The only thing that’s more relaxing than lounging poolside or soaking in the water on a sunny day is doing it at one of these incredible destinations. There is not a person in this world who would say that he does not want to have a swimming pool in his backyard without lying. Check out this collection of the world’s most incredible swimming pools in order to see breathtaking images of various styles of swimming pools everywhere around the world. From luxurious infinity pools with unbeatable views to natural pools teeming with marine life, these pools around the world deserve to be on everyone’s bucket list. The swimming pools featured in this collection are different in design and style which means that you will see infinity pools, traditional pools and even some exotic pools that you couldn’t even imagine before.
Labeled as a ‘world’s first’, a 27 meter-long (90 feet) glass bottomed swimming pool is set to be installed at Nine Elms, a riverside district under construction in south London. The so-called “sky pool” will be part of the Ballymore-developed Embassy Gardens, and will allow residents to don their swimwear and butterfly over to visit neighbors. Suspended ten storeys above ground, the pool will bridge two apartment buildings making it possible to swim between the two structures. The 20-cm (7.8-in) thick glass structure is all there is to the pool. Measuring 25 m (82 ft) long, 5 m (16 ft) wide and 3 m (10 ft) deep, it will span the two buildings at the 10th storey containing water at a depth of 1.2 m (3.9 ft) without any additional frame or support.
Purobeach UAE Dubai
Purobeach UAE Dubai’s smartest new beach club, where DJs play live as you sunbathe beside the waters of the Arabian Gulf
Point Yamu Resort by Como, Phuket
The 100m Yamu infinity pool overlooks the jutting limestone stacks of the Phang Nga protected national park in Thailand
Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
Hotel architect Jean-Michel Gathy designed each of the villas at the Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives with quarter-size Olympic swimming pools
Laucala Island, Fiji
The pool-within-a-pool at Laucala Island, a 25-villa private-island resort in Fiji, in the South Pacific Ocean.
The Grace Santorini, Greece
The infinity pool at the Grace Santorini, which overlooks the Greek island’s famed caldera view.
Villa Althea residence pool, Kefalonia, Greece
Take the plunge at Villa Althea on Kefalonia and find yourself suspended 300 metres above Myrtos beach.
Giola Lagoon, Thassos
Giola Lagoon, a natural pool near the village of Astris on Thassos, in the Greek Islands.
Infinity pool at Moskito Island Beach Villa
A wraparound infinity pool at The Branson Estate on Moskito Island, Richard Branson’s newest retreat in the British Virgin Islands, which opens in 2016.
Six Senses Yao Noi
Looking out over Thailand’s James Bond-worthy Phang Nga Bay, the Six Senses Yao Noi pool has incredible views of the limestone formations jutting out of the Andaman Sea.
Bronte Baths, Sydney, Australia
Right on the edge of Bronte Beach and surrounded by craggy cliffs to the east of Sydney are the Bronte Baths. The saltwater infinity pool blends into the ocean, and attracts everyone from old ladies in floral bathing caps to small children jumping off the edge into the neighbouring rock pools.
This dramatic, 50-metre-long pool is built into the Tasman Sea at the southern edge of Bondi Beach in Sydney. Open to the public, the saltwater baths and beach club date back to 1929, when they were built for lifesavers to keep fit in the winter. Follow the fluctuating temperatures on its Twitter feed.
Banyan Tree Seychelles
The infinity pool at the Intendance Pool Villa is built into the mountainside and overlooks the Indian Ocean at Banyan Tree Seychelles.
Beautiful hillside resort in Bali and their majestic swimming pool. Photo by: Sean McGrath
Glass bottom swimming pool at 24th floor. Photo by: Pudong Kangqiao
Hanging Gardens Ubud, Bali
The tiered infinity pool at Hanging Gardens Ubud in Bali, set on top of a cliff and surrounded by rainforest. Every room in the hotel has its own infinity-edge pool with similarly verdant views.
Hot pool at cold alps. Photo by: Lecrans Hotel & Spa
Incredible modern backyard pool design. Photo by: Centric Design Group
Infinity pink pool with a great view. Photo by: Sterling Huddleson
Neptunes Pool, Hearst Castle – San Simeone, California. Part of Hearst castle historic state landmark. Photo by: Trey Ratcliff
Singapore`s sky park pool. Photo by: Chia Ming Chien
Velassaru is an island resort located in the Maldives. The island is paradise on Earth, surrounded by a great expanse of blue sky and aquamarine sea and covered by green lush vegetation.
This violin-shaped swimming pool is a perfect replica of the Stradivarius and was built with great care and precision by the folks at Cipriano Landscape Design & Custom Swimming Pools.
Now, the initial reaction of those who are not all that aware of the rich heritage and history of the Stradivarius might be that the idea is a touch extravagant. But you will quickly change your mind when you realize that there are very few of these original violins left, and some of them have been auctioned off for well over $10 million. Considering that price tag, this luxurious and stunning pool is definitely the cheaper option! Complete with f-holes, a bridge, strings, a tailpiece, and a chin rest, the replica pool is as close to the real thing as possible… Just a touch larger and a bit drenched!
The largest swimming pool in the world is the San Alfonso del Mar seawater pool in Algarrobo, Chile. It is 1,013 m long and has an area of 8 ha , it was completed in December 2006. It was listed officially as the largest swimming pool by area in the Guinness Book of World Records. Photo by: Alfonso Del Mar Resort