, Mahe Island
The luxurious Banyan Tree Seychelles Resort encourages guests to enjoy a slice of coastal life where tropical beauty abounds. A peaceful haven in a verdant forest, the star of the show is always the Indian Ocean. Quench your thirst with a poolside cocktail at the incredible infinity edge pool, perfectly positioned to offer magnificent and seemingly endless ocean views.
Ayana Resort and Spa, Bali
Perched high above Jimbaran Bay, the Ayana Resort and Spa offers five star luxury accommodation. Spread across the 1.3 kilometre coastline, the resort features 290 hotel rooms and 78 private pool villas plus an extensive range of facilities including the famous Rock Bar. The bright turquoise waters of the ocean are reflected by the spectacular lagoon pool that winds around the craggy cliffs.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Often touted as the world’s most luxurious hotel, it is no surprise that the swimming pool of the Burj Al Arab is equally impressive. Inside the Talise Spa, you will find separate indoor infinity pools, Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms and plunge pools that overlook the Arabian Gulf. Be pampered with sumptuous spa treatments as your rejuvenate in the most lavish surrounds.