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16 of the best hotel swimming pools in the world

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Forget the sea, this is where it’s at. Hotel swimming pools have come a long way since we were children, and we’ve found 16 of the hottest pools from across the globe to get you in the mood for summer.

Planning your summer holidays and need some inspiration? Here is a pick of some of the world’s most spectacular places to swim with gobsmacking views –  find your dream destination in our roundup of the most amazing hotel pools from around the world.

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Taj Lake Palace, India

This stunning pool is located at the majestic Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, a city full of romantic palaces, havelis and countless colourful narrow streets.

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Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia

Jade Mountain Resort is what dreams are made of. Each suite at this jaw-dropping resort boasts its own infinity pool.

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Singita Pamushana Lodge, Zimbabwe

Take a dip in this infinity pool at Singita Pamushana Lodge and enjoy views of the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve and spot rare and endangered wildlife, such as the roan and sable antelope.

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Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Thailand

This hidden retreat in Krabi is where the charm and natural splendour of Thailand blend with an aura of serenity and luxury.

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is an exclusive private island that is encircled by one of the Maldives’ largest clear lagoons.

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Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa, Italy

Monastero Santa Rosa’s heated infinity pool is perched on the Cape d’Orso’s cliff edge, all with sea views and literally ‘falls off the cliff’.

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Marina Bay Sands Resort, Singapore

Set 57 stories high, this stunning infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands Resort boasts breathtaking views of Singapore City

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Hotel Unique, São Paulo, Brazil

This crimson pool and rooftop terrace at Hotel Unique, offers amazing views of São Paulo – one of our favourite megacities.

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Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, France

A swim in this most glamorous of pools at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc affords views out to Lérins Islands and Cannes Bay where the high-profile yachts coast by.

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Fregate Island Private, Seychelles

This private infinity pool is nestled amongst the islands wildlife and fauna and stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean – feeling more like a natural lagoon than a swimming pool

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The Cambrian Hotel, Switzerland

The chic pool at The Cambrian Hotel offers gobsmacking views of the Swiss Alps, and is ranked as one of the best in Switzerland.

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Hanging Gardens Ubud, Indonesia

Designed by the architect Gordon Shaw, this split-level infinity pool at Hanging Gardens Ubud overlooks the Ayung river gorge.

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Amangiri, Utah, US

The Amangiri resort in Canyon Point is built around a central swimming pool with spectacular views, the resort blends into its dramatic surroundings. Not sure we would want to leave this resort, ever!

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Phuket Double Pool Villas, Thailand

Surrounded by elegant, refined and luxurious surroundings, this swimming pool is crying to be swam in.

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Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

Perched on limestone cliffs 100-metres above the Indian Ocean, the infinity pool at Alila Villas Uluwata is perfectly framed as you walk into the lobby by the resort’s breath-taking architecture.

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Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

The Raffles Praslin boasts the largest outdoor infinity pool in the Seychelles. This exclusive resort is set on the idyllic island of Praslin, Seychelles second largest island.

Sands Bay Resort image courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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June 11, 2014 | Travel | View comments

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